Braids by Ty

Braids by Ty

Washington, DC

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About Braids by Ty

hired 23 times on Thumbtack

I provide braiding and twist services to the entire metropolitan area. My styles are as follows:
* weave /w individuals or micros
* cornrow tree braids
* crochet braids
* senegaleese twists
* havana twists/marley twists
* bomb twists
* nubi nubi twists
* kinky twists
* yarn twists/ yarn braids
* nubian twists
* spring twists
* invisible braids
* fluffy twists
* cornrows
* natural hair twists and braids
* loc maintenance and many other styles
* I specialize in updos

With very reliable and professional quality, I have been braiding for over 7 years. Most styles take 4 hours or less to complete.

Early appointments are available and encouraged. You provide the hair. Extra long, extra short, or extremely thick hair will be an extra charge. Also, referral discounts are available.


Washington, DC 20010

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  • 5/5 stars February 23, 2015

    I got CROCHETED MARLEY BRAIDS on 2/19. After reading reviews on here I scheduled an appointment. Ty did not disappoint. I am natural and Ty was very gentle with my hair and explained to me step by step what she was going to do. She really cares about giving you exactly what you want and also the health of your hair. I like that it's not all about the money with her she genuinely loves to educate people on how to take care of their hair so it stays healthy and strong. Highly recommend her. She was so nice and made me feel super comfortable. Very affordable as well. Thank you so much Ty!

  • 5/5 stars February 19, 2015

    Your reviews look awesome and it looks like you're pretty close to me! I'd love to be able to contact you to get a price quote. I'd probably have to send pictures of what I think I want...I'm not sure of the difference between Senegalese/Marley/Havana twists lol.

  • 5/5 stars February 1, 2015

    Ty did my crochet braids a week ago and they look even more amazing! Setting up my appointment was fast and easy. She was very accommodating and willing to talk me through purchasing good hair care products (she promotes healthy hair practices - how rare is that?!) and the specific hair I needed for my style. She event suggested stores! She was professional, friendly (loved her spirit and humor), and fast! She respects your time AND does a thorough job. My heir was done in less than 2 hours. I searched for months for a stylist and her reviews here on thumbtack lived up to the positive hype. She is awesome and I look forward to going back again and again.
    Y. Washington

  • 5/5 stars December 16, 2014

    Your reviews look great! I would love to talk about getting crochet braids with Marley hair. How can I contact you?

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on December 16, 2014:

    Email me at

  • 5/5 stars December 15, 2014

    Where can I get contact information for Ty?

  • 5/5 stars December 14, 2014

    Very good service. Got exactly what I wanted and she worked really fast. Will be recommending to friends and will make it my go to natural braiding hairstylist

  • 5/5 stars December 9, 2014

    Crochet braids with Marley looks SO natural and fierce, that I didn't even want to curl it. Ty nailed this style! It's exactly how I wanted it.

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on December 9, 2014:

    It was my pleasure doing your hair. I'll see you soon for that curl.

  • 4/5 stars November 24, 2014

    How much do you charge for big yarn twists that stop in the middle of the back or a little shorter?

  • 1/5 stars September 24, 2014

    I had the exact same experience as the other 1-star review. I made an appointment for a Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks in advance. She was very responsive at first, but similarly said she would not give me an address until she confirmed everything a few days prior. I sent two emails (my only mode of contact info) attempting to confirm my appointment and get her address. I just NEVER heard from her again. Since I was leaving town I was forced to find another person to do my hair with one day's notice. It's just unprofessional and frustrating.

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on September 24, 2014:

    Unfortunately she is correct. I was in a situation where I didn't have access to a phone or a computer for over a week and couldn't get to any of my customers. This is not a regular occurrence and my track record for the utmost professionalism is of a top priority.

  • 5/5 stars June 13, 2014

    Great experience! I haven't had my hair braiding in many years, because I'm really tender headed and I hate sitting for long periods of time. Ty was super quick and very gentle. She also made sure my hair was well moisturized.

    I'm new to the whole natural hair care scene and I'm still pretty clueless about the process.She took the time to give me advice on hair transitioning. She is full of helpful tips on hair care regimes and reccomended some great products.

    I left looking great and feeling good. I'll definitely be going back.

  • 5/5 stars May 13, 2014

    Hi I see these reviews and would love to get senegaleese twists by Ty but I can't seem to find any contact info to get a quote. What is her phone number or email?

