Ask Afrobella — Seeking Natural Hair Salons

Here’s an Ask Afrobella question that I’m gonna need you all to help me answer. Ready? Here goes…

Hello Afrobella,

First, let me start off by letting you know how much I really respect you as a Woman, Journalist, & Fellow Afrobella! I really appreciate your point of view. Please know that you have filled a missing void in the natural community. Which brings me to my request. I don’t know if this idea has crossed your mind or maybe it’s a work in progress. Nevertheless ,I would really a be grateful if you could write about one or all of the following topics:

1. A list of Natural Hair Salons located in Major Cities and/ or States.

2. A review of Natural Hair Salons located in Major Cities and/ or States.

3. Create a forum for Afrobellas to list and make referrals to natural hair care salons that satisfied them.

Please, note that when I say natural hair care salon. I’m not talking about a salon that thinks a press and curl is the only way to style natural hair! I’m talking about a place that can cut, treat, shingle, coil, finger style etc.

Granted you have supplied us with awesome product recommendations to take care of our own hair. But, sometimes we would like a little TLC from and trained professional who knows how to care for and style natural hair.

I would be grateful if you could write about natural hair salons. I feel that info on this topic would fill another missing void within the natural community. I currently live in New York City of all places and I don’t know where to go!

I Thank you in advance for allowing me to make this request.

God Bless, Cece

I actually wrote back to CeCe and thanked her for her brilliant suggestion, but I must say, this is an especially daunting Ask Afrobella for me. Those of you who have been reading for a while might remember my Hairdresser Horrors post. I’ve dealt with many a bad salon, and as a result, I hardly EVER go to the hairdresser. Last time I went was to the fabulous Larramy for my curl cut back in May! I loved my experience with Larramy, but I also agree with CeCe — there is something special about meeting a professional hairdresser who actually has your hair texture. There’s a feeling of security from knowing that the person you’re paying to style your ‘do knows exactly how to treat your tresses from personal experience, and there is also a significant satisfaction that comes from supporting businesses within the black community.

After I said to myself, fire burn that fancy Aveda place where they sate you with tea then load you up with overpriced, don’t-work-for-your-texture products you’re expected to buy (pardon me for venting Aveda fans, I obvs had a very lame experience there) — I spent quite a while searching for a natural hair salon within 30 miles of my residence. And as far as I knew (longtime Miami natives, please correct me if I am wrong) — I was fresh outta luck. The best natural hair salon in the area was all the way up in Fort Lauderdale….until September 30, when Natural Trend Setters opened a Miami branch!

Their locations in Tamarac and Delray Beach were already the must-visit locations for a variety of well-known local afrobellas, including hostess with the mostess Ingrid B, gorgeous 99 Jamz DJs Supa Cindy and K/ Foxx — early Afrobella readers might remember my interview with her. K. Foxx told me about NTS back then, and I finally got around to visiting a whole year later. And finally, I’m writing about it two months after visiting the place. Jeez, I am such a slacker.

Natural Trend Setters has a big reputation in south Florida. Stunning sister stylists Simone and Trudy Hylton are like walking advertisements for their craft — their hair is ON POINT. Their opening event was such a warm, welcoming, family affair. The salon merged with the Yellow Moon Day Spa in Liberty City, a pretty gritty part of Miami. Owner Rick Spence explained that the location was key — “We wanted to set an example. We’re trying to erase that negative vibe and create a social vibe.” Part of the social vibe will be a cafe and lounge area at the front, where they will host spoken word poetry and live music in the evenings. The salon is attached to the large front space, and it’s seriously gorgeous. Bright and plush and very welcoming. At the back is the spa, and they’ve got pretty, private rooms where they offer massages and waxing as well. The event was covered by the Broward Times, so you can read more about their services there, or click here.

At the opening reception I met some really cool local bellas, including Brigitte, owner of Brown Olive Natural Skin Care — I got to smell and sample some of her products and they rock!

And the beautiful bella you see pictured here is JoAnn Sampson, a gorgeous grandmother who participates in the Senior Olympics! Click here to read her story, and be as inspired as I was. I chatted with JoAnn for a while and she told me all about staying fit past 60, and being a senior Olympian. Amazing. JoAnn is a regular client at NTS and frequently models in their natural hair shows, as well.

I haven’t yet had the opportunity to come to Natural Trend Setters, but I plan to go get my hair done and write a review soon. Twists, anyone?

This is my first step to answering CeCe’s question. I don’t know thing 1 about creating a forum for discussion, first of all…. I’d love to start something like that next year when I do a big site redesign. For now, all I can do is write about the places I know of and ask you to tell me about your favorite hairdresser so we can spread the love. Seems like a good place to start, right?

Do you have a natural salon you absolutely love in your neck of the woods? Tell me – where do you get your hair done, bellas?

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  1. I’ve yet to visit a natural salon (but i will soon to get my hair dyed), but I know that Kaya Kasper’s Naturally You! Magazine’s website has a listing of natural salons across the US. Here is the link:

    • I strongly recommend visiting Studio Sundari Salon in Montreal. It is a dreadlock specialty salon located in Montreal Canada. They specialize in all natural hair styles, dreadlocks, locs and loc extensions! They also have a specialty dreadlock hair line sold on their website. They also cater to hair loss and specialized growth treatments. They are great! Studio Sundari Salon, 6264 St. Hubert, Montreal, Canada, H2S 2M2

  2. islandgirl550 says:

    This is great!! While I live in Brooklyn, I am contemplating a move to LA to pursue my dream of TV writing. I have Locs and have asked a few friends if they know of natural haircare salons in LA… They have come up empty. Any Rastabellas in LA know of a good spot? I’m going out there in January to visit… Let me know of a good one. But while I’m here in NY I go to SOL, 80 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 2, Brooklyn to get my locs maintained.

