616 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2820535.248765 -80.781408
Neighborhoods: Plaza-Shamrock, Shamrock
Avoid at all cost... – Simply not worth the aggravation. Who in there right mind would want to sit for 4 hours and not have a conversation with anyone? Well, that is what you will get at Aabies. I refuse to ever pay someone to treat me like this again. $80.00 dollars for cornrows (straight to the back). Where I come from, you can just about get those for free. What I have discovered is it is not like a traditional salon. Basically, the braiders and the owners split 50/50 for the hairdo and the braider subtracts the cost of the hair from THEIR money. This is why the owner will advertise $100.00, her job is to get you into the salon and they can charge whatever they want. So can you imagine standing on your feet for hours(I even had a lady with a baby wrapped up on her back) and lets say they do 3 email@example.com half of that is 150.00*** remember you still have to subtract the hair. What do I call this? Well, it almost sounds like...SLAVERY. This is why I will not patronize Aabies.
-You can't really blame the braider because it is hard work. And they already know they are not about to make any real money. Not to mention the language barrier. Pretty much they "might" say one or two things about the customers but mostly they are just conversating. ( i took 4 years of French) which is mostly what they speak. Sometimes, if someone from their own country comes along they will speak another language. Most of them do not speak good English or have any real skills, which is why they don't have a REAL job.
-The basis of the business is simply shady and it needs to be regulated that is the only way it will change. As Black people we should not support the mistreatment of others who are less fortunate. Aabie herself (who drives a pretty fancy car )should be ashamed of herself. Charge them girls some good ole booth rent so they EAT!
worst place for getting twist,locs – This was the wosrt place ive ever been to. they were very unprofessional instead of telling me she didnt know how to do twist she did it any way my hair looked beautiful going in. but when i left was a different story,i had to stop her from putting brown styling gel in my hair to do my twist . i would not recommend anyone to going there not evryone can do certain styles i just say if braiding is your thing stick with it dont try to do other styles if you dont know how .somebody needs to call the health inspector
They are out of their complete and total minds. – every negative thing you have read about this place is true. stay away from it, it is not worth it. the "salon" is filthy (floors and bathroom), they have the attitude that they do not appreciate your business, and seem to look down on you as an African American woman. it was non stop disaster from the moment i sat in the chair, until the end when one of my braiders was dipping my hair in hot water to loosen the braids. the steam began to burn my head, so i pulled my head up away from the water. the older woman who braided me actually grabbed my braids with both hands and jerked my head back down towards the hot water, jerking very hard.
not once, but three times. yelling at me "put your head down! put your head down!!!" like she was my mother and i was a 2 year old or something.
needless to say, things went very badly from there on out. it got to the point where i was literally standing up with this heifer still grabbing and pulling my hair!!!! when i finally got her to let go of my effing hair, and grabbed my purse to leave, she started following me out the door saying "i'm sorry! i'm sorry! i'm trying to apologize!"
whatever, that woman was not sorry and they can all kiss it.
clearly, there is something wrong with the people in this business and i not only never recommend anyone go there, i am convinced that most of their business practices are in violation of NC state law...i'll be looking into that too.
do yourself a favor: save your time, your money, and your dignity and DO NOT GO TO THIS BUSINESS!
PS: the woman who grabbed me didn't have on a bit of deoderant. how do YOU think that experience was, with her waving her arms around my head braiding me smelling like she was dirty? Nothing but armpits, the whole time!!!
please! do not go to this business! there are plenty of places in charlotte to get your hair braided.
Good but can be Better! – I have gone to Aabies 5 times to get a sew in. I usually bring my own hair even though they have a good selection. The last time I went (12/1/07) they provided the hair. Aabie herself went out of the way to get me the hair and color I requested. I only go to one stylist ...and she is great ....she does what I request and if I don't like it she takes pride in her work and does it better. I agree with what I have heard others say about the use of bad language in there; also they do have too many conversations in their native language.
