Hair Stylist for African American Hair

Reader, Kara, wrote asking for help for her hair:

I am an African American woman in desperate need of a black hair dresser.  I have made two separate appointments with black hairdressers at the Kadena BX beauty shop, and both appointments were canceled at the last minute. Ugh!  So I need help for salons, stylists and which services are offered (relaxer perms, weaves, braids).  Thanks!

We’ve had several inquiries on this topic, but not a lot of answers.  Please help Kara out!


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  • August 6, 2016

    Who on or near Okinawa knows how to do a lace frontal install correctly without charging a arm and a leg?

    Benny
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    • August 8, 2016

      Hello Hun I do .
      @queenquahair on facebook

      Zaquajah
      Reply
      • November 18, 2016

        Does anyone know where any beauty supply stores (if any) are here in Okinawa? Does anyone know how to do amazing sew ins? Or sell quality hair?

        Tiff
        Reply
  • July 29, 2016

    Hey girl, I can definitely help you if you are still looking for someone ! Check out my Facebook page .. QueenQuaHair

    Zaquajah
    Reply
  • July 20, 2016

    October Fashion Show
    *Candy-land Fashion Show*
    2 Shows put together as 1 ?
    Children Fashion show
    Adult fashion show
    2 hours each

    Looking to fill 20 spaces adult women
    Looking to fill 20 spaces adult men
    Looking to fill 10 boys
    Looking to fill 10 girls

    ( no refunds once signed paperwork for show, due to many mishaps last show, once you pay( I order)

    10 themes
    *Royalty
    *Skittles Taste the Rainbow
    *Black and White Luxury
    *Pretty in Pink
    *Tropical (Swimwear)
    *Chocolate Factory
    *OMG Red Red Red
    *Flower Power
    *Red Carpet Ready
    *Halloween Scream

    Female Model fees $250
    Cover, hair, heels, jewelry, and clothes

    Male Model fees $300
    Cover clothes, and shoes

    I will accept payments but full payment due August 1st) no later( not excepting late fee payments)

    *Due to usage of venue all models must pay a $15 usage fee, this covers responsibly cleaning up after show *

    We will sale tickets $20 each ( no refunds)

    First meeting July 23rd at American Village at Blue Seal ice cream shop 12 noon

    Meeting dates July 23, August 6, Aug 20, September 10, September 24,
    Practice dates July 30, August 13, Aug 27, September 17

    October will be left open for event date ??? will keep posted

    Reply
  • December 11, 2015

    I am a hair braider in okinawa and I braid all style with hair included. You can message me on my page jennifer African hair braiding on facebook o book an appointment

    jennifer
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  • August 20, 2015

    Hi! I’ve only been here on the island for 4 days and I’m a currently rocking a short pixie cut. I am in desperate need of a stylist who can do African American hair.

    Siera
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    • August 1, 2016

      Hi Hun if you haven’t found anyone yet you can check out my work ! My fb page queenquahair may I can help you out !

      Zaquajah
      Reply
  • July 8, 2015

    Hi, sore for not replying back to anyone’s questions to get with me about hair, I was out of commission due to a difficult pregnancy, but now I’m back doing hair for reasonable prices. Braids, perms, dyes, sew ins , trims and more. Please email or call 08064829147 and I can supply what ever you need just need to know in advance.

    Thanks love
    Ps please text names

    Ciera s Spaulding- Johnson
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    • August 6, 2015

      Yes I am new to the island an I was looking for someone to do my hair.. What are your hours and were are you located at?

      Monica
      Reply
    • October 5, 2015

      What base are you located on?

      Ursula
      Reply
  • February 15, 2015

    Check out Okinawa Hair Braiders on Facebook, there is a list of hair braiders on Okinawa with their information.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/695414150575240/?fref=nf.

    Lucy
    Reply
  • December 12, 2014

    im looking for small box braids but cheep……not looking to spend more then 130 for it some where close to kadena.

