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Top 20 Salons for Braids
Here's our pick for the top salons for braids.

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  1. The Hair Establishment

    The Hair Establishment

    376 High Street , Northcote 3070
    (72)
    Treat yourself to a revitalising experience and a whole new look from highly experienced stylists, at The Hair Establishment on Northcote’s High Street.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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  2. Carpe Diem Studio

    Carpe Diem Studio

    398 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054
    (46)
    Carpe Diem Studio focuses on enhancing customers’ natural features. Transform your look with hair extensions, spray tans, waxing, skin and lash treatments.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  3. Zigbis Hair & Beauty

    Zigbis Hair & Beauty

    261 Hume Street , South Toowoomba 4350
    (75)
    Zigbis Hairstylist is a leading Toowoomba name for exceptional hairstyling with two gorgeous salons and serious commitment to high quality customer service.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  4. Lux & Co

    Lux & Co

    540 Derrimut Road (Inside Tarneit Central Shopping Centre), Tarneit 3029
    (257)
    Bad hair day? Look no further than the amazing team at Lux & Co (inside Tarneit Shopping Centre on Derrimut Road) for a phenomenal hairstyling experience!
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  5. Republika Salon - Bentleigh East

    Republika Salon - Bentleigh East

    747 Centre Road, Bentleigh East 3165
    (17)
    Republika Salon is a leading salon in Bentleigh. Using only natural and organic products, Republika Salon is an industry leader for environmentally friendly hair.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  6. Lavya Hair Design

    Lavya Hair Design

    Shop 12 Toowoomba Plaza / 878 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba City 4350
    (51)
    The Cut Ahead Hair Boutique is Toowoomba’s answer to professional hair styling for men and women at a reasonable price, offering high quality service and style to a broad clientele.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  7. Bruno Hair & Makeup

    Bruno Hair & Makeup

    329A Pacific Highway, Lindfield 2070
    (8)
    Bruno Hair & Makeup is a Lindfield boutique hair and beauty salon offering amazing styles and makeovers in the heart of the Pacific Highway.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  8. Shashi Hair Beauty & Day Spa - Parramatta

    Shashi Hair Beauty & Day Spa - Parramatta

    Shop 3003, Level 3 / Westfield Parramatta, Parramatta 2150
    (9)
    Shashi Hair Beauty & Day Spa - Parramatta is a haven of tranquility offering hairdressing services, as well as Hair Extensions, Massage and Cosmetic Tattooing.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  9. Imagery Hair & Beauty Concepts

    Imagery Hair & Beauty Concepts

    31 Ryan Street, Footscray 3011
    (5)
    Imagery Hair & Beauty Concepts is a Footscray beauty and hair salon offering styling, colouring and anti-ageing treatments.
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  10. Studio Vogue Salon - Gympie

    Studio Vogue Salon - Gympie

    210 Mary Street, Gympie 4570
    (2)
    Studio Vogue Salon is a Gympie beauty salon specializing in master makeup application and cosmetic tattooing in a modern, professional salon environment.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  11. Studio 95 Hair & Beauty

    Studio 95 Hair & Beauty

    95 Balcombe Road, Mentone 3194
    (8)
    Studio 95 Hair & Beauty is the destination for gorgeous hair! Passionate stylists offer fabulous style cuts, colours, and slick cuts for men.
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  12. Studio Vogue Salon - Noosa

    Studio Vogue Salon - Noosa

    Suite E1 / 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin 4565
    (3)
    Studio Vogue Salon is a bespoke beauty salon in Tewantin dedicated to high-quality beauty services ranging from hair styling and colouring to cosmetic tattooing, makeup application and classic beauty treatments.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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  13. Frida Hair

    Frida Hair

    3 / 306 Station Street, Fairfield 3078
    (21)
    For vibrant colours, stylish cuts and a truly unique look that allows you to express yourself, come see the talented team of passionate stylists at Frida Hair on Station Street in Fairfield.
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  14. Sheeq

    Sheeq

    52A Street Leonards Road, Ascot Vale 3032
    (48)
    Sheeq Hair in Brunswick offers a wide range of expert hair services and treatments. They're experts in hair extensions, and weave and wig services.
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  15. Desire Hair Extensions and Braids

    Desire Hair Extensions and Braids

    679 Beams Road, Carseldine 4034
    (1)
    For genuine hair extensions and flawless dreadlocks and braids that set you apart and reflect your individuality, see Podia at Desire Hair Extensions and Braids in Carseldine.
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  16. Shashi Hair & Beauty - Blacktown

