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Akwaba Braids By Mamou
3924 telegraph avenue, Oakland, 94609
4.3
69 reviews

Akwaba Braids By Mamou

3924 telegraph avenue, Oakland, 94609

Services


    • lemonade braids bra length

      $200.00
      4h
    • Feeding ponytail 10 braids

      $120.00
      1h
    • Lemonade braids waist length

      $250.00
      5h
    • Senegalaise twist shoulder length

      $200.00
      4h
    • Medium Box braids waist length

      $250.00
      7h
    • Cornrows with natural hair

      $65.00
      1h
    • Crochet braids with curly or straight hair

      $200.00
      2h
    • Two feeding braids with extensions

      $50.00
      1h 30min
    • Big lemonade braids 10 braids

      $120.00
      2h 30min
    • Crochet with twist or braided hair or bread lock

      $180.00
      2h
    • Sewing weave

      $200.00
      2h 30min
    • Man cornrows

      $65.00
      1h
    • Feeding cornrows

      $80.00
      1h
    • Lemonade braids

      $150.00
      3h
    • Sénégalaise twist

      $200.00
      4h
    • Knotless box braids shoulders length

      Depending on the size and length
      $200.00+
      4h 30min
    • Medium single braid shoulder length

      $180.00+
      4h
    • Sewin weave with hair out

      $180.00
      1h 30min
    • Full sewing weave

      $200.00
      2h 30min
    • Kid cornrows

      Varies
      30min
      Option 1
      $60.00+
      30min
      Start from $60 and up depending on the size and length
    • Waist length single

      $300.00
      8h 30min
    • Waist length medium box braids

      $300.00
      6h
    • Waist length Senegalese twist

      $350.00
      7h 30min
    • Individual crochet

      $200.00
      4h 30min
    • Touch up for braids

      $65.00+
      1h 30min
    • Single braids shoulders length

      $180.00
      4h
    • Kids cornrows natural hair

      $65.00
      1h
    • Kids cornrows with extensions

      $120.00
      2h
    • Man cornrows

      $65.00
      30min
    • 2 cornrows with natural hair

      $30.00
      30min
    • Crochet with twisted or braided hair extensions

      $180.00
      2h 30min
    • Sewing weave with hair out

      $200.00
      2h
    • Crochet with curly or straight hair

      $200.00
      3h
    • Man cornrows with design small

      $100.00
      1h 30min
    • Man box braids with natural hair

      $120.00
      1h 30min
    • Dread lock touch up

      $120.00+
      1h
    • 2 feeding cornrows without extension

      $40.00
      30min
    • 2 feeding cornrows with extensions

      $50.00
      30min
    • Senegales twist middle back

      $250.00
      5h 30min
    • Box braids butt length

      $350.00
      6h 30min
    • Comb twist

      $120.00
      1h
    • Crochet with curly or straight hair

      $200.00
      3h
    • Man conrows with design

      $100.00
      1h
    • Sewing with lace

      $250.00
      2h 30min
    • Medium single braids bra length

      $200.00
      4h
    • Box braids with natural hair

      $120.00
      1h
    • Natural hair twist

      $120.00
      1h 15min
    • Small single braids shoulder length

      $250.00
      5h 30min
    • Sister locks touch up

      $150.00
      2h
    • Medium Humain hair single

      $250.00
      5h 30min
    • Cornrows in front and box braids in back

      $200.00+
      4h 30min
    • Kid box braids

      $150.00+
      30min
      Option 1
      $150.00
      4h 30min
      $150 and up
    • Take down braids

      $80.00+
      3h 30min
    • Medium box braids mid back

      $250.00
      6h 30min
    • Two cornrow with natural hair no extensions

      $40.00+
      30min
    • Medium feedings ponytail

      $150.00+
      3h 30min
    • Sewing with lace

      $250.00
      2h 30min
    • Medium size Senegalese twist

      $200.00+
      5h 30min
    • Medium single braids or box braids butt length

      $400.00
      7h 30min
    • Take down braids

      $80.00+
      2h 30min
    • Take down weave

      $50.00
      30min
      Option 1
      $50.00+
      1h 30min
      Option 2
    • 2 cornrows with natural hair

