Braids by Jessica LLC is a one-stop detailed braider service for all natural and extension hair and braids made up of a one man team. More team members soon to be added.
Mobile braider and natural haircare services in Hampton Roads for Women, Men, & Children.
As a licensed braider, Jessica is qualified for over 25 types of natural haircare braiding salon services. Since 1995, at school-age, Jessica has been pursuing hair braiding. Being experienced in working in Hampton Roads braiding salons, Jessica has kept up with the latest mobile braider hairstyles to satisfy clients' needs. Jessica is one of the most detailed braiders amongst others in natural haircare and her services are mobile meaning that Braids by Jessica LLC comes to you. It is a Virginia Beach based entity with a nearby salon for men & women and children. Here you’ll get the expertise of a detailed braider.
I base my pricing system on my expertise. Because I have been braiding for approximately two decades, my standard prices are top dollar with the lowest being $30 and the highest being $275. However, I offer 10% to 50% off to accommodate everyone. I sometimes offer Groupon for purchase every four months for repeat clients'.
At first encounter with a new client, I like to feel the texture of their hair and ask them what type of processes they have experimented with on their hair. I then proceed to ensure how they wish to have their hair styled, whether natural with no extension or with extension; and how big, small, long, short, wide or narrow they would like the braids. Before I start styling, I make sure that they are comfortable with the pricing and if they have embarked on my variations of discounts. Throughout the process, I have them check my work in my oversize salon mirror. I chat with them. I listen to them. I embrace them.
Advice that I would give a client that is looking to hire a braider would be to hire someone who has at least 5 years of experience in braiding natural and extension braids. The braider should be knowledgeable, sanitary, detailed, gentle on their head, inquisitive when it comes to how you desire your hair. The braider should work at a steady pace without many interruptions and breaks. The braider should be pleasant, interested in your appearance, and negotiable with the braid prices.
How long do I want my hairstyle to last? What activities will I be doing in the next 6-12 weeks, such as swimming and being in contact with water, camping and being in contact with debris, working out and sweating, etc so that I can ask my stylist which style is best for me? How much am I willing to pay for an elaborate braiding style?
I started this line of work by watching my cousins and aunts braid from the 1990s to the 2000s as a little girl. I was no more than 5 and 10 years old. I started braiding my dolls hair at the age of 8 and started braiding live heads at 10 years old. I started making money at the age of 13 and started working in a salon at the age of 15. I launched my own business at the age of 25.
Hair is our passion, and our passion shows on every client that walks out of our doors. Through ongoing education, our detailed braider stays up to date on the latest natural hairstyles and braid techniques to bring you the looks you want.
From natural colors to pastel hues our technicians can mix up almost anything! Then, follow it up with a fresh cut and style. You will leave here with vibrant hair and a plan to keep it vibrant between visits.
If you have a look you want but don't know how to achieve, our mobile braider, can work together with you to form a plan. Stick with us. We offer a free clean-up cut between your appointments and solid advice on how to keep your hair healthy!