Aabies African Hair Braiding
616 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
Going to aabies has been the best thing I have done. I go there to get braids done and they have so many varieties that I can choose from with very good prices. Aabies has offered me great service, no need for appointments and they are open from 7 am until 12 midnight which is very convenient.
I was told a certain price on the phone got there something different I got my hair about a week ago and my braids started coming out so now I got to go back they told me that sengless twist last for 3 months my own hair is showing dont mske sense and we spen all this money for hair this will be my last time going to them owner need to get their employees replace no good I recommend nobody to go to them not even my daughter
02/07/2012Provided by Citysearch -
My first visit to Aabies location was unprofessional. I was unsure about coming b/c I had heard rumors about service previously but since I heard on the radio there was a new location in Rock Hill I decided to try them out. I made an appointment for my daughter on 2/6 to come in on 2/7 b/c of the $20 off coupon I saw online. Well I received a call shortly after I made the appointment online telling me I could bring my daugher in that day (2/6) and that the coupon would be honored. I dropped my daughter off to get her hair done after 5pm and she was done at 1am.... this was fine b/c her hair looks nice and she loves it. However, when I went to pay the ladies working knew nothing about the $20 off coupon and tried to get me to pay the full amount. To top things off I found out later from my daughter they had her sign something without my premission stating she would pay the full amount.
To conclude this was my first and last time doing business with Aabies!!
04/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
DO NOT GO TO AABIES.. FULL OF BS!!!!
I went to Aabies on 4/5/2011 for Flat Twist with a Tuesday coupon from the website for 20% off any style under $100 and $20 off any style over $100. The style I wanted was $75 but after showing her the coupon for 20% off she did not want to honor my coupon. This stylish and all the other stylish who can't speak any English what so ever stated that it's only for Micros and they can only give me $5 off etc. I showed then the coupon and showed some of the other customers and they all agreed. These stylish didn't know how to calculate the 20% after calling the owner to verify the coupon advertisement. I think the owner should communicate with the stylish so that they can be more professionals. They are so damn rude and BITCHY!!!
With that being said she agreed to give the 20% but GUESS what???? Since my orginial style was 75 w/ 20% to total $60. She gave me a $60 so that she did not have to give me the discount. But it was all good. I got my hair done and it was ok but not exactly what I wanted. I will nt be going back to Aabies because I got like once a year or so but I everytime it does not fail that they are on some BS. I would rather go to another salon to get more professional service and get what I pay for. Aabies advertisements are FULL of BS/ False/ Misleading just to get you into the salon and GIMMICKS.
03/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Do not go hair if you want real micros. We are new to Charlotte and I have heard the radio commercial for this place we decided to give it a try. I called and was told the micros are $100 including hair, just as the radio commercial stated. I dropped my little sister off to get micros done and went back to work. My little sister text me saying they are using micro pony hair and are charging $145....Because my signal is not that great at work I got her message after she had paid them and they already started. They were going to charge another $40 for humain hair ,WTF!
So, I pick my sister up and her micros look like braids. They are not even thin lke micros. I asked did she ask them for that size and she said that is the $145 size. For the next size down there was an extra $10 per size. The prices for the smaller you wanted them ranged up to $260.00. That is RIDICULOUS when you are not using human hair.
NEVER GO HERE and I am telling everyone I know do go here unless you want to be ripped off.
02/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been getting braids for over 20 years. I recently moved to CLT and visited this Salon. The prices the quoted me over the phone was doubled when I actually got to the salon. They were unfriendly and asked for $210 up front before I even sat down! Moreover, they told me the price included hair and the hair she pulled out for me was synthetic hair that costs 99c a pack! I walked out, never to return. I would never let them touch my hair Moreover, many of he braiders had no edges and i did not want that to happen to me!!!