  3. Great post! If you know of a place in DC, please let me know!

  4. check out

    Kari is the best!

  5. In LA, any self-respecting Afrobella/fella need only know two names – Leimert Park the neighborhood and Institute For Fine Braidery Arts the hair mecca. Stylist Akeem and his mom Hana are the truth:,_Los_Angeles,_California

    And for anyone looking in NYC, Tameeka Bacchus is your girl…if and only if you’re *serious* about investing (time and money) in your natural glory, you can tell her I sent you. Can’t have no flakes droppin’ my name, you feel?

  6. islandgirl550!!!! I live in LA and currently go to a place in Bellflower, which isn’t exactly in LA but about 30 min (with no traffic) south. Think Long Beach!

    Kimberly Swan works at Stylemasters Salon and is getting ready to open her new salon with partner Tonie Eisley. I will only trust my hair to these two wonderful women. Kimberly is all about the natural: twists, braids, locs, etc. She books up to 3-4 weeks in advance, cuz she is just sooooo good. Tonie can hook you up with braids too, but I go to Tonie when I want to revisit my straightened self again(with a temporary press). She also did an excellent dye job on my hair. I will post again once I know what their new salon will be called and with a number.

    here is Kim’s Website:

    Hope that helps my fellow LA afrobella’s

    PS: I’m orignally from Baltimore so if anyone has any suggestions for the Bmore/DC area please post. Thanks.

  7. I typically do my own, but some of my favorites to watch are

    Oh these are all in Philly.

    Atajmil is another, this one I’ve actually been to but they do not have a site, they are listed on the Naturally You website already mentioned tho, I believe they all are actually.

  8. anyone know of any GOOD places in the newark/irvington area of jersey??

  9. Na’klectic Salon in Baltimore is the best. Great atmosphere, professional environment. They also use wonderful organic products. They helped me with my transition – – but be forewarned, only a few of the stylists deal with transitioning hair.

  10. Great post! Is there anything in the ATL like that?

  11. That indeed was a great question. However I wish there were places in Canada especially In the Toronto area where there are natural beauty salons. I’m getting the idea that I would have to fly/drive to NYC to get something done. If I asked if you are aware of places over here or you know anyone who might know, is that asking for too much?
    Oh Wow, I’m glad i found this site… its going to be on my go to dailies link section…

  12. Does anyone know of any AFFORDABLE natural hair salons in NYC?? I have 3c hair, and I have just begun wearing my hair in its natural state (I usually head to the Dominicans for a wash/set & blow dry for bone straight hair, and let them trim my ends). Normally I wear my hair curly during the summer, but Im trying something different. I know I need to have my ends clipped on a regular basis but I dont want to have to endure the wash/set and blowdrying just b/c I need a trim.

  13. Kari and Mahogany Hair Revolutions is in LA. A few blocks from the Beverly Center.

  14. Ms. Bella –

    That request does seem like a tall order to fill. I would hate to see you held/named responsible for another Bella’s horrible hair story. I would suggest going to the Miss Jessie’s sight and looking at their list of retail locations to see if there is one in your state/city. A lot of the salon’s listed (not all but a lot) have owners or tenants that have and treat natural hair. That is how I hooked up with Good Hair Salon in Seattle, WA which specializes in locs, twist, coils, etc. Be sure to set up an appointment to visit the salon, view pictures and inquire about the products that they use and encourage you to buy for at home maintenance. I know from experience that one woman’s trash (stylist) can be another woman’s treasure (stylist). I have had friends that swore their stylist hooked them up and kept their hair healthy, but after I “interviewed” them at one of those scheduled visits, I knew she was not comin’ no where near these puffs. Ladies (and gents) do some research and keep hope alive!

  15. I second Kari at Mahogany Hair in L.A. She used to be at another salon and just opened her own place. She is GREAT. Really smart about hair care.

  16. I’ve just started locs. My stylist is Nefer at:
    Hairlocking Salon
    349 Marion Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11233

    Some other salons in the NYC area are:
    91 Hanson Place
    Brooklyn, NY
    (on the back of 4W Circle)

    Nubian Heritage
    155-03 Jamaica Avenue
    Jamaica, Queens. 11432

    And most notably,
    Khamit Kinks
    327 Gold Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Brooklyn seems to have the largest number of natural hair care salons. There was a natural hair show that took place this summer at the African Arts Festival, showcasing the natural styles of many of the area’s salons.

  17. I belive Oh My Nappy Hair, has a salon in ATL.
    There are several places in Oakland, CA – Handz, Nappy Or Not, Oh My Nappy Hair just to name a few off the top.

  18. I do not have natural hair but a few of my friends love this place here in houston called

    Uncle Funkys Daughter

    here is the link

    I hear they get white girls in there all the time.

  19. I absolutely love, love love Na’Klectic Hair LLC of Baltimore. Check them out at Nice vibe, great products, great stylists.

