(Qualification: Habia CPD Certification)

Price: £1,200.00


Hair Extensions

A career in Hair & Beauty is the guaranteed way to get into employment and make money in today’s economy.  This  is because there is always a high demand from clients for professionally trained and qualified hair stylist who offers quality service and good customer care. Most celebrities now rely on extensions weaves to get the desired look they want for their self-esteem and image presentation.  Celebrities such as Lauren London, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, etc are all known for their weaves and hair extensions.

Kim Kardashian Extensions

full weave

According to market research, Revenue in the Black Hair industry alone reads as follows:

  • In the UK  2004, it 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 equip you with industry standards and build your confidence to start working with clients immediately you complete your course.  World of Braiding & Extensions will enhance your knowledge and boost your confidence to help you gain clients as you complete your training.  There are specific tactics that can help you get into this industry and we are happy to give you all the tips and tricks of the trade. 

To get you started, we have put together this special Course to train you on your way to Natural Hair and Extensions Designing.  No hype or fuss, just simply skills and information that will get you into employment.

  • Become work ready in 3 Natural hair & weave extensions hairstyles
  • Get International accreditation with Habia CPD certification.
  • Gain professional techniques to boost your confidence to operate from as little as just 6  weeks
  • Know hair types, textures, hair growth, hair damage, hair conditions, health & safety etc in natural hair designing
  • Essential natural hair weaving skills for any Natural Hair Salon
  • Theory, Business and Practical Hands-on Classes

Detailed Practical Sessions (will include):

1. Cornrows – natural hair  2. Cornrows add extensions 3. Full Cornrow Sew-in Weave Extensions.  

Cornrows natural hair training

Cornrows natural hair training

The Course Details include: (A compulsory part of the Course)

  • General Background information into natural hairstyles
  • 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, weaving and extensions
  • How to neatly section/partition hair into the right shapes for the chosen technique (cornrows).
  • 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 damage and possible 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 & APPLY hair extensions into the chosen technique
  • Introduction to Weave Extensions – and know the different textures in use – synthetic, 100% HH and Virgin HH
  • Colour match the hair extensions for weave ready for use
  • Prepare weft extensions ready for weave
  • STITCH hair extensions into the chosen weave technique
  • Complete closure weave for natural look
  • Cut, blow dry, flat iron and style weave
  • 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 & Extensions Business Master Class (Content)  

Cornrows Add extensions

Cornrows Add extensions

Step 1: Theory on Client care and consultation

Step 2: Research and understand the Natural Hair & Extensions industry

Step 3: Marketing, selling and Internet Social Networking to accelerate your business

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:

  • 6 days training from 10am – 5pm.

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 – cornrows natural hair, cornrows with extensions, full cornrow weave, 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.
World of Braiding Full Cornrow Closure Weave training

World of Braiding Full Cornrow Closure Weave training


  • Continuous assessment is built into the programme to include questions and answers, repetitions, demonstrations, discussions etc and practical work on models may be carried out within our commercial Salon (where applicable).
  • 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 understanding of 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 Full Cornrow Weave course you will receive Habia Certified CPD qualification in Weave Hair Extension.
  • You will be able to obtain public liability insurance.
  • You will be able to start working with clients and start earning your money back.


  • You will be advised of your training centre.

Entry requirement:

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

Full Cornrow Sew-In Closure Weave Course kit content:

full weave from World of Braiding Training

full weave from World of Braiding Training

Full kit for Course (half price of -£149.99)

  • 2 Mannequin Training Heads
  • 2 Training Head Clamp
  • 12 pack sectioning Clips
  • Sectioning Tail Comb
  • Brush, weaving needles, weaving thread
  • Set of Scissors
  • 1 pack of braiding hair extensions
  • 1 pack 16” 100% human hair weaving extensions
  • 2 pack 18” 100% human hair weaving extensions
  • Carry Bag

What will I gain after the Course & Progression Route:

With hair weaving 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
  • Rent 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.