  • 5/5 stars May 5, 2014

    Yesterday I went to Ty to get Marley Twists done. She did a fantastic job! I have now have beautiful twists and in record time! Her knowledge of natural hair care was a definite bonus! I left more knowledgeable about how to care for my hair. I am very impressed and hope to be able to return when I need to have these redone!

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2014

    I visited Nytalia for crochet braids, and they look AMAZING! Everyone at work, including my students, has told me how much they LOVE my new style! Besides doing a FANTASTIC job, she was really concerned about the care of my natural hair, and made suggestions about how to keep my hair underneath healthy. I was also impressed by how quickly she finished; it only took about two hours! I've already recommended her to friends and co-workers, and plan on going back when my braids need to be reinstalled. THANKS FOR THE FLY HAIR!

  • 5/5 stars March 31, 2014

    Awesome job. This was the best consultancy. I simply needed to have my hair cornrowed so that I could experiement with crochet briading at home. Ty had me in at 8a.m. and I was out before 9a.m. with some free hair care advice as well. Very gentle touch - just great all around. I will be back and will tell my friends to contact her as well.

  • 5/5 stars March 23, 2014

    Wow wow wow. I've just gotten Marley twists from Ty this weekend and I have to say it again wow wow wow. First and foremost I am a not a habitual reviewer I'll go as far as to say in a rater I give stars but rarely if ever comment. I'm overjoyed at the service I received with Ty so I am compelled to write a thorough review for anyone still on the fence about booking an appointment with her. First, I have to say that the communication between us established a fantastic base for this service. She had sent me quite within a fee hours if my request and subsequently replied to everyone of my numerous and I'm sure tedious questions leading up to our appointment. She was pleasant, patient and resourceful. As someone who has really been struggling with transitioning and very limited knowledge on hair care this was invaluable. Feeling confident and comfortable was a priority. As for the actual Marley braids, I was blow away, having grown up in Africa I have had braids for over a decade and never has my scalp felt so good and looked so fantastic. I didn't realize she had started he twists until 15 minutes in, I had to ask. She was really fast and efficient and managed to make my struggle edges look amazing without a single pinch. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. Again she was super engaging when I asked her about hair care and maintenance and gave me a list of AFFORDABLE yet effective products to use which I appreciated. She even answered a fee questions I had via text after I left. I had been thinking about getting sewins for my transition but I think nubile just stick with branding services from Ty, not only was she way more affordable then all the salons I called but I really appreciated the personal care she went through to make me feel comfortable and educate me on hair care. I can confidently say that I'll be a permanent customer and I'll even drag my mom to get her hair done by Ty from now. Beyond satisfied customer :)

  • 4/5 stars February 10, 2014

    I got havana twist and I couldn't believe the short amount of time it was done but I luv the finish product and will be a returning customer

  • 5/5 stars February 9, 2014

    She was great to work with. Minor speed bump at the beginning of the appointment in that she forgot to purchase the hair, but we made a quick run to the beauty supply store, and she gave me a discount for my trouble.

    The braids took 1.5 hrs and looked amazing on completion, I was more than excited to finally get in on the havana style. She was very cognizant of the health of my own hair-- she did not put too much hair in the extensions to keep buns from being too heavy. She also gave me good advice about regular moisturizing as well as care in pulling/tightness of styles.

    An overall solid experience. Highly recommended.

  • 1/5 stars November 5, 2013

    So I made an appointment for a Sunday morning a week in advance. At first she seemed very professional told me what hair to bring but she would not give me her address. After several attempts to confirm my appointment and get her address never heard from her. Very disappointed I was really looking forward to her doing my hair.

  • 5/5 stars October 25, 2013

    I got Havana Twists on Wednesday and I am falling more and more in love with this style. I got rave reviews about my style in my office as well. Nytalia also gave me some really good advice and suggestions on how to keep my natural hair healthy. I'm already feeling the difference. I will be making my next appointment soon :) Thanks Nytalia!!!!

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on October 25, 2013:

    I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with me. It is always a pleasure to educate on how to maintain healthy hair and have fun in the process. I look forward to seeing you soon.

  • 4/5 stars October 8, 2013

    Very Nice and fast.

  • 5/5 stars September 3, 2013

    Yesterday, I got Havana twists installed & can't even say how many compliments I've gotten in the past 24 hours, I'm in LOVE! Ty did an amazing job in making sure I knew how to take care of my hair while having the twists & also taught me how to do a few styles myself.
    I'm very pleased & will be revisiting her very soon! Thanks Ty!

