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Strands of Beauty  Institute of Braiding and Beauty Business Development

Welcome To

Braid School
9 week hands-on training & earn whle you learn

A braiding salon franchise that specializes in protective braid styles and extensions.


Hair & Scalp Anatomy

Sanitization Practices

Single/ Box Braiding

Knotless Braiding


Tree Braiding

Crochet Braiding

Sew-in Weave Installations

Lace Installations

Micro Links

No-Braid Extensions 

Hair Care & Product Knowledge


Earn while you learn

Each week on Saturday and Sunday, students will participate in the Earn While You Learn portion of our course.

Additional opportunities for employment are available.


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About Us


Strands of Beauty Institute is is a braiding salon franchise that specializes in protective braid styles and extensions. We also have the Strands of Beauty Institute of Braiding and Beauty Business Development. 

Who We Are

Our staff is comprised of Braiders-in Training, Trainers, and Master Braiders. Our Braiders. 

Our Braiders- in- Training have completed a comprehensive and extensive training course comprised of:

- Classroom Courses & Quizzes

- Practical Hands-on Training and Coaching

Their work is supervised and coached to ensure proper technique and quality for our clients.  


Our Trainers are extensively experienced in all braids techniques.  They have first hand knowledge and experience in Strands of Beauty Culture and policy. 


Our Master Braiders train our trainers and have thousands of hours in braiding and braid curriculum development.

Meet The Founder

About Ethena

Doing it right, not tight since 2006.

Ethena is an American master braider and extension specialist with over 100,000 hours of installing protective techniques such as Tree Braids, Crochet Braids, Weaves, and Extensions. She is the founder and owner of Ethena Beauty and Strands of Beauty.  During her beauty career, she has owned and managed ten (10) salons simultaneously (two civilian and eight military locations). Click the heart to learn more about Ethena. 

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