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Top 10 hair braiding salons in Alexandria, VA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
VicSey's Hair Secret

VicSey's Hair Secret

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Tanya L. says, "I always leave satisfied." Read more
Style Me Yolanda

Style Me Yolanda

New on Fash
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
As a licensed cosmetologist of over 15+ years I believe my continual education allows me to stay at the top by offering the latest styles and trends. My passion is to enhance your beauty in a convenient and stress free way with top tier customer service! I specialize in hair extensions and wedding services, while also offering multiple beauty and nail services which allows me to be a one stop all inclusive beauty shop.
QueensGetGlammedToo

QueensGetGlammedToo

5.0(3)
8 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Carolyn H. says, "Stylist is professional and engaging. I love my braided look. I will be returning. " Read more
Koiledandcoiffed

Koiledandcoiffed

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
We are a diverse salon, catering to the every day working woman. We believe time is important and we go out of our way to respect your time by providing in and out services, by not double booking. We have been in business in Washington D.C for 5 years and in the industry for 10. We have master colorist on staff as well as being super qualified in all aspects of hair.
Mane_Event_Beauty_LLC

Mane_Event_Beauty_LLC

New on Fash
4 hires on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Thank you for your interest in allowing me to serve you for your beauty needs. Please reach out before booking. PLEASE INQUIRE WITHIN ABOUT SERVICE LOCATIONS. Additional fee may incur. I DON'T PROVIDE HAIR, IF NEEDED!!! PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS A 30% NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT VIA - Zelle, PAYPAL/ OR VENMO. DEPOSIT NEEDED TO RESERVE APPOINTMENT. I am a licensed cosmetologist that has been serving clients for over 10 years and have worked for reputable salons. I am pleased to express my creativity as a stylists and nail tech. Please feel free to view my portfolio, to ensure that I am the perfect fit for the services needed. Visit My IG: MANE_EVENT
CNuvizion, LLC

CNuvizion, LLC

4.9Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Nickita says, "Friendly and professional " Read more
Greyss Makeup  Beauty

Greyss Makeup Beauty

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Providing Legendary Customer Service, Been Honest About Your Products and Services, Come Up With Something New

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 Alexandria hair braiding salons

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Melissa
Very professional. Excellent service. Great hair stylist.
VicSey's Hair Secret
Brianna S.
If I could give more stars I would!!! I love how she makes you feel welcomed and comfortable with her. The hair coloring process was Phenomenal! It didn't leave my hair dry She really knows what she's doing!!! I'm going to be a forever client for sure.
QueensGetGlammedToo
R. M.
The service from Chaconda was excellent. I would definitely get my hair done again at her salon. Thank you
CNuvizion, LLC
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