08/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
OK..i took my 6 year old to get her hair braided at this place, my daughter is in a wheel chair. I saw it advertised on tv that there was a student discount for students. When I got there i got stares from all the girls there. The lady who choose to do my daughters hair charged me an extra thirty bucks for her and I couldnt get the student discount. After she was all done she pulled me to the side and asked for an extra ten buck cause my child is disabled...wow....I cried when I got to my van with my little girl. She just wanted to look pretty like all little girls like to look....but @ what cost...never again will i step foot there!!! Daba...was her name
I've been a long time customer with Aabies..almost 3 years and the reviews are very true. The place is not clean and the staff is very unprofessional and its not a &quot;salon experience&quot; at all. The prices change every time you come. I recently got my hair done on a week ago. I asked for a sew in. They do have a big selection of hair but for some reason, after trying 4 or 5 different kinds of hair, they either didn't have the color I needed (1B) or the length I wanted. I finally found hair that was fine. After getting my hair sewed in, the braider told me that the style would last for approx 8 weeks and she mentioned that it was human hair and I could curl it, style it and I only needed a little oil sheen and mousse to maintain it. I paid the $180 plus a $10 tip and was on my way. Well, within 2 days my hair was ONE BIG MASS MESS. Long story short, they had given me synthetic hair as a sew in. My hair looks like a witch's Halloween wig you buy from a costume store. It looks so bad I can hardly stand to go out in public. Aabies advised if I want it re-done, I pay full price all over again and pick a different hair..that's crazy. Needless to say, that's it for me..my friends have been telling me for months now to stop going to them. Well, I'm going to a different shop this weekend to get this MESS taken out of my hair and get a different sew in. This synthetic hair is just straight tangles, and its shedding like crazy. I can't even run my fingers through it AT ALL, not even an inch. Its like a glob of tangles.
The quality of their hair has gone down hill over the months..either bring your own or go somewhere else. Try Bignon's Hair. I went their once and they are 180 degree turn around from Aabies and
I recently went to Aabies to get a sew in and had the worse experience ever! Although they ask you what style or what you want done to your head, they will do what THEY WANT TO DO! I returned to the Aabies African braiding on 5430 N. Tryon Street, Ste 14, Charlotte NC 28213, because of the extreme pain from the sew in! First they were trying to say "just put some grease on it" but after I insisted they do something about it the lady (Mou) proceeded to fix the problem. Little did I know her solution was CUTTING THE TWO BRAIDS SHE HAD SEWED TOGETHER! This left both braids break off from my scalp, hense leaving the two areas BALD! They never appoligized and would not give me the information to contact Aabie, but instead gave me a very nasty attitude about the matter. The lady would not give me her name so I took a picture of her! One of the other braiders gave me the name Mou (which was probably made up) I would not recommend anyone to try Aabies!
02/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
As highly advertised as this place is i would have expected them to do a lot better. i drove an hour and a half to this place from Columbia, SC. i have never gotten my hair done in a shop before so i had no idea they priced their braids based on size. the pic i saw on the web site that advertised the 100 dollar braid was small. for me micros have always been one size for one price. When i first got there they were very receptive. they guided me to the back and let me pic out the color and everything. When she asked me what size i wanted i told her the one hundred dollar one and she pointed out this big dashaki, Janet Jackson poetic justice braid and i tried to leave. they began to argue about who would do my hair and for how much. One girl even said i refuse to do her hair for less than 160. they tried to convince me to get a cheaper hair style. one lady finally agreed to do my hair for the advertised price but bc she was doing it for so cheap she wanted to use leftover scraps not a new pack(hell no)...no one helped her and they were so rude to me i.e. dirty looks and talking about me in their native tongue(i took french i kno). it took her forever to finish...she did a DECENT job but i was so put off by the service i would never reccomend it or go back!!
12/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place is terrible!!! They were so rude. I will never go there again. They overcharged me and then refused to give me a receipt, claiming that they don't give them. Their website claims that you can use a credit or debit carb but when my hair was finished they claimed the machine was broken. They continued to talk very loudly in my ear, apparently in French. When I asked a question pertaining to my hair they became upset and started talking to each other in a very negative tone. On top of all of that my hair is too tight. Don't attempt to go to this place if you are into hair care. One of the ladies actually stopped braiding my hair so that she could go to Walmart. They constantly talked on their cell phones and ate while braiding my hair. This place was a nightmare and needs to be shut down! It's not the cleanest place either. Avoid at ALL Cost. Very rude and dishonest people!!
The customer service here is absolutely awful. And the braids arent all that great either. The 100 dollar braids look like frickin box braids. DO NOT GO HERE save your money. Also there is some weird man who walks around looking over your shoulder yelling at the braiders. And the place looks like a sweat shop its dirty and the real micro braids are overpriced.
