START YOUR CAREER IN HAIR BRAIDING

Learn the art of African braiding with personalized training and business consulting by Braid CEO, Laudia Guilao Ames

ABOUTUS

 The Braid Lounge Academy was founded by Braid CEO, Laudia Guilao Ames in 2014 as an extension of the popular modern African salon, The Braid Lounge. Our mission is to inspire and educate braiders of all levels to refine their skills. We aim to provide high quality services that will take your career in hair braiding to the next level.

​ Braid Training Programs 

Build a rewarding career in hair braiding with our in-person hands on instruction, small class sizes, new techniques, and free professional styling tool kit. 

Earn a certificate from a program that best fits your needs!

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INTRO TO BRAIDING

Ages 16+

1 Month

4 weeks | 4 Hours per week

Create simple braiding styles with popular techniques!

Saturdays: 11am-3pm

Get Started!
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BRAID ACCELERATOR

Ages 18+

3 Months

Full time | 40-60 Hours  per week

Expand your braiding skills with our fast paced program!

Tuesdays: 11am-3pm

+ Salon Experience 

Get Started!
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ASPIRING BRAIDER

Age 18+

6 Months

Part time | 20-25 Hours per week

Start your braiding career with thorough training from the ground up!

Tuesdays: 5pm-7pm

+ Salon Experience 

Get Started!