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About The Loc Den

For appointments, please check website for phone numbers!

We are conveniently located on the north side of Houston. No more long waiting lists, and no more long drives to 3rd Ward, Southwest or Museum District.

A quality natural hairstylists and salon are now in your backyard!

We specialize in long, strong, thick and healthy growing locs or dreadlocks, twists, braids and natural hair.

We specialize in the following:

- Loc and dreads
- Palm roll
- Interlock and latching
- Repair and reconstruction
- No slippage and no breakage loc extensions
- Crocheted locs for straight hair (not interlocking)
- Styles and more
- Straight, kinky or curly (this is the place for you)
- Natural styles
- Braids
- Freestyles
- Cornrows w/ designs
- Invisibles
- Micros
- Senegaleses
- Flat twist
- Bantu knots
- Coil and comb twist
- Two-strand twist
- Two-strand flat twist
- Deep conditioning
- Steam treatments
- Student discounts

The Loc Den
10911 Bammel N Houston
Houston, TX 77086

Mon.-Thurs., 10am-7pm
Fri. & Sat., 8am-7pm


10911 Bammel N. Houston , L
Houston, TX 77086

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  • 1/5 stars

    The worst salon experience I've had in my 5 years of having locs.

    I originally went to the Loc Den because they were located in my area, and I was able to book my appointment online. That's about all the positive things I have to say about my experience there.

    I showed up ON-TIME to my appointment, and the owner Shenate (pronounced "shay-nuh") was busy with another client. "Fine, whatever," I thought since the shop was obviously quite busy, and I figured that she'd be able to get me started pretty soon. NOPE. I watched and waited 30+ minutes as she helped 2 other people--before anyone even so much as touched my hair to wash it.

    So about 40-50 minutes AFTER my appointment was supposed to have started, I'm finally sitting in the chair, and Shenate starts on my hair. While she was supposed to be doing my hair, I noticed that VERY FREQUENTLY it would feel like nothing was going on back there at all. I was on my phone so I ignored it the first few times, but one time when she went "radio silent," I looked back and there she was SCROLLING THROUGH HER PHONE (must have been FB, twitter, texting,) while she was supposed to be doing my hair.

    Several other times while she was supposed to be doing my hair, she would--without a word--wander off to take care of someone elses hair. She would be gone for several minutes at a time, and this happened OVER AND OVER. Eventually I started timing her when she would walk away, and my stopwatch got up to 20 minutes that she just left me in the chair. (Not including the time before I started my stopwatch.)

    The problems only got worse from there. Now, I don't know whose children they were, but throughout the duration of my appointment I had to listen to yelling/playing/dancing children running around the salon, which made my mood even worse. I'm not about to tell someone else how to raise their children, but it is rude and inconsiderate to let your own children run around and disrupt your clients, especially given that there was a back room they could have watched TV or played in instead.

    Finally, the worst offense. When it came time for me to pay, I was given a bill of $190! I asked her what it was for, and she said it was $165 to interloc my hair, and then $25 for her to 'prune' the fuzzy hairs sticking out of my locs. This seemed WAY too extreme, so I looked at the pricing sign in the store. The sign said that interlocing started at $85 for the first 2 hours, and was $25 for each hour after that. Even IF she had worked on my hair for 4 continuous hours--and she didn't--the most I should have had to pay was $160.

    I asked Sheante to explain the pricing again, and she told me that the sign in the store was out of date. (To that I have to say: If the sign it out of date, FIX IT! You don't have to get a whole new sign, just cross it out with a sharpie and write the new price in. Don't make people try to magically guess how much they're going to have to pay.) She said that interlocing was $85 for the first 2 hours, +$25 for the 3rd hour, and then +$55 for the 4th hour. The way Sheante prices her services makes NO SENSE, and I feel like she must have been making it up on-the-fly to try and get as much money out of me as possible.

