I began my search for someone to braid my hair by tapping people on the shoulders and asking "who braided your hair?" After my search took me to dead ends with most people vacationing and coming to Orlando with their hair already done, I decided to try the web. Thank goodness for reviews! I called Kadidia, and just as I read, she was very nice. She made room for me to come the following day and also provided me with a Black family owned and operated beauty supply store to make my purchase. M & M Beauty Supply is a one stop shop! They have EVERYTHING you need, Ask for Annette, tell her Dawn said hello :-) Kadidia called me to confirm my appointment the night before and on the day of my appointment, the client ahead of me was running a little over, so she gave me a courtesy call to ask me not to come at 12 but to come at 1:00 instead. I was impressed! Most stylist will have you show up and play the waiting game. Not Kadidia! Upon looking at the human wet and wavy hair I purchased she knew immediately what hair style would look great with that hair, and my face. She took me to her website and showed me the Tree Braid style, I liked that much better than what I was planning to get. Her home salon was comfy as we talked and watched Lifetime as she braided my hair. In about 4 hours I was a new woman. Absolutely beautiful and ready for my cruise! Last week I returned for a second braid style, this time I have a side part, three layer, straight back style, very pretty as well. I am so happy to have found Tombouctou, Kadidia is a God send. I can't wait to go back and try a new look! When you call to make your appointment, tell her Dawn said "Hey Girrrll!" and that I will see her soon! :-) Thanks, Dawn T.
Khady braided my hair today with the kinky twists...my hair looks awesome!!...I visited her shop about 3 weeks ago and told her what I was looking for...showed her a picture and she assured me she could give me the look...she told me it wouldn't be exact but that I would be satisfied and I am... My hair looks better than the picture...she works fast and steady... I thought I would be stopping for breaks but she kept it moving ...the prior reviews concerning rudeness was not true....Khady is running a business and she is very direct...her accent is heavy but it's not rude...shes only trying to make sure that she understands you and you understand her...I went by Publix before I went home and 3 yes three people gave me compliments on my hair...thanks Khady and you too Mbassa:)
I thought that it would be impossible to find an excellent African braider at a reasonable price. However, Kadidia was certainly heaven sent and fulfilled my requirements and lived up to all expectations. She was kind and warm, flexible, very reasonably priced and most of all did EXCELLENT work. Since I haven't had my hair braided in years, I was concerned that the braids would cause my head to hurt, however this was not an issue with Kadidia yet her work was of the highest quality. I will certainly return to Kadidia when I want to get my hair braided again and I enjoyed the extra bonus of being able to learn about Mali and African culture.