Frequently Asked Questions

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

Please don’t wash your hair before your appointment. Braids go in neater and last longer if your hair has some natural oil in it (2-3 days is recommended, but you know your hair best). Dry shampoo is fine to use. 

Please make sure you hair is brushed/ free of knots. Straightening you hair beforehand is also recommended for best results and COMPULSORY if you are getting a ponytail style.

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.

I also sell durags/ hair wraps that you can sleep in the help the braids last longer.

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?

The baby boy is Bec’s son, Wesley, and the gorgeous girls are the girls Bec has been Nannying for, for the past 9 years. They are also the reason Bec is so good at braiding, she’s had 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?

Yes! Bec has recently learned how to add in extra hair. Please message her via her Game of Braids Facebook page for more details and check the Game of Braids shop to see what colour hair she currently has is stock.

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 preferably by Instagram DM or by 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 or Instagram.

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 hair colour?

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