Introduction to Hair Braiding Workshop

(Qualification: Habia CPD Certification)

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At the moment, there is no predicted end time for the stagnated world economic recession.  This is why skill based Vocational training is the only way out of the current situation for you. Your career in Hair & Beauty is one of your guaranteed tools to create your own job, get into employment/ start your own business and make money for your daily living and eventual prosperity.  

The reason for your success in hair and beauty career is based on the fact that women will continuous desire to be glamorous as this is naturally inherent in women.  This desire is regardless of age, race, status etc.  The reason for this desire in not vanity but rather helps to increase a person’s self-confidence, self-esteem and ability to portray the right personality they want others to see.  This personality helps them achieve their life’s dreams hence looking good is a necessary part of a woman’s daily life.

Your hair beauty and extensions skill being the quickest way to achieve glamour makes you one of the best things to ever happen to fashion, beauty and women generally.   Your skill to help women have the look they desire will make you a necessary part of their life as a look around will show you that practically most celebrities and ordinary women are all now wearing one form of extensions or the other.  This has therefore increased the pressure and demand from clients for professionally trained and qualified stylist who offer quality service, good customer care and understand their hair needs.

Here are some useful statistics in the hair industry: Revenue in the Black Hair industry alone reads as follows:

  • In the UK 2004, hair beauty was worth £60million. 
  • South Africa in 2002 it was $90million.
  • USA in 2008 it was $14.7billion
  • By 2013 in the US it will be worth $4.2trillion.

To get into this career and earn the money you deserve, you require professional training from an organization that will not only equip you with industry skills and standards but will also build your personal and business confidence to start and grow immediately you complete your course.  World of Braiding will enhance your knowledge and boost your confidence to help you gain clients as you complete your training.  There are specific tactics and tips that can help you get into this industry and we are happy to give you all we know because we know that your success is our success.

To get you started, we have put together this special workshop to train you on your way.   No hype! no fuss!  just simply skills, knowledge, information and education that will get you into employment.

  • Become work ready in 4 Natural hair styles
  • Get International accreditation with Habia CPD certification.
  • Gain professional techniques to boost your confidence to start operating immediately you complete your course.
  • Know hair types, textures, hair growth, hair damage, hair conditions, health & safety etc in natural hair designing
  • Essential natural hair skills for anyone interested in Natural Hair Beauty
  • Theory, Business and Practical Hands-on Classes

Detailed Practical Techniques –  (Sessions will include):

Your Course contains 4 practical hands-on techniques from our range of natural single plaits, add extensions, cornrows, add extensions.

1. Singles – Natural hair 2. Single – Add extensions 3. Cornrows – natural hair  

4. Cornrows add extensions

Single Plaits with extensions

The Course Details include: (A compulsory part for all our Courses)

  • How to professionally consult with clients to know what they want.
  • How to check client’s hair and scalp condition before designing chosen techniques
  • How to cleanse and prepare hair for the chosen techniques.
  • Health & Safety in natural hair and extensions
  • How to neatly section/partition hair into the right shapes for the chosen technique.
  • The correct braiding fingers and how to use them for the chosen technique.
  • Pick strands of hair with the correct finger placement and sequence for the chosen technique.
  • Firmly hold the base of a chosen technique with the correct grip to avoid causing pains and possibly traction alopecia.
  • Smoothly continue and neatly complete a strand of chosen technique.
  • Complete a professional full head of natural hair in chosen technique.
  • Introductions to Hair Extensions and why we need them.
  • Colour match and blend hair extensions for the chosen technique
  • PREPARE and TREAT hair extensions for the chosen technique
  • INSERT and APPLY hair extensions into the chosen technique
  • Advise client on after service & home care in the chosen technique
  • Remove & take out natural hairstyles and hair extensions correctly and safely in the chosen technique

Natural Hair Theory Class Content

Step 1: History of Natural Hairstyles & Modern Natural Hairstyles.

Step 2: Understanding Hair, how it grows and what causes damage.

Step 3: Health & Safety in Natural hairstyles

Step 4: Understanding Hair Extensions

Step 5: Understanding Hair Products

Natural Hair Business Master Class Content

Step 1: What is a business, What is business planning

Step 2: Who is your Client? Client care and consultation

Step 2: Research and understand the Natural Hair industry

Step 3: Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Internet /Social Networking for growth.

Step 4: Branding & Image Presentation

Step 5: Personal Development to grow your business

Step 6: Set your business as a Legal Entity

Step 7: Back to reception & Database

Date / Time: 

  • 5 days training from 11am – 6pm.

Why you should come to this workshop?

  • If you already own a salon and want to add modern healthy hairstyles to suit your clients.
  • If you want to grow your salon by adding more skills to your current knowledge.
  • If you want to avoid turning clients away because they demand styles you are not able to offer.
  • If you love natural hairstyles but don’t know how to go about getting into the business.
  • If you are unemployed and have a passion to see other people looking beautiful with current hairstyles.
  • If you have been practicing natural hairstyles but you want to move it to a more professional level so as to attract high end clients etc.


