I have been a client since 1994. The braiding/locking skills are incomparable...unlike many other NYC braiders, all staff members have licences and are expected to complete (and eventually teach) courses to enhance and build upon their skills. They are sticklers for hair and scalp health, and they will teach you how to care for your hair in between appointments. They are the most professional group of people I've ever experienced...you better be on time or you will forefit your deposit! **They are expensive, but you get what you pay for!** I have been to other salons and I keep coming right back to Khamit Kinks because of their dedication to hair care. Please do not hesitate...make your appointment now!