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Braiding Battle in Tampa Bay

BARDA HAIR BRAIDING COLLEGE & MUSEUM sponsors in part its Annual Tampa Bay Area Hair Braiding Battle on January 13, 2023, Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. Comprised of a Diaspora Beauty Refocus Business Brunch to kick things off, this event is stellar and features a silent auction of fine art and sculptures from Black Artisans in the US and Abroad . Some of the Beauty Industry’s most trending, talented hair braiders & Loctitians will battle in 4 categories. Speed, Runway looks, Originality and Precision. Both Hair Braiders & Loctitians will battle for the coveted Best Braider in the TampaBay Area & Best Loc-titian in the Tampa Bay Area. Hair Braiders & Loctitians from Tampa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Bradenton, Palmetto, Saint Petersburg, Sarasota, New Port Richey, Holiday, Largo, Clearwater, Riverview, SunCity, Lutz, Gulfport, Saint Pete Beach, Pasadena are welcome to submit an Entry portfolio by email to become a Contestant. To enter the contest Email your portfolio with a picture of yourself and your work to $1000Cash prize to 1 Place /Crowning & 2nd place winner $500 Visa gift card, trophy , 3rd Place winner $250 Visa gift card. Enter by 11:59pm December 28, 2023.

BARDA HAIR BRAIDING COLLEGE & MUSEUM is the only legislated Digital Hair Braiding College in the world. We are a Vocational, Digital & Technical College.

Hair Braiding Starlets aka Hair Braiding Scholars youth program address youth girls age 9-17. ESE up to age 22. Literacy is addressed by K-12 English Lit workout program funded in part by the Florida Department of Education. To apply for admissions or For more information call (877) 272-3136 . Check us out on the World Wide Web at

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