Maintaining "natural" hair can be time consuming and challenging, so I was looking for other options other than a sew in or wearing a wig. I'd never had braids before and decided to give it a try. I was extremely nervous because I was not familiar with any shop in the area that could create a nice style that I would love. I started searching the internet and after about two weeks I came across the reviews for Isabelle's African Hair Braiding shop. There were more positives than negatives so I decided to give her a call. I spoke with the owner, Ms. Isabelle, and immediately had a wonderful conversation with her. She is a soft spoken, patient and very understanding woman. I told her I would like to come in and discuss styles that I thought would work for me. She is very knowledgeable and professional and she recommended the best braids for my hair. I made an appt. for that weekend. She was very open to the date and time I wanted to have my hair done. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck on the day that I was to get it done. She told me how to "prep" my hair before getting it braided (another sign of her excellent knowledge and years of experience). I was always told how sore my scalp would be during and after getting braids. She understood my concerns and told me she would not have the braids too tight. To make a long story short, I have been back 3 times since my first experience with Ms. Isabelle and her sweet sisters (who assist her). I get tons of compliments on my braids and they last a very long time. Another great thing about Ms. Isabelle and her sisters, they value their customers and do the very best to make the customer comfortable and satisfied. I am a customer for life and can not imagine going anyplace else to have my braids done. Try it for yourself and you will also be a believer. Oh and the prices are excellent!! May God continue to richly bless you Ms. Isabelle!
This establishment received a lot of high ratings, which is why I went there and why, for the most part I considered it a high rated experience as well. Isabelle was so nice. We communicated very well and as a customer who wants what I pay for I told her what I didn’t like from my previous experiences and based on reviews here, I was confident that I would not get the same from her. She agreed and said she fully understood. However, I gave it a three because of my experiences outside of Isabelle. After having to ask that one particular person not braid my hair again because she was breaking stands of it, braiding differently than Isabelle was, and braiding too tightly; after braiders not wanting to do take downs and unnecessarily keeping me there longer than I wanted to be; and after being yelled at because I changed my mind about wanting my hair cut was enough. I won’t go back. Some people giving reviews will have a different and less to complain about experience. That makes sense because it isn’t going to be the same for everyone. For me though, it has to do with my expectations and standards for giving my money to someone for their service. For those who expect that same level, I thought you may want to know. Perhaps if you go, you can use my experience to say what you’ve heard and what you don’t want repeated. For some this review will be of no significance because of the differences in what we see as acceptable, but please when talking about doing you, don’t try to discredit what I got from my experience.
Today I made the 1 hr and 15 minute drive to see Isabelle and the wonderful women that work with her at Isabelles braiding. This is not my first time seeing Isabelle and the ladies of Isabelles braiding. I came to see Isabelle in March of this year the week before I went on my cruise. I explained to Isabelle the type of hair I have, no one has ever been able to braid my hair without me losing braids within the month and taking it down before I even had a chance to enjoy it. With me explaining my previous dsappointments Isabelle went to work on finding out my expectations and desires. I also was on a time constrait as well knowing my son had a drs appointment. Well Isabelle worked her magic did a fantastic job on my singles in March as well as got me out and off to my son''s appointment with 30 mins to spare. Today I did a little different style with at lot more color and once again I left a very statisfed customer. I told Isabelle to expect to see me once again in September, I'm sold on her work, her excellent and professioinal customer services and her very kind and concerned heart for her customers desire. If you want a talented and warm stylist I couldn't direct you to anyone better. Thanks Isabelle and the Ladies, Respectfully, Terri (Warner Robins. Ga)