I just got back to Charleston from Aabies on north tryon st. My parents stay in chalotte and I've always heard the advertising for 100.00 micro braids. This was the first time i have had my hair braided. When I got there they took me to the hair room so I could select my hair. I was shown the size of the braids and was told the price included hair. I was fine with the size because they were small but not too small but I want human hair that I could curl. After negoitiationg a few minutes we agreed on a price. I had two braiders and I was back on the highway in 3 hours!!!!! Was I was there a girl came in with a coupon she printed from their website. I inquired a back the coupon because I wanted to know if I could get one. The coupon gave a gas discount for any people coming to abies from out of town. The braider told me to go online and print one for my next visit. After everything was done and I went to pay, I told the owner how pleased I was and have far I came to get them. Do you know the owner (I think she was) gave me the 10.00 gas discount???? I will definately be back in two months. This place is good and they appreciate their customers.
This place is TERRIBLE. I drove 2 1/2 hours thinking I was getting a good deal on micros..and it was so NOT worth the drive. I called the day prior to leaving to find out the size of the micros and was told that they were the average size...when I get there, the braids for $100 are the size of your pinky finger. We had to wait almost an hour before they decided to show up for work on Sunday August 18th...if you say 7 days, then you should be there 7 days a week. The hair that was used is VERY cheap and it tangles and doesn't have any life to it.. I WILL NEVER VISIT THIS PLACE AGAIN...DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I recently got my hair braided from Aabies on N. Tryon. The first location did not want to honor the radio special so I left. After I stopped in at the second location on N. Tryon I has treated VERY rudely. They did not want to honor the $120.00 special. They wanted to charge me $165.00 to braid my hair. My hair stops at the base of my neck. I was told my hair was TOO long for the special. They did not give me the color I picked out. I had to go with the color of my hair (black) and I did not have a choice of the size of the braids or the hair they used. After I tried to walk out of the store, they finally changed the hair to human hair. From then on out, the two braiders who did my hair did not talk to me and I sit in the chair from 4 hours in silences. I would not recommend Aabies on N. Tryon (both locations) to any one.
I was a bit skeptical going in this morning, after reading all of the reviews on the web.....but i wanted to still try it, I mean you can't judge something before trying it....so i went in around 9 this morning....and the girl was really nice to me. We picked up the hair and everything. there was two girls on my hair. before i knew it, it was over. and it looked so good!!!!!! I have had 3 people already tell me that they like my hair, that's how good it looks. I am just in love in my hair. All i have to say about the bad reviews is that just try it for yourself.
06/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Simply not worth the aggravation. Who in there right mind would want to sit for 4 hours and not have a conversation with anyone? Well, that is what you will get at Aabies. I refuse to ever pay someone to treat me like this again. $80.00 dollars for cornrows (straight to the back). Where I come from, you can just about get those for free. What I have discovered is it is not like a traditional salon. Basically, the braiders and the owners split 50/50 for the hairdo and the braider subtracts the cost of the hair from THEIR money. This is why the owner will advertise $100.00, her job is to get you into the salon and they can charge whatever they want. So can you imagine standing on your feet for hours(I even had a lady with a baby wrapped up on her back) and lets say they do 3 firstname.lastname@example.org half of that is 150.00*** remember you still have to subtract the hair. What do I call this? Well, it almost sounds like...SLAVERY. This is why I will not patronize Aabies.
-You can't really blame the braider because it is hard work. And they already know they are not about to make any real money. Not to mention the language barrier. Pretty much they ""might"" say one or two things about the customers but mostly they are just conversating. ( i took 4 years of French) which is mostly what they speak. Sometimes, if someone from their own country comes along they will speak another language. Most of them do not speak good English or have any real skills, which is why they don't have a REAL job.
-The basis of the business is simply shady and it needs to be regulated that is the only way it will change. As Black people we should not support the mistreatment of others who are less fortunate. Aabie herself (who drives a pretty fancy car )should be ashamed of herself. Charge them girls some good ole booth rent so they EAT!
02/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was the wosrt place ive ever been to. they were very unprofessional instead of telling me she didnt know how to do twist she did it any way my hair looked beautiful going in. but when i left was a different story,i had to stop her from putting brown styling gel in my hair to do my twist . i would not recommend anyone to going there not evryone can do certain styles i just say if braiding is your thing stick with it dont try to do other styles if you dont know how .somebody needs to call the health inspector