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LA's Six Best Natural Hair Salons For Curls, Braids, Locs, and More

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Ask any natural where she gets her hair done and she'll probably say she does it herself. Through trial and error, we've concocted personalized twist-out techniques and perfected our own shea butter, banana, and avocado blends. What else were we supposed to do, wait for stylists and beauty brands to catch up?

Kitchen beauticians, put down the whisk and treat yo' self. We're willing to bet that after a trip to one of these salons, you'll learn a few tips to try on your next wash day or get schooled on a new ingredient to throw into that custom conditioner of yours.

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I Love Lulu Hair Spa

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Newly natural? I Love Lulu is a relaxed environment where you can communicate with stylists even if you don’t know all the fancy shmancy natural hair terminology just yet. Start your session by choosing a treatment from their adorable menu.

There’s the “Grow N’ Thin No Mo” for growth and thickness, the “Darned Ruff” herbs to treat a flaky scalp, and that’s only the beginning. Choose a marshmallow infusion to treat knots, a sugar and aloe scalp exfoliator, a pure oxygen treatment, or “Spoiled,” a mix of 7 herbs and oils for pure pampering. (Bonus: this salon is “tenderhead” friendly, even if you have a thick, tangled ‘fro.)

Pricing: Treatments start at $35; Add-Ons $10 each; Roll Set $50; Flat Iron $55+; Bantu; Knots $55; Two-Strand Twists $70; Flexi Rod Sets $55+

Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic

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Curls, kinks, braids, and locs get lots of love at this Beverlywood gem. Got scalp issues? Schedule a consultation with owner Dr. Kari, an expert in trichology. A session with Dr. Kari can get to the bottom of what’s going on with your scalp and treat everything from breakage to hair loss. Arrive with your hair detangled and ready to get started. Head over to their site for a full gallery of hair inspo including twists, Sisterlocks, Bantu knots, extensions, and every kind of braid under the sun.

Pricing: Shampoo and Condition $35; Cornrows Without Extensions $75+; Cornrows With Extensions $95+; Cornrow Styles $115+; Individual Braids With Extensions $275+; Loc Maintenance $75+; Double Strand Twists Without Extensions $75; Double Strand Twists With Extensions $250; Wet Sets, Braid-Outs, Twist-Outs, Roller Sets $75+; Bantu Knots $75+

Capella Salon

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Have you heard of “The Curl Doctor?” He’s Shai Amiel, the man behind Tia Mowry's big chop and Yara Shahidi’s curls on black·ish. If you’re not already following The Curl Doctor on Instagram, you should be. Shia’s cuts, transformations, and hair rescues are more than worthy of a double tap. It’s not all trims and cuts over at Capella, the salon also offers a full range of color services, braid styles and wedding updos.

Pricing: Deva Cut $125- $175; Deva Cut with Shia $275; Highlights with Shia $245+; Style $45+; Color Gloss $85+; Color $80+; Balayage $175+; Highlights Full Head $115; Highlights Partial $105; Brazilian Blowout $300+

Ouidad, The Curl Experts

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Everything from ringlets to kinks get the star treatment at this salon. Founder Ouidad patented a haircutting technique that she describes as carving and slicing so that each curl fits together like a puzzle. The professionals at Ouidad do more than pamper curls, they’ll assess your strands and recommend a personalized product regimen to keep hair manageable and nourished. Stylists all over the country seek training and certification from Ouidad, Santa Monicans count yourself lucky to have one of her flagship salons in your backyard.

Pricing: Cut $135+; Curled Style $60+; Deep Treatment $90+

Rehab Salon

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Hollywood is home to Rehab Salon, a one stop shop for all things natural hair. Stylists at Rehab are skilled in weaves, braids, locs, and treatments for all hair textures. This salon has a long list of services offered, so whether you decide to go simple or styled they’ve got you covered.

Pricing: Curl and Flat Iron $40; Roller Set $60; Microbraids $50/hr (8+ hours) Individuals $50/hr (5+ hours); Cornrows $45- $150; Dreadlock Retwist/Tightening $85; Bantu Knots $75; Flat Twists $65; Double Strand Twist Extensions $250; Full Weave $225+

Isis Hair Salon

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Isis is dedicated to being a full service salon that caters to relaxed hair and natural hair equally. Stylists at Isis can help you if you’re transitioning, maintaining your curls, or ready to cash out on a fresh set of braids. For a completely new look without the commitment, take advantage of the custom wig services.

