Authentic African Hair Braiding
Stylists in San Antonio
Maximizing Your African Hair Braiding Experience
African hair braiding offers the ideal fast, affordable, low maintenance solution to those seeking fast yet elegant styles without excessive maintenance costs.
Braids were once used to represent ethnicity, age, kinship or other aspects of identity; now their intricate details, boldness and versatility makes them highly desired and sought-after by men and women alike.
African braids come with multiple styling possibilities so no matter your preferences (from simple effortless styles to more complicated intricate ones requiring additional time), African braids offer plenty of choices!
At Virgo Hair Braiding Salon of San Antonio, our specialty lies in authentic African hair braiding with various types of braids to choose from. Let our experienced professionals assist in getting you the most from your African braids; book an appointment now so that they’re styled by knowledgeable experts who know exactly what they’re doing!
Check Out the Variety of African Hair Braids We Offer
African hair braiding offers a range of styles that last weeks or even months, such as:
When it comes to getting the most out of your African hair braiding service in San Antonio, you can rely on our experience, skill, and expertise. For any further inquiries, feel free to call us at (210) 596-2909 or book an appointment using our online form; we will respond at our earliest convenience.
Hiring a professional vs DIY:
|Professional Braiding||DIY Braiding|
|Expertise and Knowledge – Professionals at a salon have been trained and are experienced in handling different types of hair. They can identify the best braiding technique for your hair type.||Limited Knowledge and Experience – DIY braiding may not yield the best results if you are not well-versed with the braiding technique suitable for your hair type.|
|Variety of Styles – At a salon, you can choose from numerous styles as professionals are equipped to handle different styles.||Limited Styles – DIY braiding might limit you to the styles that you can comfortably do yourself.|
|Time Efficient – Getting your hair braided by a professional is usually faster because they have the skill and experience.||Time Consuming – Braiding your own hair can be a lengthy process, especially if you are not experienced.|
|Hair Health – Professionals can help maintain the health of your hair by using the appropriate techniques and products.||Potential for Hair Damage – If you’re not careful, DIY braiding can lead to hair breakage or scalp damage.|
|Stress-free – You can relax and enjoy the service.||Potentially Stressful – Braiding your own hair can be tiring and difficult, especially when dealing with the back of your head or more complex styles.|
Getting the most out of your sessions
To maximize the benefit of your African hair braiding appointment in San Antonio, we suggest following these guidelines:
We usually believe that our clients already have a style in mind. It is even better if you can bring a picture or sketch along. At the same time, it is important to realize that you can never look exactly the same as in the picture. We would like you to keep the following points in mind:
- Different stylists braid differently and use different hair and techniques
- Your hair and head shape can be different from that of the person in the picture. For example, your hair can be thicker, longer, thinner, shorter, softer, coarser, or straighter.
Whatever your style preferences, we can make your hair braids look perfect on you.
You will be surprised how much of a difference this simple tip can make. Usually, you will have to request for our braider to wash your hair before braiding, weaving, or twisting. Having a clean and dry hair can make the process better for everyone.
African hair braiding in San Antonio can be done at most salons; if you have a preferred curl or kink for your twists, feel free to bring them along – otherwise, we have everything necessary for fulfilling all of your style requirements.
Once you have gotten your African hair braids, it is important to take proper care of them. Our hair stylists will suggest many tips to maintain your braids in great shape. Some of these tips include:
- Using a satin scarf to tie your hair when sleeping.
- Washing your hair with plain water and rub your scalp with your fingertips. Blow dry your hair by choosing the ‘cool’ setting.
- Using the right wax if you want to extend your hairstyle’s lifespan. The wax makes your hair matte and at times dry. This requires moisturizing your scalp.
The cost of getting African braids depends on a lot of different factors. For more information on the general costs that influence these braids, see our recent post, “How much does African hair braiding cost in 2023“, or reach out to us for an estimate for what you’re looking for, by giving us a call at (210) 596-2909 or filling out our online form.