So you want to learn how to braid hair. Well you have come to the right place! If you haven’t checked out our videos, do so now and see how simple it is to learn how to braid.
Yes, braiding hair is cool but did you know how easy it was to make extra cash at the end of the month by braiding hair? Lets do the math. Say you have just 4 clients and you charge $25 per visit. The cool thing about clients who need to get their hair braided is that they usually get them twisted two times a month!!
So if you have just 4 clients paying $50 per month, thats $200 at the end of the month just by doing very little work! Of course you need to know how to braid hair first and lucky you we have free videos on how to braid hair step by step.
Find high paying clients by developing your ability to braid hair.
Obviously, the best way to find clients and keep them happy is to be able to be very good at braiding hair. But what if you are not that good? Thats okay because we all have to start off somewhere. Keeping happy clients so that they can keep coming to you for their braiding needs is important to keeping that steady few hundred dollars at the end of every month.
How to practice braiding hair.
The obvious choice is practice on your little sister lol. The problem with that is, practicing braiding different styles of braids and patterns can take a very long time and nobody wants to be your guinea pig! Thats why you need to purchase a mannequin with real hair so that you can practice braiding hair. You can find these at many places online and I would recommend buying the mannequin with real like hair so that you can get good by practicing how to braid hair.
Now that you know how to braid hair, where do you find clients?
A few places to find clients:
- Craigs list is one of the best places to find clients! All you have to do is post a service up and add a few pictures that you braided with the mannequins and use them in your portfolio.
- Facebook is also a good place to find clients. All you have to do is do a geographical location search for the term “cornrows or hair braids” and message people to see if they need a hair braider. Yes they already have a hair stylist but thats why it’s important to be able to braid advanced styles or offer a better price and give the client a choice.
- Another place to find clients is the club! Look for people that have their hair braided and hand them a business card offering your service. The thing about clients is that they are always looking for other braiders just in case they can’t make an appointment or sometimes it’s just nice to find a person who can braid different styles of braids.
Finally, you know how to braid hair and you found some clients. Where can you offer your services?
How to braid hair from home:
The thing about working from a salon is that you have to pay for the chair. Now who wants to do that when you can keep most of the money yourself? A lot of people who know how to braid hair work from home. If you are worried about this you can just make sure someone is home with you when clients come over. The cool thing about braiding hair is, all you need is a comb, some rubber bands and a salon chair. You can also find those online for a reasonable price!
So there you go! You’ve taught yourself how to braid hair and you have all the information that you need to make a little extra money every month. Braiding hair is a very good way to earn money. Remember that all you need is a few clients. The better your ability to braid hair is will determine how much you can charge so it’s very important that you practice how to braid! Don’t forget that you can learn how to braid hair by watching our videos in the how to cornrows page! Thanks for reading.