Summer is here and this is the best time to take care of your hair whilst rocking a cute protective style. I’m a huge fan of cornrows and braids and if you are too and are looking for the best salons in Johannesburg to try out, keep reading.
Looking for salons in Joburg that specialise in protective natural hair styling? Here are five that know their stuff.
The Vibe It has a chilled, friendly atmosphere. You definitely feel at home.
Best For Finger detangling! Most places use combs and heat and that isn't good for your natural hair so they don’t use it at all. Unless you ask, of course. Their moisture treatment is also AMAZING.
The Cost Depending on what you want to do, about R500 or even less.
The Vibe It’s a clean and sophisticated space. It’s remote-work friendly and you can even watch some TV while you get your hair braided. You even get asked what you’d like to drink on arrival.
Best For Intricate hairstyles. If you’re not afraid to play with your hair a bit – it’s definitely the place to go for experimenting.
The Cost Anywhere from R450 to R1 000, depending on what you want to do.
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Location There are quite a few locations, but I love the Fourways branch
The Vibe It’s vibrant and friendly. You’re welcomed with a beverage and the staff are always eager to help if you’re unsure of what you want.
Best For When you’re in need of a quick, non-fussy wash day, it’s definitely a place to try. If you’re a mom wanting to give your child a quick pamper, they’re always ready to step up.
The Cost Anywhere from R100 to R1500, depending on what you want to do.
The Vibe It’s super clean and the staff are very friendly.
Best For If you’re struggling with your natural hair and you need a professional to bring it back to life and teach you how to take care of it post-treatment, Ruutos will give you the knowledge and the pampering.
The Cost Expect to pay R500 or more… but it’s *totally* worth the experience.
The Vibe It’s definitely student central and the salon itself is ALWAYS full! Make sure you’ve eaten, are comfortably dressed and that you get there early.
Best For Knotless braids, for sure. Trish is really talented (but make sure you book beforehand as she is in high demand.
The Cost Expect to pay R650 or more for knotless braids, depending on the style you want.