9 of NYC & Brooklyn’s Best Hair Braiders

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Braid season is coming up soon, which means our mobile stylists in NYC will be super busy! (Read about why we launched our on demand hairstyling service, Yeluchi by Un-ruly). Because we’re still growing and have an extensive stylist vetting process, we sometimes get completely booked and have to turn people looking for braiders, down. (Not something we love doing, but I guess it’s a good problem to have? 🤔). Anyhoo, we’ve decided to share some business love with fellow NYC hair braiders and have put together a list of some of Brooklyn’s finest, ourselves included!

Hope this is helpful! And if you know of a stylist or salon that should be on this list, leave their name in the comments! Oh, and I created a nice little map for you guys at the end of this post!

(Note: general pricing and reviews are as of the publish date of this post).

Jump Ahead

East NY

Hair by Susy

At a Glance:

  • Name: Susy Oludele 
  • Address: 1019 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208, USA
  • Neighborhood: East NY
  • Phone: 718-257-5879
  • Links: Site | Instagram

What we love about her: We have to start with Susy because with a client list that includes Solange, Beyoncé and Zoe Kravitz, she’s leading the pack. (We’re also a little biased because she’s Nigerian like us!!) But her work speaks for itself, check out her colorful creations!

Booking: You can book an appointment on her site.
Styles: Crochets, Cornrows, Box Braids, Faux Locs, Marley Twists

Reviews:

  • 4.1 out of 5 on Google but only 16 reviews
  • What people said most often: great service, fair pricing

Sculpted Beauty

At a Glance

What we love about her: She provides services for men and women. She has really low prices, and her stitch braid game is off the chain.

Booking: You can request an appointment on Booksy or text, she also seem to accept walk-ins.
Styles: Cornrows, feed-in, stitch lemonade braids, box braids, small braids
General Pricing: Cornrows start at $50, Box braids start at $100

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 17
  • Average Rating: 5 out of 5 on Booksy
  • What people said most often: edges in tact, great customer service, painless, fast, awesome, precise, professional

Bedstuy

HandsNheartss

At a Glance:

  • Name: Stacee Flood
  • Address: 154 Howard Avenue Brooklyn, NY11233
  • Neighborhood: Bedstuy
  • Phone: 347-232-4645
  • Links: SiteStyle Seat | Instagram

What we love about her: She can braid super thin! And her clients love her passion!

Booking: You can book an appointment on her site, however, slots seem to fill up quickly. Her schedule opens up month to month.

Styles: Knotless box braids, twists, cornrows; stitch braids, feed-in braids, lemonade, Fulani, Braided Up Do’s, Crochets
General Pricing: Cornrows start at $50, Box braids/twists start at $165, Crochets start at $130

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 257
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 on Style Seat
  • What people said most often: detail oriented, precise, passionate, fast, neat, down-to-earth

Crown Heights

VixenStylez

At a Glance

  • Name: Krissie Ann Rupert
  • Address: 782 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216
  • Neighborhood: Crown Heights
  • Phone: 347-447-0867
  • Links: Style Seat | Instagram 

What we love about her: She’s a goddess braids and faux loc master!

Booking: You can request an appointment on Style Seat.
Styles: Faux locs, goddess braids, cornrows; also offers wig and weave services
General Pricing: Cornrows start at $40, Box braids start at $240, Faux locs start at $175

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 49
  • Average Rating: 5 out of 5 on Style Seat
  • What people said most often: professional, beautiful result, answers questions

YeYe by Nature

At a Glance

  • Name: YeYe by Nature
  • Neighborhood: Crown Heights
  • Address: 977 East New York Ave Brooklyn, NY11213
  • Phone: 347-560-4517
  • Links: Site | Instagram

What we love about her: She’s a fellow Naija (Nigerian) Gal! 🇳🇬 Many of her clients say she’s fast. And she does layered box braids, which is where individual braids are partially cornrowed first (see image above).

