The Institute of Ancestral Braiding (IOAB) is now the first and only braiding school in  Texas to offer natural hair care training and loc tightening certification!


Isis has created a curriculum for braiders that will thoroughly teach all of the intricate details of establishing reputability with clients, setting up consultations, performing hair analysis, and basic health care techniques for braiding and twisting with and without extensions.

Beginner classes will concentrate on ritual sanitation, preparation of work area for braiding, the handling of clients’ hair, scalp, cleaning, proper combing techniques, drying techniques, proper tension, take down, consultation, natural hair braiding (with and w/o extensions), when to use synthetic vs. human, understanding relaxed hair, and making easy transition from chemical to natural.

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Our classes are personally taught by the Master and pioneer braider- Isis! The art of ancestral braiding is steeped in tradition and culture. Practitioners of this art possess specialized knowledge in the care and maintenance of natural hair. 

It is doubtful that traditional licensing agencies can effectively disseminate the spirit and technique of ancestral braiding due to their emphasis on altering the state of natural hair via chemical processes.

Isis has founded a curriculum that will thoroughly teach you all of the intricate details of establishing reputability with clients, setting up consultations, performing hair analysis, and basic techniques of braiding, twisting and locking with and without extensions.

At the end of this class, the student will understand how to work with chemical-free hair and the proper ways and extensions.


Increase your Income while learning from the best, The Institute of Ancestral Braiding founder and Master Teacher Isis Brantley has The endorsements of the Pioneers in the Natural Hair Movement in the World including those of: Cornrows and Co. founder Pamela Ferrell Black Earth Products Founder and Owner Taliah Waajid Sisterlocks Originator and Company Founder, Dr. JoAnne Cornwell, Erykah Badu Empress of Soul and Culture.

This is my Worlds Work... A Documented Master since 1979!


Style Demonstration

Scalp & Hair Evaluation

Product & Style Recommendation

Dietary Analysis/Tips for Healthy Hair

Examine History of Client's Hair Care Regimen


Weddings, Parties, Special Occasions

Sick & Shut In

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Class Benefits

  • Learn the secret of caring for natural hair and locks! 

  • Learn the correct and practical application of various natural hairstyles (with and without extensions!) 

  • Receive detailed and expert training in the art of loc tightening! 

  • Become an Isis certified natural hair care provider and loc technician!