Contact us:

Tel:             +44 1702 339 858,     mob:             +44 7946 439 057      




About your Trainer

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy Phido is a qualified licensed hairdresser /cosmetologist.  She is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist & Designer.  As the Artistic, Creative Master Director at World of Braiding Joy is inspiring women and younger generations to embrace not only natural hairstyles but to get into the Business in order to create wealth for themselves in the hair industry.  Joy is a mother with 4 children and has first-hand experience on how difficult it is to work and run a family especially in the Western world.  After working in corporate Nigeria as a banker and corporate England in telecoms, Joy tried her hands on buy and sell businesses which failed. She eventually realized that to succeed in business; you need to have a skill in your hands first. In addition to her natural passion and skill in hair designing, Joy took series of professional training from across different continents and now has the mission to give students real skill of running a hair Business. As a way of sharing her knowledge and encouraging other women in business, Joy has been active in conducting seminars, workshops, events etc across various continents.  She can be seen on Youtube sharing her knowledge and skill with over 2million views and over 8,000 subscribers. She has written e-books and produces DVDs for sale to help her clients understand the industry better.  This is why World of Braiding has become a success and it is this passion of owning your own skill that motivates Joy in helping people who come to World of Braiding & Extensions for training.

Joy has a BSc in Business Admin, 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 and has varied career experiences.

Before setting up World of Braiding & Extensions, Joy started teaching Braiding, Weaving & Extensions with the Newham Council Adult Education Department (Newceys) for 5 years at 4 Centres with some classes as big as 30 students. As the Chief Executive, Trainer and Artistic Director of World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professionally recognised hair beauty skill that can be practiced by anyone.

Joy’s passion for natural hair is also associated with the fact that she experienced hair damage with chemical relaxers which made her start wearing natural hairstyles thereafter.  She can be seen as a Doctor  for healthy natural hair where all her children wear natural hairstyles.  She is also a Natural Hair & Extensions Business Mentor and adviser helping students & practitioners.  

She brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to this training to enhance your learning.  World of Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

But don’t take our word for it!

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

World of Braiding Full Cornrow Closure Weave training

World of Braiding Full Cornrow Closure Weave training

“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 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.”

Hair Weaving Training at World of Braiding & Extensions

Hair Weaving Training at World of Braiding & Extensions

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)

A student's shop in Portsmouth England

A trained student’s shop in Portsmouth England

I attended the Track Weave Course at World of Braiding to add more to the knowledge I have in natural hair and extensions styles.  On completion, I set up my own business and since then I have not looked back.  It may be tough running a business sometimes, but I am glad I took the plunge to set up my own business.   Thank you so much World of Braiding.

Ivy – Owner (Weaves World – Glasgow)



A client came to me the other day to have a training consultation. We got talking about the reason for her training and it transpired she had been through very traumatic times with her hair experience from various hairdressers. These experiences had helped her decide to maintain chemical-free natural hairstyle.
Unfortunately her decision to maintain natural hair has also exposed another problem. She has found out that it was difficult to find a professional natural hair specialist in her location who could give her the special care that her natural hair needed. Each time she paid a visit to regular salons, she was told to apply relaxer chemicals or texturizers in order to be able to work with her hair. When she explained that she preferred her hair natural, they then offered her other options such as thermal pressing with the hot comb. When she wanted protective hairstyles, they suggested hair weaving and braiding styles that were very poorly and unprofessionally done that these styles left her hair completely damaged.
The problem here is that most of these stylists have no knowledge of how to work with the natural virgin Afro hair. But worst of all, these untrained and uneducated so-called stylist are ignorant of the fact that they need training in order to offer their clients better service. They are fully aware that if they take up training, they could offer reliable and glamorous service to their clients and yet choose not to spend money to improve on their knowledge rather they prefer to make quick money,  and cause so much damage leading to hair loss and alopecia on clients.