Pricing: Press and Style $60; Roller Set $50; Rod Set $70; Dominican Roller & Blow Dry $70; Cornrows $50; Individual Braids $175+; Human Hair Individuals $250; Box Braids $125+; Palm Roll Loc Maintenance $65

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I Love Lulu Hair Spa

Newly natural? I Love Lulu is a relaxed environment where you can communicate with stylists even if you don’t know all the fancy shmancy natural hair terminology just yet. Start your session by choosing a treatment from their adorable menu.

There’s the “Grow N’ Thin No Mo” for growth and thickness, the “Darned Ruff” herbs to treat a flaky scalp, and that’s only the beginning. Choose a marshmallow infusion to treat knots, a sugar and aloe scalp exfoliator, a pure oxygen treatment, or “Spoiled,” a mix of 7 herbs and oils for pure pampering. (Bonus: this salon is “tenderhead” friendly, even if you have a thick, tangled ‘fro.)

Pricing: Treatments start at $35; Add-Ons $10 each; Roll Set $50; Flat Iron $55+; Bantu; Knots $55; Two-Strand Twists $70; Flexi Rod Sets $55+

Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic

Curls, kinks, braids, and locs get lots of love at this Beverlywood gem. Got scalp issues? Schedule a consultation with owner Dr. Kari, an expert in trichology. A session with Dr. Kari can get to the bottom of what’s going on with your scalp and treat everything from breakage to hair loss. Arrive with your hair detangled and ready to get started. Head over to their site for a full gallery of hair inspo including twists, Sisterlocks, Bantu knots, extensions, and every kind of braid under the sun.

Pricing: Shampoo and Condition $35; Cornrows Without Extensions $75+; Cornrows With Extensions $95+; Cornrow Styles $115+; Individual Braids With Extensions $275+; Loc Maintenance $75+; Double Strand Twists Without Extensions $75; Double Strand Twists With Extensions $250; Wet Sets, Braid-Outs, Twist-Outs, Roller Sets $75+; Bantu Knots $75+

Capella Salon

Have you heard of “The Curl Doctor?” He’s Shai Amiel, the man behind Tia Mowry's big chop and Yara Shahidi’s curls on black·ish. If you’re not already following The Curl Doctor on Instagram, you should be. Shia’s cuts, transformations, and hair rescues are more than worthy of a double tap. It’s not all trims and cuts over at Capella, the salon also offers a full range of color services, braid styles and wedding updos.

Pricing: Deva Cut $125- $175; Deva Cut with Shia $275; Highlights with Shia $245+; Style $45+; Color Gloss $85+; Color $80+; Balayage $175+; Highlights Full Head $115; Highlights Partial $105; Brazilian Blowout $300+

Ouidad, The Curl Experts

Everything from ringlets to kinks get the star treatment at this salon. Founder Ouidad patented a haircutting technique that she describes as carving and slicing so that each curl fits together like a puzzle. The professionals at Ouidad do more than pamper curls, they’ll assess your strands and recommend a personalized product regimen to keep hair manageable and nourished. Stylists all over the country seek training and certification from Ouidad, Santa Monicans count yourself lucky to have one of her flagship salons in your backyard.

Pricing: Cut $135+; Curled Style $60+; Deep Treatment $90+

Rehab Salon

Hollywood is home to Rehab Salon, a one stop shop for all things natural hair. Stylists at Rehab are skilled in weaves, braids, locs, and treatments for all hair textures. This salon has a long list of services offered, so whether you decide to go simple or styled they’ve got you covered.

Pricing: Curl and Flat Iron $40; Roller Set $60; Microbraids $50/hr (8+ hours) Individuals $50/hr (5+ hours); Cornrows $45- $150; Dreadlock Retwist/Tightening $85; Bantu Knots $75; Flat Twists $65; Double Strand Twist Extensions $250; Full Weave $225+

Isis Hair Salon

Isis is dedicated to being a full service salon that caters to relaxed hair and natural hair equally. Stylists at Isis can help you if you’re transitioning, maintaining your curls, or ready to cash out on a fresh set of braids. For a completely new look without the commitment, take advantage of the custom wig services.

Pricing: Press and Style $60; Roller Set $50; Rod Set $70; Dominican Roller & Blow Dry $70; Cornrows $50; Individual Braids $175+; Human Hair Individuals $250; Box Braids $125+; Palm Roll Loc Maintenance $65