Lookin’ to spruce up that weave ladies? Finnin’ to get a fancy up do? Are you like me and will find any excuse to not brush your hair for days on end? I have discovered the solution to all of your problems! The Hair Theater! (In other news I really need to stop referring to my hair as my weave)
Pretty much every day after work I run the same route around the Fan. It is boring, but I am a creature of habit. I have kicked by The Hair Theater literally hundreds of times on autopilot, never really focusing on anything except not trying to break my teeth on uneven sidewalk. However, the other day I was stopped in my tracks when I saw a sign that said “Braid Bar”. Qua? What is a braid bar you may ask? While running the risk of sounding passé, it is “all the rage in New York.” I read this article on Bergdorf’s Braid Bar, which boasts a $45 dollar intricate braid that lasts 96 hours, and have ever since been incredibly intrigued. Seeing as I am a peasant I would never spend $45 dollars on a braid, but Natalie at The Hair Theater has crafted a whole menu of trendy twists and turns for your hair that is both decadent and affordable.
Starting at just $10 dollars for a standard style, moving up if you want a shampoo, massage, blow out etc. The Braid Bar at The Hair Theater is the perfect way to get that hip look you just cannot get on your own, no matter how many tutorials you read on Lauren Conrad’s Blog. Sure anyone can do a french braid, but for just $10 dollars you can get whatever look you want, and trust me, it lasts forever. Natalie is like the Voldemort of braids. She is seriously like dark magic crazy wizard good at it, and the braid you see above took her only ten minutes. Every time I try to get that boho-chic unkempt “tried-but-didn’t-try” look, I just look derelict. Plus, I will go through great lengths to sleep an extra ten minutes and just generally ignore trying to comb out my dreadlocks. This is a great solution to expedite your getting-ready process, because that step is already been nipped in the bud. Visit Natalie at The Hair Theater and quit while you’re ahead, it takes two seconds, is inexpensive, and is as relaxing as getting a pedicure.
Time for the good stuff. The Giveaway!! One lucky reader will get a visit of their own to The Braid Bar compliments of the infinitely sweet Natalie and Liz. All you have to do is a leave a comment and I will use that random number generator thingy on Friday to choose a winner.
However, if you want to be a mega awesome over achiever and maximize your chances of winning you get an extra vote for doing each of the following things (just leave a comment telling me you did):
So to be clear you can get up to four votes if you play your cards right! If you want extra inspiration on all the possibilities you can check out my pinterest hair board with my favorite styles. I plan on going back this week to get one of these looks. I love thinking about the 50′s and how ladies used to spend Saturdays gossiping in the salon…anyone feel like getting brunch soon and sipping champagne while getting a cute braid? Get at me.
For those of you who can’t wait till Friday to get woven here are the detes:
303 North Robinson St. Richmond, VA 23220
The Solo Plait-$10
French, Swedish, Fishtail, Cobra, Quirked, 4-Piece, Inverted, No limit!
Braids and Bubbles-$15
Shampoo and a scalp massage, followed by whatever braid you want!
Shampoo and a scalp massage, then blow out, followed by whatever you want, half up half down, braids, whatever!
(Add shampoo and scalp massage for $5)
The Halo- Inverted French or Swedish Braid into a crown
Around the Word- Two French Braids Come together in the back to form one braid or a classic chignon
The Mermaid Wrap- A French Briad forming a head band in the front, directed across the back of the head into a waterfall braid
The Serpentine- Zigzag design starting at the temple and traveling across the crown back and forth
The Zipper Chignon- An Inverted French Braid up the back of the head creating a seam to be topped off with a chignon or a pony
Swedish Fish- A Swedish braid starting on one side of the head, traveling across the back into a fishtail