Hair Candy Beauty & Braids

Columbia, SC

Get up to five quotes from pros like Hair Candy Beauty & Braids within hours. Get Quotes

About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My work stands out because I make sure it's pleasing to the eye and every stray hair is in place before my client walks out of the door. Everyone leaves looking beautiful and more confident about themselves and are guaranteed a compliment! I do have assistance so i may not always be the one that shampoos or blows out your hair but i will always be then one to finish it. I am not perfect but i give my all with every client i come in contact with.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being able to help my clients choose a style that looks best on them. I like to help build up a persons self esteem and just make them feel good about themselves. I just love doing hair period.


Columbia, SC 29229

Years in business


Number of employees


Times hired on Thumbtack



18 Reviews
  • Tonya J. Feb 25, 2016
    I must say a few years ago Trecia was once a wonderful stylist. Then things began to change. I would be quoted one price and then the price would change in the end. Thank goodness I brought extra money and i mean extra. Made an appointment with her and she put me over to another stylist. I wasnt happy and she took over. My last straw was when she did not inform me that my hair didnt match the tracks and just sewed it in anyway and I was looking a fool!! I didnt like that and then when I showed her my email that gave me a 15% discount, she didnt enter it properly. I wont be back.
    Trecia H. Apr 21, 2016

    This is Trecia and i must say i am still a wonderful stylist if i should say so myself. I could say things about you but i choose to keep them to myself. Anyways, as far as charging you extra maybe it was because you added extra services on top of what you originally came to get, no price stays the same unless you are coming to get the same things every single time. We are always running specials so you should come on the days we are running them if you have a problem paying, i will not under charge for my services if people do not appreciate it. I have given my all to service people and you will not come on here and discredit me when you have been coming to hair candy for a while and never once said anything good but when one thing bad happens that you dont like you want to come on here and give an opinon. sounds like a personal problem to me. Its not my fault that you brought the wrong hair, i just assumed that was the color you wanted since you brought it. if you had a problem you should have stated it at the time of the service but yet you kept it moving. And how do you figure i did not enter a percentage properly please explain because last time i checked i made the rules on how to take discounts off services. Maybe you will find someone better in the future but remember you get what you pay for. Have a nice life. Remember no one is perfect and i am surely not a robot to do everyones hair that walks in that door by myself i am not a robot...therefore i do have an assistant. Have a nice journey searching for that perfect stylist with the perfect price that never changes!

  • Rmarie C. Sep 30, 2015
    I had both my girls 10 and 14 get crochet braids and it was done beautifully. These girls are the best and worth every once of the cost.
  • Anon A. Sep 4, 2015
    I visited the salon wanting a keritin treatment for my naturally curly hair, which I've had before. I scheduled services with Trecia online and quoted $80 for the service. Once there I was given to two people, not who I requested and the stylist doing my hair treated it like it was straight! I had my kinks yanked at and I could hear my strands breaking. The stylist keep parting my locs in huge sections, even after being asked to use smaller pieces. As time went on the owner, Trecia finally took over and finished. I realized the final step of the treatment was not performed when I left the salon. To top all the horror, I was asked to pay $15 over the quoted price, because "you have shoulder length hair". I had the same length the last time!?! If you are searching for professionalism, this is not the place
    Trecia H. Apr 21, 2016

    Clearly you have an underlying issue but anyways you had a lot of hair and the quote over the phone is always and up until we actually see your hair! Your hair was flawless when you left though you were tender headed we got the job done with team work and the keratin was done properly the procedure was changed since you were there last and remember there are always changes made with products and salon employees no matter where you go it may be perfect the first time but no one or nothing is ever perfect all the time! Keep in mind if you are looking for some where cheaper for all the work that we did to your hair you get what you pay for! Have a nice journey looking for some place new. There is somebody for every body. Thanks for your feedback

