Best braid bars

27 October 2017 by
First published: 27 November 2016

Best braid bars

Which hairstyle looks great whether it is messy or sleek, loose or tight? Which one looks the part in both the gym or on a night out with the girls? Answer: braids. Whether you’re having a bad hair day, or you want to try something different, a plait will sort you out. Their adaptability is what has made them the newest hair craze. And the demand has started a new wave of hair salons: braid bars. If you lack the skills and patience to braid your hair, there are now salons dedicated to doing the job for you. Here is our pick of the best braid bars!

Braid Bar, Selfridges Oxford Street

Braid Bar at the Beauty Workshop in Selfridges Oxford Street will give you a new braid style of your choice, in exchange for 15 minutes of your time. If you want to impress, but don’t have too many spare moments to fiddle around with your locks, these are the guys for you. The stylists here keep up with what is on trend. So the choice is always easy for you, making sure you don’t waste any time. What’s more, they also provide accessories for your hair, including rings and charms, colour chalks, extensions and glitter to make sure your hair is unique.

Prices up to £85 for four braids,

Blow Ltd 

With locations in both Covent Garden and Canary Wharf, Blow Ltd is one of the best places to get your hair braided. Get a wash, blow and braid from the braid menu, all in 30 minutes. It also provides you with easy tutorials so you can practise your skills when you are at home. Whether it be a fishtail or a waterfall, Blow Ltd have got you covered.

£30 for 30 minutes,

FOUR London Braid Bar 

Found on Conduit Street in Mayfair, Four London offers both an express or the full works, depending on how much time you’ve got to play with. The express can be done while you’re on your lunch break, and the full braid service is a wash, dry and braid chosen from its braid image library so you can get the exact look that you want. The braid bar is run by Four London’s hair architects Neha and Amy, who also offer adding extensions, lace, diamanté and feathers to your braid to give you the ultimate look.

Express braid service from £35, full braid service from £55,

Keash braids

This pop-up hair braiding salon offers 12 different styles in locations around London. Run by south London duo Jessy Linton and Taiba Akhuetie, they describe Keash as a ‘celebration of heritage, youth culture and girl power’. They also boast clients such as <Made in Chelsea>’s Millie Mackintosh and singer Katy B. Jessy and Taiba have also created <Braid It!>, a DIY guide for braiding techniques, offering more than 30 cult styles to help you become the master, available online and in store.

Braid salon prices range from £10 to £40,

Duck and Dry

Created by Yulia Rorstrom who was frustrated at the lack of options available in a salon, Duck and Dry offers a menu of on-trend blow-drys and intricate braids with reasonable price tags. Armed with a prosecco bar and beautiful interiors, Duck and Dry has definitely made its mark on SW3. Whether you want a braided bun for a wedding, or a plait for a night out, Duck and Dry will get you in and out within the hour with all the prosecco you could want! We think we need to pay a visit.

Blow-dry and updo starts at £45,

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Best braid bars
Want a new, trendy ’do without the faff of having to style yourself? Here are the best braid bars out there