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8 Black-Owned Hair Salons in Houston to Help Channel Your Inner Michelle Obama

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Obama’s barber can be found in Washington, DC, but we’re in Houston, and that’s quite a long distance.

On the bright side, there are Bayou City hairdressers and salons you can frequent if you’re hoping to channel your inner Michelle, including Salon Meyerland. The location operates 74 lounges under one roof in individualized private lounge suites, and 59 of them are black-owned.

“The pandemic, political climate and racial divide have stripped away our sense of normalcy,” said Salon Meyerland representative Trinita Toler. “In the current climate, it’s critical that support for black-owned independent businesses be highlighted.”

Salon Meyerland is rated the best salon in Houston for natural and relaxed hair.

Photo courtesy of Salon Meyerland

The Houston Chronicle named Salon Meyerland its sixth best place to work among small businesses in its Best Workplaces list for 2016, and eighth in 2017. The accolades clearly speak for themselves. How did the salon manage to secure a place of choice with employees and customers? Through excellent customer service, quality workmanship and products, and by following education and the latest trends.

The Hair Resort is located at 5323 Aldine Mail Road in Houston.

The Hair Resort is located at 5323 Aldine Mail Road in Houston.

Photo courtesy of The Hair Resort via Yelp

If you are looking for a friendly environment while still receiving quality hair care, The Hair Resort is the place for you.

“We strive for excellence in everything we do,” said salon owner Lakesia Reid. “Black-owned hair salons are a mainstay in our community. It’s a place you walk into looking and feeling one way and leaving knowing there’s nothing in the world that you can’t conquer. A place where healing and clarity takes place. It’s just you just happen to walk away as beautiful as you feel.”

From new trends to old school hairstyles, Trendz by Tammy has a hairstyle for everyone.

From new trends to old school hairstyles, Trendz by Tammy has a hairstyle for everyone.

Photo courtesy of Ms. Tam of Trendz by Tammy

New trends are great, but if you need an “old fashioned” hairstyle, you might want to stop by Trendz by Tammy. From finger waves and Jheri curls to blunt cuts and colors, you are bound to walk away satisfied.

“My living room has a cozy, old-school vibe and healthy conversations with differences of opinion. And that’s okay,” said the owner, who goes by Ms. Tam. “I have too much business even in these pandemic times because I market myself every day.”

A 25-year veteran in the hairdressing industry, she said she thinks her salon is ‘relevant to this industry because we are hairdressers who style the client’s own hair in a culture of weavers and braiders’ .

If there’s one style that black women can always rock — effortlessly, I might add — it’s braids. The owner is a black-owned braider in Houston who specializes in knotless braids. Her work has made her a fan favorite on social media, boasting over 15,000 followers on Instagram.

As Houston’s first official full-service, 24-hour salon, Hair Tyme is one of a kind. It offers a variety of services, from low cuts to locs, ensuring that you sport the perfect look when you leave the salon.

Not only are braids super cute and durable, but they are also a great protective style for black women. Houston Braid Style is a Bayou City fan favorite, with over 64,000 followers on Instagram.

According to her website, Rohana Pennick’s motto is “Happy hair is healthy hair.” She promises not only to protect and perfect your hair, but also to teach you how to maintain and grow it! What more could you ask for?

The description on the Bliss Hair Studio Facebook page tells you everything you need to know. “Life is an endless battle full of frustrations and challenges, but every girl eventually finds a hairstylist she LOVES and looks fierce every step of the way,” it reads.

If you don’t have the hairstylist you love yet, now is the time – use this list and start finding your perfect salon.