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Braiding, sometimes also called a weave, is a type of a human hair style. Many hair and beauty salons specialize in different styles of braiding that produce different looks. Always discuss a hairstyle with a stylist before getting started. Several terms associated with human hair braiding are listed below.

  • Relaxer – While some types of hair relaxing products are sold over the counter, it is recommend that this product be applied in a beauty salon by a professional stylist, as it uses a good deal of chemicals that can severely damage hair if not use properly. It temporarily relaxes the curls of stiff hair to make it easier for braiding, but it will have to be applied again in 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Micro Styles – The name comes from the extremely small size of the braid. The stylist weaves human hair extensions that can be the same or different colors into the natural hair. This style is good for adding length to short hair and many accessories, such as pins can be added to the hair.
  • Hair Extensions – Hair accessories that are made from from actual human hair as well as synthetic materials. They are used to lengthen natural hair. Various options abound, including clip in, sewn and weaved extensions.
  • Flat Twist – A style where the hair is twisted against the scalp and braided. The overall look is thicker than an average braid.
  • Cornrow – Somewhat similar to style to the flat twist, in that the hair is braided against the scalp. However, in the cornrow style the hair is kept in straight lines and is not twisted.
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    Essa's African Hair Braiding
    3880 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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    (757) 306-4088
    User Review: "I love what they do to my hair. You can be a walkin. If you have loss hair. You will never know after there done with your..."
    B A African Hair Braiding
    700 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23502
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    (757) 461-5200
    User Review: "I have gone to get my hair in micros,boxbraids,cornrows ect here for about 4 years now! they have never done my hair wrong..."
    Anointed Touch Hair Creations
    5722 Sellger Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502
    We have skilled stylists available to make your head look great and your heart welcome. Looking for spirit filled operators. Come to us for the best in makeup, skin care and nail treatments.
    (757) 455-2848
    Penda Hair Braiding
    1820 Mizzen Ln, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    (757) 493-8012
    Braids R US
    5461 Wesleyan Dr Ste 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 552-0009
    Starz Braids
    549 Newtown Rd Ste 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 271-8494
    Authentic Hair Braiding
    5514 Keydet Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 852-3520
    Queen African Hair Braiding
    800 Baker Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 961-0444
    Weave Masters New York
    649 Newtown Rd Ste 114, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 450-2004
    Angels Touch Braiding Studio
    821 Sunnyside Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 644-6977
    African Hair Braiding
    5329 E Virginia Beach Blvd Ste C, Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 455-5847
    B A African Hairbraiding
    410 Briar Hill Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 461-5200
    African Discount Hair Brading
    956 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 248-0453
    for Your Glorybeauty Salon
    6154 Sewells Point Rd, Norfolk, VA 23513
    (757) 858-2282
    Mandingo Hair Braiding
    2700 Azalea Garden Rd Ste C, Norfolk, VA 23513
    (757) 852-2279

    Salon braiding is generally sought out by mostly women, however some men also enjoy braided hair styles. Many beauty salons tend to specialize in this type of styling technique. Commonly, many of these beauty salons also offer light perms and also hair relaxation treatments. The treatments that make the hair curlier are perms, and treatments that straighten the hair out are referred to as relaxing treatments. Historically, braiding has only been popular in African cultures, but it has become more common among other cultures. Hair style braiding specialists offer numerous styles. For example, cornrows are the kind of braid that runs across the person's head from front to back. Twist braids look like natural dreadlocks. Micro braids are very small braids that blend into the natural hair. Hair extensions are commonly used with micro braids. Braiding with an extension is sometimes also called weaving. These salons also sell accessories and products designed to properly care for braided hair. Accessories may include clasps and pins. Beauty salons may also sell wigs that simulate the various braided styles. They offer advice on hair care and maintenance. Stylists, obviously, also cut and color hair and sell salon quality supplies and products. Prices vary, depending on the style and what other stylist work that needs to be done. Although braiding is primarily offered to women, some men seek professional braiding services, especially for special occasions. Most of the complicated and tight braiding styles are designed to improve the look of and take advantage of the particular qualities of hard to style hair. Men often seek braiding services, generally cornrows. Products used in braiding include hairsprays, hair pins, and needles and glue for weaving.
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