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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Hair Design

Hair Design  
Following are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the hair desigtn field of practice.
For FAQs on the other three fields of practice and general licensing, regulatory and health, safety and infection control, click on the links below. 
If you have questions that aren't answered here, please contact OHLA at 503-378-8667 or ohla.info@state.or.us.
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Cosmetology Laws & Rules

Following are Board of Cosmetology laws and rules upon which these frequently asked questions are based.
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OHLA Regulatory Requirements

Following are laws and rules related to overarching administrative, procedural, licensing and regulatory compliance requirements for all OHLA-regulated professions.
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Hair Braiding / Weaving

Q:  I'd like to provide hair braiding and weaving services. Do I need to be certified?
A:  Yes. Hair braiding is specified in the definition of hair design under OAR 817-005-0005(33).  Hair weaving is considered part of hair styling, which is specified in the definition of both barbering and hair design under ORS 690.005(1) and (9).
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