Braidz N’ Thangz Internship Program

Braidz N’ Thangz (BNT) Internship Program was developed by a Braid caregiver and provides at-risk Black/African American women ages 16-24 with hands-on training and experience in braiding, natural hair care, and cosmetology. The training offers an opportunity to obtain professional certificates and California State licenses to work in a professional salon environment or open a salon of their own. The BNT program is entirely free of charge for participants.
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  • BNT is a paid pre-internship.
  • Participants are trained by licensed industry professionals and certified educators.
  • BNT is a solution to unemployment, providing financial incentives for participants while learning hands-on and soft skills training to work in a professional salon environment or open a salon of their own.
  • BNT is a solution for families and young adults who want to pursue vocational training by creating paid learning opportunities while overcoming financial hardships.
  • BNT is a solution for those who want to learn about Black/African American and natural hair care, which is not taught in traditional cosmetology programs.

WHO:

  • Black/African-American women ages 16-24

WHERE:

  • 222 Leland Avenue, San Francisco (Bayview)

WHEN:

  • Training duration is 3 weeks, 2x week, 90 minute sessions
  • 2023 internship program begins May 2