Booking: You can request an appointment on her site or text or email.
Styles: Box braids, cornrows, feed-in cornrows, crochets
General Pricing: Cornrows start at $55, Box braids start at $160, Crochets start at $120

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 161
  • Average Rating: 5 out of 5 on Style Seat
  • What people said most often: amazing, passionate, professional, fast

Flatbush

1755braids

At a Glance

  • Name: Mariam
  • Neighborhood: Flatbush
  • Address: 1755 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY11226
  • Phone: 347-832-6551
  • Links: Instagram | Style Seat 

What we love about her: Her clients call her a sweetheart and love her speed!

Booking: You can request an appointment on Style Seat.
Styles: Passion twists, cornrows, crochets, stitch braids, feed-in braids, box braids, goddess braids, twists
General Pricing: Cornrows start at $45, Box braids start at $120, Crochets start at $150

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 44
  • Average Rating: 5 out of 5 on Style Seat
  • What people said most often: very fast, neat, painless, got compliments

Cypress Hills

Tasha Miles

At a Glance

  • Name: Tasha Miles
  • Neighborhood: Cypress Hills
  • Address: 157 Crescent Street Brooklyn, NY11208
  • Phone: 347-806-9347
  • Links: Site | Style Seat | Instagram

What we love about her: Her clients rave just as much about her personality as they do her work. Her braids are POLISHED and super neat.

Booking: You can request an appointment on her site.
Braided styles: Feed-in braids, braided ponytails, box braids, knotless box braids, passion twists
General Pricing: Feed-ins start at $55, Box braids start at $200, Passion twists start at $250

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 320
  • Average Rating: 5 out of 5 on Style Seat
  • What people said most often: talented, stopped for compliments, good peoples, amazing, very neat, amazing

Prospect Heights

Ancestral Strands

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
  • Address: 1080 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
  • Links: Site | Instagram

What we love about her: Tamara Albertini takes a holistic approach to braiding, providing customers tribal, eclectic and cultural braiding while offering them a little peace of mind by serving clients an herbal hair tonic drink.

Booking: You can request an appointment her site.
Braided styles: Crochet, cornrows, Marley twists, box braids
General Pricing: Crochets start at $175, Cornrows start at $175, Box braids and twists start at $135

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 2
  • Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 on Google
  • What people said most often: N/A

Mobile Hair Stylists

Yeluchi by Un-ruly

At a Glance:

  • Name: Yeluchi by Un-ruly
  • Address: N/A, we’re mobile stylists, so we come to you!
  • Neighborhood: All over Brooklyn – Downtown Brooklyn, Carol’s Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Boogie Down Bedstuy 😉, Crown Heights, Flatbush, all over! As well as Manhattan, the Bronx, Harlem and Queens
  • Phone: 212-461-0928
  • Links: Site (technically you’re already on it 😉 | Instagram 

What we love about ourselves: We’re literally God’s gift to black hair. (Yeluchi means God’s gift in Igbo :-)). But seriously, if you don’t like spending hours at a salon or just prefer to get your hair done while watching your Netflix, in your home, with your heat or AC, and your food, then this is the service for you. Plus, my sister and I are neurotic about making sure all our clients are happy, which is why we work with a team of extremely talented and professional stylists and guarantee our services 💪🏿.

Booking: You can book an appointment on our site.
Styles: Crochets, Cornrows, Box Braids
General Pricing: Crochets start at $175, Cornrows start at $50, Box Braids start at $200

Reviews:

  • Number of reviews: 223 across all platforms
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 on Yelp; 4.4 out of 5 on Google, 5 out of 5 on our site
  • What people said most often: life saver, professional, super convenient, great customer service
Photos via Each Stylist’s IG page
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Antonia
Antonia

An entrepreneur at heart, I founded Unruly in 2013 after spending six great years in advertising. I’m über lazy when it comes to doing my hair so I’m always looking for easy and quick ways to care and style my hair.

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