8 of the Best Hair Braiding Salons in NYC
Looking to get your braids popping for the summer? Check out our list of eight of the best hair braiding salons in New York.
NEW YORK CITY—Last week, we highlighted the standout braids, twists, and faux locs that we've seen around Brooklyn, but, truly, there are beautiful people rocking awe-worthy braids in all five boroughs.
There are plenty hairdressers around the city, but not all are created equal. Not only do we want our braids to look fresh, but we also want our hair to be treated with care and love in order to get the most out of protective styling.
We want to help you find the right hairdresser to cater to your specific hair needs! Below, is a list 10 hair salons and hair braiders in New York to try out, if you're looking for banging braids this summer.
Location: 1019 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208
This colorful shop is owned by Susy Oludele, who's done hair for Beyoncé, Solange, Zoë Kravitz and more. She spoke with us in April, about how she's managed to find success in the hair industry.
@hairbysusy & @nnescorner did a dope tutorial on this look. BRAIDS and beads are in this summer! We used @ohyeshairllc Braiding hair in color 350. Head over to @hairbysusy to see more inspo & @nnescorner for the tutorial swipe left
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Location: 360 W 125th Street, Suite 2, New York, NY 10027
Harlem is the epicenter of African hair braiding and this salon is located right between Morning Side Ave and St. Nicholas Ave. They specialize in Senegalese twists at an affordable price.
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Location: 080 Fulton Street, Suite 5, Brooklyn, NY 11238
This salon specialized in braids and natural hair care. If you wanted your hair to be treated with some tender love and care, Ancestral Strands Studio is the place for you. Their intricate cornrow patterns make for a bold, summertime look.
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Location: 5 Henry Street, Passaic, NJ 07055
Located in neighboring, New Jersey, this salon has hosted the likes of Wale and Travis Scott, and delivers neat, detail-oriented designs.
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Location: 995 Fox Street, Bronx, NY 10459
Yacine African Hair Braiding is a great stop if you're looking for skilled and reliable hair braiders in the Bronx.
Come visit us, we are open Sunday-Sunday!
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Location: 245 5th Ave, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10016
If you're looking for some star treatment (and have the money to dish out), Redway is your stylist. Her celebrity clientele includes Uzo Aduba, Alek Wek, Yara Shahidi, Naomi Campbell and many more.
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Location: 153 Euclid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208
This one-stop shop will give you the fabulous, braids, twists or faux locs you're looking for at an affordable price.
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Location: 400 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Located on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, Khamit Kinks offers creative looks that "help support vitality and growth." They've got you covered on any natural hair style you can imagine.