    Now, I was in her shop for 4 hours, and she only worked on my hair for about 3 of those hours. (4 hours MINUS the 30+ minutes I waited to get started, and MINUS all the time she wandered off or was on her phone.) If my calculations are right, (and they are--I'm a medical student and I know how to do simple arithmetic,) I should have only had to pay $135--including the 'pruning.'

    Now, I try to be a tolerant and understanding person generally speaking, but if I'm being charged *BY THE HOUR* for my hair, it is incredibly RUDE, INCONSIDERATE, and DISRESPECTFUL to waste my time and money by 1) charging me for the 30 minutes I initially had to wait; 2) charging me for the time you spent looking at your phone and doing other people's hair instead of my own; and 3) making up inconsistent prices that go against all of the pricing on your website and in your store.

    I did eventually suck it up and pay the $190 instead of trying to start an argument in the store--but that's the first and LAST time I ever go to the Loc Den. Yeah sure, my hair looks good, but was it worth it? Nope. Not in the least. In the past I've paid HALF of what I paid here and had TWICE the quality of service.

    To my fellow kinky haired and loc'd up folks trying to find a place to do your hair--the location and online booking services at the Loc Den may seem enticing, but PLEASE don't waste your time and money by getting your hair done here. I implore you--just go get your hair done somewhere else.

  • 5/5 stars

    They are the best at what they do here, my hair is growing long and strong. I have been to other natural hair shops around town and no one takes the time out to really take care of the hair and whole person like The Loc Den.

  • 5/5 stars

    This shop is one of the best dreadlock shops in houston just like any good Hair salon u can expect a lil wait but not long at all. Im very pleased with the quality of there work!

  • 1/5 stars

    I have heard nothing but bad things about this shop but of course half the shops that I have found in Houston are so unprofessional. i actually drive out of town for my hair services

  • 1/5 stars

    My dreads are 6-7yrs old now. I get them interlocked. An appointment for my dreads to get washed and retwisted takes only 1 hour. Ive been to several shops around Houston and all stylist get the job done in an hour's time. An appointment at the Loc Den is a completely different story. It usually takes me 2-3hrs to get out the shop from an appointment that is scheduled 2weeks in advance. This is due to her being hours late to work, over booking and the countless repeated constant breaks she takes to deal with her toddler that is wrecking shop within the shop. Also she has to change diapers and feed the baby get the baby from knocking down all the hair materials, she has to clean up all the shit the kid knocks down, get the kid from playing with power cords and outlets, all while getting hair done. Its ridiculous. I used to go to Uncle Funky's and stopped only because of the long drive. Its sad that I live close to the Loc Den but it takes longer to get back home from the damn loc den than it did from driving from Uncle Funky’s . So when loc den says "We are conveniently located on the north side of Houston. No more long waiting lists and no more long drives to 3rd Ward, SouthWest, or Museum District."----fuk dat shit----dat shit bullshit. The time you save from the drive is lost in the damn appointment. But I must say….she is very very good at doing locs but that shit is forgotten when you are late to work cuz you 3hrs in and still aint finished. Its crazy how bad it is there. Also the shop is dirty and theres nibblets of child bitten mcdonalds food all over the floor. Crazy.

  • 2/5 stars

    Very ghetto& unprofessional.

  • 5/5 stars

    i had my Locs washed conditioned and styled one can compare to the work I received at The Loc Den the owner is one of the best in town and she is truly a master loctician!

  • 1/5 stars

    I had someone visit your salon because there is no number on your website to make an appointment. She went to the salon and was told that only one person there could do braids and that one person was out of the country. The stylist gave no recommendations, no business card, nothing! Your website says you can do so many things, actually, I got no satisfaction. False advertisement!

Question and answer

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Starter Locs/Dreads
Palm Rolling
Loc Extensions
Two-Strand Twists
& locking str8 hair

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. make sure your Stylist know what he/she is doing, just because they talk a good game dont mean they know what there doing, if they had locs b4 and dont have them!!!!

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