A contemporary AFRICAN hair braiding salon.

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We are veterans in the braiding industry

In Summer 2008, The Braid Lounge opened its 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


There is always a way to save at The Braid Lounge.

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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. 

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Check out what our clients are saying about us!


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.


Learn to braid the African way!


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.