My advise to Aabie is that she should ask her stylist to reframe from having conversations and this will increase the customer satisfaction. I have been to other salons and nail spas and that is the one thing that I admire about those that are humble enough to reframe from speaking their native language, which makes the customer feel uncomfortable. This can only bring her more success...I know for fact that her competitors don?t do that (Bi?.?). I would recommend Aabies based on the quality of their work. But currently the demeanor of the stylist leaves some things to be desired. It all depends on what type of customer would you like to bring into your business. If you want the whole market then some things will need to change. People will pay more for Quality of service! Not just Good service! Thank you
good braiding – Hey I have been to Aabies African hair braiding yesterday. I liked that place a lot. They have great different variety of hair. I didn't buy my hair from outside; there were lots of hair for display in a room from which you can select the one you want. the best thing I liked about Abbies was it gets open very early morning and is opened until late mid-night. I went around 9pm. The braider's are very quick with their work. It just took me an hour and half for doing my micros braids. It's is pretty good service there. There are many braider's available to serve you. I agree to some extends with the previous reviews. The braider's talk in their native language. As I could understand the language; they were just chatting with each other but they were not offending in any way. I met the owner of the shop last night. She advised me to fill in the customer signing list before leaving so that if you are not satisfied with the braider's work then you can contact the back to redo the work.
I did some research before visiting the shop. I came across their professional website. (aabieshairbraiding) You can have a look at customers picture.
I strongly recommend the to go and visit Aabies.
Just Depends... – I have been a customer of Aabie's since 2002, and I would have to agree a little with everyone that has posted. First, the females that work here are VERY opinionated, and CAN be "somewhat" rude at times. Since I've been going for such a long time, I have fortuneately gotten to know many of the women, and don't run into the hesitance/indifference that I used to...Which is ok...
The problem that I have is that there is usually a different issue everytime I go...I live 2 hours away from Charlotte, so when I go, I try to make time for what I want done. Many times they will try to change the prices of micros and when you try to explain you have had the size for cheaper in the past, they act like you don't know what you are talking about. There was once that I brought my OWN hair in which case you would expect it to be cheaper, but they STILL charged me the full $165, when just a few months earlier I brought hair and they charged just $100! The excuse was that the size I got would have been $205 with the hair they provide which I know was a lie....
The thing about me is, I'm a BIG TIPPER, therefore, if you treat me right I will treat you right...once I went in and told the lady at the desk I wanted micros...she announced it in their native language and I could tell NO ONE wanted to do micros! Finally someone that had done my hair before came around the corner, and was more than happy to take me (maybe because she knows she was gonna get at least $60 in a tip) but for whatever reason I sat down and was finished in all of 3 and a half hours! Two braiders worked nonstop and they were both nicely tipped....So they definitely have the time factor on lock...
What I thnk is best to do if you go here is just to find a braider you like and always go to her, that way you won't have to put up with the hassle even longtime customers have to go through...it took me almost 5 years to figure this out! Good Luck!
Don't Bother – This was my first time getting my hair braided in a "professional" salon. Needless to say I
was highly upset by the time I left. First of all I asked for microbraids for $100 as had been
advertised. They began to speak back and forth to each other in their native language and the attitude was like no one wanted to do my hair. The lady then stated the I have "Too much
hair" and that my hair was "too thick" for micro braids. I have had micros before so I know that it can be done. They just didn't want to do it and especially not for the $100. They also state that you will be out quickly and that there are enough braiders to have two women on
your head at once. Well with my "thick and long hair" they would have 2 or more women doing my braids. Not So!!! They acted like no one wanted to do my hair and after sitting there
for about an hour after getting it was one lady came over and started. Then she would walk off leaving my their for a period of time, then another lady would come do a couple of braids-walk off, then someone else would come do some braids and leave. The ladies that were
rotating on my head, between the many random breaks, all took lunch at the same time! Leaving me there for another hour! They returned from lunch with the same routine. It's like they have ADHD. They are constantly talking about the customers, on their cell phones in your ear, one lady came back from lunch with food on her hands (it smelled horrible), and I came in at 10:30am and did not leave until 8:16pm. They did box braids instead of microbraids, charged me $185 after my hair was half braided of course, and one of the ladies that was in my hair rotation just didn't come back over, another left the shop all together around 4:30pm, leaving the 3rd lady to finish the rest of my braids alone. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THAT HORRIBLE PLACE!!!!! I have never been so frustrated and
irriatated with a set of people in my life. I am now looking for a place to get my braid retouched.
