How to Become a Hair Weave Stylist

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Hair Weave Stylist Career Overview

Training to become a licensed hair weave stylist comes with many benefits to boost your career as a beauty professional, make a great income and help people be happy. A hair weaver helps people feel great about their look. And people will pay well to achieve that ideal look. You’ll enjoy flexible hours and many employment opportunities, whether working for a salon or opening your own. Work for yourself and you can literally write your own paycheck. Best of all, you can do this while perfecting your skills, since every client you serve is one more opportunity to create a masterpiece. As an artist, you’ll also enjoy great professional satisfaction by making clients feel better about themselves as you enhance their appearance.

Every state in the country requires hairstylists, barbers and cosmetologists be licensed to provide their services.

Many certification training programs are available nationwide to learn hair weaving and prepare for licensure.

Once you are practicing, there are professional associations for hair weave stylists and networking groups you can join to meet other professionals, swap ideas and techniques, and make new friends.

Hair weave stylists make good money. A hair weave can cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000 depending on what the client wants to achieve and the quantity of materials required (hair weaves involve the use of human hair, often imported and usually expensive).

This is also a growth industry. Employment of hairstylists, a group that includes hair weavers, is projected to grow 8 percent through 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Resources to help in starting or expanding your Hair Weave Stylist career: