Frequently asked questions
7. DEPOSIT POLICY
COVID UPDATE: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2654911631393275&id=1786901991527581
GENERAL APPTS, WORKSHOPS & FESTIVALS
4. Music Festival Appointments!!!
IF BOOKING FOR A LARGE SCALE MUSIC FESTIVAL, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST AS WE SOMETIMES IMPLEMENT A DIFFERENT BOOKING SYSTEM FOR THESE EVENTS!
Some info is below regarding festival bookings.
“WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE MY STYLE OR CANCEL PRIOR TO MY APP?”:
If you change your style or want to cancel prior to the appointment you WILL NOT be refunded, as I have held that time slot for the style you chose & turned other clients down. I AM HOWEVER happy to change it to a style that’ll take less time or the same time – it will just be the same price. All appointment payments are NON REFUNDABLE – ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. I will not transfer it to a friend.
“WILL THERE BE A CANCELLATION LIST?”: If there are any cancellations, the spot will be posted ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE & INSTAGRAM STORY. I feel like the FAIREST way to get a spot is my “first in best dressed” rule.
“WHY DO WE NEED TO PAY A HIGH DEMAND SURCHARGE?”: …..
I charge the extra $10 due to: the limited availability & high demand of appointments, the extra msgs I send in relation to the event, ordering all the hair in, I also book time off my other job on to meet appointment demands, surcharge also makes up for the grey hairs high demand dates give me that I will need to get dyed. SOOOOOOO much more goes on behind the scenes managing all my bookings for large events.
Also, do you want to get up at 5am to do hair on what's meant to be your "long weekend or xmas" break?
“WILL MY BRAIDS HOLD TILL THE FESTIVAL?”:
YES – YOUR BRAIDS WILL HOLD FINE – so please don’t ask me “if my braids will stay ok for the festival” . TRUST ME I wouldn’t book you in if my braids wouldn’t hold. There are certain styles I won’t recommend you get too many days prior, but I will let you know this if you send a photo first to check with me :)
“HOW SHOULD I HAVE MY HAIR ON THE DAY OF MY APPOINTMENT?”: Please have it 2-4 days unwashed, make sure it is DRY & KNOTT FREE. For best results for braided festival styles, please straighten prior to coming, for any PonyTail Styles STRAIGHTENING PRIOR IS COMPULSORY! You cannot straighten your hair once the braids are in the ponytail.
“I HAVE EXTENSIONS (TAPES/WEAVE/BEADS), CAN YOU STILL BRAID MY HAIR?”: Please read #11 on my FAQ
“HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU FIT IN?”: This all depends on what style everyone selects, but between 20-25 clients across 3 days
11. I have extensions (tapes/weaves/beads), can you still braid my hair?
There are alot of styles possible, but sometimes it’s not always possible to completely hide the extensions. Most styles where your extensions can be hidden are the Top Braid Styles (1x, 2x, 3x top braids), Updos (up or down) & POSSIBLY 2x boxer braids (if your extensions are in good positioning).
Just keep in mind where you can invision i need to lift/section the hair for the style you want, if your extensions are in the way the hair cannot be sectioned properly, and the style may not be achievable or you may see your extensions. So keep in mind when you book the style you want.
1. How should I have my hair/prepare my hair for the day of my appointment?
Must ALWAYS be Dry & Knot Free (brushed). You may straighten it for best results for braided styles, but please read below for REQUESTS PER STYLE.
Braids (tight/pulled out/festival looks/basically any braided style!): Please TRY to have it 2-4 days unwashed and hair MUST be dry. The dirtier the better ;) Braids go in alot nicer & less fluffy if your hair has some natural oil in it. Remember, if you have top braids you can still wash the hair thats down AFTER your braids are done!
Synthetic Pony Tails: Please TRY to have it 2-4 days unwashed, and hair MUST be dry. Make sure it is STRAIGHTENED, as these are synthetic so you cannot straighten your hair after they’re in.
Updo's & Waves/Curling/Bridal:
Hair must be washed and blow dried 1-2 days before the booking, DO NOT straighten with a straightener. We do not offer blow dries. If your hair is super curly/frizzy you may run a straightener over it but please do this 1-2 days prior & only as a last resort. Using a straightener "seals" your hair and prevents curls from holding.
8. CANCELLATION POLICY (INCLUDING COVID19 / NO SHOWS / RESCHEDULES)
COVID UPDATE: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2654911631393275&id=1786901991527581
10. How long will my braids last & how do i maintain them?
The real question is, "how long will they stay neat?"
All clients & hair are different, things like how you sleep, and day-to-day activities can also effect how long, but i have listed below to the best of my ability how long each style “averagely” lasts.
Ponytail Style Inc Extensions:
This style in particular my clients seem to leave the COMPLETE style for 7-10 Days, then they gradually take it out! You can untie each braid separately depending what ones you want to leave in. The ones on top should last 4 days - 4 weeks.
