We are here to provide our clients with the best services in town. We specialize in professional african hair braids with sophisicated styles like, kinky twist, senegalese twist, micro braids, cornrows, nubian twist, invisible braids, bob braids, box braids and dreadlock startup & retwist.

Our customers satisfaction is our concern, we cater to women, men and children. Dont think twice, call us and make an appointment and you will not be dissappointed.

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Janet M.


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Quality braids, exceptionally services, I have so many compliments on my hair and I will be returning

Angela H.


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I love love love my hair, I came in yesteday to get my done and they did an excellent Job. I am usually very tender headed when I get braids done but my goodness those ladies were very gentle and careful to my sensitive scalp. It wasnt too tight or overbearing. I enjoyed the friendly personality of the stylist. They weren't talking on the phone or taking too much breaks. I was In and out, no waste of time. I will be a returning client. :-) :-)

Kandy R.


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I am super excited and always satisfied when I come to get my hair done here at this shop. I am a returning and a permanent client. I love my bbraids and the ladies always do an excellent job on my hair and they have such a good and welcoming atmosphere there. The owner is very nice and she makes sure that whenever I get to shop I am in and out and dont have to sit for a long time. I usually keep my hair in for 2months and then get a touch up in between my braids and whenever I come, I get satisfied. I have gotten Senegalese Twist, cornrows, boxbraids and micro braids and all those hairstyles cameout good. They are fast and they are very professional. I am always a returning customer and will always return because of the service I receive. Best braiding spot here in Jacksonville, FL.

Shawntell J.


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The first time I went there to get my hair braided it was nice because she took me as a walk-in and three people did my single braids but when I called back to price having my edges redone she was rude. She placed me on hold in the middle of the conversation and to answer another phone and I was patient due to her being a business woman but she had a full conversation.There was major miscommunication due to her thick accentand background noise.I thought she said $40 for the front then $40 for the back on just the edges.I said that's too much then she yelled how much do u want to pay I said not $80 just for the edges.Then she said no $40 for 2rows in the front and one in the back. After I had to stress to hear I didn't hear her say that I asked for available times she said next Thursday at 4pm I stated that wouldn't be a good time because I work during the afternoon she okay and h/u. Now the first time to get the big money she broke her neck, it was raining and all, she called me back when I rescheduled, missed church etc. I'm done with thid shop. Sad that my experience wasn't as great as the others.

Mary R.


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I love my hair and got it don...

I love my hair and got it done at eloquent African hair braiding. I Have lived in Jacksonville all my life and I have gone to several braiding shop and still not satisfied. I decided to go natural in 2009 and stayed away from chemicals. So then I saw a friend of mine with braids and I love it. She referred me to this ladies and they are very professional and so was the owner. The owner did my front portion of my braids and the other ladies did the back. I have a natural hair and no complaints over here, my hair was blown out and then it was easy and manageable to be braided. So on my end I'll give them two thumbs up and a high five because the braids were not extremely tight and they were very gentle. I got my braids done in January and I'll be keeping them until March/April. I Have gone for touch up around the edges and the braids were tighten. So far I love my hair and I'll be going back. All my natural hair ladies should go to them because they care for natural hair. And I love love my hair

Ashley T.


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I got my hair braided by these ladies in December 2014. It is February 2015 and i'm still rocking my braids. The style I got was suppose to be Micros but my middle was done in the size of medium box braids even though $200 dollars is suppose to pay for extra small box braids. The beginning of my experience was tense because the lady who was braiding my hair kept complaining. (I have 4c hair which shrivals after it's been wet.) My hair was about 3 inches long at the time of install. The reason I chose to get my hair done at the African Braid shop is because short hair is suppose to be their specialty. I felt extremely embarrassed because a young lady who I assumed was the shops owner said to me "if I had saw how short your hair was I would've told you to stay home and let your hair grow". The girl who braided my hair then used a hard brittle brush to detangle my natural hair and a blow drier with no type of moisture, only heat and brush.Overall though the braids have lasted for over two months. I've washed my hair wearing these braids and all. I'll give them four stars.

Ngozi C.


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I went to the shop to get Senagal Twist. I was expecting to be there foever, but they had me in and out in 5hrs. It turned out beautiful. They are very nice!!!

Mrs. G.


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Hauwa was understanding and accommodating. The same day I called she squeezed me in and I didn't have to wait needlessly once I arrived at the shop. She was very clear about what braid size I'd get for the cost she quoted me.

She and her staff were consummate professionals - quite attentive to my needs (tender headed) and even offered to take down some of the twists that were causing me problems (just genuinely nice people).

Oh, and they braid like machines - I can't believe how quickly they got me out of there!

I can't say enough good things about the service I received and will certainly return for my future braiding and twisting needs.



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They were awesome! I called on a Saturday morning to get my daughter hair braided, the owner squeezed her in and got her out in a reasonable time. I would defiantly be taking her back in the near feature! Oh, I can't forget her prices were great as well... a very happy customer :-)



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Saw this place on YP read the reviews and decided to give them a try. I'm glad I went in this place, it was awesome very professional ladies the service was great they were fast and I just Love my Senegalese Twist. I would recommend this place to anyone who's looking braids



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Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! another sati...

Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! another satisfied customer, I am so loving my hair it is beautiful. I got my hair done over the holidays prior to thanksgiving and I love my senegalese twist. I am not the person that usually write reviews but I had too!! I will recommend El african hair braiding shop to anyone who wants to get their hair done! I agree with all the previous reviews, It is clean and smells Good. Customer Friendly and I love my Hair!!



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Wow!! I Just left El African B...

Wow!! I Just left El African Braiding shop, Besides the atmosphere and professionalism I didnt know Jacksonville had nice braiding shops. I feel like a diva with all the postive feedbacks I am getting for my hair.



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First of all I will like to sa...

First of all I will like to say Hands down, I love this shop!! It is clean and smells Good!! Most african braiding shop smell bad, sorry to say that!! I love my hair it looks good. I got micro's done, medium size which i think it was a reasonable price. The owner is very professional and the atmosphere is relaxing. I will defintely be going back to get my hair done again.



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I love my hair, I got the sene...

I love my hair, I got the senegalese twist done at the shop. They did a great Job and I have recieve so many compliments. It was worth it, you get what you pay for. I rather have something I know will last a long time and the braids are so neat. So thanks, I am loving my hair!!!



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This is the best african braid...

This is the best african braiding shop I have been too!! it is clean and sophisicated not only that but the braiders and the owner are so friendly and welcoming. My hair was beautiful and I was able to keep it in for 3 month and went back and did a retouch inbetween my braids. Also for my first visit I was given a $10 off discount wish was great!! I will go back an I have recommended all my friends to go there.

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We are here to provide our clients with the best services in town. We specialize in professional african hair braids with sophisicated styles like, kinky twist, senegalese twist, micro braids, cornrows, nubian twist, invisible braids, bob braids, box braids and dreadlock startup & retwist.

Our customers satisfaction is our concern, we cater to women, men and children. Dont think twice, call us and make an appointment and you will not be dissappointed.

Arlington Manor, Greater Arlington


Our customers satisfaction is our concern

Hair Braiding, Beauty Salons
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Parking: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes