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Africa Hair Braiding

Salon and boutique that specializes in braiding techniques. This store also stocks west African clothing, accessories, and crafts.

Africa Hair Braiding salon has been a part of Downtown Oakland for over 10 years. Throughout Oakland’s period of revitalization, Africa Hair Braiding has been able to maintain a loyal and growing client base because of their expertise in African braiding techniques.

While the times have changed, the shop has maintained its quaint interior style. The location is not only a salon, but also a boutique with African gifts and clothing. You will find a lot of interesting carved woodwork and clay bowls. Africa Hair Braiding also carries weaved bags and baskets, hand-made jewelry, as well as shawls and blankets.

Having your hair done at Africa Hair Braiding does not only guarantee great braids at a reasonable price, it gives you the opportunity to take a glimpse into a different culture.

Braiding can be a tedious process. Africa Hair Braiding has a wonderful reputation for being fast while still being professional. They also play African movies and novellas to help pass the time!

The location is easily accessible by AC Transit and BART.