African braiding shops braid clients' hair, often using hair extensions, in a variety of braided styles, including cornrows, micros, locks and twists. Shops, or salons, may offer other services, such as dreadlocks, strai... More »

To view a braiding gallery, review the style books at a local salon or visit online galleries such as, and Braiding and beauty salons provide braiding galle... More »

According to, the top three African hair braiding styles are Havana Twists, Micro/Mini Braids and Box/Janet Braids. Havana twists are usually thicker twists, whereas micro/mini braids are smaller s... More »

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