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on September 3, 2013:

    Thank you so very much Lyric for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure doing your hair. I hope you enjoy the style and I hope to see you again.

  • 5/5 stars August 15, 2013

    Nytalia did marley braids for my vacation in July and I absolutely loved them. I gotten compliments from everyone. I will definitely be using her services again.

  • 5/5 stars July 4, 2013


    I would like to get my hair done by her, but I can not find contact info (phone number). Please help!

    Thank you

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on July 4, 2013:

    Drop me an email at

  • 5/5 stars June 16, 2013

    I went to Nytalia Wood June 8, 2013 to get Havana twists done. She was amazing and very, very fast! It only took about an hour and a half to complete! I am a bit tenderheaded and I didn't feel a thing as she did my hair. My whole family and my friends were complimenting me on my hair. Many people have assumed it was my hair since the texture of the marley hair I used blended very well with my natural hair. Will absolutely recommend Nytalia Wood for Havana twists.

  • 5/5 stars May 19, 2013

    Nytalia just did the most beautiful Havanna Twists for me this morning! I just love them. My husband told me that they were pretty as soon as I returned home. We just returned from a dinner party at our friend's home and I received many compliments from the other guests. Ty is quick and very gentle with your hair. She's also very professional and knowledgeable about which hair products are best for the hair. I would encourage any one to make an appointment with this wonderful lady. I'll be returning! JGuinhouya 5/19/2013

  • 5/5 stars May 8, 2013

    I was very happy with my yarn wraps! Ty knows her stuff. She is patient and really knows a lot about hair. And her prices are very fair.

  • 5/5 stars April 20, 2013

    Ty did a great job on my Kinky Twists! Last year I went to an African Braid shop and left with thin, damaged edges. Ty was careful with my delicate edges and didn't try to braid every strand on my hairline lol! It only took 4 hrs and my scalp was not sore/tender. She does quality work and her prices are affordable.

  • 5/5 stars February 20, 2013

    Hello, I actually haven't had my hair done by Nytalia Wood yet, but me and my friend would like to get Nubian and Senegalese twists. I have read the previous reviews and saw that the contact info is located on her main page, but I am unable to locate a number or email to contact. Please help, I would love to get my hair done before I go on my spring break :)

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on February 20, 2013:

    My email is My contact number Is also listed. Give me a call ASAP.

  • 5/5 stars December 26, 2012

    I loved my yarn twist, they did not hurt at all. She is very friendly and funny as well.

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on December 26, 2012:

    Thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you.

  • 5/5 stars November 19, 2012

    I haven't used this stylist yet but I want to (I rated 5 stars because that's what she was rated before and I didn't want to bring her score down). Does anyone have contact information? I really need to get my hair twisted and soon. Working out is killing it. Thanks!

    Nytalia W. from Braids by Ty replied to this review on November 20, 2012:

    Thanks for the interest. My contact info is on my main page. You can give me a call or send me an email.

  • 4/5 stars January 7, 2012

    Ty was very efficient and her prices are extremely reasonable for the DMV area. I got yarn twists. I also got the sense that good-long term hair care was a priority. Although I enjoy the results of the twists, I learned that she does natural hair styling (I have natural hair) and I intend to go back try out those styles as well, in addition to other braid extension styles. I highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars June 17, 2011

    My experience in getting nubian twists by Ty was great! She was very accomodating and most importantly knowledgeable about haircare regardless of style. I felt comfortable asking her questions and having her style the twists to my preference. If I am back in the area I will definitley have her do my hair again!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. This is the year of Havana/Marley twists. everybody is getting this style. It takes 1-2 hours to install, last about 4-6 weeks, and are a very low maintenance protective style.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask as many questions as possible to find out if the stylistic can provide you with the care your hair needs.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Always ask about the type of hair to get. There are many brands and stylists may prefer to use a specific one for a particular style.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am a dedicated stylistic who puts the customer satisfaction first. You will get exactly what you want at every sitting.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I get to do something that I love and make people beautiful and feel good about the way they look at the same time. Being in the service of helping others is a great feeling.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am constantly working to provide the newest and innovative styles to my customers. I stay on top of the current trends by attending braiding training and seminars in order to give the customer the best quality available.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. At the present time, most customers are requesting the Havana twist/Marley twist style. It is quick to install, quick to take about, and it looks very natural. They are this seasons version of the Big box braids/ Janet Jackson Braids.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. A recent job I performed was a natural cornrow design into a high bun. I added natural textured extensions to the bun for fullness and a natural look.

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