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Types of African Hair Braiding

Types of African Hair Braiding

There are different types of hair braiding in Virginia Beach; all of which are creative and special in their own way. Let us help you choose a style that matches your hair situation.

These are some braiding styles that you can get at our hair braiding shop in Virginia:

  • Tree-Braids

    This is a style of hair braiding in Norfolk, Virginia and other areas that is known to be an alternative to sew-ins & weaves.

  • Senegalese Twists

    This style is also known as rope twist, which gives your hair a smoother and tighter look.

  • Crochet Braids

    This is a natural styling technique that attaches hair extensions to your cornrow base. This is also called mini cornrows or cornrow micro braids.

  • Cornrows

    People who get hair braiding in Chesapeake, Virginia and other areas also refer to cornrows as no-knot cornrows, rows, braids, or canerows. This is a popular, traditional African style of hair braiding done in straight lines or complicated designs.

  • Box Braids

    This is a popular braiding technique that is very similar to micro braids, except we use synthetic instead of natural hair.

At our African braid salon in Virginia, we also do kinky twists, micro braids, and goddess braids, among others.

So, if you’re looking for a great place with top-notch hair braiding services in Virginia, look no further than African Diamond Braids. Our African braid salon in Virginia is your must-stop shop! For more information about our braiding salon and the services we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.

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The History of African Hair Braiding

The History of African Hair Braiding

Before visiting your favorite African braid salon in Virginia, let us tell you about the origin of African braiding.

Hair braiding in the African culture can be traced back to 3500 BC. It started with the Himba people of Namibia. This practice is popular not only for women but also for men. In fact, historically speaking, men have been styling their hair with cornrows since the early nineteenth century; warriors and kings in Ethiopia were depicted to wear cornrows with pride.

Our ancestors have gone through a lot before hair braiding in Virginia Beach is made possible as it is today. They had withstood years of slavery, abuse, and discrimination. Braids became a part of the African identity in more ways than other cultures could ever imagine. In the sixteenth century, for instance, enslaved Africans in Columbia used braids to communicate by spreading messages about escaping. They would keep gold and seeds in their braids to aid their survival as they ran away. Despite all the hardships that they had been through, the crown on their heads carried symbols of hope and freedom.

As a hair braiding shop in Virginia, we are proud to say that braiding is more than just a hairstyle. It is both a ritual and a social service. African hair braiding is a form of art. It is a symbolic tradition passed down from generation to generation.

This is why you must wear your braids with pride. This is a rite of passage for Black women all over the world. So, go get your desired hair braiding in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our braiding experts can make your hair look exactly the way you want it to.

Visit African Diamond Braids today! We also do hair braiding in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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Please understand us while we work on your Hair Style

Please Understand Us While We Work

We get it all the time. And we are just doing our job. We are working and going to school when we get to The United States of America. When we communicate with those we work with many are unable to speak English well . When we laugh and talk many times one of us can’t speak anything English except words that are directly dealing with the job we may be working.
It is quite a revelation to one’s thoughts to find there is just a lack of true understanding when people arrive in the United States from elsewhere . Readers we are talking about people that lived thousands of mile away on the other side of the world. These people (African) have already learned 2-3 different languages by the time they are 8. Now many of them arrive in America with only a mind to make a living and to learn what American culture is about. We want to taste this milk and honey. We have read about it and we have seen it on television.
To tell you the truth I now see that America is a place of many cultures and languages. There are grocery stores that maybe 88% of its customers are foreign. They just will not shop at the grocery stores every American shops in. They have certain tastes that only these certain stores provide. Also many Americans just do not know anything about some of the shopping places foreigners frequent. There are many things that we must think about. We have a certain gift that we have that makes us unique on what we do. Many people can do it if they were to practice constantly. But we are practicing and living this thing so today we service you in what we know to do. Just as many Asian people do nails, there are few cultures that do nails for a living in the United States.

Many times we tend to find fault in anything that we might think of we might do better than someone else. If we are into a business affiliated with people that do things similar for another company or people we know or we do ourselves, we always have advice or some type of burning sensation inside of us that brings forth fault in others. Or just a strong urge that makes us have a very strong opinion about what someone else is doing.
For some reason people always talk about foreigners are over here taking over. These sayings have a certain weight on one’s heart with a certain urge that plain Ole wants to stop anyone that was not born in America to not be able to grow. We listen to news and many conversations that sway a person’s thinking to the point that hate is in the heart.
Can we work the way we work and do a great job is all I ask. I want to let God judge the world. I want to work and help people get to where they need to be and survive. Yes I believe learning English is a must especially to those of us planning to make a life here in this Great country the United States of America. Something we would like to do is not annoy anyone when we speak a language given to us by our ancestors. We are working late many times and we are very tired many times. As we get tired as we need energy to move and we try to keep ourselves busy by talking and having fun.
When we have fun we are not being loud as we can. Nor do we bend over to get close to a customers ear so that we may perceive to be super loud. We have a culture that we do things different from other cultures. There are no two cultures the same on earth. I want to be allowed to live freely without breaking the law. We are working very hard to get your hair the way you want it. We are cleaning to make you feel relaxed and not afraid to sit back in chairs. And we play spiritual music to keep peace on the atmosphere. Once we all learn English we will then be able to hold a conversation with all customers. No person on earth can be a robot nor can people come in for a service and make an environment not healthy. We are here to do what you need but we must communicate with each other because we feed off of each other for energy. We also know that sitting for more than 4 hours can be irritation in itself. But do know that time is a part of your blossoming beauty my lovely ladies.
Understanding us as we understand you should not be not so fun. Maybe we all should try to allow people to live and as long as we are not hurting anyone or invading anyone’s space life can be fun and understood while we work. Thank you all for listening and reading. We ask that you all please support us because we love what we do. Do not nail us to the cross because we have an answer that does not live up to your standards. Let us not have such a short fuse. We come in peace my sisters.
It is time to just live with everybody in harmony. It is very sad that there are those certain someones out to destroy others for no reason. Ladies we are welcoming you with open arms, so ask questions and think of more things to ask. We only want you to feel comfortable with us. We need your business. We are here to give you a service to remember. Thanks .

Sincerely
Diamond



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