  20. In ATlanta I have heard of good things about a salon called Urbanbella. I have also heard that they were expensive sut haven’t trie dthem yest so I can’t confirm or deny this. Their info is:
    141 W. Wieuca Rd Suite 202A,
    Atlanta, GA 30342

  21. This was an EXCELLENT question and something that has plagued me as of late. . .

    It is so hard to find a natural hair salon — especially if you DO NOT have locs. Locs seem to be the style du jour and other than that you’re out of luck.

    I’m in NYC and the quantity may be there in greater #rs than that of another area but QUALITY is another story. . Like I made an appointment the other day so excited and ended up being in someone’s apartment building. . . and their prices where cheaper but not exactly cheap. Or I have to go to somewhere with an excellent reputation but the prices are SOOOO steep not to mention what is with the BUILT IN consultation fee?? Or NO WALK-INS policies??

    I think I’m just gonna continue to try to DIY — cause it is just too much!!

  22. For those in the DC/MD/VA area like me, Miko Branch, one half of the Branch sisters behind Miss Jessie’s, has set up shop in downtown DC. She only works by appointment and can be contacted via her info on
    This haircare is at the higher end of the price range but you can work it so that you go only semi-annually and it is worth it!

  23. Peace and Blessings Bella!

    I’m in the CLeveland area and I’m attempting to transition again and would LOVE to know if anyone out there knows of any salons that could me out. Much appreciated in advance.

  24. The thing about natural hair salons is that the prices are often outrageous. I’d love to get my hair done in a salon, but when I think of shelling out $60 for what I can do just as well in 2 hours and a little elbow grease, I just end up doing it myself.

    If you absolutely can’t do hair, like my sister, then go to a salon. Otherwise, do it yourself. Most “natural hair” salons just charge too much.

  25. Born and raised NY’er and I would have to say Khamit Kinks is great. I hear that they have moved from around Chambers St in Lower Manhattan and they are back in BKLYN now.I know that the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area probably has some excellent salons as well.
    Now that I live in ATL, Oh My Nappy Hair is my spot. I’ve only ordered products from Urbanbella (and have been satisfied)but I think now they actually do have a salon.

  26. DC Suggestion:
    I started my natural hair journey about 5 months ago and it has been tough. I’m choosing the longer route of maintaining my length and trimming regularly. I started going to Portfolio on U. St, but it takes a minimum of 4 hours out of my day. So I lucked up and found Natural-Shapes through a friend and they are GREAT for all around hair-care. Check them out here > – they are located at 1923 NY Ave NW.

    ~Peace & Love…

  27. DevaSTing Natural Diva says:

    Although, Kari Williams at Mahogany Revolution in LA has already gotten a couple of mentions, I could not let this opportunity to add my 2cents about this very talented sista pass me by. Not only is she getting her Doctorate in Trichology, the science dealing with the study of the hair and its diseases, but she has a passion and knowledge for natural hair/haircare that is amazing. To add to this, she is a beautiful warm spirit, and her 10 minute scalp massage that she gives prior to all of her treatments is truly to die for. Check her out, you won’t be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. I have taken care of my natural hair for years when I lived in upstate NY, but I am now in Chicago and looking for someone to help me along. Any suggestions for Chi-town…..

  29. I go to and recommend Kamaria Creations in Albuquerque, New Mexico…Home of the Natural Hair Revolution! LOL!

  30. Lawanda at Simply Devine in Woodland Ca is a natural hair freak. She also does the traditional stuff (perms, weaves, flat irons etc., a girls gotta make a living) but she is honest to her clients and encourages her girls to be as natural and healthy.

    117 W Main St # 28
    Woodland, CA 95695
    (530) 668-9550

  31. Braids and Dreds in Richmond, VA. They’ve been in the business for YEARS and have been featured in most of the prominent African American magazines, both hair- and non-hair related. Their site is Check ‘em out!

    If you happen to be in the Metro DC area, Camille Robbins’ Noire Design Concepts in Silver Spring, MD, is also a great salon. Their site is …and Camille’s a real sweetie!

  32. HaitianRoots says:

    @MBG and others looking for spots in Chi-town. I’ve been taking care of my own hair (and sisters) for ever, but I did find a woman named Sherrie who works at Roots to Wings which is in Oak Park. And if anybody’s hands get tired, I do loc maintenance, two-strand twists, and flat twist, etc. whenever I can. If you want more information just let me know. Currently in between jobs so my avaibility is pretty open.

  33. Great question…great post. I recently moved to San Diego from New York and its been rough trying to take care of my natural hair out here. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

  34. I, too, live in San Diego and can’t find a natural hair salon for the life of me. Please help. Thank you.

  35. In Chicago, you can try Why Knot, a natural hair salon located in the West Loop. They are really good and offer great prices.

  36. I had a really good natural hairstylist. His name was Hassan. He was located on Chicago’s East side of near Stony Island. I have been going to him for ten years and just lately I have not seen him in in months. He just dissappraed. I miss him and he has a unqiue way of styling locks. He said” I have a passion for locked hair. He never used precon gels, or clips just oil and water. Has anyone seen him or can you recommend someone in Chicago or a near by suburb that can do locks. p.s. $60.00 is not a lot of money to maintain locks on your own. I think that it is resonable.

  37. Ohsoluvlee says:

    South is never well represented so I must give HUGE props to Indigo at Najhammadi Beauty Salon here in Memphis, TN…

    Najhammadi Beauty Salon
    4560 Elvis Presley Blvd.
    Memphis, TN 38116
    901/ 398-5070

    Indigo is the brains behind all the beautiful twists, locks and fro’s in the Memphis Metro area.