    Shashi Hair & Beauty - Blacktown

    Shop 2054, Westpoint Shopping Centre , Blacktown 2148
    (1)
    Shashi Hair and Beauty - Blacktown offers a wide range of treatments including Threading, Waxing, professional Cosmetic Tattooing and glamorous Lash Extensions.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  17. Creamax Salon

    Creamax Salon

    293 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    Look good and feel amazing at Creamax Salon. The friendly team are on hand for all your hair needs, including cuts, colours or glamourous hair extensions.
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  18. Smooth Styling

    Smooth Styling

    224 Bondi Road, Bondi 2026
    Smooth Styling are famous for their fabulous blow dry. Bring out your inner glamazon with spray tanning, makeup, teeth whitening, and waxing.
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  19. Eyebrow World - Southport Park Shopping Centre

    Eyebrow World - Southport Park Shopping Centre

    7/175 Benowa Road, Southport 4215
    (2)
    Your search for the perfect brow is over - head to Eyebrow World. The salon also offers lash and brow tinting, hair styling, body art and facials.
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  20. Monroe Hair & Beauty

    Monroe Hair & Beauty

    Shop 220 Cavill Avenue (Paradise Shopping Centre), Surfers Paradise 4217
    (1)
    Monroe Hair & Beauty is home to a great team of hair stylists and beauticians. Together they create precision cuts, rich colour, glam makeup and perfect brows!
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Hair Braids & Hair Braiding Styles

Truth be told, humans have been braiding their hair - and beards - for thousands of years, all around the world. It never really went OUT of fashion but now, thanks to popular media, it is very much IN fashion.

All thanks to Game of Thrones! There's nothing like a hit TV show to start a craze, and those GOT girls have been totally rocking the braid!

Daenerys, Cersei, Sansa and, of course, Khaleesi are the queens of the braid. So much so, that women - and possibly men - have been rushing into salons, demanding the GOT look. There are online tutorials on the subject, even ticket-only workshops!

Ancient Braids

The earliest ever braid was created around 30,000 years ago. And there's proof - a figurine of a woman, the Venus of Willendorf, made between 28,000 and 25,000 BC. She appears to have braids. So, too, does the Venus of Brassempouy, made 25,000 years ago.

From then on, braids seem to be everywhere, especially during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Many people today choose braids because they are neat, tidy, and easy to care for, and there was probably an element of that way back when also. But braided hair was also a form of communication. How a woman wore her braid depicted whether she was single, married or a widow.

The type of braid also identified what tribe you were from and your social status. We're guessing it could get a little confusing at times!

African Braids

Africa has long been associated with hair braiding, and some of the designs are amazingly intricate. Again, these were used to communicate your tribe, age, marital status, social status, wealth, religion, and more.

In some ways, nothing much has changed. Braiding was seen as a social activity, where the women and children gathered and spent hours braiding and talking. It's much the same now, except we go to a salon and probably enjoy a latte while we're there! But there is still the social element to the event.

Braids come in all shapes and sizes, from the traditional plait, to intricate weaves and cornrows. Some people believe that plaiting or braiding encourages hair growth. This may not be true, but wearing your hair in braids does protect it.

Braids Protect Your Hair

Braiding reduces everyday wear and tear on your hair, so you tend not to damage it as much. And because it isn't being brushed and combed all the time, there is less breakage. However, don't braid your hair too tightly, as this can cause damage.

This also raises the question of how long you should keep your braids in. Some experts say 12 weeks in the cut-off. After that, you should take the braids out, and let your hair 'breathe' for a while before re-braiding. During the break, it's recommended you book in for a cut and intense conditioning treatment.

Braids certainly are low maintenance, which makes them brilliant for holidays, or the beach. Smooth over a protective leave-in conditioner, and you'll vastly reduce damage done by the sun and sea. Be sure to rinse in fresh water at the end of the day and spritz regularly with conditioner.

Decorate Your Braid

There's a lot of choice when you braid your hair. Choose from box braids, Ghana braids, jumbo braids, or how about Senegalese twists? Or you might prefer partial braids, inspired by Game of Thrones.

You can also decorate your braids with braid cuffs, hair jewellery, and beads. There's no end to what you can do. And everyone will know what to get you for your next birthday too!

As with most things in life, there is a right way, and a wrong way to braid. For the best results - and care of your hair - we recommend going to a salon that does a lot of braiding. You'll find plenty right here on Bookwell.