Online Class: Braiding Hair 101


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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 25
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 
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Course Description

Hair styling and hair braiding is not a recent trend. The word Braid means a complex pattern created by intertwining three or more strands. A braid can be formed by any flexible material such as fibers, wire, thread, or hair. This course will cover all aspects and types of hair braiding.

With a little work and practice, you will become an expert as this self-paced course is designed to help individuals who would like to do hair braiding on their own and for the aspiring hair braiders who would like to start a hair braiding salon. This course includes instructional photos making the learning process easy. Course topics include:

  • Lesson 1: History of Hair Braiding
  • Lesson 2: Hair Braiding Accessories
  • Lesson 3: Preparations for Hair Braiding
  • Lesson 4: Simple Hair Braiding Styles I
  • Lesson 5: Simple Hair Braiding Styles II
  • Lesson 6: French Braids and 5 Strands Braiding
  • Lesson 7: Different Types of Hair Buns
  • Lesson 8: English, Dutch, Cornrows, and Pig Tail Braiding Styles
  • Lesson 9: Updo Hair Styles
  • Lesson 10: Basic Fishtail Braids
  • Lesson 11: Licensing, Regulations, and Tips for Hair Braiding
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 
 

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: History of Hair Braiding

Hair Braiding Among Native Americans
Hair Braiding Among Africans
Hair Braiding in Asian Cultures
115 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Take Poll: Favorites Please!
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam: History of Hair Braiding

Lesson 2: Hair Braiding Accessories

Hair Braiding Accessories
Hair Brushes
Hair Combs
Rubber Bands
Alligator Hair Clamp
Hair Sticks
110 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam: Hair Braiding Accessories

Lesson 3: Preparations for Hair Braiding

Cleaning Your Hair
Fine-Tuning Your Hair
110 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Easy Braiding
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam: Preparations for Hair Braiding

Lesson 4: Simple Hair Braiding Styles I

Basic Three-Strand Braid
Reverse Braid
Knotted Braid Ponytail
Basic Hair Flip
Reverse Hair Flip
Stylish Hair Flip
Hair Knot
Twisted Loop
100 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam: Simple Hair Braiding Styles I

Lesson 5: Simple Hair Braiding Styles II

Barrette Fold
Long Clamp Twist
Crown Roll
Reverse Roll
Hair Roll
Simple Hair Roll
Rope Braid
130 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Videos: Crowns Rule; Hair Roll
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam: Simple Hair Braiding Styles II

Lesson 6: French Braids and Five-Strand Braiding

French Plait
Double French Braid
French Loop
Five-Strand Braiding
120 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: 5 Strand Braiding
  • Take Poll: I'm All Thumbs
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 6: French Braids and 5 Strand Braiding

Lesson 7: Different Types of Hair Buns

Basic Bun
Half Bun
Double Bun
Curly Bun
Chinese Bun
Barrette Bun
Long Clamp Bun
Classic Double Braid Bun
125 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 7: Different Types of Hair Buns

Lesson 8: English, Dutch, Cornrows, and Pigtail Braiding Styles

English Braiding
Dutch Braiding
Cornrow Braiding
Pigtail Braiding
100 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: English, Dutch, Cornrows, and Pig Tail Braiding Styles

Lesson 9: Updo Hair Styles

Rope Updo
Hair Claw Updo
Victorian Updo
Eowyn Updo
Chinese Braided Updo
Classic Twisted Updo
Curly Updo
120 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Chinese Braided Updo
  • Take Poll: The Long and Short of It
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Updo Hair Styles

Lesson 10: Basic Fishtail Braids

Fishtail Braids
Fishtail Ponytail Braids
Full Fishtail Braids
Partial Fishtail Braids
Other Simple Fishtail Braids
110 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Basic Fishtail Braids

Lesson 11: Licensing, Regulations, and Tips for Hair Braiding

General Requirements for Hair Braider License
Safety Regulations for Hair Braiding
Tips for Hair Braiding
720 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Hair Braiding Regulations
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Final Thoughts
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam: Licensing, Regulations, and Tips for Hair Braiding
  • Complete: The Final Exam
1860
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the history of hair braiding.
  • Know the hair braiding accessories.
  • Describe the preparations needed before starting a hair braid.
  • Describe the simple hair braiding styles.
  • Describe the procedures involved in French Braids and 5 Strands Braiding.
  • Know the different types of hair buns and how to braid them.
  • Know the procedures involved in creating English, Dutch, Cornrows, and Pig Tail Braiding Styles.
  • Know the procedures involved in creating basic Fishtail Braids.
  • Describe licensing and regulations in order to braid hair professionally, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Student Testimonials

  • "the course was fun, and the instructor gave useful tips, and was very helpful!" -- Jane S.
  • "All of this course was helpful because it helped me to remember things I had forgotten about and things I didn't know. It showed you in pictures and in step by step instructions." -- Rosalind W.
  • "Great experience!" -- Jameelah S.
  • "The course was well put together and I have learned a lot from it and the instructor was is an expert. She's always there to answer your questions." -- Laveisha B.
  • "I liked the actual braiding assignments. The information in the links was extremely helpful....The instructor was available as soon as I sent the assignment and got right back to me." -- BarBara M.
  • "This course was great and the instructor was great." -- Majolie N.