  • Dee C. Apr 12, 2014
    They are the REAL deal. There customer service was great. I was able to get my daughter hair braided at the same time I was getting my hair done, and All of them can do hair FABULOUS . I felt at home, We are both very satisfied FINALLY!!
  • Crystal H. Dec 13, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Trecia is the best I been in Columbia a little over year now short styles or sew in or just bout whatever you want she can do. and staff is very friendly I will continue too go to her shop they are the best.
  • Denise G. Oct 14, 2013
    Went for full see in of layered bob. Style was flawless and received so many compliments on the style. After receiving several sew in styles in the past I know that the work done at Haircandy salon rivals any other salon in the area. Trecia is very professional and takes the time to protect the natural hair with a weaving cap prior to the style to ensure a flawless style while protecting the natural hair.
  • Evelyn D. Sep 28, 2013
    I started going to Trecia about a year ago to get sew ins because i had breakage that was not growing back from my previous stylist. I recently decided to take a small break from sew ins to see how my hair has grown and trecia convinced me to get a silkening as opposed to a relaxer which is healthier and let me tell you not only has the broken section grown back, but all of my hair is so much longer, thicker, and healthier than i expected. I was pleasantly surprised by the length. On top of that she has specials and deals for her customers which is always a plus. So not only do her skills set her apart from the rest, but the fact that she has specials does as well.
  • Isatta K. Sep 11, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Trecia worked me in on a busy Saturday morning and whipped my hair into shape with a classy sew-in. I've been getting compliments all week.
  • Annie H. Sep 10, 2013
    Trecia is such a great hairstylist who takes pride in her work. She have been doing my full-sews for almost a year, and I'm always satisfied once I leave her salon. One of the few things that impressed me about Trecia is that she provides great, professional services with amazing deals. Trecia will always be my number one hairstylist. Thanks Trecia!!!
  • Elisabeth O. Sep 10, 2013
    Definitely good customer service.
  • Treece T. Sep 10, 2013
    I received a sew in. It was Great! She listened to my needs.
  • Dena M. Jul 21, 2013
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I found Trecia on thumbtack in July 2012. She has been my stylist from that day due to her honesty and willingness to answer every question. I always get compliments and my damaged hair has grown exponentially. Trecia loves what she does and it shows in the hair styles. I'm glad I found Hair Candy and Trecia.
  • Alissa H. May 6, 2013
    Love Love Love my stylist, Trecia( 5-4-13). I have not been to her in awhile, only for personal reason not for the service. She is Wonderful. I am a natural who has realize that being natural is hard work so I wanted sew in layer bob, and I got exactly what I ask for. She is one beautiful and gifed yound lady. Thanks so much and of course I will be back Alissa
    Trecia H. Jul 21, 2013

    Thanks a bunch! I appreciate your honesty..looking forward to seeing you again soon..thanks

  • Desiree S. Dec 2, 2012
    Verified Review
    Have not been to her in a while due to pregnacy a d financial hardship but every visit was wonderful,from sew ins to quick weaves and eyebrow arches she is very talented and good person all around......
  • Alicia P. Nov 30, 2012
    Verified Review
    Can I say this hairstylist (Trecia) can transform your entire facial structure with just a touch of her hand. God has blessed her with an amazing gift and I can't see myself going to any other salon. Hair Candy truly delivers all of your needs. I have been a faithful customer for over 2 years and have never regretted it.
  • Tynika L. Oct 24, 2012
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Trecia did a great job on the sew-in, it was my first time trying. I really like her work.
  • Tamiko J. Feb 19, 2012
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I was looking for someone to do a sew in for my daughter. I found Hair Candy Beauty and Braid Studio via I scheduled her appointment online. We arrived on time and were taken care of in a timely manner. My daughter's hair turned out beautiful. She really loves it. I have an appointment with Trecia to get my hair done next week. I can't wait!
  • Latoshia G. Aug 28, 2011
    Verified Review
    Moving to this area, I had to try numerous of hair stylist; none of them were able to do my hair and care for it. Trecia is a blessing! I found her website and was able to get my hair done the same day. She is courteous, professional and highly educated in hair care. She was able to provide answers to all of my questions about my hair. Not only did I get a full sew-in, but I was able to get lashes as well as for a reasonable price. Also, being in the military, I received a discount!!! Thank you Trecia for making me look FABULOUS and I will see you again in 2 weeks! God Bless you and yours!!!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
nothings complicated there are no hidden fees
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Sometimes i take cutting classes or order the latest cd's on the latest styles that are coming out.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I did it all my life it's a gift so i use my god given talent..
What types of customers have you worked with?
Sew-Ins are most common because that's the trend this year.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A short quickweave into a mo hawk with a blue streak in the front it was beautiful.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I'm always on time, listen to all your needs and wants and will have you satisfied at the end of the day. I'll give you exactly what you want to make sure you will be a repeat customer.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That this is my life and my passion. There is nothing else i would rather be doing.