Hair is now included in prices of some of your favorite styles!

The innovative AFRICAN hair braiding salon.

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We are veterans in the braiding industry

In Summer 2008, The Braid Lounge opened it's doors in Virginia Beach, Virginia servicing men, women and children of Hampton Roads. The Braid Lounge is a veteran owned business, and takes pride in being an innovative African Hair braiding salon focused on bringing a contemporary African experience to all of our clients.

Here's what we offer:

One-on-one consultations in a safe and loving environment

A friendly, professional, experienced and highly creative staff

Two comfortable and convenient locations in Virginia Beach

More than 30 years of combined experience enhancing natural beauty

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Testimonials

Amazing service with grade A work! The employees are very friendly and dedicated to giving you exactly what you want. There also seems to be a limitless amount of braid styles you can get. Phenomenal management as well!

Karima C.

Loved it ! They are so professional and quick .. did my Senegalese twist in only 4 hours !

Hawa A.

Stellar service!!!!! The establishment is clean and welcoming. The owner, Ms. Laudia and the braiders are very professional and polite. I got box braids and I love them. They are very neat and well done. I drove 2 hours here to get my hair braided. I wouldn't go anywhere else! You get what you pay for! I am a satisfied customer! 

Emma R.

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Need a Sunday appointment?

Or need to come in outside of our normal business hours? No problem! We can take appointments as early as 6:30 AM or as late as 6:30 PM depending on our availability! Simply call and ask, then pay a deposit.

For Sunday appointments deposits must be paid by 4pm Saturday. 

BRAIDING COURSES

Learn to braid the African way!

EXPLORE OUR COURSES

Looking to  learn a few new skills or add styles to your list of services? The Braid Lounge Academy training to beginners, intermediates and advanced stylists who are ready to learn. These classes are designed to teach you the skill set and techniques needed to excel in the braiding industry.

The Braid Lounge Academy was launched in 2014 as an extension of The Braid Lounge.  The Braid Lounge is a growing leader in the hair braiding industry in Hampton Roads, Virginia. We have built a reputation on creativity, hard work and honesty. We are committed to quality and excellence, guaranteeing success in the hair braiding industry.

​We encourage you to visit the facility and learn how the Braid Lounge Academy can assist you in developing your braiding skills. We would love to discuss your goals, whether they are to just to master a few skills or become a professional. We look forward to working with you as you embark on this new journey.

Cornrows

Cornrows are the foundation of hair braiding. This one-day two-hour class offers a comprehensive hands-on training on cornrows; from parting, the amount of hair per braid, to the process of finishing the ends with the under hand technique. This is the perfect class for people with no braiding experience. 

Box Braids

The Box Braids course is divided into three sessions filled with hair care tips, practical training, and valuable information on how to start and maintain your natural hair care business or salon. During the three-hour sessions, students will learn about proper tools and installation techniques for the three-strand twists, and receive hands-on training on completing a full head.

Senegalese Twists

The Senegalese Twists course is divided into three sessions filled with hair care tips, practical training, and valuable information on how to start and maintain your natural hair care business or salon. During the three hour sessions, students will learn about proper tools and installation techniques the two strand twists, and receive hands-on training on completing a full head. 

Cornrows w/ extension

A highly sought style, with variation in size and design. This class is available to seasoned braiders who want to expand their services. In order to take this class, students need to have mastered the technique of cornrow without extension.  The class will teach how to do basic cornrow with extension and the no-knot/feed-in technique. This class is offered on Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays during our Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter sessions.

Crochet Braids

Crochet braids are the newest style sweeping the nation. Popular for their ease of installation and removal, this protective styling technique has become highly demanded in salons nationwide. The natural styling technique involves adding hair extensions to a cornrow base. It is a safe, natural way to add dimension and body for style. The Crochet Braids course is a one day threer-hour course during which students will receive hands-on training on installing crochet braids, learn to use crochet braiding to hide balding areas, and blend with other styling techniques and to rock those short, medium or long looks. 

Teen Braid Camp

Give your child profitable, lifetime hair braiding skills at The Braid Lounge Academy. Participants have the option to learn cornrows, crochet braids, single braids and sew in a one day six hour workshop. Master one, practice a few or learn all! This workshop is only offered during our Summer session.