182 Summers St

(304) 805-3393

(304) 805-3393


These are our most frequently asked questions! We hope this helps answer your questions!

What is the cost of Hair Braiding / Box Braids?

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer as the cost of your braids depends on various factors. But don’t worry, below, we’re breaking down factors that have a significant impact on the cost of box braids to help determine how much you should expect to spend so you can avoid overpaying or underpaying for the service.

  • Intricacy & Size – The most significant factor influencing the price of your braids is the intricacy of the braid itself. Box braids can range in sizes from micro to jumbo, and you must understand the differences to determine the price and the look you are trying to achieve.
  • Expect to pay anywhere from $200-$500 depending on what you request. Our average box braid pricing ranges from $150 for kids – $250 for adults.

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What are the most popular braids?

Box Braids and Cornrows are both popular braiding techniques, particularly for those with curly hair who may be children, women, and men. It protects the natural hair and allows the braider to be creative. Cornrows are the base for many other braided styles, such as crotchet, lemonade braids, feed-in braids, and goddess braids. This technique is thousands of years old and comes with a rich history. Let your crown share your message!

What hair styles can you do with braids?

You can do almost any hairstyle with braids. Tie them up into a ponytail, high or low bun, or half-up half-down styles. Try additional twisting or curling of the braids to form a more formal look. When it comes to more eurocentric techniques such as French, Dutch, and Fishtail braids, you can pin up or add accessories to any of these techniques.

How do you make a braided hairstyle?

The basic technique for braids involves dividing a section of your hair into three parts and crossing those around each other. You’ll gradually add more hair in as your progress down. French braids are done overhand, bringing the strands over, while Dutch and Cornrow braids are done underhand, bringing additional hair underneath. Of course, the more intricate you get, or the different styles you try, the technique will vary.

What is the easiest type of braid?

A simple three-strand plait is the easiest braid to do. It uses all of your hair divided into three parts and pulled over each other to create the braid. It doesn’t add additional hair unless you are choosing to do so with synthetic or human hair that’s not on your head.

How long do box braids last?

Most people who invest in box braids, want to know how long they will last. Of course, the question of “how long can you keep box braids in?” has a lot to do with your own unique hair, how you treat it, and what preventative measures you take to keep it healthy. On average, box braids tend to last between 4 to 6 weeks. Although it’s fine to leave your braids in for 3-6-9 weeks, we don’t recommend keeping them in any longer than 3 months.

Tipping Advice?

At Braids + Twists 15% is appropriate, while 30% is for an exceptional job well done.

Where are you located?

We are located at 182 Summers St. Charleston WV 25301 directly across the street from Slack Plaza.

Does my deposit go towards my final payment?

Yes, we requested a deposit to hold your appointment and that amount minus a small transaction fee will go towards the final payment of service.

Can I Purchase a gift card? Does it expire?

Yes, you can purchase gift cards online or in person. At this moment there is no expiration date, but we ask for it to be used within the same year of purchase.

Where is parking located?

You can park on street for a 3-hour limit at the meter, or find parking for the entire day in a parking garage or paid parking lot near by. You can request a 4 dollar discount for parking with a service over 4 hours as a courtesy from Braids and Twists

How long will my braiding service take?

The time frame will depend on many various factors: is your hair long, short, fine, coarse, adding hair… etc. The most important thing you can do is not plan anything else on the same day of your appointment. If you are a 1st-time client note you may go over the expected time due to conversation/ bonding as the stylist is getting to know you. We ask that you do not rush stylists during your appointment as this can affect detail and precision. Keep in mind each head is like a new canvas of art.

Contact Us!

Looking for all your hair care needs from braids to hairstyles, twists, and beyond? Look no further than Braids + Twists! Our shop offers a wide range of products to help you achieve your best hair yet, while providing guidance every step of the way.

Have questions or are you interested in joining our crew? Simply fill out our form and let's start a conversation!