I got my hair braided 11/17/12 (Saturday). When I made the appointment I spoke with Daba and She told me my box braids would be between $165 - 185. I told her at that time I wanted them medium to small in size and long (close to bum length) When I got to the shop the woman who was going to do my hair talked to another woman in French and then told me $250! I quickly dismissed that and worked it out for a flat $200. I had an 8 am appointment and she wasted no time getting started. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND taking any other appointment than 8 am because other women had to wait quite some time. I was in the braid shop from 8 am to about 5:15. She worked very well and we only stopped for me to grab a snack next door and for me to use the restroom. The woman I had did an awesome job, she was very patient with my concerns and questions and she didnt braid overly tight. -ALTHOUGH, as for my over all experience I would rate this place a 3, because the braiders talked in French and the movies they played were in French which made us as the customers feel excluded, they gave me a different price from what I was told, the location of Salon Central (Daba's is located inside) isn't the "safest" area and I got tired of people coming in to the small, already crowded shop trying to hussle literally everything: perfumes, colognes, speakers, boxes of muffins, cake, cd's, dvd's, laundry detergent, dish washing liquid,gift sets, COLLARD GREENS -_- I MEAN EVERYTHING. But my braids came out beautifully, I loved my braider, and I've received many compliments.
Hello Danielle, I am so sorry to hear about this experience you had at Eloms. This is the first time, your issue came up to the knowledge of ELOMS management. We thrive to give you all the opportunities to express your satisfaction or dissatisfaction while doing your hair, and when you leave. We also remain at your disposition after the service is completed. Please call Eloms at 704*819*2007 and express your feeling of dissatisfaction to her. We know making a living is not easy nowadays, and we at ELOMS want to make sure that you feel your money is well spent even after you leave the shop. Danielle, again, I urge you to contact Eloms herself at 704-819-2007, so that she can take care of you, and resolve your issue. If you had initially express your feeling to her, you would have given ELOMS a five star. We want you to know, that ELOMS is not only a one time braiding salon, but really a place where we want to build strong relationships, make you look your best, and see you again and again and again. All because ELOMS really cares about you. So please call Eloms and tell her happened and how you feel at 704-819-2007. Thank you so much for your review, and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I get my sew-ins done by Allison once a month. Each time there are no lumps and bumps. I've been going to Allison for almost four months. The sew-in would last longer but I've made some bad hair purchases on my own from various beauty supply stores. If the hair that I purchased would last as long as the sew-in itself then I know it would last up to 6 weeks easily. I always receive compliments for the work Allison does. I also receive great hair care advice from Allison. She does not pull the hair too tight when she braids. My edges were thin due to the texture and the previous styles I used to wear. Because of how Allison braids and installs the sew-in my edges are growing back. I've had a bad experience in Charlotte at another shop that claimed to "specialize" in sew-ins. I am so glad that I found Allison and the Uptown Weave Cafe. The Tuesday and Wednesday specials are the best and include uninstalls, shampoo & conditioning, install, and styling for $99. You can't beat that especially when the results look like they costs so much more. I get a full sew-in with no hair out and it never looks "wiggy"! As long as I live in Charlotte, I will be Allison's customer!!! Keep up the great work!!!