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.
Good quality products are also used when getting your hair braided to help them last even better and improve the quality of your braids.
How much are the braids?
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.
Please note: Bec is a Mum first and works her business part time around her toddler. Bec’s main career is also as a Nanny which means her braiding 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 10 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 I sure can! to view these option check my “BOOK NOW” section.
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. If you have extensions please let Bec know before booking via her Game of Braids Facebook page.
Do you do collaborations?
Yes, Bec loves meeting and working with new people.
Bec’s email is email@example.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.
For more info on booking a hair appointment see the Contact page.
Who does your hair colour?
When ordering from your shop, how long does postage take?
When you make a purchase via the Game of Braids shop it gets posted within the next 1-3 business days via Australia Post. According to Australia Posts website it then takes:
Metro – up to 2 business days.
Country – up to 5 business days.
All other states – Delivery in 2 or more business days after posting.
Can I get express postage or pick up from your studio?
Yes express postage is sometimes available. Please message Bec via her Game of Braids Facebook Page or Instagram DMs with a screenshot of items you would like. Bec will get back to you ASAP but please allow 1-5 business days for a response.
Yes pick up is sometimes available too from my home studio in Girrawheen for no extra charge. Please message Bec via her Game of Braids Facebook Page or Instagram DMs with a screenshot of items you would like. Bec will get back to you ASAP but please allow 1-5 business days for a response. Please note: Full payment will be required before I will send you my address, no exceptions sorry as I’ve had too many issues in the past. If for some reason you can not make your arranged pick up time please send me a message to let me know and arrange another time to pick up. Please never rock up at my house unannounced/ outside of your arranged pick up time, remember this is my home and not a supermarket.
I sent you a message a few days ago but haven’t had a reply yet?
I try to get back to messages ASAP but I do say please allow 1-5 business days for a response. Most information is available on my website so please be patient and have a look through my website/ Instagram highlight to see if you can find your answer. If you can’t find your answer please be patient and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please remember this is only a part time job for me (although the admin side of things feels like a full time job in itself – says the girl currently editing her website at 9:30pm on a Saturday night…) and I am a Mum first. X
THANK YOU all for reading! I hope you’re all have a beautiful day/ night.