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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Adunola

This hair style really suits your face structure and is quite modern. Kindly send her number to my e-mail address. Thank you!

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ayodele

Whao!this is awesome.pls send me her phone no and address .will appreciate it.

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Temisan

Please i will like to have her number, Thank you. Am about to start the journey of natural hair. Here is my challenge, My hair does not grow well and fast. it took me alot for it to get to where i am now, what do you advice cos am really wondering what if i cut it and it then takes forever to grow out. pllllssss help me, an email will be alot better. i want to make the right move but the fear of my hair not growing as i want it to scares me.

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Kech

The hairstyle is lovely. Pls I would like her number as well. You so need to take commission for the customers you have brought this lady! LOL

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EA

Please send the information to me as well! Thank you, this is a great find, I hope she is not already overwhelmed with appointments :-)

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Elizabeth

Hey, could I also have her number too. When I’m in Nigeria next I would love for her to do ny hair too. Xx

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Bose Babatunde

The Style is really good. She sounds amazing. I have been looking for a stylist that know how to handle natural hair. Please can I get her number?

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Sanni Oluwatoyin

Av searched google, n almost everywhere for a natural hairstylist in Lagos….im tired of hearing aunty go and relax your hair from all this saloons…….pls n pls..jumping with excitement…i need her number ooo biko

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Funmi

Hi, been looking for someone who can make and treat natural hair properly in Lagos.
Could you please send me her number.
Thank you

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Nneka

Was really excited to find Natural Nigerian, I do have a million and one questions to ask you but may I please have the number for the natural hair stylist for starters? Thank you.

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Lollar

Hmmm, I hope my expectations are surpassed taking in your own testimony. Pls send her number. Thanks.

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Lani

Pleaseeeee may i have her number? I have been on google a zillion +n…times. My screwy hair needs a two strand twist asap. Thank you.

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Debisi

Good to know when I go home, there’s someone there to treat my hair good. Please kindly send me her number. And thanks for the review.

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o.y

I must confess I love this blog.been wanting to go on my natural hair cos I think it wld be a better way of growing my hair nd helping it look healthy. Pls send me her details.thanks.

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Bee

Super Excited! pls can I have her number? My hair is in dire need of a good stylist who understands my kinky hair. Thx much.

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Damola

Can she cut hair? Please can you send me her number as well. Many thanks

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Habeebah

Hi NN, I also like to have her number. Although I’m not in Nigeria right now, I would want to have my hair done when next I’m in Lagos. Also, please could you give me tips on how to style my hair on my own? My hair is in total mess as there’s no one to help.

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Olayinka

Hi there – this is really great and I am in the process of transitioning (I have attachment dreds now and my hair is growing fast). I would like the lady to provide home service. Please can you inbox me her number.
Many thanks!!

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