Salon: Greg’s Professional Barber & Beauty Salon
Stylist: Pamela Webster
Make Up: Deirdre Clay
Black hairstyles show us just how versatile black hair is. This is especially the case when it comes to braids. In this image, Pam Webster from Greg’s Professional Barber & Beauty Salon in Mobile, AL gives us new ideas with her flawless twisted links and inverted braids style.
What You Need:
Step 1: Shampoo
Shampoo your hair and take time to comb through and detangle it. There’s a lot of manipulation involved and this style depends on your hair being as straight as possible.
Step 2: Add Setting Lotion
Add a quarter size amount of setting lotion to the palm of your hand and work it evenly into your hair. Too much will result in longer drying times so lightly dab the excess away with a dry towel.
Step 3: Section Off Hair
Use your comb to divide the hair into sections. Create parts around the entire head that each extend towards the center. The number of sections you create will largely depend on how far apart you want your links to be. Just make sure that as you create sections, you secure each end with a butterfly clip.
Step 4: Create Twisted Links
Remove the butterfly clip from one section and divide it into three smaller sections. Flat braid the section furthest to the left and use a bobby pin to secure it the center of your head. Use the other two sections as your links and flat twist them until they intersect with your next section. Continue this pattern until you have gone around the entire circumference of the whole head.
Step 5: Create the Top Braid
Use the loose hair at the top of your hair to create three large braids. Secure them to the center of your head with bobby pins. Ideally, the should come together to form one, large loop.
Step 6: Dry
Sit beneath a hooded dryer. This style should take between 1 and a half to two hours to dry, depending on the thickness of the hair.
Greg’s is one of the premier Mobile, AL hair salons. And they’re always excited about working with new clients. If you want to know more, contact Pam at (251) 473-9575.