Rika | Cosmetologist/HAIR STYLIST
Rika picked up braiding at an early age. Receiving her first training from her mother Karen Ward-Fox, who was a braider, and hair model for The Braiders Bible by Cassandra Rachel. Rika then began braiding for various friends and family. At age 14 she began working in a braiding salon assisting Chantel Dudue former owner of Labelle African braids. Which was in the exact location of the very first Braid Bar. This is where she perfected her craft and learned various techniques, from natural hair care stylist from African countries such as the Congo, Togo, and the Ivory Coast. She took this knowledge and began renting a booth inside of Beauty Town, which was located in downtown Oakland at the age of 16 with another stylist. Rika specializes in braiding, and extensions. In February 2018, Rika opened a second location, Braid Bar & Beauty in Berkeley which features a small beauty supply specially curated for our clients.
Marsha | Esthetician/Cosmetologist
Marsha Henderson graduated from Bryman College in 2002 becoming a registered dental assistant. She persued that for 10 years then decided to go back to the school to follow her dream. To become a hairstylist and makeup artist. Marsha graduated from Marinello school of beauty in 2012. There is where she discovered haircare and makeup are not just her career it is her passion. She specializes in coloring, natural hair and facials.
Shampoo/blow dry $25
Deep Condition $15
Protein Treatment $25
Color- Consultation Required
Extension $175 & up
Extension maintenance $75 & up
Waxing: Brows $13 Lip $10 Chin $10
Makeup: Full face $50 ( includes lashes) Eyes & Lips $35 (includes eyeshadow, lashes and lip application)
Vivian | Braid stylist
Vivian who is originally from Togo, West Africa has been specializing in single braiding for over 20 years. She is our single specialist, she also does crochet, and comb twisting. She has been part of our team here at The Braid Bar since 2013.
nikky | Braid & TWISTING STYLIST
Nikky is originally from Nigeria and has been braiding for over 15 years. She is our inside braiding specialist, she also does twisting, crochet, and faux loc styles. She has been part of our team here at The Braid Bar since 2018.
chanda | loctician & salon manager
VICTORIA | BRAIDING STYLIST