Braid Blitz

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/01/2012 11:16:00 AM


Style provided by Great Lengths. On a lacquered white bar located in the middle of Nine Zero One Salon you will find jeweled containers filled with multi-colored bobby pins and small rubber bands sitting on top of a glass countertop where clients can choose from a menu of signature braids.

Underneath the glass countertop, previous clients who have visited the Braid Bar at this premier salon in West Hollywood, California, have left behind copies of black and white photos, which were taken in the salon’s photo booth.

“The Braid Bar is the newest trend in hair styling,” say Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri co-owners of Nine Zero One Salon and founders of the Braid Bar. “It started just as fun and we started doing braids on each other. Anytime one of us had to braid a client we always thought it was so cute and we wanted one. Soon after the Braid Bar evolved!”

The salon offers eight signature braids but they also do custom braid requests. All of the stylists at Nine Zero One participate in the Braid Bar, and the salon offers courses to teach new braid techniques to their staff. “We consider the Braid Bar both an add-on service and a separate service. Customers do come in just for the braids,” say the co-owners. “It’s a great way to introduce new clients to the salon.” Visit






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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