    Tazz
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  • November 20, 2014

    I have gone to Bright hair braiding several times and have left satisfied every time. They move from their old location and are now partnered with a nail salon. This is a great thing because I can knock out two things at once sometimes. They have a nice website with some pictures here ==> http://www.brighthairokinawa.com please check it out. The girl there is very nice and courteous and she tries to accommodate your needs. You should go to bright hair braiding because she does excellent work and is pleasure to chat with, you can get your nails done and your hair braided which means to you is you spend less time searching for a company to braid your hair and waist more time looking for nails. It’s a one stop shop. From last I check she was going into a slow season so there may be openings so check out the website and request an appointment!

    Customer
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    • February 8, 2015

      Do you have to bring the hair in yourself or do they provide it there?

      Aubrey
      Reply
  • June 1, 2014

    Hi I just moved here from the states and I do professional sew ins, braiding, relaxers, washes, natural hair, relax hair. Looking for business.

    Reply
  • January 8, 2014

    Here’s their website.

    http://brightokinawa.com/about-us.html

    Ami
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  • January 8, 2014

    Bright is good!!

    Bright Okinawa’s hours are:
    10AM – Appointment Finish
    Monday – Saturday
    The Shop will be closed every Sunday.

    Reply
  • October 18, 2013

    I’m looking for someone to do my hair for the ball on Nov 8th. I have the hair already I just want it either glued or sewed in.. I live on McTureous..

    Lisa
    Reply
  • September 28, 2013

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    From SHERQUNIA on 9/25/13:
    “Hello please please help I have been in Okinawa for almost a month and I have a short hair cut or braids,I really want to maintain my short cut. I was looking for someone who can cut and style my hair. If there is anyone or know of anyone I really would appreciate it so much. If you could email me at [email protected] would really appreciate it so much.”

    Content Editor
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  • September 28, 2013

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    From Star on 9/15/13:
    “Does anybody know where I can get a curl like Hawaian Silk or Nuvo for my hair. I need someone who really knows what they’re doing. I don’t want it over processed. Please help. This stuff is looking rough. (≧∇≦)”

    Content Editor
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  • September 9, 2013

    I live on Foster and I braid. Text me at 090-3795-0546 and let’s figure something out.
    Lucy

    Reply
  • September 8, 2013

    I have just arrived in Okinawa and in need of black hair care. I usually wear a large afro, but the weather here keeps my hair extremely dry and brittle. I am looking for someone who can create some protective styles for my hair type (3c). I live near Foster but I am willing to travel.

    Sherry
    Reply
  • August 15, 2013

    Anyone that does sew ins on this post have pics to show their work? I would like a sew in i can put into a pontail w/o the huge lump in the back…

    R.h
    Reply
  • July 9, 2013

    You don’t need to be worried because of this .
    You could try to hair extension by yourself, and you have more choices.

    Reply
  • April 29, 2013

    Looking for someone to put braid and sew in for the summer months. I buy my own hair. Just need the rest done and I live on Kadena.

    Jill Smith
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    • April 29, 2013

      Check out my work on my FB page. If you are satisfied message me and we can work on times.

      Thanks
      Lucy

      Reply
    • June 17, 2013

      I do sew in’s you can call me at 090 9788 4174. I do not check this site often so please call for prompt response.

      Stacey
      Reply
  • March 26, 2013

    Hey everyone! I’m in need of help !!! I have tight curly hair jet black and I’m trying to get it dyed a light brown ! So far I’ve been to 3 spots , went to Rumiko , Stylique in foster and in Kadena all said they were afraid to touch my hair! So frustrating because I really want it done. Please if you know a salon that can deal with long tight curls let me know ! I’m in okinawa Japan husband is in schwab but I have a car and will travel I don’t care ! Lol my email is [email protected]

    Deanna
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  • February 11, 2013

    Are there any updates to this post? Im looking for someone to relax and color my hair?

