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Akwaba Braids By Mamou
4227 telegraph avenue, Oakland, 94609
4.2
87 reviews

Akwaba Braids By Mamou

4227 telegraph avenue, Oakland, 94609
Entrepreneur

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 mid back length

      $350.00
      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

      $150.00
      2h 30min
    • Crochet with twist or braided hair or bread lock

      $180.00
      2h
    • Sewing weave

      $200.00
      2h 30min
    • Feeding cornrows

      $80.00
      1h
    • 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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Amenities

  • Parking space

  • Wi-Fi

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Accessible for people with disabilities

  • Loyalty Program

  • Child-friendly

Reviews

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4.2/5
Based on 87 reviews
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Single braids shoulders length
by Mama
Great job love it mamou did wonderful job
Medium single braid shoulder length
by Mariam Diarra
Last minute appointment and she did a great job. So happy to have my beautiful braids in time for Hawaii.
Replied: Nov 4, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks for coming we will always be here for you 🙏
Small knotless bra length
by Mama
Unfortunately this is going to be my last time coming here. My braids are most definitely not small more like medium I was charged $300.00. Although s...he worked pretty fast i dint get what I paid for and this is the second time this has happened. My cousin had the same experience. I gave 2 starts because she works at a decent pace and all the Braider’s are friendly. This has been my 3rd visit and honestly I was only satisfied with my 1st visit. I wasted my money they will probably only last me a month. You live and you learn I should have learned my lesson after my 1st unsatisfied service. Update* I have spoken to the shop and we have made arrangements for her to fix my unsatisfied services. She was very apologetic and is making things right to make me feel like a valued customer. Show more
Medium size Senegalese twist
by Flora
Arrived for my confirmed appointment that I booked through Booksy and no one was at the shop for my appointment. I waited for 45 mins and no one arriv...ed. I called and emailed the shop and no one responded. I’m disappointed because people usually book a braiding appointment leading up to an event, special occasion or vacation. So missing a braiding appointment is a real let down. Show more
Replied: Aug 22, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
I am so sorry you are so right I was very sick in bed by the time I talk to someone else to go do it it was late but I gave her your number to call . My apologies
Two feeding braids with extensions
by Mariam Diarra
Zero stars!!! I originally booked my appointment for Sunday and I got a text from the braider (Corretta) on Saturday saying that she wasn’t available ...even though her online schedule shows several open appointments for Sunday and asked if I could come in that day or Monday. I chose Monday. Today, the braider texted me less than an hour before my appointment, asking to postpone it til 2p because she was “running behind”. Even though I was short on time, I agreed to come at 2p to accommodate her. When I arrived on time, she just had a very off-putting energy from the door! She starts talking about my hair is too short for 2 braids (Needless to say, I booked the same style over a week ago with another beautician and she had no trouble braiding my hair). I tell her ‘fine’ and gathered my things to leave all the while thinking what a I waste of time driving 30mins to her shop only to be told she can’t do my hair. She stops me and says “well I can do three braids” (however 2 seconds ago it was “too short to braid”). Long story short, she gave me four braids. They were poorly done with one braid bigger than all the others. All the while she’s braiding my hair, she’s combing my hair very aggressively, braiding way too tight and making sly comments about how difficult it is to braid my hair. Keep in mind, my hair was washed, blowed dried & flat ironed the night before. Then she has the nerve to charge $80. These braids were so tight and poorly done that I took the braids down as soon as I got home. What a scam! This braider had such a nasty and lackadaisical attitude; the worst I’ve dealt with in a long time from another black woman. It’s a shame when you try to support a black-owned business within the community by spending your hard earned money, this is how you get treated. Never again! Despite her vitriol & misplaced hostility, I kept my composure. I pray God does some intensive work on that woman’s spirit! 🙏🏾 Show more
Replied: Aug 8, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Oh no I am so sorry about that please accept my apologies🙏 I am out of town right now but when I come back please I will love to make it up to you. I have big respect for all clients that come to my shop correta doesn’t own the business please she work for me probably some was wrong with her she’s usually not like that you can read all my reviews and see if she had bad reviews like that probably it was a bad day for her . Again I am so sorry about this situation deeply sorry 🙏
Small knotless braids shoulder length
by Mariam Diarra
There was really good communication regarding the time of the appointment and any adjustments. My hair is shorter, I did a chop in May and my hair was... grabbed and incorporated in the braids beautifully. I would definitely go back and am enjoying my new look Show more
Replied: Jul 30, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks 🙏
Small box braids waist length
by Mariam Diarra
Great work i love my hair
Replied: Jul 12, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate your response and support
lemonade braids bra length
by Coretta
I love my braids. Very neat. I always get compliments.
Replied: Jun 24, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate you for your support 🙏
Take down braids Wash and blow dry Two feeding braids with extensions
by Flora Mariam Diarra
I’m glad I found them when I only had 24 more hours left in the Bay. I decided last minute I needed my hair done. The stylist took down my old crochet... braids, wash and detangle my hair, and install the 2 feed-in braids. I’m soooo appreciative… Show more
Replied: Jun 6, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate you
2 cornrows with natural hair Wash and blow dry
by Mariam Diarra
Great service
Box braids with natural hair
by Mariam Diarra
This place is amazing! Best service, atmosphere, and braiding! Friendly, easygoing, no attitude, straightforward.  Everyone who works there, even the ...clientele seems to have a happy spirit! I am so glad I discovered this shop. I am a man who started growing my natural 4C hair a few years ago and got to the place where I realized it would be best for my hair to “keep it stretched” and have protective hairdos from time to time. To be honest, I was slightly nervous about being a guy walking into a shop and asking about something I had limited knowledge about at the time. I tried to book an Appointment at a braid shop a few blocks from home and not only was the atmosphere jaded, but they were rude to me and never returned my phone calls.  Mariam, the owner of Akwaba braids is the opposite of this. Friendly, responsive, and engaging! A great spirit who also finds friendly and skilled staff to round out the professional atmosphere. I don’t always wear my hair in braids (afros, wash n’ go, twist outs, and do it yourself 2 strand twists in-between braiding), but when I do, I can’t think of a better place than Akwaba braids! I did try a different and cheaper place (and Akwaba's prices are very reasonable, but I tried another place because of a closer location as well), but regretted it as the result was far less good-looking (crooked parts, uneven braiding, and frizzy roots in 2-3 days). I was mad!  I am never mad after the many times I've gone to Akwaba Braids!  In fact extremely proud and happy! As I write this, I am about a week and a half Into box braids, that Mariam did for me, and I still look like day one! Although I have had box braids several times, I also loved the 3 times or so, that my hair was corn rowed, the price for that is amazing and the stylist (I think her name is Coretta?) gave me these micro cornrows that seemed to spiral from my edges, that got me so many compliments. Lastly, I gave away my niece at a wedding in Mexico. My box braids, done by the owner herself got me so much positive attention. One of the people I met at the resort in Mexico, who was from Brazil said "I wish I could come to Oakland to get my hair braided like yours!" 🙌🏾❤️‍🔥😉 So, if ya wanna look good, at a great price, and be in a positive environment at a place that is welcoming, clean, and professional, I recommend Akwaba Braids.! Show more
Replied: May 19, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks a lot for all the compliments I really appreciate you and will always be happy to have as my client you have a good vibes and good spirits may the almighty lord bless you ♥️🙏
Senegalaise twist shoulder length
by Mariam Diarra
She was friendly and helpful. Helpful with how I wanted my hair. Very fast and fun environment. I will be going back. The price was good too.
Replied: May 10, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks 🙏
Medium Box braids waist length
by Mama
Warm and welcoming environment and the stylists are so sweet and kind. The work is TOP quality. You can definitely notice the level of professionalism... and technique they have. THANK YOU so much definitely will return and recommend. Show more
Replied: Apr 9, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thank you 🙏
Small knotless bra length
by Coretta
Booked and confirmed online appointment but was called immediately and told the time i selected for the appt wasn't available. Rescheduled for a da...y that the braider was available for an appointment. On day of appointment shortly before my visit I was called and asked to come one later. Arrived to shop an hour later per there request (on-time) and wait one and a half hours with out any communication from the braider. I asked how much longer or if they has an ETA and I was told 30 minutes. I then waited an additional hour before just leaving. It is really unfortunate because I was really looking forward to having my hair braided for my birthday. I leave for New York and will not have any other day to get my hair done especially since I moved my date to accommodate them. Communication is everything. I understand when braiding hair it can take a bit of time BUT no communication or apology if unacceptable. I try to support small businesses but it felt like my time was not valued or my business so I cannot recommend them to anyone else no matter how good the work is. Customers should be respected and valued because with out them you would have no business. There are tons of competitors out there and business owners should alway keep that in mind when providing a service. There is tons of room for improvement. Show more
Man cornrows
by Mariam Diarra
Lack of communication
Replied: Feb 27, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
I’m so sorry we will tried our best next time promise
Knotless braids medium size butt length
by Mama
Fit me in same day. Braids are neat and not tight at all. Will definitely come back!
Knotless mid back medium size
by Flora
Thank you so much! Thank goodness we’ve found us a braider! You did an excellent job on my nieces hair! Thank you!
Replied: Feb 15, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate you
Medium single braid shoulder length
by Mama
Mama is amazing as always ! Keeps me coming back!
Replied: Jan 25, 2023
Akwaba Braids By Mamou
Thanks we appreciate you!!!
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 🙏
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