Disgusting unprofessional Hair weave

Disgusting unprofessional Hair weave

This is where my discussion with my client was centred. On further discussions with my client, it had become apparent that she was frustrated with the nasty experiences she had been through that she now wants to be in charge of styling her own hair. This was the reason she wanted to take up training. I was still a bit curious about her decision when she decided to show me the hair she was wearing. At this stage, she took off the hat she was wearing and showed me the hair “weave” she was wearing. To say the least, this hair was shocking. This hair had cost her £80 about $140, had only been done 2 days prior to her visit and she was too embarrassed to show it off hence the reason for wearing the hat. I pleaded with her to take some pictures in order to talk about it and also use it as a case study of “what not to do with clients”.
This is only one of the many cases where client’s experience unprofessional service from untrained hairstylist. Do you have similar experience? Have you been through a bad experience with an untrained stylist? We will like to hear about your experience.

Here is our feature on Hair Weaving.


Kelly Rolland in Hair Weave

Kelly Rolland in Hair Weave

What is Hair Weaving Extensions? Hair Weaving is the stitching of hair extensions on a base of Cornrows onto a client’s head with needle and thread. This is one of the oldest forms of adding hair extensions to a head. It originated from Ancient Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh as was worn by Queen Nefertiti. Only the rich could add additional hair onto their head.
Are there Different Types of Hair Weaving? Yes. They include – full cornrow weave with closure; Sew-in Track weave, interlock weave, designed cornrow weave, micro braids designed weave, natural parting weave, extensions natural parting weave, lace front weave etc.
Who can wear weaves? Weaves can be done on all hair types but stick only to adult and not children as most stylists tend to hold the scalp too tight. All styles of weaves can be done on Afro hair type but on Caucasian hair, your best bet is to stick with the Sew-in Track weaves as they are more realistic. Never put a full cornrow weaves on Caucasian hair.
Are weaves healthy for hair? Yes weaves are healthy and protective when done on a healthy head of client’s hair. They are also healthy when done by a specialist and a qualified trained hairstylist. Do not stick to only one way of designing your cornrows for the base as it affects the way your hair responds to you. Do not hold the scalp too tight as it causes alopecia on your client’s hairline. Where possible advice your client to come back to you for a taking out service as it leads to damaged /patchy scalp on your client. Caution** Do not apply weave on clients with damaged thinning hair as it causes the hair more damage. Most clients with damaged hair hide under a weave. This should not be the case as a weave does not solve the problem. Seek specialist advice for your situation.
What are the types of extensions used for Weave? Synthetic and 100% human hair. We recommend human hair. It is only recently, that the hair weave industry has turned to using virgin natural remy hair extensions. The virgin hair extensions range from Indian hair (cut from real people who sacrifice their hair to the temples), Malasian, Chinese, Eurasian, Brazilian, Mongolian, Thai, Peruvian, Cambodian, Russian, Spanish, Italian hair etc. We do not recommend using synthetic hair for weaves as it does not give you various heat styling options.
What are the Benefits of Weave Hair Extensions? Beauty, protection of your natural hair, ability to change your hair textures without chemical damage, instant hair length – as hair grows about 13cm a year, change of hair colour without chemicals, ability to cut your hair to a quick style without cutting your own hair, versatile look to suit your mood, transition from chemical, flexibility to style hair , protection from harsh weather etc.
Time to put in: Takes between 3 to 5 hours depending on cornrow base, stitch, cut and style.
Wear Duration: Between 6 – 8 weeks depending on maintenance and care.
Care: Make big plaits/ braids at night, cover with satin or silk scarf and cleanse often at least 2 weeks with mild shampoo. Dry hair completely with hooded dryer or hand dryer otherwise hair goes mouldy and becomes smelly.
Price: Depends on stylist experience, expertise, quality of hair in use, hair cut style and client’s unique requirement.

The Premium Natural Hair & Extensions Professionals
Protect your hair; Don’t go bald before you grow old.
Contact No. +44 1702 339 858
Joy Phido (SRH)
Qualified Cosmetologist, BSc Hons – Business Management,
Master Extensions & Natural Hair Care Practitioner & Educator, HABIA Certified Educator,
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Start-up Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Member UK Hairdressing Council, Qualified Teacher, NLP Certified Practitioner, ILEX Certified Legal Administrator

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