About Us

About Sankofa Braiding & Natural HairCare

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Located in Northern California’s East Bay at 3217 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703, Sankofa Braiding & Natural HairCare was established in 2010 by Cynthia Obleton. Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Cynthia has been in the beauty industry for more than fifteen years. She is a certified master braider, licensed cosmetologist, AMCA Certified Hair Loss Practitioner, and a Member of United States Trichology Institute.

Our mission is to provide healthy hair and beauty services in a relaxing environment to achieve your total satisfaction. Our services include hair care and styling, such as braids, cut, color, press, weaves, natural hair care, scalp treatments, and hair care products for sale. The methods that we use to braid, weave and style will not only deceive the most discriminating eye, but also help protect your natural hair to achieve a beautiful, healthy growth. We also offer makeup, eyelash, and nail services.
In addition to our hair care beauty services, we are the very first and only hair braiding academy of its kind in California. The academy will prepare you for mastering the skill of natural hair braiding, maintenance and styling, as well as managing your own hair care business.