  38. Natural Hair Care Salon In Atlanta Georgia

  39. Are there any good natural hair places in Jacksonville, FL? I need a trim desperately.

  40. Try Latisea- salon 904 264-6949 cell 904 651-9790. She’s on wells rd in orange park.

  41. I’m living in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area, and currently looking for Natural Hair Salons in the Detroit and/or surrounding areas. I’m ready to transition from perm’d to chemical-free hair, but aside from people who work out of their homes, I haven’t found a reparable professional stylist.

    Any help is greatly needed and appreciated! Thanks!!

  42. Try checking out there is a pretty good State By State listing of salons.

    I think alot of salons need to advertise more. Besides that there needs to be MORE DEMAND in order that there will be MORE NATURAL STYLISTs.

    The more we MEETUP the more we can share knowledge, interests, suggestions and advice. Word of mouth is always the best. Check out to find your nearest Natural Hair MEETUP or start your own. Gather together and share like interest.

    If you are in middle Tennessee hope to see you at one of my events :P

  43. Rochelle says:

    I leave in the Detroit area and I’m looking for a professional to dye my locks.I have tryed someone and really like her work, but unfortunately she is unavailable or is slow to call you back when trying to schedule an appointment every eight weeks….

  44. Does anyone know a natural hair salon across the sea in Australia. Due to despiration i have made an appointment to go to a salon where they are pushing the press and curl and chemically straightenting why do they think permed hair is better. I am even trying another salon which only uses Aveda products umm… at least they are not pushing chemicals just seems to be a bit over priced. Anyway i will keep you posted but Afrobella if you have heard of any salons my side let me know i am deseprate for some TLC for my hair.

  45. Update. I went to the press and curl salon after an hour of trying to convince the hairdresser that ‘no i dont want to relax/texturise/curly kit my hair ‘ and ‘yes i am sure i want to stay natural’. The man cut my ends and led me in the right direction in terms of why my hair was so thin and grey looking yes ladies “GREY”. The sad thing is the man worked wonders with my hair deep conditioned and styled with hot tongs i just love the versitility of natural hair! Anyway i would go back in a heart beat the man is fantastic, he would let me know if i am heading in the right direction in termsd of maintenance BUT and that is a big one i would love for the natural haters to stop trying to convert us as if we have been standing under the Sun too long and require some tough advise – relaxer is the only way to have soft manageable hair baby….

  46. For all who are looking for natural hair salon in Chicago. There’s a really quaint & cozy hair studio in the South Suburbs, that has 2 stylists. (Jamal & Nagena) Jamal has been in the business for over 10 years and owned Why Knot for 5 years. He now has a shop on the east side of Chicago but has another shop in the South Suburbs where Nagena is the stylist there. Nagena has been in the business for 7 years. They specialize in numerous techniques, very reasonable with the price, and are flexible with appointments. Check out their contact info on and Or just hit my link and i’ll give you their info. Peace

  47. Kings & Queens Natural Hair Studio
    826 E. 155th St
    Phoenix, IL 60426
    Nagena (773)951-6704
    Jamal (708)323-8260

  48. Help! I’m looking for a natural hair care salon in the south suburbs of chicago.

  49. 2bnatural says:

    Lockstar in Charlotte,NC. Their website is

  50. If your in the Los Angeles area looking for Natural Hair Care please contact Natural Intentions by Kimberly at The Hair Zone 17619 1/4 Clark Ave. Bellflower Ca.90706 (562) 804-7929. specialzing in Natural hair styling, locs, loc extentions, twist, braids and more.

  51. Going Natural can be a liberating experience for many women. Partnering with a professional who provides signature services, plant based beauty solutions and exceptional client care can make all difference.

    Check out the article 5 ways to find the right Natural Stylist

  52. Just an update re: a natural hair salon in the first coast or Jacksonville, Florida area. Try TRU Roots. They may be contacted via e-mail at: Websites: or Telephone (904) 389-0848. There you can begin or continue to celebrate your natural beauty!

  53. Is there a place in chicago that I can call or make an appointment

  54. I just wanted to leave you my info i own the first natural hair salon in montreal canada since 2002,its a slow revolution down here but people are seeking an alternative finally to wear their hair natural .

    • HEllo Jackie,

      I am looking for a sisterlocks consultant in Montreal, let me know if you are certified or a trainee. If not, Can you please refer me to someone who does and maintain siserlocks ?

      Thank you

  55. Hello My name is Tameeka, I am a natural hair specialist and a licenced hair stylist for the last ten years, I currently work at a Christo fifth avenue, which is a salon that specializes in Curly hair textures. At Christo fifth ave, I specialize in caring for all African American and Mixed hair textures, anything from loose to tight and kinky.My salon has its own botanical product line and caters to curly hair 24-7,I my self, as well as the rest of the curlisto team are geared toward educating the public on and about curly hair and natural hair textures, to find ot more about more about my self (Tameeka) and my salon (Christo fifth ave) you may visit our website at and go on to citysearch to read our many reviews.Hope you will find it useful, We are looking forward to hearing from you soon. Tameeka~ Senior curl specialist.

  56. My name is Adio Akil I am the creator of Praises Enterprises an all natural personal body care product line. Praises Products has been around for
    over 25 years. I, Adio Akil am one of the creators of the ethnic product industry in America before before before. I am always both interested to talk and listen to suggestions on how we can continue to strentghen and empower ourselves into the future. I may be reached at 786-314-3692 or 404-752-9319.