Aabies Afrcan Hair Braiding – THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL HIGHLY ADVERTISED PLACE THAT I HAVE BEEN TO IN MY LIFE!!!! I called on a Monday to make an appt for Tues. and get a price quote. I specifically asked how much are micros. The lady responded with $100. Came in the next day and a lady asked me what type of braids I would like. I stated micros. She asked what size. How many sizes are there? Micros are Micros. When I pointed out which ones i wanted she told me $250. I bout lost my mind. I advised her what I was told and she said the lady probably advised me that micros start at $120. No. I know she said $100. So I was going to leave but she told me to wait for another stylist to come in. She came in and the situation was explained. She advised that $100 is for kids braids b/c they fo not sit still. Whatever. I got quoted $100 and when i got there to get my hair braided the price was jacked up. Again i was about to leave, but they advised that they could do my hair for $120. Ok cool. So they start on my hair and after about 20 braids were in the sylist asked why i not want to pay for hair. im like what? she said that there is no way they could do my hair for $120 and that they needed $30 more dollars. By this time i am heated, but i really wanted my hair braided. plus i took the day off and drove over 30 minutes to have the services done. I had to leave and go the ATM to get more $. On top of this drama, they talked loudly the entire time in their native tongue and it was obvious that they were talking about customers. They don't need to be talking at all unless their speaking to the clients about something. I felt like i was in a chatter box. i have never met people who talked as much. The only good thing was that they did get me out at 2 on the dot as i requested in order to pick up my kids. I have had more professinalism from African braiders who briad hair out of their home. On top of that, the place is discusting. So nasty. Hair everywhere.
Very Unprofessional, workers are rude and spiteful!!! – Came from out of town to get hair braided. Spoke with representative Saturday and was told that I could come Sunday at 7 am - someone would be there. I called Sunday around 6:30 am to let them know I was on my way. Got to the shop, no one showed up before I left at 7:45 am. Time waiting gave me a chance to reflect on why I'm spending so much on braids - that's why I left. I received a call around 10:30 and the owner stated that she would call me when someone was available to do my hair, and I would be given a discount. Drove back out there, no one wanted to do my hair at a discount. One of the ladies tried to get me to pay the full price up front, knowing that she was probably going to do a half-a$$ job. While being unprofessional, they were also rude - I did understand a few things they were saying. I'm sure they didn't know that I understood, but KARMA always comes back to you. Speaking in their native tongue, one of the ladies stood at the front of the store and yelled "who wants to do a $155 job for only $130?" No one said anything; but the fact is, it was advertised!!! I remained as positive and respectful as anyone could, but I was offended by what I heard - so, I left. I wouldn't advise anyone to go into a shop where the workers are spiteful and deceitful. Spread the word, b/c I surely will!!!! Their service is not worth what they are charging! Why pay something upfront, then they refuse to give you your money back when they do a terrible job??? Why pay for a $155 micro job when the braid size is a $120 micro job???
Hair Biz – Aabies was easy to find. The good thing about aabies was that they had the hair selection there on the pemises. Although they were out of stock on a few of the popular selections. I got a full head sew in, $120.00 Discounted because they also ran out of the length I requested. So you may want to bring your own hair. Oh, And the credit card machine was broke. So I had to run out and get cash. So you may want to bring that as well.
Thay ae not too professional being that they talk about patrons, In they native tongue. Not very professional when you don't know if a person may speak your language. They also do not style hair. So that will cost you another 20-30 dollars with another salon. Let's just say it's time to get my hair done again and I am going to check out rose's african braid salon on gibbons... I will keep you posted on the results of my micro's. So advise to Aabies is to Step your game up.
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