  • Continuous assessment is built into the programme to include questions and answers, discussions etc and practical work with clients may be carried out within our commercial Salon.
  • You will be required to carry out Case Studies, Research, Discussions, Salon Management and Reception duties as part of your work etc,
  • You may be contacted to participate in hair shows /events, seminars, trade shows where applicable – to help you gain confidence and understand the industry.
  • You will be given on-going support when required etc.  The assessment methods will be explained to you by your tutor and feedback will be given to you on a continuous basis.
  • To gain Habia certification, you will be required to produce and submit a PORTFOLIO of your work for assessment.

What will I receive when I complete the course?

  • Once you successfully complete the Introduction to Hair braiding course you will receive Habia Certified CPD qualification in Natural Hair Designs.
  • You will be able to obtain public liability insurance.
  • You will be able to start working with clients and start earning your money back.


  • Unit C, 219 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ. (Or as may be stated)

Entry requirement:

  • You should be in the hair industry.
  • In addition, you must have an interest in the natural hair industry and a passion for hair.

Introduction to Hair Braiding Course kit:

Full kit for Course (-£60.00)

  • 1 Mannequin Training Heads
  • 1 Training Head Clamp
  • 12 pack sectioning Clips
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • 2 packs of braiding hair extensions
  • Carry Bag

What will I gain after the Course & Progression Route:

With hair braiding and extensions being very popular and in high demand, you will be able to create your own job by starting your business –

  • Work from home
  • Renting a chair/ booth in a salon,
  • Become a freelance/ mobile stylist.
  • Grow your existing salon.

Your earning potentials may vary according to locations, experience and time commitment. Progressions routes will be discussed during your course.

Call now to book your place as spaces are limited to only 8 Students

Spaces are booked only on first come first served basis.

Tel: +44 208 983 9815, mob: +44 7946 439 057

About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Specialist, Designer, Consultant and Educator.  Joy has a BSc in Business Admin, a qualified NVQ Level 3 Hairdresser, a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with UK Hairdressing Council, has over 20 years Natural Hair & Extensions experience.  She is also a qualified teacher, an NLP practitioner with varied career experiences.

As the Chief Executive and Artistic Director at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions professional as well as help stylist understand how to work with it to make it glamorous for clients. Joy’s passion for natural hair is shown in everything she does as she is not a stranger on the internet where she writes from her blogs, teaches on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge.  She is also a Natural Hair & Extensions Business Mentor and adviser helping students & practitioners not only on how to get into the industry but how to become successful and prosper in the industry.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to this training to enhance your learning.  World of Business helps you get into business, market and grow your business.

But don’t take our word for it!

Here are just a few testimonials from Students across the world that Joy has trained.

“A Course from World of Braiding was all I needed to skyrocket my business.  The thing that realIy stood out for me was the determination and selfless aim of Joy to teach students’ EVERYTHING she knew. World of Braiding has changed my life forever and I’m so happy I travelled the world to gain this skill.  The training gave me confidence to expand and grow my business and now I am everything I wanted to be.  I run one of the most sought after salons in Australia. I am a committee member of a Hair Show in Sydney, write for hair magazines, speak on radio show s, stock my own natural hair brand etc.   Thank you so much – World of Braiding.

Francesca – Owner (Freedom Braiding Couture) Australia)

”I am a lawyer by profession but when the economic recession started and my business was changing, I knew it was time to start a new career that will give me a skill.  World of Braiding helped me to make my vision clear and now I run my own salon.  ” 

Vicky – Owner (Braids’n’Weaves) Hemel Hemstead

”I come from Salt Lake City in Utah in the USA and I came to England to learn detailed Braiding as it was the best full course I could find.  I took up the International Braiding Course and on completion; all aspects of the training exceeded my expectations.  I feel so well equipped and confident to take my skill to the next level. The training is so professionally organized and extremely detailed.  I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to arm their hands with this unique skill which becomes yours for life.”

Celestes –Salon Staff –  USA.

”I was fed up working for other people and wanted to start my own business. Coupled with the fact that I have young children I needed a business that will allow me work around them.  I took up the Foundation Course and now, I have set up my own salon.  After my first month in business, my shop now pays its own expenses. I am very happy as I have achieved the skill I wanted to start my business.  The rest is now left to me” 

Laurayn  – Owner (Laury’s Beauty Elite) Ilford – London


After completing Introduction to Braiding and a course in Extensions everything changed for me.  With the skill in my hands, I changed my small salon into a huge cosmetics and beauty shop in Portsmouth.   I combine my skill with retail of hair extensions & products. This has changed my life as I am a different person and a lot better than I ever dreamed. I cannot begin to quote my weekly earnings.  Thank you so much World of Braiding.

Rita – Owner (Rita’s Beauty) Portsmouth

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