  57. When I lived in New York (I am in Los Angeles now), the stylist I went to for four years was a woman named Oloyade and her business is called Ancestral Roots Afrikan Loc Groomers. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She used to have a salon in Fort Greene but when I was last going to her, she was working out of her home in Flatbush. She charged me $60 a visit and that included washing, a herbal rinse, steam treatment and palm rolling.

    Her telephone number is 718-856-0819.

  58. I was a customer of Simone’s at Natural Trendsetters in Miami, Florida. My hair is locked and thinning. My first visit was in the Ft. Lauderdale’s salon. Simone was very friendly and promising. She made me feel like she knew her stuff and she was very confident. She advised me that she would add hair onto my locks with the next app’t in Miami. While I was there at the Ft. Lauderdale’s salon she washed and styled my locks beautifully, within 3 hours I was done. About a month later I had an app’t again at the Miami’s salon on 7th avenue. Simone was 1 1/2 late, which I didn’t make a big deal out of, because I was going to be her first customer, so it shouldn’t take me long, so I thought. It took Simone over 6 1/2 hours to do my hair, because she continued to put me to the side and do her friends hair from 99 jamz and others. Then when she was done, she said “Oh, I forgot to tell you the price” and she charged me an astronomical amount. I had to remind her that I had already given her a deposit for the add on hair. She just looked at me and walked away, without even saying thank you. I am currently seeking someone else to do my hair. Simone was very unprofessional. She even told me that I couldn’t use my cell phone in there, when I saw others using their cell phones.

  59. Hair Today Hair Tomorrow is the place to come to get one on one hair care. If you are already wearin it all natural, growin out of your relaxer, Wearin a wig until it grows back, Needing some style and hair care tips call today for you appointment in the heart of West Oakland CA. (510) 452-0942

  60. monica coleman says:

    I live in Jacksonville,Fl and I can’t find any good hatural hair stylist for the Air Fro people I runn into can do locks and things like that,but if you have natural hair it seems like you really on your own so I’ve been doing my hair myself. I see TRU ROOTS,I going to try them, I just hope it is not another place that the main attention is lock and twist. I will gave a update when I go, I wishing for the best.

  61. Thanks for the post! My beautician kind of vanished so I’ve been trying to do my own hair. And now it’s a mess! Does anybody know of a good natural hair care beautician in the Midlothian or Richmond, VA area. I need someone to be able to press it, twist it, and give me a cute cut. Cuz my hair is jacked up! I need the Someone multi talented. Help!!!

  62. Okay, I’m in Detroit….and after reading all of these lovely post on great natural stylist in LA, Chicago, etc., I’m still looking for one in Detroit. I think for most people in Detroit “natural stylist” means styling locks. I don’t have locks and I am not looking to get any (No offense to those sisters that are wearing locks…it’s just not for me). I’m trying to find someone who can style my hair in a naturally beautiful style while letting the chemicals grow out of it? Is that possible? or do I have wear a wig? or fly to New York or Chicago or Atlanta? or is what I’m asking for simply not available? Can someone please help?

  63. Please Help…Looking for a shop that does Natural Hair on the southside of Chicago.

  64. I live in Harlem and am very interested in the more AFFORDABLE but high quality salons and even stylists who work out of home located in either Manhattan, Brooklyn,or the Bronx…I am personally interested in finding a place that does locs (preferably interlocking in addition to the more traditional palm rolling, steam treatments, and good overall natural hair care that does not use heavy waxes or butters and has a professional clean vibe)

    I appreciate all of the listings so far and look forward to seeing more….I think the smaller lesser known places need to be advertised more often b/c it seems like only the locals from Brooklyn know the best affordable locations while those of us living in other boroughs or out of state only hear about the larger pricey Natural Hair Care Salons is true..word of mouth is best …If I discover some noteworthy affordable places/stylists, I will pass the word on right here!

  65. Anybody know of any natural salons in Dallas, TX?

  66. I am considering transitioning from locs to just natural unlocked hair. BUT finding someone who can style has been a challenge. Any suggestions? I can style my own hair if I find some pictures or ideas of nice professional looks. I do not want to go from locs to braids or just straighten (though i will most likely have the Dominicans blow it out) nor wear a Fro.
    I’d love to find a shop in NYC or ATL which can help me with keeping it cut and suggest some styles.
    Please post any suggestions ladies! Thanks,

  67. Looking for a natural hair salon, in Little Rock, Arkansas

  68. I am looking for a natural hair salon in Atlanta/Decatur/Dekalb county GA. Not Urbanbella, I also hear they do good but are way too expensive. I called them and it would have been $180 to wash curl and cut my hair. I for one do NOT have that kind of money.

  69. I’m in NY and I see a lot of posts for places that care for locs, twists, etc. but how about natural, loose hair? I’ve heard too many negatives about Miss Jessie’s. Does ANYONE know ANY other hair salons, stylist who can trim, cut and color natural loose hair?

  70. I am looking for a natural sytlist who is certified in sisterlocks in the Houston area.

  71. I am looking for a natural hair stylist in Memphis. Please help.


    JRATIH LOCS :1-619-721-0745

  73. Cecelia says:

    Im looking for a salon in cincinnat, oh


    Philadelphia, PA

    Because I think Duafe’s is overhyped and overpriced. The stylist here are down to earth and they get you in and get you out. If I wanted to spend my life in a salon I could have kept my perm.