Tight: You should get anywhere between 4 days - 4 weeks
Looser & pulled out: You should get anywhere between 2 days - 1 week
Boxer Braids (this can inc extensions)
Tight 2x usually last 2 days - 9 days
Tight 4x - 6x usually last 4 days - 12 days
How to maintain them? Well, if you originally come with 2-4 day old hair this helps already as the natural oil in your hair stops the hair in the braids from slipping. Do not get the braids wet (this will help the smaller hairs come out and cause the product to run). Sleeping with an after care head wrap (available in Shop my Products) helps as this prevents your braids rubbing on "rough" surfaces in your sleep, and lastly apply a little hair spray when you see any hairs you don't want poking out!
14. Do you do bridal parties and group bookings? / Are you Mobile?
Bridal & Group Bookings:
Please facebook message or email me to request a date for bridal parties or large group bookings.
Set Bridal Pricing is available on my Pricelist menu.
Mobile bookings are only available for groups of 3+. The only days i am not available is mon-weds 8.30-4.30pm.
15. Can I hire you to braid at an event? E.g. Kids birthday, hens party, corporate events, grand openings, shopping centres etc
18. Are you a hairdresser?
Guys... hairdressers can't braid :P
23. Is your studio child friendly?
If you need to bring your little one absolutely yes! I can handle them ;)
6. What are your after hours & high demand appointments/charges, and when do you work them?
AFTER HOURS APPOINTMENTS:
5. How far do you take bookings in advance?
Bridal & Group Bookings (minimum 3 persons): Up to 12 months.
Single client bookings: My booking system is always open for bookings 3 months in advance. I do not take bookings further then 3 months in advance unless specified below....
High Demand Date bookings, if there is a date that is in high demand (e.g. music festivals, concerts etc), i will post regular facebook posts to advise WHEN & HOW you can book these dates.
For bookings booked over 6 months in advance, Pricing Structure Subject to Change & you will be notified of the increase/or decrease.
17. Where are you located?
Braids for Days is located in Byford, Western Australia. Our address will be provided in the email confirmation you receive when booking.
19. Where do you buy your gems & hair/body glitter from?
Braids for Days also runs a little business called Living The Gleam with her business partner Holly.
Shop the "one-stop-festival-shop" now! www.livingthegleam.com.au
13. What dates are you unavailable / on holidays?
20. Who is the dog in all your hilarious instagram stories?
Kaizah the Husky!! Sometimes he is inside during your appts. He is the friendliest most loving doggy in the world, so don't be scared & give him a head scratch :)
21. Do you do box plaits?
No, i do not offer full head box plaits (approx 100x plaits). I can however do custom looks with a maximum of 24x braids/plaits.
2. How long will my order take to ship? or be ready for pickup?
Please allow up to 2 business days for your order to be shipped, or receive your ready for pickup email.
Within Auspost states:
Please add the auspost delivery on top of the 2 business days for order processing.
Business days are MONDAY - FRIDAY
3. Do i need to "prebuy" the hair before my appointment?
No - when you make a booking the hair is included in the price :)
22. What is your refund & return policy on items purchased on your online shop?
12. How do i become a stockist / get a trade or wholesale discount?
To receive Trade Discount or Wholesale Discount, please email your Business Name to firstname.lastname@example.org
9. How long does my hair have to be to be braided? Is my hair too thick or thin to braid?
There are certain styles that will compliment certain hair lengths better than others. So keep the below in mind when booking.
Men (Top Braids): Minimum of 8cm long, but braids will turn out & last the best when you can lift a piece of hair from the front & it reaches to the back of the top of your head (where the braid will end).
Ladies (Top Braids): same as above
Undercuts (side & back): Minimum of 8cm long, but always send a photo first
Boxer Braids with or without extensions: Below the ear lobe (refer below note though)
Pony Tail Style in Extensions: usually touching your shoulder (this is because the braid at the back needs a bit of length to reach to the pony). Ponytails are great whether you have thick, thin, long, short etc hair! As we distribute out how much hair we need through the braids to get the best pony blend we can.
NOTE: Keep in mind if we are braiding using our synthetic extensions if the extensions are longer then where your hair ends you may have some “bits” poking through the braids/plaits. This mainly is for Boxer Braids where your hair is braided/plaited to the tip.
Thick hair clients that want extensions added, please be aware you hair is more prone to not blend as easily, especially if a blunt cut.
Thin hair clients – you have PERFECT hair for braids! YAY for thin hair! Now the thick hair people can be envious of you ;) Fine/Thin hair blends a lot easier as its easier to hide & be consumed within extensions if we add them in. However, if you want extra thick/wide braids we recommend you book in to have your braids pulled out, these braids will not last as long.
All full head/boxer/top braids will turn out neater & last better if you straighten your hair prior to your appt, this will help smooth out any lumps or uneven parts in your hairline, the braids can also turn out less fuzzy if your hair is quite curly.
Hair is required to be straightened prior for all Pony Tail Styles.
16. I have a voucher, when, where and who can vouchers be used for?
All vouchers are valid for 12 months.
They cannot be used on for group bookings, event hire, high demand date, or bridal parties.
Voucher is valid for 1 person, if the whole amount is not used at the booking you will be provided with a credit.
If the balance of the booking is 50% or less, a deposit in full is required to secure the booking as this is your deposit payment, & the balance of the payment (i.e. the voucher) is used for payment on the day of your booking.