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Hair Candy Beauty & Braids

Hair Candy Beauty & Braids

Columbia, SC

4 years in service

5 employees

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About Hair Candy Beauty & Braids

hired 6 times on Thumbtack

We specialize in healthy hair care in all hairstyles, such as beautiful short cuts, layered cuts, bob cuts, updos, silkening (view website for more details) and more.

We also specialize in dread extensions, dreads, twists, quick weaves, sew-ins, invisible parts, micros, crown rows, relaxers, colors, Senegalese, stuffed twists, tree braids, crochet braids and more.

Visit our website to book your appointment online and view more pictures.

Stop looking for cheap prices because you get what you pay for though you may get lucky. We do promote healthy hair and can make your hair long and healthy.

Walk-ins are welcome.

We are located in 108 Columbia Northeast Dr. Columbia, SC
Ste. C, Fortune Square Shopping Center.

We are now giving discounts for students, teachers, and the military -- with ID.


108 Columbia Northeast Dr, Ste C
Columbia, SC 29229

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  • 5/5 stars

    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!!

  • 3/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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!!!

  • 4/5 stars

    Definitely good customer service.

  • 4/5 stars

    I received a sew in. It was Great! She listened to my needs.

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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

    Trecia H. from Hair Candy Beauty & Braids replied to this review on July 21, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars

    I am very particular when selecting a hair stylist, especially when I want to rock a short cut. I visited Trecia when I was visiting SC, so when I moved back I started to go to her regularly. She is definitely one of the best stylists I have ever had! I don't have to bring a 100 photos or worry that I am going to be unhappy because she has yet to disappoint! She makes it look so effortless, but the product is 10 every time. Trecia is highly professional and I love the entire staff @ Hair Candy Beauty. Some of the sweetest ladies in Columbia!

    Trecia H. from Hair Candy Beauty & Braids replied to this review on April 23, 2013:

    Thanks Stephanie! This made my day..I surely could not stop smiling lol Thank You.

  • 5/5 stars

    I found Hair Candy on line and was very impressed with the reviews. I called and after the young lady patiently answered my many questions I booked an appointment for the next day.I was greeted pleasantly when I arrived and that eased my tension. It turned out I had booked with Trecia she was wonderful and I was highly satisfied with the finished product. I feel I have found a new home for all my styling needs. I did not see a style leave that shop that I didn't like from Trecia or the other stylists. I would recommend it to any one especially naturals looking for help. They do any protective styling you can think of! I can't wait to try some new looks! Thanks Trecia!

    Trecia H. from Hair Candy Beauty & Braids replied to this review on April 23, 2013:

    Thanks every one for your feed back! We hair candy girls appreciate it!

  • 5/5 stars

    I absolutely love getting my sew-in done at hair candy. Leslie did a wonderful job. I loved how she took her time and as a result, one month later my hair still looks great! Booked my appointment to see her again this Wednesday and I can't wait! I proud of you ladies at Hair Candy, keep up the great work!

  • 5/5 stars

    I had a great hair experience at hair candy. My stylist Leslie was great and professional. She was very knowledgable about my hair care needs and had carried a good vibe. Conversation was great also. I got medium sized box braids in a reasonable time period. The atmosphere was nice and professional as well. I would recommend her to anyone looking to get braids. I absolutely love my solange-style braids and plan on keeping them a while.

  • 5/5 stars

    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......

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    I have had so many bad experiences with my hair in South Carolina , until now I can honestly say I am more than satisfied with my sew-in and I plan to be a regular thanks Trecia!

  • 5/5 stars 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.

  • 5/5 stars

    I was looking for someone to do a sew in for my daughter. I found Hair Candy Beauty and Braid Studio via thumbtack.com. 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!

  • 5/5 stars

    On the recommendation of a co-worker, I scheduled an appointment and recently had a sew-in completed in December by Trecia. I have received compliments on how natural it looks and that the style compliments me!! This is the first time that I have been satisfied with a sew-in and I will definitely be returning!!

  • 5/5 stars

    I was referred to Letrecia by a one of my co-workers. I started going to Hair Candy Salon on July 1st. I have been going every two weeks after and I must say Trecia is SUPERIOR when it comes to my hair.!:) Trecia is a blessing in the skies. She is a very good stylist and I would recommend anyone to visit her salon. I have referred two more people to her bc they really like how she does my hair and so far their hair looks FABULOUS as well :). Trecia is also extremely reasonable with the pricing, and she gets you in and out. No other stylist I have been too tops that. She has a very sweet nature and always gives good advice when it comes to hair care. I have long hair and I have tried several different styles that she has created for me and they all came out to be BEAUTIFUL :) She has given my hair a complete makeover !:) She will continue to have me as a customer.

  • 5/5 stars

    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!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Awesome Stylist. Always makes recommendations for your hair care and makes sure you leave happy everytime. She is definitely a person to have for your stylist. Always a pleasure to let her hook me up. Will be visiting soon. Give her a try you will leave turning heads:)

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia is a lifesaver! She did an excellent job. I called her today and was able to get a beautiful sew-in TODAY! She is fast, professional,listens to her clients, and has a great personality! I will definitely be going back she is great at what she does as well as passionate about her work! Thank you so much!

  • 5/5 stars

    In a word-Awesome!!! Trecia is professional, on time and does a great job from a sew-in to a wash and wrap. I changed salon's about 3 months ago and I'm so glad I did!!