  75. Reading all the comments was so refreshing I felt here are women that feel my pain. I need help!!!!! Looking for a reasonable Natural hair care specialist that can work wonders a beauticain that can do it all triming natural hair, braiding,and coloring in Balto. Md. Balto. City. You will have a customer for life, I am willing to pay the cost for excellent results. Email me at Please Please Thank You sincerely

  76. To all that are interested June 19th is considered “Freedom Day” and is celebrated in states like Texas and others. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. It had taken Texes two years to get the news, June 19,1865. Why do you think it took so long? Could it be that they were looking for natural hair care beauticians or hair stylists? Because it taking me just as long to find help for my natural hair.
    I will be waiting.

  77. I am the owner of A Natural Affair In Memphis Tn. I wanted to send this info out to those who are seeking a full service natural hair salon in the Memphis Tn area. Contact info is 901-859-1113.

  78. We are a full service natural hair salon located in the greater detroit metropolitan area. Braids, cornrows, locks, twists, twistouts, wet sets, color, cuts, interlock, latch locks, press, etc. BTW the lady in black looks like the 2008 natural hair 1st place winner from the world health and beauty show atlanta 2008.

  79. Hi Afrobella,
    I am desperately looking for a natural hair care salon or stylist for my younger sister in the greater Little Rock area. I hope that you can please help with this. Thanks

  80. KrispieKreame says:

    I am also looking for a natural hair care salon in Oklahoma City, OK

  81. I am looking for a reasonable natural hair stylist to transition with in the Houston TX area. I would like someone who does not have you in the shop all day with reasonable prices.

  82. Hi, can anyone recommend a loctician in the Newark, NJ area? Positive atmosphere, of course, and preferably someone with natural hair and reasonable prices. In-home and salon recommendations greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  83. Just moved to Pittsburgh and I’d really like to grow out my hair but there doesn’t seem to be very many good salons here. Judging by the locals’ hair, I am very skeptical about the salons in the area. Most girls have relaxers/weaves or braids. I started growing out in January and really need a good natural hair care salon. Please help…

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  85. Ebonee Shelton says:

    Owner of Naturally You Salon in Nashville, TN. I love natural hair. I’ve been sporting mine all my life except for two years, can’t knock it til you try it. I love teaching women how empowering, simple, and cost effective, it is to maintain their own naturally beautiful hair. If you’re in my area please call. I value your time and mine and work by appointment only. Ebonee Shelton 615-485-6936

  86. I’m looking for a salon in NYC or vicinity of Orange, NJ that specializes in natural hair care – my hair is wavy wavy, not really curly..

  87. Detroit
    IF you are looking for a good stylist who is not big on perms but will help you to have healthy hair go to Steppin OUt at NOrthland and ask for Sherrone. The prices are reasonable and i dont wait all day.

  88. Can anyone suggest a natural salon in Boston, MA, preferably outside the “hood”?

  89. I have all natural hair and need a salon in Chicago,Il to give me a beautiful, managable natural style

  90. I live in California, La and needs a salon or person that kinky twist with natrual hair.

  91. I am a Jamaican and needs an affordable natrual hair salon or even someone that does kinky twist. I need my hair to look beautiful again. God Bless. Thanks in advance

  92. Looking for a natural hair stylist in the Boston area. Help. Thank y ou. says:

    Looking for a natural hair stylist in the Boston area. Help! Thank you.

  93. Priscilla Joyner says:

    I am looking for a natural hair salon in the Savannah, Georgia area.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

  94. Greetings i am a natural haircare stylist and i am always looking for opportunities to grow,share,learn,and prosper.
    I would love to have my salon listed on your site!THE ART OF GEM natural haircare and fashion center
    1276 ralph david abernathy blvd. suite #208 atlant,ga.30310

  95. I just starting locking my hair and I am looking for a Natural Hair Salon in the West Jacksonville area. Any suggestions?

  96. Jacksonville Recommendation: Try contacting this salon at (904) 389-0848. They respond quicker to email:

  97. I am looking for a natural hair salon, reasonable price in the western suburbs of Chicago. Help me.

  98. Hi Donna, Thanks for the suggestions.


    Zee Mathews
    The Salon Mangers Academy

  99. luvmynappyhair!!! says:

    I live in the Little Rock area…I’m so in need of someone to do my natural hair…I don’t want to loose this battle in trying to stay natural….HELPPPPPPP!!!!

  100. Hello Afrobella,
    I had to give you my new web address.and let you know how excited I am to be coming upon my Hair(Skin)Vittles Gourmet Products LLC launch party very soon so hit me up on facebook under Nyota Starr for updates.
    Thanks again for being here.

  101. Senkay Natural Hair Studio LLC. is Charlotte’s (NC) hot place for the natural head person. My stylist has her own studio and can work magic. I LOVE HER! When I cut my locks out I wanted to keep my hair natural so she comes up with new styles all the time and they are not braids. YESSSSS! Plus she’s licensedand that’s hard to find in a natural hair salon. Her # is 704-608-6775.

  102. The web site: She is also across the street from South Park Mall.

  103. Jacquef says:

    I am looking for a natural stylist in the Savannah GA area!!! Please help

  104. Hello, I am a natural hair stylist from the MOntreal, Canada area. Thought I would post and say hello to the natural hair lovers and supporters out there!…please visit my site is


    Alle Sundari

  105. Hello,

    I am a professional natural hair care distributor located in Montreal. If you are looking for all natural products (that is worth every penny!) for your natural curls, please visit my website at or contact me at

    Embrace your natural curls and beauty!
    Valerie at Love Thy HnS

  106. QueenSheba says:


    I recently moved back to Florida after 10 years in Arizona. Looking for a natural hair salon in south Ft. Lauderdale or north Miami.

