We are a blacked owned braiding salon with a small beauty supply attached. We sell all the products to complete and maintain styles we offer. We have licensed stylists onsite. As well as barbers and nail techs.
At The Braid Bar we now offer full hair care! We specialize in braiding, weaving, twisting, maintenance and other natural hair techniques. We are open by appointment to better accommodate our clients needs. Call us today for your consultation!
Rika picked up braiding at an early age. Receiving her first training from her mother Karen Ward-Fox, who was a braider, and hair model for The Braiders Bible by Cassandra Rachel. Rika then began braiding for various friends and family. At age 14 she began working in a braiding salon assisting Chantel Dudue former owner of Labelle African braids. Which was in the exact location of the very first Braid Bar. This is where she perfected her craft and learned various techniques, from natural hair care stylist from African countries such as the Congo, Togo, and the Ivory Coast. She took this knowledge and began renting a booth inside of Beauty Town, which was located in downtown Oakland at the age of 16 with another stylist. Rika specializes in braiding, and extensions. In February 2018, Rika opened a second location, Braid Bar & Beauty in Berkeley which features a small beauty supply specially curated for our clients.