Braids by Ty

Washington, DC

About this pro

How does your business stand out?

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

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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.


Washington, DC 20010

Times hired on Thumbtack



28 Reviews
  • Nicole B. Oct 24, 2015
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I got Nubian twists and loved them. She finished in like 3 hours. Plus she put on great movies to make the time go by. She gave me tips on how to keep my hair healthy also. I am a new loyal customer.
  • Tiffany M. Jun 30, 2015
    I would love to get my hair done by you after reading the reviews. I am looking for the Havana twist or the medium Senegalese ( which ever last longer). How should I get in contact with you?
  • Asia G. Jun 17, 2015
    How do I contact for service?
  • Samantha J. May 18, 2015
    Nytalia was great. I was a new client to her when I got my hair done this past Saturday. I immediately felt at ease in her home, and she took the time and gave me so much vital information on my hair and the state it was in. She was incredibly efficient! The Havana twists I got took about an hour and a half and they are very neat. I love my hair and I will definitely be back. Service was on time and I felt like I was talking with a friend who really cared about my hair. Thank you Nytalia!
  • YK G. Feb 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!
  • Taylor B. Feb 18, 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.
  • Yasemin W. Feb 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
  • Je'Lissa F. Dec 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. Dec 16, 2014

    Email me at

  • Shawn R. Dec 15, 2014
    Where can I get contact information for Ty?
  • Shani D. Dec 14, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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
  • Danielle A. Dec 9, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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. Dec 9, 2014

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

  • Courtney C. Nov 24, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    How much do you charge for big yarn twists that stop in the middle of the back or a little shorter?
  • Mackenzie H. Sep 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. Sep 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.

  • Carolene M. Jun 13, 2014
    Beautician Services
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Maya D. 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?
  • Marissa S. May 5, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Cheryl E. Mar 31, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Denise B. Mar 23, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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 :)
  • Kim R. Feb 10, 2014
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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
  • Angel J. Oct 8, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Very Nice and fast.
  • Lyric B. Sep 3, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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. Sep 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.

  • Jade N. Jun 16, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Jannetta G. May 19, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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
  • Bridget T. May 8, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Frances M. Apr 20, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Shanae B. Dec 26, 2012
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I loved my yarn twist, they did not hurt at all. She is very friendly and funny as well.
    Nytalia W. Dec 26, 2012

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

  • Evelyn T. Jan 7, 2012
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    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!
  • LaShonda B. Jun 17, 2011
    Verified Review
    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!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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.
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask as many questions as possible to find out if the stylistic can provide you with the care your hair needs.