    Nicole
    Reply
  • February 7, 2013

    His number is 080 4425 6128

    Karen Alexander
    Reply
  • January 4, 2013

    Any updates? I’m looking for a stylist who can do short hair and maintain my Mohawk.

    Kesha Cole
    Reply
    • February 7, 2013

      Joseph Alexander is a hairstylist who lives on Lester. He does great with short hair

      Karen Alexander
      Reply
  • December 6, 2012

    Hello everyone, I”m leaving Okinawa in a few days. My hair stylist Chanel does great hair anything you need she can do. She is locate at Calvin Nicole salon off gate 2 Street. She can be reach at. 080-4610-8574.

    Crystal
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  • October 28, 2012

    Hi,

    I’m a spouse, I live on Camp Foster and I do braids and sew-ins. Give me a call if you want your hair done. Senegalese, Kinky, Box, Individuals, Micros, sew-ins, etc
    Check out my facebook page and “LIKE” http://www.facebook.com/BraidsByAdwoa

    Thanks
    Lucy

    Reply
  • October 19, 2012
    Niska Encalade
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    • May 19, 2013

      Just trying to see if you are still here and selling hair?

      Nicole
      Reply
  • October 18, 2012

    I really want to know where to go to buy hair extension or weave I’m on Foster and really want extension in my hair.

    Trina
    Reply
  • September 22, 2012

    I need information for all black hair care (braids,twists,relaxers,cut and color). A list and location would be gladly appreciated. Thanks

    Linda
    Reply
  • September 6, 2012

    She PCSD a few months ago Juri and Aiasha have a shop and they do excellent work

    Malaika
    Reply
    • September 24, 2012

      Malaika,
      Do you have a phone number or address for Juri and Aiasha or location of their shop? Also do you know what kind of services they offer? Thanks for the help.

      Rochelle
      Reply
    • September 4, 2013

      D you have the phone number for Mariko for braids

      Daisy
      Reply
  • August 22, 2012

    Hey, does anyone have updated contact details for p-nut? cell phone out of service and landline just rings…
    Thanks

    Chris
    Reply
  • August 22, 2012

    Hi, I tried calling the numbers left for P-Nut but they didn’t even ring. Is there a specific way of calling people on American camps when you’re in Japan but not in Okinawa?

    shona
    Reply
  • August 8, 2012

    Does anyone know where I can go here to get the twists in my dreadlocks taken care of? Thanks..

    Ty
    Reply
  • July 27, 2012

    I just need my locs styled from time to time any good suggestion? We will be there in November 2012

    Marquese
    Reply
  • April 26, 2012

    I meant anybody knows where i can go(sorry for my english) im new here in Kadena so i need big help.

    melody
    Reply
  • April 26, 2012

    I dnt need where I can go get hair cut and highlights 🙁 my hair is so thick and long its hard to style..anybody know where to go please let me know

    melody
    Reply
  • April 13, 2012

    Go to p-nut. Someone posted her info above but she does an excellent job. Her rates are about the same as in the states and she does a range of styles.

    Kristina
    Reply
  • April 12, 2012

    Welcome to the island Octavia! I’ve been here for a year but i’m just now really starting to get out and adjust to it. Have you found anyone to do hair yet? I’m looking to be my hair braided too

    Marquita
    Reply
  • March 21, 2012

    Nicki did you find anyone to do hair? I just got to the island. Thanks!

    Octavia
    Reply
  • December 28, 2011

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any new updates to this post? I have been to Elemes twice…months ago but I believe she has PCS’d by now:( I would like to find somebody that does the same services she offered…cut, color, relaxer, etc….

    Please help!

    Nikki
    Reply
  • June 29, 2011

    Hi Sarah,

    Have you found anyone yet? I would like to trim my ends soon.

    Soph
    Reply
  • May 15, 2011

    In the same vein, where do other naturally curly girls get their hair cut? I don’t have tight curls (3a type curls if you are familiar with curl types) but need someone with a knowledge and understanding of curls to cut my hair. I’m not interested in straightening, I only wear my hair natural. Can anyone help me?

