Welcome to Rapunzel’s HairBraiding and The HairBraiders
The place to find tips and tricks about hairbraiding, its art, and history.
Rapunzel’s has been creating beautiful unique hair styles for the past 25 years.
Over those years, I have shared my knowledge with thousands of people with tricks and tips for their own hair and I have taught hundreds of special people who have become a part of our team, The Hairbraiders.
Now, I am here to share with you everything I know about the art of hairbraiding!
Get started now with the Hairbraiders Guide
A walkthrough on how to maintain and care for your braid.
I hear everyday about how people struggle to make their hair do what they want it to do.
They try new cuts, new products, new tricks, and still struggle. Braiding can be like that too, until you learn from a professional Master Hairbraider.
This website will help you care and maintain your hairbraid, and then will help you solve hair problems.
Hi! My name is Susangrace
I am the proud owner of Rapunzel’s Hairbraiding.
I would love to tell you that I was “born with the gift of hairbraiding,” but that is not true.
I did not grow up with someone braiding my hair everyday, but I was blessed to start Rapunzel’s Hairbraiding with my sister in 1997.
We learned with each other, and all of a sudden we had a shared language about “lacing a braid, skipping a stitch, and twisting a row” and new creations were made everyday.
This is actually one of the things I love about braiding 25 years later.
It is an evolving art.
EVERYDAY I braid I figure out a new idea or learn an idea from one of The Hairbraiders.
As a teacher (in my heart and in my trade), I have a gift of teaching people how to braid.
When someone doesn’t understand one technique I reframe it and we try again.
Braiding is like any skill. It can be taught and learned as long as you are willing to put in the work (practice).
And yes, some of the people I teach “have the gift”, but just as many (like me) started as a blank slate and learned a life changing skill set.
How I can help you
- Currently, you can come to the Renaissance festival and share the experience of getting a beautiful braid.
(We also offer services not during the festival, although these services are priced at our regular prices instead of our discounted braid rates at festivals. See information below.)
- Follow us on Instagram @TheHairbraider and share your photos by tagging us #thehairbraiders
- Signup for our email series to learn more about hairbraiding, hair care, and history, and to be first in line for new and exciting things happening for Rapunzel’s Hairbraiding and The Hairbraiders including courses!
We adore being part of weddings! From bridal braids to full bridal parties, we are committed to supporting you and making your day special.
An important part of the wedding braid process is the pre-ceremony consultation. During this session, your braider will discuss concepts and ideas, and braid your hair based on your feedback and input.
For your big day, the braider will meet with you well before the actual ceremony and take time to make sure you are completely satisfied with your final design, including re-braiding, touch-ups, flower placement, etc.
- Consultation: $150
- Bride’s hair: $250
- Bridal party hair: $125
- Flower-girl: $60
- Reservation fee: $100
- Each hour of travel time: $75
- A 20% gratuity will be added to the total Wedding Day fees.
Proms and Special Events
Cost: $100-150 per person, based on the complexity of the braid.
Reservation fee: $50
Each hour of travel time: $75 (if applicable)
A 20% gratuity will be added to the total Special Event fees.
Renaissance Festivals, Celtic Festivals, Fairy Festivals, Pirate Festivals…we love them all!
If you are hosting a festival and would like professional hair braiding as part of your event, please use the form on the contact page to get more information.
We enjoy supporting a good cause!
If you are hosting a fundraiser and would like professional hair braiding as part of your event, please use the form on the contact page to get more information.
Rapunzel’s HairBraiders are available for private events in the Baltimore/Washington metro area.
Other locations can be considered but will incur travel expenses. Locations more than 20 miles from zip code 21401 will incur a travel fee of $75 an hour round trip.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us via our contact page if you have any questions.
We would be honored to be part of your special day and will match you up with the best hair braider based on location and availability.
And for our most frequently asked question:
How do I take care of my hair braid?
We prepared a guide covering all the tips and tricks on that: