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27 Stylists Who Serve the Best Braid Game

Pipe braid, infinity braid, beaded braids, waterfall braid—you name the braid, it’s hanging on our mood board at Mane Addicts HQ. If you can relate to our braid obsession, then follow on these best hair braiders on Instagram. Caution: Scrolling through the gallery may result in braid binge-watching.

Pekela Riley

Founder of Salon PK in Jacksonville, Florida and virgin natural texture extensions line True and Pure Texture.

 

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Renya Xydis

Wella Global Creative Artist and founder of Valonz Haircutters Salon in Australia.

Brittany Sullivan

Freelance mane and makeup maven behind major influencers’ hair.

 

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Nicci Welsh

CEO of the Nicci Welsh Academy, a professional makeup and hair school in Denmark, and creator of the Pipe Braid.

Ruslan Nureev

Bi-coastal celebrity hairstylist to the likes of Romee Strijd, Sistine Stallone, and Jasmine Tookes.

 

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Martina Fortner

Badass braider abroad and at L.A.’s Shyne Hair Studio.

 

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Jahmai Lumpkin

The woman behind the edgy pierced braids you see at Coachella, and not to mention Kelly Rowland’s.

 

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Jasmine Anna

N.Y.-based She Eumura, L’Oreal educator, and creator of multi-textured and sized braids.

 

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Mel Gesualdo

L’Oreal ambassador and Creative Director of Reno’s on St. Quentin in Western Australia.

 

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Rosibel Argueta

N.Y.-based freelance/editorial hairstylist who incorporates braids into various hair types and textures.

 

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Maggie

In addition to flexing her color muscles, Maggie also dips her skills in braiding out of The Waverly Salon in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

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Stephane Lancien

The Paris-based editorial stylist slays a snatched braided ponytail.

 

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Dimitri Giannetos

From Greece to L.A., the celebrity stylist behind Meghan Trainor, Camila Cabello, and Kristen Bell.

 

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Sophie Springett

Art Director at the Toni & Guy London Academy.

 

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Veronica Nunez

Hairstylist, groomer, and makeup artist making over models on every set in L.A.

 

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Emma Chen

The woman behind the most beautiful loose braids, buns, and breezy hairstyles in Brisbane, Australia.

 

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Frederic Aspiras

The man who slays Lady Gaga’s strands, most notably this coveted corset braid we can’t get over.

 

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Leanne Danielle

UK freelance hairstylist and YouTube-er slash owner of House of Tresses.

 

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Stasha Harris

The founder of braid house Magic Fingers Studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the woman behind those amazing braid tutorials on Cosmopolitan.

 

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Nina Starck

The Danish mom with a full-time job still finds time to film YouTube tutorials on double Dutch braids, waterfall braids, and the like.

Sunnie Brook

L.A.-based celebrity hairstylist and men’s groomer, Sunnie incorporates braids into chic red carpet updos.

 

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Nai’vasha Johnson

Yara Shahidi and Alicia Keys’ right-hand woman adds all the right bling to her impeccable braids.

 

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Justine Marjan

The L.A.-based celebrity hairstylist can whip up every braid imaginable, from cornrows to romantic loose braids.

 

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Ben Martin

The session stylist, educator, and Redken artist lays braids in unconventional ways.

 

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Blake Erik

Millie Bobby Brown’s go-to hair guy always sneaks in a clean braid here or there.

 

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Naeemah LaFond

Global Artistic Director of Amika and worldwide traveling educator.

Susan Oludele

Founder of Brooklyn salon Hair By Susy, and the braider responsible for Solange’s famous red beaded hairstyle.

 

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Wondering how L.A.’s braid game became what it did? Meet the stylists responsible HERE!



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