Last week Berlin was gifted with it’s very first Braid Bar hosted at one of Neukölln’s most popular vintage and second hand boutiques Sing Blackbird.
The Amsterdam’s born and bred Isa Hinloopen also known as Hair By Hoodrat who may be only 18 years old braided over 20 girls in just 6 hours…pretty impressive we say. Growing up having many friends with afro hair Isa grew an interest and began teaching herself at the early age of ten, now providing everything from side braids, fish tails, corn rows, box braids, knots, twists and more. The young artist has collaborated with the likes of great photographers and stylists as well as hosting braid bar’s in Amsterdam, Antwerp and now Berlin, with the hopes to hit LA next.
Photography by Nuzia & Daan Dam
We all remember how Rihanna rocked the bantu knots at the 2014 iHeartMusic awards, and so did the lovely Giselle Mapp of We are Wilde who added a dark turquoise splash to the do.
Multi colored and dip- dyed hair extensions and accessories were provided by Nuzia the vibrant Berliner who has recently opened up her own web shop House of Yoke where she shares the culture and arts of traditional hair braiding and styling in unique popping colors to create your own personal style.
A more urban touch to the princess leila style now braid buns.