  • 5/5 stars

    I had a sew in done @ hair candy and I must say Trecia is amazing. She is quick and it was painless, my last sew in hurt for weeks and she is very gentle and gets the job done the way you want it the first time. I will definitely be going back to her. It is hard to find someone that is this good and personable all at the same time. My hair is amazing and I get compliments everywhere :-)

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia has been the only person that has ever been able to satisfy the MOST difficult person to please...My mother! My sister and I purchased a gift certificate for mothers day from Hair Candy for my mom to get a full wig sew in. Not only was she able to satisfy my mother and her extreme picky-ness about her hair, she went above and beyond and her hair turned out FABULOUS! Trecia is punctual, fast, and listens to the clients needs and desires! The private room is also a HUGE plus for people that are self-conscious about their hair. I would reccommend Trecia to any of my friends or family members young or old. She is versatile and I truly believe there is NOTHING that she can't do!

  • 5/5 stars

    I am so pleased with Trecia's work! I went to Hair Candy for a full head sew in because I put a texturizer on my hair and messed it up. She fixed me right up! She was really nice and she had me in and out. My hair looks great and I get a lot of compliments. I will be returning for more weaves and natural styles. Thanks a bunch Trecia!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    I got a sew-in from a different place and it was not what I wanted at all. I typed "who does the best sew-ins in Columbia" and "Hair Candy" came up. I called made an appointment and when I got there at my appointment time she started. She made me feel comfortable and I told her what I wanted and she knew exactly what I was talking about. My hair looked beautiful, I felt beautiful, and I WILL be returning. I got so many compliments THANK YOU!

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia does a wonderful job. I had a bad experience with my previous hair sylist but coming to Trecia I'm happy and have no complaints.

  • 5/5 stars

    I got my first sew-in today and I must say that not only was I pleased, my husband and 7 year old twins fell in love with my new style instantly. My twins actually got down on one knee and kissed my hand(too funny). I was in and out and the new environment was so peaceful and private. Trecia is a very patient person and very knowledgeable about styling and the health of the hair. I finally found a stylist that is reasonable with prices AND pleases me.

  • 5/5 stars

    I definitely recommend Trecia for all your hair care needs. I'm a local R&B/Soul/Jazz singer so I'm constantly in the " light " doing shows, photo shoots, etc. Trecia's styles give me confidence to show up and SHOW OUT! She is quick, professional, informed, and talented! I'm very pleased and eager to get back in her styling chair!

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia is great! Pleasant and quick - I hate getting my hair done just because of the time it takes, but Trecia literally has you "in and out" !

  • 5/5 stars

    I went to Trecia to get my hair done before the christmas holiday and i loved it. She was fast and the prices were not expensive. I will be making this the new place i get my hair done.

  • 5/5 stars

    TRECIA...just finished my hair, kinky twists, she was fast and my hair looks fabulous.....she came in on short notice and hooked a sista up!!!!

    Thanks girl

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia is FANTASTIC!! she is fast, neat, and very gentle. I went in this morning at 9 and was done by 4 with a pit stop to the hair store. I will be making her my regular stylist. Thanks so much see after I take out the micro mini's

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia did a great job on my hair. She did my first sew-in and I love it. I will make sure that she does my hair for now on. Thanks Trecia.

  • 5/5 stars

    I LOVED Trecias work. It far exceeded any expectations i had considering i had never tried an invisible part before. I loved the outcome and her prices are very resonable. She is very personable and i enjoyed the expereience THANKS TRECIA--COURTNEY

  • 5/5 stars

    Trecia does a fantastic job. I first tried a sew-in and was very satisfied with her work. She's passionate about doing her and strives to make sure you are satisfied before you leave. I have just visited for a quick weave and was very satisfied with the results. She will travel to you or you could visit her and you will leave turning heads each time. She's awesome you should definitely give her a try and you will definitely be a repeated customer.

Question and answer

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

A. Sew-Ins are most common because that's the trend this year.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. house call
moving to a new salon

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

A. 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.

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

A. if i were a customer i probably wish i knew how to keep my hair healthy. My inside secret is to keep the chemicals out of it and use natural products for healthy hair growth.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. They need to know what condition their hair is in, what type of style their looking for, if they are willing to try a new look and how much they are willing to pay.

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

A. 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!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. 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.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. What do i like to do the most. I always say Sew-Ins and Micros. But i can do everything.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That this is my life and my passion. There is nothing else i would rather be doing.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I did it all my life it's a gift so i use my god given talent..

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. A short quickweave into a mo hawk with a blue streak in the front it was beautiful.

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

A. Sometimes i take cutting classes or order the latest cd's on the latest styles that are coming out.

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. The latest developments in my field are sew-ins, silkenings, natural hair and vibrant colors. What i see changing is the way clients make appointments because now they can make them conveniently online instead of calling.

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

A. My most recent project was donating around 400 gift cards to the guests of a hair walk for cancer association in columbia, I helped them raise over 7000 dollars for cancer patients. I felt like i did a good deed by giving back to my community.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. nothings complicated there are no hidden fees

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Make sure you research the ins and out of booth renting or owning your own salon. Pay close attention in school and don't let anyone steer you away from your vision because you can easily get side tracked.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is patience you must have that in order to deal with the public.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. im working to improve my time management for personal reason,

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Does being a hairstylist require a lot of time? Yes it does, sometimes i work later than i should most time from morning til late night.

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