Frequently Asked Questions

 

How should I have my hair when I arrive for my appointment?

 

Please do not wash your hair before your appointment. Braids go in nicer, look better and last longer on hair that has some natural oil in it.

Dry shampoo is fine to use.

Please arrive with your hair brushed/ free of knots.

 

How long do braids last?

 

Technically they will last forever, the real question is “How long will they look good for?”

This depends on what style you are getting to start with:

Loose styles usually only last a day or 2.

Fishtail styles can last up to a week.

Other braids have been known to last 4+ weeks.

It also depends on your hair and how you sleep.

If you come with freshly washed/ fluffy hair they aren’t going to last as long. Braids last a lot longer on hair that has natural oil in it.

Sleep is another big factor, if you roll around a lot/ are a restless sleeper the braids are going to get messier/ fluffier quicker.

Sleeping on a silk pillow case has been known to help.

 

How much are the braids?

 

Most styles are around $50 – $100, but if you send a picture of the style you are after to Bec she can give you are more accurate quote. For bookings info click here.

 

What hours are you open? Where are you located?

 

Bec works from home in Girrawheen, meaning she is very flexible with hours.

There is a rough outline of the hours she is available here.

Bec works primarily as a Nanny, but with the kids all being in school full time this year she has a lot more hours available for braiding.
*Please note, Bec’s hours get drastically reduced during school holidays due to extra Nanny work.

 

Who are the kids in all your photos?

 

These are the gorgeous girls Bec has been Nannying for the past 8 years. They are also the reason Bec is so good at braiding, she’s has many years practicing on them!

 

How old is Game of Braids?

 

Game of Braids was started in early 2015.

 

Are you a hairdresser?

 

No. Bec has had no professional training. She is a self taught braider. Game of Braids is a registered business though. 

 

Do you cut/ colour/ wash/ blow dry hair etc?

 

No. Bec only does braids. She will curl or straighten hair for an extra fee, but please make sure to mention if you want this when making your booking so enough trine can be left for your appointment. 

 

Do you add in extra hair/ extensions?

 

No. Bec does not add in any extra hair while braiding.

 

Can you braid my hair if I have extensions in?

 

It is possible. Bec has braided hair with all different types of extensions in before.
Some styles are not possible though with some types of extensions.
Sometimes it’s not always possible to completely hide the extension as well.

 

Do you do collaborations?

 

Yes, Bec loves meeting and working with new people.

You can contact Bec by phone or email to discuss this further.

Bec’s email is gameofbraids@hotmail.com

Please allow a few days for a response via email as it is not checked frequently.

Please no hair bookings via email.

Bec takes hair appointments via her Game of Braids Facebook page. 

For more info on booking a hair appointment see the Contact page.

 

Who does your nails?

 

The amazing Lauren from Girl Next Door. You can find her Instagram here and Facebook here.

 

Who does your hair colour?

 

Hair goddess Stevie Vincent. Find her Instagram here and Facebook here.