Boracay hair braiding is very fashionable, and many visitors to the island have had their hair done this way. In fact, many people get their hair done on the very day they arrive.
There are several spa and wellness centers in the vicinity of White Beach. There are also plenty of salons in the area. In fact you can have braids right on the beach. Do not be surprised if some locals approach you and offer to braid your hair, right on the beach.
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You can have different styles done to your hair. There are lots of people who just want the traditional braiding, and you can have those. However, Boracay hair braiding can go beyond the ordinary.
Many of the stylists at the salons develop their own style, giving your hair a unique look. This is something you can try out if the old fashioned look is not to your liking. For instance, you can have shellfish adorning your hair.
This hairstyle has long been associated with the African-American community, and it certainly developed there. Also known as cornrows, this style has been around for a very long time. There is a Nigerian sculpture showing a man with braids. This figure dates back to 500 BC.
Today the hairstyle is used in pop culture and fashion. During ancient times, it was used to denote status and ethnicity. It may have also had something to do with religion. When Africans were transported to America, they popularized the hairstyle there.
The cost depends on the amount of work you want done. At the salons, the fee will be at least 50 pesos. The more elaborate ones will cost 250 to 300 pesos. Expect to pay more if you are getting it done at the spa and wellness centers. The services at the wellness centers may include other treatments. If you avail of these, the cost will go up.
There are so many ways to decorate your hair. After getting braids, you can add some gems or other colorful decorations. You can also add some coconut oil or aloe vera. You can also color your hair to make it truly stand out. These add-ons are not permanent; they can be washed off if you like.
Boracay hair braiding is so popular that many like to keep it for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are treatments available to make it long lasting.
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