    Thank you

    • Joanne Guada says:

      Hello and Good Morning, I am also looking for a good natural hair care salon. Please let me know if you found one that I can try.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


    • hello i know that this is late but… i just wrote to offer my services to you. my name is mimi and i am a traveling hairstylist! meaning i make house calls… i do braids, kinky twist, & cornrows. i also wash and condition & trim….i have a few pictures on youtube…. ( check out some of my pics…. if you are intrested email me at

    • I’m in miami. Call me at 305 256 8005 The website is and my youtube anaturalbeauty3 and my facebook is curlynaturalbeauty

  107. Judith Stewart says:

    I am looking for a natural hair salon that I was told maybe located on 35th Street in Chicago, Illinois. I want someone who cares for treating and growing natural hair.

  108. hi!
    i am looking for a natural hair stylist in baton rouge, la.

  109. Hello,

    I was looking for an affordable natural hairstylist/salon on the south or west sides of Chicago, IL. I was trying to find one myself, but I’d figured that seeking a few recommendations would help as well

    • I am in the chicagoland area and also looking fr a natural hair care salon can you let me no if you foubd any locations?

  110. gloria clark says:

    I am interested in a loctician that is willing to make house calls. Im in Forest Park,Ga.

    • Greetings mrs clark i am a natural hair stylist/loctician and i would be honored to travel in order to service your haircare needs.i do have a salon that i work out of THE Art Of Gem natural haircare center nestled in the heart of the west end of atlanta. please contact

  111. I went to Atajmil on South Street,after getting so many recommendation. My appointment was with the owner, “Queen Lala”. She was late starting my hair and very condescending.Her technique and touch is wonderful,but the high and mighty attitude has to go. She has her daughters working with her, who are knowledgeable and polite.

  112. I would like to know of a good natural shop in Chicago/South Burbs/NWI. I am considering getting the big chop and start growing my hair out, just would like to go to a shop I can where cute styles.

  113. I have decided to go Natural. I am in the beginning stage. It has only been 6 weeks since my last relaxer. I really do not want to do the “Big Chop”. I am presently living in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Could you please recommend any reputable salons that specify in handling “Natural” hair. I am willing to travel outside of Tampa if I have to.

    Also I traveling to Bronx, New York next week for Xmas. Could you please recommend Natural hair salons in the Bronx or Manhattan area. Thank you for your assistance.

  114. Hamptonsfnst says:

    I’ve lived on Long Island, NY for most of my life but frequent NYC quite a bit. Since I’m relocating to BK within the next few weeks and wanted to share some salons I’ve read about on

    Khamit Kinks-BROOKLYN
    Miss Jessie’s-BROOKLYN
    DevaChan Salon(makers of DevaCurl)-Manhattan
    Christo Fifth Avenue-Manhattan

    Hope this helps someone and I’m looking forward to visiting one of these salons soon.

  115. I am just going natural and looking for a stylist in the Miami area to help me through the transition.

  116. I moved to Chicago about 10 months ago and I am natural. Yehia on Dearborn is excellent. A man named Mohammed does my hair. I am in and out within an hour. I’m from NYC and I’ve been to countless salons of all backgrounds. This is the best I have ever had my hair done. I have been wearing my naturally curly hair lately but I love him as a stylist.

  117. Can anyone recommend a natural hair salon in Burlington, VT (tried Diversity, hated it) or Montreal, Quebec?

  118. Hi, I am just going natural and I believe I want the big chop at this point but I need to find a great barber in the Gainesville VA area to help me through the transition. Please HELP!!!


  119. Ms. Persnickety says:

    I’m looking for a natural stylist in the Concord area of NC I dont want some one who only does protective styles I want to grow my hair longer but I prefer roller sets dry bantu knot outs or wearing my hair in a flat ironed look.. Also need a professional colorist thanks ladies

    • If you find one, a good one, in the Concord area, I would love to know about it also. There’s plenty in Charlotte; Lockstar, Senkay, Revolution Ego and Sisterlocs to name a few, but I have yet to come across one in Concord.

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  121. That’s crazy, I’ve been doing this since I was 18!

  122. Cherrelle says:

    I’m looking for a natural hair salon in Savannah, Georgia. Please help.

  123. I am a natural stylist in Miami, Fl. I have youtube videos anaturalbeauty3 and I have a facebook with some of my work curlynaturalbeauty. Mention this posting and I will give you 10% off. Call the salon at 3052568005. Consultations are free!

  124. Looking for a natural hairstylist in San Diego, California.

    • Did you ever find a natural stylist out here? I am looking and looking and no luch

    • Did you ever find a natural stylist out here? I am looking and looking and no luck

      • Kagiso,

        Give Tori, the owner of Upscale Salon, a call (info below).

        9910 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite E | San Diego, CA 92131 | [858] 578.4340

        I wear a super short relaxed cut and Tori is not my stylist, but I’ve been impressed with Tori and some of her clients who have dreads, dread extensions and those mini-spirals done with the rat-tail comb. The salon is in Mira Mesa. If she can’t help you, she may be able to help you find a place.

        Good luck.

