Many of our students are working professionals! We remove the barriers to education and career advancements by offering online certification courses. Having a busy life doesn't have to mean a delay or postponement of your educational or career goals! Enroll in one of our online certification courses and get the education that you need to make a career move in the right direction! The courses were designed with your work and family schedules in mind.

Portia Washington is a licensed cosmetologist and entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience. She has owned and operated a full service salon for 9 years (Sanford Hair Designers. For more than 2 years Portia served as lead hair stylist for the famous Orlando Magic Dancers at Forte Hair Salon in Maitland, Florida. Portia is also a make-up artist and has served on the set of Fast Break, a sports television program on a major network station.

Portia is presently a part-time stylist and regularly facilitates instructional seminars in accordance with Florida laws for hair braiding certification. Her latest entrepreneurial venture was birthed when she foundedNatural Braiders Empire. She is responsible for educating vast numbers of young men and women on the Florida Laws concerning hair braiding. Her mission is to empower men and women statewide by providing them with the education that they need to make career advancements through the convenience of online certifications. From photo shoots to commercials, Portia has the expertise and willingness to share her talents.

Natural Braiders Empire can provide you with the career training and education you need to successfully enter several areas of the cosmetology and beauty industry. Portia Washington, founder of NBE, is a highly qualified instructor with real world/career experiences to put you first! Our objective is to give you the personalized attention, support and insight you deserve. 

Portia Washington, NBE Founder

About NBE

About NBE