      $40.00+
      30min
    • Kinky twist

      $200.00+
      5h 15min
    • Small box braids waist length

      $350.00
      6h 30min
    • Small human hair single

      $350.00
      7h 30min
    • Wash and blow dry

      $30.00
      30min
    • Knotless mid back medium size

      $250.00
      30min
    • Knotless braid medium size waist length

      $350.00
      6h 30min
    • Knotless braids medium size butt length

      $400.00
      8h 30min
    • Take down weave

      $50.00
      30min
    • 2 braids natural hair braids

      $40.00
      30min
    • Small knotless braids shoulder length

      $250.00
      8h 30min
    • Small knotless bra length

      $300.00
      8h 30min

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Reviews

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4.3/5
Based on 69 reviews
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Lemonade braids waist length
by Mariam Diarra
My hairline is gone, they did an awesome job.
Small box braids waist length
by Mariam Diarra
I want to start with overall my braids are nice, neat and the same size. We also got done in a reasonable time for the amount of thickness my hair has..., about 8.5 hrs for small singles. Mamou was very nice and it was a easy going peaceful experience. My only dissatisfactions are I have no parts so trying to wear my hair down the middle or side for work really can’t happen, I showed a picture of parted braids they’d done before started and she Said even though I showed her that picture she didn’t think I wanted that which confused me bc if a client shows you a picture as they’re sitting it’s usually what they want (rather knotless or boxed regular singles I don’t understand why they aren’t parted) and most importantly I have recently noticed that in the middle of my head many of my braids and started off with like the first 1-4 stitches french braided down. I paid $350 for singles and wanted singles, not a braid started with a little French braided because it’s noticeable when trying to do a ponytail or lift them, which for me is the most frustrating part I’ve ran into 4 days later. Also there was no tucking so my own hair stuck out more than I would like but that’s no biggie. These are all things that while frustrating I am still able to wear them for the time I need. I would go back because again my braids are nice and all the same size but I would just make sure to be very clear about having parts, at least one down the front middle or side and if you think you feel French braiding then be sure to double check that. Other than that her work is nice and she is sweet. Show more
Replied: Nov 4, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
I am so sorry about that we will make sure next time you go home all satisfied again my apologies! I’m out of town but I really appreciate your feedback so next time it can be fixed thanks for your support and help!!! Without clients we can be there for business!!! I appreciate you thanks 🙏
Medium Box braids waist length
by Mariam Diarra
Finished my singles in less than 4 hours….Flora is great!
Replied: Sep 2, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks ☺️
Medium single braid shoulder length
by Mama
Best braiding in Oakland
Feeding ponytail 10 braids
by Mariam Diarra
Thank you so much for my hair I love it❤️
Medium Humain hair single
by Mariam Diarra
Awesome braiding I love my hair
Replied: Jul 3, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate you!
Natural hair twist
by Coretta
Coretta came in 15 late to the appointment. I was there early. She eventually went on to do my hair but didn’t start out by washing it which is standa...rd practice. I’m fine with my hair being dry and grease to do the twists, but she didn’t even blow dry it. This was an overall low quality experience. They only care about weaves and extensions. They have no idea what to do or handle care for Black natural hair. It’s sad and disappointing. Please owner find people who love what they do as you have that poster up. Correta doesn’t love this job. Also take some time to learn about Black hair and taking care of it. We have beautiful hair. Extensions don’t make our hair…care and knowledge does. Show more
Replied: Jun 19, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Hi mike I’m so sorry that she was late but only for 10 min looking for parking. First of all you didn’t request for wash and blow dry service!! Plus, you liked your hair and before leaving you gave her a $10 tip. You were supposed to pay $120 and I only let you pay $57 I let you go without paying $84 plus you were in a rush to get your daughter . I really appreciate your business but coreta is a good braider and this is a black own business so we do know how to treat black hair , thanks again I’m so sorry you feel this way
Medium feedings ponytail
by Mariam Diarra
Best braids for my 11yr old.
Replied: May 29, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks
Medium single braids bra length
by Mama
Nice work
Replied: May 14, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks 😊
Senegales twist middle back
by Flora
Called about a half hour before my appointment to say she had no one to do my hair. Wasted my time and gas driving to the shop, only to find 3 people ...already getting their hair done. She told me to come back later as if I did something wrong. She obviously overbooked. This is not my first visit here, when I can get serviced it is usually a good job, but also not the first time my appointment was canceled at the last minute. Very unprofessional I've given this business a pass before but I can no longer support a business who doesn't value their clients. Show more
Replied: Jun 23, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
I’m so so sorry we couldn’t serve you at this time I apologize my braider didn’t saw up sometimes I can’t control that when they don’t come to work and my hand was thigh
Natural hair twist
by Mariam Diarra
Awesome Friendly and Professional Service😊👍🏽
Replied: Apr 29, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate you for your support
Medium box braids shoulder length
by Mariam Diarra
I had two branders work on my hair, one was great. Super quick and professional. The other not so much. In all fairness, I got some iffy hair from Am...azon (my mistake) but the first Braider assured me they would make it work. I asked for shoulder length and still got mid back braids. The second Braider also complained about the hair the whole time after I suggested using the hair available at the shop. The first Braider started on my head because the second was gone. Second braider trimmed the frayed braiding hair but she went way too far up toward my natural hair for my liking. I’m very worried she cut my natural hair. Two weeks later a couple braids have already slipped out. Not the best experience for how much they charged. Show more
Replied: Mar 18, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Hi I’m so sorry you feel that way but I explain to you the hair you ordered wasn’t good but I guess it was wrong 😑 because they way you feel is not the way I explain to you sorry for the bad experience hope you get a best braider
Single braids start from
by Mama
I asked for singles and my braids are braided to start like a cornrow. They are different sizes in the back. I usually wear my hair up but i will not... be able to do that with big cornrow looking braids in the back. She was late for my appointment and very rough with my head. This was the second and last time i will go here. Show more
Replied: Mar 12, 2022
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
I’m sorry to heart but honey when it come to size you choose the size we give you we don’t cheat on size you payed for the size you got I’m so sorry you feel that way
Kinky twist
by Mariam Diarra
I got the kinky twist and my hair came out great.
Replied: Dec 24, 2021
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks for your kind message and your support
Crochet braids with curly or straight hair
by Mama
I’d been there a few times. Miriam is great. But she is out of the country and the service has been terrible since she left. I had an appointment tomo...rrow morning at 9am. I just got a text that the braider is unavailable. So unprofessional Show more
Replied: Nov 27, 2021
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
I’m so sorry this happen I will be back soon
Man cornrows
by Mariam Diarra
The worst braiding experience. Braider showed up 45 minutes late. Was so rough on my head it literally felt she was ripping my hair out. I told her to... be more gentle but still very rough. Braids Did not turn out like what I asked for. I highly recommend you find somewhere else to get braided. Protect your scalp and time. Show more
Feeding Braids lemonade braids
by Mariam Diarra
Very unprofessional. Never again.
Single braids start from
by Mariam Diarra
Very professional. My braids were very neat, highly recommend!
Individual crochet
by Flora
I enjoyed myself & love my hair!! Too many compliments…thank you so much
Replied: Sep 1, 2021
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks 😊
Crochet
by Mama
They advertise a servide which they could not do (Crochet) i will never go back again.
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