testimony and reviews
"I have been getting my hair braided
at this shop for a while and every time
they do a great job. I would Highly recommend it!"
Chenia D, Madison WI
"I just got my braids done here for the first time with Dora
and my braids are so neat. I will be back again
and I recommend you to go here high quality
work and low prices." Marilyn S, Milwaukee
General price range ~ $150 to $200
box braids ~ $200 and plus
kinky braids ~ $180
cornrows ~ $120
Monday 8:30am -6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am -6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am -6:00pm
Thursday 8:30am -6:00pm
Friday 8:30am -6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am -6:00pm
Sunday Only on appointment
More about us
We are African Hair braiding Salon, located in Madison WI. We services clients in around Madison and Milwaukee. Quality and customer services is what define us.
Dora salon will ensure that your hair is handled with special care, regarless of it length. We will braid your hair with love, attention.
You will pay less than you have paid with any local hair braiding shop. We have thousands of pictures, and styles of hair that you can choose from.
We braiding the following african hair styles: Cornrows, Micro braids, Interlocks, Invisible braids, Senegalese twist, Flax twist, Kinky twist, Box braids, Casamas, Corkscrew, Bob style
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Our hair stylists have spent many years honing their abilities in the art of African hair braiding. You can trust that your hair will look gorgeous after you visit our salon.
When it comes to your hair, never settle for second best. Come to Dora’s Hair Braiding for impeccable services that will leave you looking like a million bucks.
Your hair will look amazing after you receive services from us. Do you know what he best part is? You will have great looking braids for prices that won’t break your bank. Experience the star treatment without the star prices.
825 N Gammon Rd, Madison WI
We are located in the heart of Madison
African hair braiding advice and guideline
Summertime and the living should be easy—especially when you decide to trade in your everyday style for of-the-moment for some African hair braids. Here is what you need to know before you decide to put in a new hair style? We gotten some expert to help you enjoy your protective style with no strings attached.
You need first to find The Right Salon
“When you are picking an african braiding salon/stylist it’s important to know their professional experience,” explains many braiders. With that you can really gauge their level of expertise and choose exactly who’s right person for the particular hairstyle that you are looking to get. The proof is always in the pudding. You should always ask yourself: Is this braider a skilled braider? A great weaver or talented hair cutter? With hair styling, practice makes perfect so make sure you check out some of their work and/or client testimonies on their google review or facebook page, hair style pictures, photo before sitting in the chair. As a customer, always ask which stylist the african salon owner or receptionist would recommend—they tend to secretly know every stylist’s strengths and weaknesses.”
You should consider Your Hair Texture
“The most beautiful hair type for braids is black hair that is full and very thick, so that the hair can support the braids you will be wearing,” shares some of the best natural hairstylist. “If your Hair is not full or is fine, fragile, thin, short and damaged should avoid any hairstyle that would put weight on your hair or hairline and cause traction alopecia—a form of balding from tugging or putting tension on hair.”
What can of hair extension do you need? Opt for Human Hair
nowadays, hair used for extensions are available in many variety of textures such as Brazilian, Cambodian, European, India, Mongolian, and Peruvian hair types. Also, these hair types are very different in textures, anything from straight, wavy, body wave, loose curls, spiral curls, deep waves, tight deep curl and kinky curly. You should be aware that All virgin human unprocessed hair usually is available in its natural off-black or brown color. But, this hair can also be colored to match your hair color or processed colored hair
Avoid Any Surprises
As a braiders, you should all the time wash your extensions before installing—but only for weaves—to see its true hair wave pattern, texture and color. Extensions after wash reveal their true nature, their selves. It is almost like washing your makeup off your face to reveal your bare, true skin.
How long can you wear your African braids for? Set a Time Limit
Black braids should usually be left in for six weeks, with a possible retouch on your hairline after your third weeks, so that your hairline is not hanging on by a thread and stays nice and strong. While wearing your braids be sure to apply Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Thinning Temple Recovery to your hairline to keep it from thinning. Most of the time you should be able to tell when it’s time to take your hair braids out when the scalp feels very sensitive from any movement or when the base looks dry and starts to lock up. Another indication you’ve had your braids is being wear too long, is when your new growth is about 1/2inch from your scalp—you should be taking down the hair by then
How to take of African braids? Wash Your Braids correctly
you should know that the scalp should always get shampooed even when you have hair with braids in the hair. Here is the proper procedure for shampooing braids is:
1. Dilute cleansing shampoo with ¾ water in a squeeze bottle with a straight spout
2. Apply shampoo to the scalp and massage generously before rinsing
3. Rinse very well, and thoroughly and let the water and shampoo rinse over the braids, just smoothing hands over braids. Avoid “roughing up” your braids.
It is usually advised to hair braiders clients not to condition their braids—surprise, surprise. In fact Conditioning masks and conditioners tend to loosen braids because of their silken qualities. You should be aware that conditioners will definitely affect the wear life span and often times will cut it in half. You should be using hydrating shampoos and oils sprays on braided hairstyles instead.
How to treat your scalp? Relieve a Dry Scalp
when your hair is in braids (or even without them), it’s always a good idea to treat the scalp with some pre-shampoo—also you should know as pre-poo—oil treatment especially for dry, itchy scalp. You should Apply oil, massage into your African hair braiding scalp, and place under a steamer or heat for maybe fifteen minutes, then rinse properly, shampoo and condition you black braids. This method exfoliates and lubricates the scalp. On a daily basis, use a light hair oil or serum to lubricate the scalp.”
Did I mention this already? NO? ok Keep Your Hair Hydrated
*Please let us know before you come in if you have Bald Spot, or if you have alopecia hair loss treatment. Or if you need a cover up for a bald spot with net weave or if you have thin hair.
If you are located in one of the following area of near us and need hair stylist, please give us a call. Waunakee (village), WI- Beloit, WI- Fitchburg, Wi- Sun prairie, Wi- Portage, Wi- Platteville- Stoughton, Wi- Baraboo, WI- Bellevue, WI – Monroe, WI – delafield, WI – Dodgeville, WI – Evansville, WI - Lake Mills, WI
The only Best way to make sure your hair is constantly moisturized is to spritz your hair with a 8oz. bottle of water mixed with 3 table spoons of Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In-Conditioner with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. You should simply shake and spray whenever you feel like you need a little more moisture while wearing your protective style.”
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