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Zamora Natural Hair & Braiding Online & Onsite Training Center


The Zamora Natural Hair and Braiding Training Center goal is to build poised, confident professionals. The Zamora Natural Hair program is an online/onsite course created to fill the need of a growing industry and to maintain industry standards. We offer a variety of learning formats and options, whether you prefer to attend class online or in-person. We have combined the best of both worlds. 




Designed to be the training resource of choice for individuals committed to nurturing textured hair and providing excellent natural hair care services. This course introduces the technical and creative aspects of braiding, styling, and grooming hair that is naturally curly, kinky, or multi-textured. This is a "must have" for those who are serious about developing a wide range of services and building a broad, diverse client base—crucial elements for success in the flourishing natural hair care industry.

8 Week Natural Hair & Braid Certification 

Class Options

Live online classes Saturdays from 4 pm to 5 pm EST 


Hybrid: Online & onsite Saturdays at 4 pm to 5 pm

You Will Learn 

Natural Hair Care & Styling​

  • Career options for natural hair

  • Infection control principles & practices

  • The basic principals for professional & personal success

  • The professional consultation

  • Rod set 

  • Double twist  wet & dry

  • Twist out

  • Flat twists

  • Enhance the natural curl (wash n go)

  • Coils

Braids & Extensions

  • Braid Individual braids with & without extensions

  • Feed in cornrows (no knot cornrows)

  • Yarn braids

  • Crochet 

  • Twist extensions/kinky twists/passion twists/Senegalese

  • Faux locs/ goddess locs/silky locs

Course Details​​

  • ELearning with self-guided instruction via videos & instructor-led training via video conferencing on specific dates on Saturdays at 4 pm EST

  • Your profile on

  • Does not include supplies. Click here to get list

  • Natural hair & Braid certification

  • $249 a month for online only. Includes all online courses. Click here to get started

  • $2585 for online & onsite VIP all access. Includes all bootcamps and hands on classes for a year.No payment plans available. Click here to register

  • Cancel anytime no refunds



You Will Learn 

  • 5 ways to start locs

  • 3 techniques for loc maintenance

  • Coloring & high lighting locs

  • Cutting locs

  • Installing loc extensions with synthetic or human hair

  • Loc adornment & repair

  • Loc treatments & rinses

  • Up dos and styling

  • Curl/ crimp & style locs

Course Details​​

  • ELearning with self-guided instruction via videos & instructor-led training via video conferencing on specific dates on Saturdays 5 pm to 8 pm  

  • Does not include supplies. Click here to get list

  • Your profile on

  • Loc certification

  • $249 a month for online only. Includes all online courses. Click here to get started

  • $2585 for online & onsite VIP all access. Includes all bootcamps and hands on classes for the year. No payment plans available. Click here to register





You Will Learn 

  • Introduction to trichology

  • Causes of hair loss 

  • Anatomy and physiology of the human hair and scalp

  • Scalp disorders &diseases

  • Hair shaft/fiber problems

  • Hair types, structure, & textural differences

  • Hair and scalp diseases and disorders

  • Basic anatomy, physiology, & nutrition

  • Shampoos, conditioners, herbal treatments and rinses

  • Drug and medicine related hair loss

  • Treatments for hair loss

  • Treatments for scalp problems

  • Health & nutrition

  • Ways to elimnate stress

  • Using essentials and herbs as treatments

  • Setup up of a hair loss center

  • Marketing your hair loss center

  • Comprehensive guide to Advanced Treatment of Hair loss

  • How to successfully run a hair loss clinic or Trichology practice

Coming Summer 2020

Course Details​​



You Will Learn 

  • Salon/Spa Types and Their Locations

  • Financing the New Business

  • Salon/Spa Operating Costs

  • Permits, Public Utilities and Insurance

  • Types of Leases and Rent Agreements

  • Decorating Arrangement and Placement

  • Salon/Spa Business Tools

  • Salon/Spa Advertising

  • Merchandising In Your Salon and Spa

  • Use of Cosmetology Schools by Salons and Spas

  • Labor-Related Laws

  • Salon/Spa Personnel

  • Salon and Spa Forms and Items for Record Keeping 

  • Product management

  • Social media marketing

  • Brandng

  • Online Booking

Course Details​​

New Sessions Start Dates
January 4
March 7
May 2
July 11
September 5
November 7​

8 Week Loc Certification 

Class Options:

Live online classes Saturday 5 pm to 8 pm EST


Hybrid:Online & onsite Saturday 5 pm to 8 pm 

Holistic Trichology Certification 

Class Options:

Self paced online only

New Sessions Start Dates
February 8 /April 4
June13 /August 1
October 3 /December 5

Business Management & Marketing Certification 

Class Options:

Self paced online only

Want to learn more about our classes?

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Get all of your questions answered for all of the classes we offer

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*All live online meetings are recorded

Natural Hair & Braiding Teen Entrepreneurship/ Live Online



There is a significant different between people who just do hair and those who are truly successful entrepreneurs. Many people, young and not so young start their own businesses but few people actually achieve the kind of success they dreamed of at the start. What is the difference between people who start up their own business and successful entrepreneurs? The answer is the entrepreneur’s mindset. At Zamora Natural Hair & braiding Training Center we are developing the entrepreneur mindset in teens that want to work in the beauty industry.

