Has the time come for you to find a new hairstylist? It happens to all of us at some time. Below are 7 top African American hair salons in Indiana to help you decide where to go.
1. Indy Finest Braids
Indy Finest Braids is the first of five Indianapolis-based hair salons. While each is an excellent resource for African Americans to get their hair styled by true professionals, Indy Finest is a Black, family-owned business with unrivaled braiding services. Indy Finest is open from 8-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays.
Indy Finest is more than a simple salon; they’re a full-service shop that braids hair for men, women, and children alike. Whether you need fancy braids for a special event, a little bit of product to keep those curls in check, or a simple braid-and-go, Indy Finest is a wonderful option for Indianapolis locals.
Swing by Indy Finest Braids’ contact page to learn more.
Kurlykoils is the second of five Indianapolis African American hair salons, offering a shocking amount of experience from such a young crew. The owner, Brittany, has been in the business since 2007, opting to focus on natural hair in 2015. Kurlykoils is open from 10-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 10-6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, from 9-6 p.m. on Fridays, 9-4 on Saturdays, and are open by appointment only Sunday-Monday.
Kurlykoils has built a name in the community for offering friendly, incredibly professional, and truly top-notch hair styling for any type of hair. They even offer children’s workshops, allowing kids (as low as six, with an appointment) to get incredible hairstyles from their parents. This enables parents to learn to cut and style their kid’s hair at home and offers a beautiful little bonding experience.
Head to Kurlykoils’ contact page to reach out.
3. Admire Locs
Admire Locs is yet another Indianapolis-centered hair salon. This is a hair salon built from the ground up to style African American hair into gorgeous locs. The owner, Dev, ensures all products are oil-based only, ensuring you put only the best into your hair with a visit. Admire Locs is open from 9-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
The name of the game at Admire Locs is natural, top-notch style. They offer everything, from coil starter locs to loc detox, crochet, interlocking, and wicks; seriously – they do a bit of it all. And if you need to get your kid’s hair done, they offer a swathe of services to get your children looking fresh and ready for picture day.
Go to Admire Locs’ contact page to get in touch.
4. Freshlocs Loc Shop
Freshlocs Loc Shop is the next in our laundry list of Indianapolis-based hair salons. Freshlocs is the self-described “only loc shop in Indy.” While this isn’t quite the truth, they are an excellent resource for locals to get top-tier African American hair service. Freshlocs is open from 9-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 8-6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Freshlocs Loc Shop offers a broad range of services for all of your hair needs. From coloring or a simple trim to the beginnings of loc consultation, they have a specialist for your needs at Freshlocs. They also offer a set of loc and braiding services for kids, allowing you to get them ready for picture day, family reunions, and other special days.
Head to Freshlocs Loc Shop’s booking page to reach out.
5. Key 2 Locz Beauty & Hair
Key 2 Locz Beauty & Hair is the last of our Indianapolis-based African American hair salons. They’re the self-described “Best one-stop-shop and home of the Loc Store,” offering top-tier styles, products, and more. Key 2 Locz Beauty & Hair is open from 10-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and closed Sunday-Monday – though after-hour appointments are available upon request.
Key 2 Locz has six truly incredible certified stylists. While Zu (the owner and “Master Loctician”) is a master of the craft, each of the stylists is unrivaled in their own specialty. From nails and extensions to makeup and hair, Key 2 Locz Beauty & Hair has the stylist to make sure you’re simply glowing after a short visit.
Go to Key 2 Locz Beauty & Hair’s contact page to get in touch.
6. Designs by Tierra
Designs by Tierra is a Fishers, Indiana, hair salon that specializes in African American hair. The business is a Black-owned business with a swathe of happy customers. They offer a broad range of products and services, ensuring each customer gets precisely what they need. Designs by Tierra is open from 9-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and are closed Sunday-Monday.
Designs by Tierra specializes in extensions, though that’s far from the only service on offer. From haircuts and styling to waxing, natural hairstyles, and highlights, there’s something at Designs for everyone. And if you need to get a kid’s hair cut or styled, Designs by Tierra is an excellent choice, too (though you’ll need to schedule a children’s appointment ahead of time).
Swing by Designs by Tierra’s booking page to reach out.
7. JMK’s Hair
JMK’s Hair is a small hair salon in Speedway, Indiana, that specializes in African American hairstyles. They have gone from a small brick-and-mortar shop to a national platform for a Black-owned company to serve clients around the country with ease in the past thirteen years – and the success shows. JMK’s Hair is open from 10-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays.
JMK’s Hair offers a swathe of products and styles, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Whether you need a braided (or cornrow) wig, hairstyling, or product to keep your locs fresh, JMK has something for you. And, perhaps best of all, you can rest easy with a wig or weave from JMK, as they’re known to last over five years with the proper care.
Head to JMK’s Hair’s booking page to learn more.