At the meet up, a lady that had attended the last NITC and follows me actively on facebook came by my stall with her niece, Fernande Browne. Little did I know that meeting was going to change my hair styling woes forever.

Fernande Browne contacted me on Facebook a day or so later to say that she styles hair and would like to volunteer to speak at the next meet up. I have heard that claim quite a few times so of course I had to go and verify for myself. By Wednesday, I had presented myself to her with an open mind to see if she could substantiate her claim. Here is what I was looking for:

  •   How she would part my hair
  •   How she would comb my hair
  •   What style she would give me – I left that up to her.
  •   How long the hair style would last. (indication of the value I would be getting for my money)

After about 3.5 hours of working on my hair, here’s what I got.

Now, am I satisfied with this? On a scale of 1-10, I would easily give her a 9. I only deduct points for something which is not really her fault – my hair is like a dense forest and parting it is never an easy task – even when it is detangled. However, once I mentioned this to Fernande, she immediately tried to do it a bit gentler. Now, I will score her:

  •    How she would part my hair (4/5). I have explained why above.
  •    How she would comb my hair (5/5) –She held it at the roots and combed out the tips properly before tackling the roots. I hardly felt any pain.
  •   What style she would give me – I left that up to her. (5/5) – She gave me a style which was wearable at the office – I did not look like a child which is what I have found that a lot of people that claim they do natural hair style my hair as – they don’t handle adult natural hair so cannot really come up with a style that would work for an adult. 
  •   How long the hair style would last. (indication of the value I would be getting for my money) – I honestly thought I was going to get a style that would last a few days, I was going to call a lady in to braid my hair on Friday but there is absolutely no need now. This hair style can absolutely last 4weeks if properly taken care of. I am probably going to do 3 weeks and go back to Fernande Browne for another style.

After she was done with my hair, I hugged her (I was so happy to have finally found a natural hair stylist that whom I could afford and whose work I did not have to “manage). You want to contact her? Let me know below and I will email you a number. 

UPDATE: Fernande now works at the Apples and Oranges Spa in Lagos.

ADDRESS:

10 Balarabe Musa Crescent,

Off Samuel Manuwa, Opposite 1004 Flats,
Victoria Island,
Lagos, Nigeria.
PHONE
  • 0817 109 9966
  • 0817 109 9967
  • 0817 109 9968

81 Comments

amaka

Lovely style she came up with.absolutely adult n tidy.can I have her number.thank you

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Nene Dianne

This blog is on point and am so happy that natural could look this good, kudos to the bloger and to the stylist

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esther

Thank you very much for your kindness to share with us.your hair is lovery,please give me her phn no and address.thanks.my number is 0806xxxx261, Estherfrm lagos

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onyinyechi

Oh my! This post is causing all kinds of excitement in me…I was smiling whilst reading it. I need that number asap, my friend has been looking for someone to style her hair for a while now but my hausa hair plaiter can’t go to her(she’s not allowed to leave the house, husband’s instruction *smh*)..I am also looking for someone different too for my hair, for variety sake.did I mention I need the number asap? Hope she’s affordable.

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Yemisi

I don’t actually live in Nigeria but I’m happy to see people actually taking time out to understand and appreciate their natural hair. It’s a wonderful thing. And I love this blog. Keep up the good work!

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busola

I’d like her number please. Does she work strictly by appointment? I’d love to go this Saturday. How much did she charge you for this? Thanks.

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Natural Nigerian

She does work by appointment only. I decided not to share how much it cost me as it would depend on the style and other factors. I will email you shortly.

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fisah

this is soo nice.. i could barely sit still and read. a natural hair stylist in lagos that knows how to comb natural hair??? this is amazing news for any natural in lagos

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Favour

This is good news. I’m soooo tired of hair stylists using rat-tail combs to comb through my hair! Her number pls, and does she have a salon?

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Chidi

May I have her number please?
Not sure if I missed it in the post, but what part of Lagos does she hold consultations?

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Opium

May I please have her number? Also, where in Lagos is she based, and does she do home visits? Thanks in advance.

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