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  • African Hair braider/stylist for teen

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    Just moved to Berkeley from east coast and My 14 yr old daughter needs advice on a local hair stylist. Seeking braids and extensions. Berkeley area who comes to home or has a salon.

    Prefer natural styles with no chemicals.

    Braid Bar, Alcatraz and Adeline,in Berkeley

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  • African Traditions S. Berkeley

    Hello, Well I just happen to braid hair. My email address is cmf at The going rates for braiding could cost you anywhere from $100 to $200 depending on what type of braids your daughter wants. My supervisor gave me this email because she knows I braid hair as a second job, in the evenings and on the weekends. You can email me and we can exchange phone numbers and talk in more detail. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks, Charon.