What We Teach

Shampoo & blow dry, rod set, double twist wet & dry, twist out, flat twists, locs, braids with & without extensions, cornrows with & without extensions/ feed ins,wig making, crochet, twist extensions/kinky twists, locs, business management, social media marketing

Coming soon


Natural Hair & Braid DIY Class at The College of Southern Maryland




Your Business & Beauty Coach 

Tonika, a born-n-raised Bronx girl with nothing more than passion and a wild dream to be amazing while living a fashionable life of abundance.

 I’ve always believed that I was born to help others be great. I don’t  categorize what I do because it puts me in a box that is so difficult to get out of. I’m part natural hair stylist, part fashion designer, part teacher, and part business strategist, with a side of crazy. And I don't apologize for being me.

I am a licensed cosmetologist with over 20 years of business experience.  

At the age of 25, when I was a single parent of a 3 year old, I decided to open my first hair salon. Several years later sold it at such a large profit that I was able to go back to school for my degree in fashion design and live in NYC for 3 years with my son without having to work.

I lived a blessed life as a salon business owner. Many times friends and family will try to make you believe that this is not a "real job". But the truth is that the beauty/hair industry is a billion dollar business that is continuously growing. It will never go away. People will always need services by hair stylists.

My goal is to add more value to your core by giving you the best tools to improve your business and personal life. I believe we must bring our whole self to the table if we want to thrive in today’s game. That includes our personality, spirituality, style, and most importantly our joy.

I look forward to helping you pursue dreams. If you have any questions about the industry or the course sign up for our live online open house.

"I might not be the ideal client for the hair braiding classes as I'm not a stylist, nor do I own my own salon. My goal was to be able to braid my daughter's hair. I will say paying that much for a class was a little scary, but I was tired of dropping $150 every time I got her hair done. I felt like this was an investment that would pay off in the long run. I'm still not an expert but I just started my journey. McKenzie and Tonika both were wonderful. They calmed my nerves, correcting my braiding mishaps without making me feel terrible, and made me laugh along the way. Tonika took her time showing me everything from fixing my parts to encouraging me to pick up my speed when I was ready. I was so proud of the braids I did on my daughter with Tonika's help I told every person I saw, even a few strangers. Since the class I've braided her hair and her friends hair. No they aren't perfect, but each time I do a style it gets better and faster than before. If my teenage daughter tells me it looks good, then I know it does. No huge knots on top, or slipping braids here! I'm excited to continue to improve braiding with the skills I learned from Tonika."


"Taking Zamora's Natural Hair Course has been one of my greatest learning experiences, both online & hands on. Even though I've been braiding and styling natural hair for years; reading & learning natural hair history, techniques, and maintenance requirements in depth has really enhanced my understanding, skills, and customer service abilities as a stylist. I have also found through taking the class my love and appreciation for natural hair has increased tremendously. I recommend this course to those looking to push their skills as a Natural Hair Stylist to the next level."

Professionalism is what people often look for when they walk into any establishment but Understanding and Patience is what will make people seek you out over and over again instead of the other person. When I walked into Zamora to take cornrow and braiding class offered I received that and more. As a Man I was very nervous about being in a salon environment and if I could even learn how to do a basic flat-twist or part hair the right way. However as Ms. Tonika started to focus her energy on helping me get understanding on everything I was doing I could see she had a master knowledge of her craft . No matter how many times I asked for help or to do something over again her welcoming tone never changed and the same can be said for her staff which relaxed me and put me at ease. Also I was able to get the REAL HANDS on training needed to further my understanding. This experience was vital and priceless to seriously developing my skills . I will most definitely be going back.



"I love how Tonika gives the option for online or hands-on classes. She is always willing to help and very informative. I'm glad I've taken classes with Zamora because I've I learned a lot about being natural and embracing its beauty. I also love the fact that I can add more to my hair loss beauty parlor then just giving my clients a program and sending them to another stylist to work on their hair. I am now able to service my clients and watch their hair become stronger and healthier. Thank you Tonika for being the best instructor and sharing your knowledge!"


I walked away with more than I could've imagined! Tonika was able to erase 20 years of mental block I had regarding braiding hair. I appreciate her patience, kindness and support. I will most definitely be back to continue my education!


Here it is...:

 Tonika and Mackenzie were the perfect choice for the education I was looking for, to say they exceeded my expectations would be an understatement! I am a hairstylist from Canada with 20 years of experience working primarily in film. I wanted to enhance my knowledge and skill of Afrotexture hair and decided there was no time like the present. As a stylist in film I work with many ethnicities (therefore many hair textures) and I wanted my natural hair cast to feel comfortable in my chair knowing I was educated, skilled, and trained in natural hair techniques. I had Tonika structure my course to my personal needs, and I promise you, she delivered. I was given complete hands on instruction with live models for my entire training. Tonika and Mackenzie were the utmost of professionals and made me feel welcome and comfortable from the moment I arrived until the end. I left with a new confidence and new friendships. I highly recommend these ladies, they are genuine, kind, and talented and I feel very lucky to have found them


❤️ Jo-Dee Thomson

One of the best hands on classes from Ms T. I learned every thing I inquired about. Wonderful class!



I am currently taking my online course, and I absolutely love it. Great program!

-Madison Pitzer


The best hair school ever!!!! you wanna learn about natural hair or how to braid go to Zamora Natural Hair & Braiding💜

-Princess Monique


I just recently took a natural hair styling course here. The instructor was very patient & there was plenty of opportunities to work on real clients! Even after I Finished they helped me beyond hairstyling, providing useful tips and resources for entrepreneurship. Highly Recommended!

-Alyssia Solomon