    Sarah
    Reply
    • May 31, 2012

      We took our daughter with extremely small curls to get them cut at the Kadena Exchange Salon, and the Japanese lady did a great job. We were impressed! She was older, you might have to ask for her name. Hth.

      Martina
      Reply
  • April 27, 2011

    Deja-Vu Hair Salon, Kitanakagusuku Village/Camp Foster area

    I live nearby but haven’t tried it. A friend from south africa loved it and recommended it for anyone with her hair type. Not sure if they have all of the services you need, and sorry, I don’t have a phone number or web site for them.

    The google map is really clear. Its off the 81 on the 329. From the Toguchi intersection just before the 81 veers north. On the google map, street view has a decent photo of the store front also.

    Deja-Vu Hair Salon

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=26.301799,127.809607%20%28Deja-Vu%20Salon%29

    Anne
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  • April 24, 2011

    Jori Thorns lives on Kadena. She is good at everything, flat twists, micros, cuts, color, etc. Her number is 080-4320-2354. She leaves to go home May to July, this week coming 4/25-5/2 is her last week until she returns from the states.

    Second Chance
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  • April 13, 2011

    I like Oriental Magic. However, they don’t know how to take care of our hair. I go to get anything dealing with braiding from them. When they sewed in my weave, I had to get another lady to cut and style it (elemes hair studio). My mother is a hair stylist and I know what is to be expected. Which is why I would NEVER get a relaxer from them if you’re an african American woman… They do not apply it correctly… I believe many African Americans go there because our options are slim and it’s hard to get an appointment with a good stylist here. So if you just want any type of braiding service go to them but if you want a professional or have healthy hair go to elemeshairstudio.com

    Lisa
    Reply
    • July 1, 2012

      do you have the number to oriental magic?

      shelby
      Reply
      • August 18, 2012

        0989264545

        shelby
        Reply
  • April 11, 2011

    I just took my daughter to Oriental Magic and she has extremely thick and long curly hair. She had the Japanese straightening done and it turned out amazing. And although all the employees were Japanese, all the customers were African American and everyone had wonderful things to say about the services they get there…braids, weaves, relaxers, straighteners, coloring and all the styles were amazing. We were there for 6 1/2 hours and I can say that every customer left happy! One lady said she is stationed in Korea but comes here often and ALWAYS has her hair done at Oriental Magic. It was our first time and I was nervous but the reviews and referrals I’d gotten before going, were all good and what we saw and experienced first hand was great service and very fast. Although my daughters extreme hair took a long time, that particular straightening takes several hours and they even had 2 other stylists help out when they were between customers. The end result was just what my daughter wanted and its gorgeous! We will definately go back! Their number is: 098-926-4545. They are located in Chatan but its kinda hard to find so they meet folks at the McDonalds on Hwy 58, across from Foster, when you come for the first time..they just ask what you are driving and they come get you. They were waiting when we arrived at McDonalds. These folks really seemed to know what they were doing!

    Dana
    Reply
  • April 10, 2011

    There is a new girl at concession beauty salon on foster. Her name is Alecia ,she only works weekends..also a lady in bldg 376 in north foster towers..646-3566 or web site http://www.elemeshairstudio.com just some suggestions

    Theresa
    Reply
  • April 10, 2011

    Elemeshairstudio.com located on foster

    Jessica
    Reply
  • April 10, 2011

    P-Nut on Camp Courtney: Home-0986228320
    Mobile-09044703070

    Geaninea on McTureous-5065E 622-8268

    Valdie
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    • October 18, 2012

      Geanina is now on kadena.

      Trina
      Reply
      • May 21, 2013

        Hello i just got station here on kadena is geanina still here doing hair if so please contact me in need of a fixing

        Kim cheeks
        Reply
  • April 9, 2011

    One of my co-workers is a hair stylist and does hair at her house on the side if you want her info.

    Reply
    • December 12, 2014

      how much dose she charge

      Tazz
      Reply