    • Hi, did you ever find a stylist in San Diego. I would like to look for one as well

    • TRACEY says:


  125. I am new to the Charlotte area and need a lotician ASAP. If there are any referrals of natural hair salons/stylists that can be provided to me it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks CW

  126. I am looking for a natural hair salon in North, MS or Memphis. I’ve gone to a couple, and unfortunately, the advertising was much better than the service/style. Also, Ive noticed some are quite pricey for mediocre service

  127. ^^Kagiso – Still searching for a natural hairstylist in San Diego, California. I will let you know if I find one.

  128. Hello. I recently moved to Memphis and I need help finding a natural hair stylist. I would like to have one that specializes in using a steamer instead of a hair dryer. Could you help me please?


  129. looking for Chicagoland area, help?

  130. looking for hair salon or stylist in san diego,ca or chula vista,ca that specializes in natural hair care(micro twist, braids,etc. with my own hair)

    • Has anyone of the previous posts from San Diego/Chula Vista CA area found a natural hairstylist? Please let me know.

  131. Looking for someone who specializes in twists. Looking in the Chicago area!

    • A friend of mine sees a woman named Emon Fowler located 820 E. 44th Street. She specializes in locs and all en outrages holistic approach to natural hair care. I haven’t had a chance to vist her hair suite yet, but the reviews are great and my friend’s hair is alway on point. Not sure how she does with natural hair that is not loc’d…. ( which is why I haven’t gone yet). Hope this helps!

      • Meant to type: *also encourages holistic approach (darn auto correct!).

        If you ladies find a place in Chicago that is good at cutting and styling non-loc’d natural hair PLEASE share.

  132. dorothea jackson says:

    I live southside of Chi…grew out my perm…now looking for someone that can take care of my natural hair…want my hair cut but dont want to look like a man..I am a older female with gray which dont want any color

  133. Precious Bejar says:

    I’m in San Diego and I am going to check out Upcale Salon this Friday.I will let you ladies know how it goes. I’m going in for hair coloring, with the hairstylist,Karen. She sounds very polite on the phone and I’m excited!!!!

    • Precious Bejar says:

      Upscale Salon
      9910 Mira Mesa Blvd. Suite E
      San Diego, CA 92131

      • Ashley Bordner says:

        I live in Tijuana and come to San Diego all the time. How did it go at the salon? I am curious, I feel like giving up sometimes on my natural hair but I want to find a great salon.

    • michelle rosborough says:

      How did it go??? I’m in Riverside so I could drive to San Diego.

  134. Hello,

    I am growing out my relaxer and need a natural hair salon in Queens, New York or Long Island. Please help me find someone fabulous. Thanks in advance for your help.

  135. I am also taking the natural hair journey and I’m looking for a natural hair salon in Sierra Vista, AZ but I am willing travel anywhere in AZ to find one. :)

  136. I just moved to the san diego area, and I am looking for a natural hair salon that does locs, twist, or dreads. Thanks

  137. Hi, I just moved to the south florida area and I’m looking for natural hair salons to!

  138. I am really in need of a good natural hair salon in the Orange Park, Florida are. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  139. Offering natural hair styling services in Montreal. Treatments, cuts, color, twistouts, updos and more! Check out my work!

  140. NYC – Khamit Kinks – Jamilah is excellent!

    Any suggestions in Phoenix or San Diego?

  141. is a new directory that allows you to search by the hair style/service and the day you want it done. Some salons offer coupons.


  143. I live in tampa florida. I’m beginning the journey of going natural. I’m looking for good natural hair salon. Feedback will be much appreciate.

  144. I am living in the Rockford, IL area and I am looking for a stylist that does non-loc natural hair. The city is to far for me to travel back and forth too so the Rockford, Schaumburg or Beloit, WI area. I would prefer the rockford area. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

  145. Grape N Grey Salon Yonkers NY caters to natural hair and dreadlock Clients. Its a full service Salon and Boutique 20 North Broadway yonkers ny 10701

  146. Hair tamers Studio in Baton Rouge
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  147. Michelle says:

    New to Memphis and looking for a locition. Please help

  148. Alesha Bell says:

    Going natural need a hairstylist…Stay in Cordova TN

  149. I live in Alsip, Illinois and I am looking for someone to do me a kinky-curly hairstyle in this Chicago. Are you in Chicago and if you are can you help me. I have shoulder length hair and have not had any chemicals in my hair since 1997. I have been wearing braids but I want a new look…

  150. Hi Afro Bella I opened a new salon in San Leando Ca. we will be hiring 6 stylist in 2014 so if you know any really creative talented natural hair care artist looking foe a space where they can share their knowledge please have them contact Nyota Koya @ 510 564-4170

  151. I live in Louisiana and I am looking for someone to straighten my hair for my yearly hair length check. And I would like a color. If you can, could you find someone in south Louisiana. Thank You.

  152. Alica Jones says:

    I live in New Jersey and I found a great natural hair salon that’s in Orange called Meko New York. I had such a great experience there. Everyone was so nice, and it had a great atmosphere. I would recommend that salon to anyone with natural hair.

  153. Natasha says:

    Hi I am looking for a natural hair care salon on Long Island. I tried Natural Roots Hair Care in Amityville but they never returned my phone calls. I reaaly need to get my hair done ghis weekend. Can somdbody please help me?

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  157. Stephanie C. says:

    I just relocated to the Newburgh NY area and in search of good hair stylist. I have a short hair cut that is permed but want a salon that not only styles my hair but also treats it. I’ve been searching the internet, however, I’m only finding places that specialize in braiding or hair weaves. Any suggestions?

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