About Us

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Our Mission

To provide the opportunity to achieve a quality natural hair care education. Our primary goal is to train students to successfully pass the theory and practical exam for the Tennessee state board of cosmetology. We work to ensure that up-and-coming professionals are confident and ready to enter the industry of natural hair care.

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About Our School

The Institute For Braiding And Natural Hair, based in Memphis, was founded in 2018 to help students achieve their goals. Owner, Tameshia Effinger, received her natural hair stylist license in 2004 and has more than 14 years of experience in providing natural hair care services. She is currently a licensed natural hair stylist and a licensed natural hair care instructor. Temishia and her team are dedicated to providing a quality natural hair care education. We ensure that our student professionals are prepared, confident and ready to provide ideal natural hair care.

Our cosmetology school relies on qualified instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience to create the best learning atmosphere for our stylists. We want students to excel in their endeavors. When it comes to natural hair care, our instructors provide a proven approach to generate confidence moving forward.

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Hair Styling + Braiding

Our state-licensed cosmetology school focuses on natural hair care through professional styling and braiding services. We know what it takes to create a style our customers will love and our education ensures that you can infuse your creativity and passion into your craft.

Ready to enroll at The Institute For Braiding And Natural Hair? Fill out our enrollment form or contact us online with any questions you may have. We’ll see you soon!

Transform Your Hair Styling Skills With Our Professional Courses

Learn the skills you need to become a licensed hairstylist in Tennessee!

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The Institute For Braiding And Natural Hair offers you the education and training needed to become a licensed natural hair stylist in Tennessee. Our Memphis-based school provides an affordable program taught by professional and experienced cosmetologists. After 15 weeks, 300 hours of learning and hands-on experience, you’ll enter the industry, licensed and confident in your abilities to provide premier results to your satisfied clients.

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Virtual/In-Person Learning

The Institute For Braiding And Natural Hair in Memphis offers complete education and certifications for today’s cosmetology professionals through virtual and in-person classes. We are dedicated to providing thorough instruction by providing a safe and convenient learning atmosphere. In some cases, we offer a hybrid of virtual and in-person classes while still providing students with rigorous and quality instruction to prepare them for the world of braiding and natural hair.

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Experienced Stylists

The Institute For Braiding and Natural Hair was founded in 2018 to help those striving to become licensed cosmetologists. Our owner, Tameshia Effinger, received her natural hair stylist license in 2004 and has more than 14 years of experience providing natural hair care services. At our cosmetology school, you will be receiving the knowledge of instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience to create the best learning atmosphere. We train and ensure that our student professionals are prepared, confident and ready to provide excellent natural hair care.

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Earn State License

When you go through us, we guarantee we will get you the skills and knowledge to earn your state license. You will walk out of our institute being able to professionally practice cosmetology anywhere here in Tennessee. Through our experience and networking, having graduated from The Institute For Braiding And Natural Hair will only enhance your resume and open you up to numerous opportunities.

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Year-Old Enrollment

Our hairstylist school is open to a wide variety of ages. Whether you always wanted to know how to braid and style natural, beautiful hair or want to make this your career at a young age, we are here for you. Students as young as 16 can enroll in our program!

Become a Professional Today!

Interested in becoming a licensed, skilled and well-trained cosmetic professional? Go through the expertise of The Institute For Braiding And Natural Hair! Enroll today and contact us with any questions you may have.

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