Braids and Twists and Locs, Oh My!

Braids and Twists and Locs, Oh My!

Melanin NYC has you covered this summer with 10 salons and stylists that provide poppin' protective styles!

1. Natural Sisters Hair Salon

This salon can tend to any relaxed or natural hair needs, and it’s located at the heart of Harlem

2063 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027

Instagram: @naturalsistersalon


2. Ancestral Strands

These artists specialize in protective styles. They treat each guest like royalty by providing an experience, along with their services.

1080 Fulton st.  Brooklyn, NY 11238

Instagram: @ancestralstrands


3. Locks of Nu

Their motto is, “Healing the Community Follicle by Follicle”. So, it is no surprise that they host events to connect with their community. With a dedicated staff and all-natural hair products/treatments Locks of Nu is worth paying a visit.

5 Rochester Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11233

Instagram: @locksofnunaturalhairspa


4. Herownbeauty

Zhane is equipped to handle all of your natural hair needs! From crochet braids to silk presses, she’s got you covered.



5. Hair by Susy

Located in East New York

1019 Hegeman Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Instagram: @hairbysusy


6. Locks ‘N Chops

They offer services geared towards customers with locs, but don’t neglect those looking for hair braiding and natural hair styling.

365 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001


7. Bohemian Soul Hair Salon

Natural and protective styling is their specialty. Whether you’d like twists, curls or cornrows they’ve got you covered.

663 Nostrand Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216

Instagram: @bohosoulsalon


8. Khamit Kinks

Their priority is hair health, so these stylists encourage their customers choose wisely when deciding what service they want. They will be open and honest about the lasting effects of applying heat or changing the color of your hair.

400 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Instagram: @khamitkinks


9. Natural Roots Haircare

For those of you that can’t make it to the city, this salon is located right in Long Island

491 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701


10. Honey Salon NYC

Their styling team is diverse and experienced, allowing them to offer an array of haircare services.

174 St. Nicholas Ave. New York, NY 10026

Instagram: @honeysalonharlem