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Top 10 hair braiding salons in Raleigh, NC

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sum New Hair, LLC

Sum New Hair, LLC

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Hi I am Chelsea CEO and master stylist at Sum New Hair, LLC. With over 15 yrs of experience and education, my primary goal is to service your hair by maximizing it's potential and revealing endless safe creative styles that'll cater to your appearance, leaving you feeling bold, gorgeous, and confident! Thank you for optimizing your new hair journey to Sum New Hair!
Pavo Pelo

Pavo Pelo

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Cathy L. says, "India has been my go to stylist for over a decade. I have trusted her for all of my hair needs. She has always been offering me advice on how to properly maintain my hair. Her skills and knowledge are top notch! I would recommend India for all of your hair needs. 10/10! Trust me you will never be disappointed!" Read more
Hair By Suzanne

Hair By Suzanne

5.0(1)
5 hires on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Skylar M. says, "Personable, professional, and does a great job!" Read more
Hair Honey Boutique

Hair Honey Boutique

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Spring B. says, "She was amazing. My hair looks amazing. I couldn't be happier with my new look!!!!" Read more
G Mane Studio ............ 6904-104 Glenwood Ave

G Mane Studio ............ 6904-104 Glenwood Ave

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Donna B. says, "Very Professional service.Please go to styleseat.com/Tangy" Read more
The Beauty Concierge

The Beauty Concierge

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I am Samantha Huntley, an image consultant with over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry. I help men and women cultivate the look of their dreams. I am a award winning beauty professional who has shared my wealth of knowledge with other beauty professionals throughout the US and abroad. Feel free to browse my website http://thebeautyconciergestudio.com/ or my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/samantha.huntley.77 I love meeting people and transforming their outer image while uplifting their inner spirit....
Heavenly Hands Hair Design

Heavenly Hands Hair Design

New on Fash
11+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I have been licensed for 15 years. I take pride in my work and focus on healthy hair. You can view my Facebook page Heavenly Hands Hair Design.
Ashley Leighanne Da Stylist

Ashley Leighanne Da Stylist

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I cater to my client.I try my best to make sure that every client get highest qualified services. Most importantly making client feel comfortable when they meet me and also making sure the had a awesome experience.
Quay Studios, LLC

Quay Studios, LLC

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I am a certified Natural Hair Specialist and I offer natural hair styling and care for all hair types.
A Natural Nuance Hair Spa, Inc.

A Natural Nuance Hair Spa, Inc.

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
A Natural Nuance Hair Spa, Inc. has everything you need to keep your hair happy and healthy, as well as leave you looking and feeling ravishing. We are a full-service natural hair salon dedicated to consistently providing high quality services that will result in healthy hair through a natural and holistic approach. We enjoy working women to understand and love the natural state of their hair.

Your hair braiding questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does it cost to get braids or dreadlocks?

The cost of getting braids and dreadlocks can vary widely, depending on the style. Simple cornrows without extensions can cost $25 to $45, while more complex designs or those with extensions can range from $80 to $180. More intricate box braids typically cost between $100 to $375, plus the cost of hair extensions. Micro box braids can cost $300 to $400in some areas, while stitch or feed-in braids, which involve adding extensions to your natural hair, usually range from $80 to $150.

For dreadlocks, the cost can vary significantly based on the method and the stylist's experience. Professional dreadlock installation can cost between $200 and $1,000 or more, depending on factors like hair length, thickness, and the number and style of dreadlocks you want. Dreadlock maintenance, such as retwisting or palm rolling, can also add to the overall cost.

Where can I get my hair braided?

Many cities have dedicated hair braiding salons that specialize in various braiding styles like box braids, cornrows, feed-in braids, and more. These salons often employ stylists with expertise in African and African-American hair braiding techniques.

Additionally, some beauty supply stores, particularly those catering to the African-American community, offer hair braiding services in addition to selling hair products. These services are often more affordable than dedicated salons, but the quality and expertise may vary.

