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Our training services are catered to every need in hair braiding and poised to offer complete package information on the cutting edge of braiding service in the following major areas.

Hair Braiding School: We focus on training you to become a professional braider on all hair types – Afro or European hair - by giving you theory and practice. We pride our unique skills on the detailed information we teach our students in Braiding.

Hair Braiding Centre: We provide you with one to one custom consultation, recommend hair styles and products suitable for the growth, maintenance and health of your hair.

Shows, Seminars and Events
We provide trainings and hair braiding services to special events and seminars.

Professional Braiders Agency
We maintain a database of our trained students who occasionally operate as freelance braiders. They are available to attend special request for freelance roles in salons, homes, birthday parties, events etc.


Course title:   Hair Braiding: Weaving: Extensions

Is this course for me?

Hair Braiding; Weaving; and Extensions classes offer professional hands-on training in each of the particular mentioned skills.  It is intended for everyone but particularly to people who are interested in hair & beauty industry and want to start a braiding career, add braiding to their line of business or want to braid their loved ones.

What does the course involve?

With braiding made so popular by celebrities and the high demand for good braiders, this course teaches the professional way to braid different hair types (Afro or European) and on women, men and children.  Students have the option of learning individual techniques in braids, twist, locs, cornrows and weaves or take a full course made of 10 combined techniques (Foundation Class, Advanced Class or Specialist Class).  With over 35 natural hair styling techniques available you have a varied choice option. You also gain general knowledge in braiding such as hair fiber types, health & safety in braiding, braid maintenance & products, qualities of a braider, managing healthy hair, customer consultation, care and managing complaints, how to start & market your braiding business etc.

What skills or experience do I need to get on the course?

For Individual techniques - no experience is required; For Weaving course a knowledge of braiding and cornrow is required. 

What is the benefit for me by the end of the course?

You will gain a professional braiding skill which will enable you to start earning between £300 - £1,500 a week depending on your commitment and location.  This is because each braided hairstyle cost from £30 - £300; and with a repeat customer base that does not discriminate between age, sex, or race; achieving a braiding skill is like receiving the key to financial success in this multi-billion dollar industry.  With a track record of our students starting their business after training with us, you too will join them and start your own business.  Your braiding skill becomes part of you for life and can be used anywhere.  All you need to start is your hands, a comb and your creative imagination.  This skill stays with you for life and gets better with experience.

How is the training environment and will I get a certificate?

Set in Docklands, we are situated at 34 Concorde Drive in the heart of Beckton.  Our training centre is near to public transport DLR and buses, is located near to beautiful sites such as London Excel Exhibition centre, Canary Wharf, London City Airport, Galleons Reach Shopping mall, ASDA, Tesco, hotels etc. We offer our training in a private, exclusive and friendly environment and offer a certificate of achievement on completion.

How will I be assessed or graded?

We want you to gain your chosen technique.  Braiding is a hands on skill where prove of expertise can be seen.  We start by giving you practical demonstration on how to achieve your chosen technique/s.  You are then asked to practice what you have witnessed.  We watch what you have done and if we notice that you have not yet picked up the technique, we continue to demonstrate it until you become confident.  We maintain a close look at your work until you master it fully and become competent.  You continue your task until completion of your style on the mannequin head.  This ensures your problems and questions are addressed as you work your way to completion of the task.  Assessment therefore is through discussions, questions and by watching you practically demonstrate your skill.  You are also encouraged to create a portfolio of your work as you go into business.  We encourage you to bring in a live model – maybe a relative – and braid your favorite design on their head.  We then support and supervise the project.

What qualification and experiences do the trainers have?

With proven track record of satisfied students worldwide and in addition to other career experiences, Gbenewa Joy who is the chief trainer has over 15 years braiding experience.  She later trained in America to add American creative braiding techniques to her traditional African designs.  The access to both continents has made World of Braiding & Extensions a more versatile and unique braid training centre.  Adding to these experiences, Joy is a qualified teacher with over 5 years Hair Plaiting, Weaves & Extensions teaching experience.  She is contracted to the City Council Adult Education Unit where her classroom management and retention experience is rated highly.  World of Braiding & Extensions offers training to organisations, colleges, seminars, special events.    

What options are open to me when I complete the course?

Even while you train, you are encouraged to immediately start practicing with your loved ones and friends.  After your training, you can then start your professional hair braiding business full or part time – working from home, become a freelance by being a mobile braider, rent a space in a salon, open your salon; get a job in a salon; include braiding in your product lines; style your loved ones hairs etc. You can also add Hairdressing training to your skills.

Length of course/ Registration/ Materials / Course fees: 

1 day (6 Hours) for individual techniques.  10 days for a full course.  Contact us for registration.  Materials will be provided at a fee depending on training technique.  
£199 for individual technique.  Payment to be made in advance before training.  Discount available for full courses and for group training.  Contact us for details. 



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