How can I get dreadlocks?

Getting dreadlocks is a commitment that requires patience and dedication. One popular method is the neglect technique, where you simply stop combing or brushing your hair and allow it to naturally tangle and lock over time. This can take several months to a year or more, depending on your hair type and texture. To encourage the locking process, you can regularly palm roll and twist the tangled sections of hair. Applying a dread wax or gel can also help the strands knot together more effectively.

Another option is to have your dreadlocks professionally installed. This involves a stylist using various techniques, such as backcombing, crochet hooking, or twist and rip, to create the dreadlocks for you. While more expensive upfront, this method can give you instant dreadlocks and a neater, more uniform look. Regardless of the installation method, proper maintenance is crucial for keeping your dreadlocks healthy and looking their best. This includes regular retwisting, palm rolling, and washing with residue-free shampoo. It's also important to be patient, as dreadlocks can take several months.

Can you start dreadlocks with short hair?

Yes, it is possible to start dreadlocks with short hair, though it requires more patience and dedication compared to starting with longer hair. You'll need at least 2 to 3 inches of hair length to begin the locking process. Some recommend waiting until you have 4 to 6 inches for easier installation.

It will take several months (6 months to 1 year) for the short starter dreadlocks to mature and gain significant length. The initial dreadlocks will be short and stubby.

Maintaining short starter dreadlocks requires more frequent re-twisting, palm rolling, and careful washing to keep them from unraveling. Using dreadlock wax or gel can help the short hair lock together.

How do I choose a hair braiding salon?

Consider the following when choosing a hair braiding salon:

  • Look for salons that employ experienced stylists who specialize in hair braiding techniques.
  • Check their portfolios or online reviews to gauge their skill level and expertise in various braiding styles like box braids, cornrows, feed-in braids, etc.
  • Read online reviews from previous clients to get a sense of the salon's reputation. Look for consistent positive feedback on the quality of their braiding services, customer service, and overall experience.
  • Determine the specific braiding style you want and ensure the salon offers that service. Some salons may specialize in certain techniques like knotless braids or dreadlocks, while others provide a wider range of braided styles.
  • Compare pricing for braiding services across different salons in your area. While cost shouldn't be the sole deciding factor, it's important to find a salon that fits your budget.

Inquire about the salon policies regarding appointment scheduling, wait times, and any additional fees for longer hair or intricate styles.

Visit the salon in person, if possible, to assess the overall environment and cleanliness.

A good braiding salon should offer consultations to discuss your desired style, hair type, and any specific needs or preferences you may have.

What questions should I ask a hair braid stylist or loctician?

Ask the right questions so you are happy with your final look:

  • How many years of experience do you have in braiding/locking hair?
  • Can I see examples of your previous work or a portfolio?
  • Do you specialize in any particular braiding styles or techniques?
  • What types of hair extensions do you use (synthetic, human, wavy, kinky, etc.)? Can I see samples?
  • Do you offer a discount at any beauty supply stores for purchasing hair extensions?
  • What hair products or waxes do you recommend for maintaining the braids/locs?
  • Do I need to come with my hair pre-shampooed and detangled, or do you offer those services?
  • Is blow-drying my hair before braiding/locking required or recommended?
  • Do you work alone or with assistants for more intricate or time-consuming styles?
  • Can you provide a breakdown of the costs for the desired style, including any additional fees for longer hair or intricate designs?
  • What is your policy on appointment scheduling, wait times, and cancellations?
  • Can I schedule a consultation to discuss my desired style, hair type, and any specific needs or preferences?
  • How would you describe the overall environment and cleanliness of your salon?

Reviews for Raleigh hair braiding salons

Recent success stories from people in the Raleigh area.
Karen C.
She’s very thorough, listens and is genuinely passionate about what she does! It was a great experience and I love the one on one atmosphere!
Hair Honey Boutique
Kathy B.
Good haircut, easy to schedule
Angelic Hair Designs by Amy
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