Mimi-Hair Braiding

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608 Central Ave

East Orange, NJ

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If I could give them no stars I would! Service is horrible! The last time I went there, that woman who is the supervisor told me that she could get my hair done by 5pm. I got there by 9 am and they still couldn't get it done. Needless to say, there were 5 different girls rotating in my hair. Then, they started playing loud unpleasant music. The people were shouting and the tv was too loud. They are fresh and keep talking over your head. I asked for small braids. Instead, they put these big braids in my hair. As soon as I got home they just started to fall out. It's a shame that the manager is not aware of their rude and unprofessional behavior. When she's there, they are quite and act like they are nice. Please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. They are not worth the headache.

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★☆☆☆☆

If I could give them no stars I would! Service is horrible! The last time I went there, that woman who is the supervisor told me that she could get my hair done by 5pm. I got there by 9 am and they still couldn't get it done. Needless to say, there were 5 different girls rotating in my hair. Then, they started playing loud unpleasant music. The people were shouting and the tv was too loud. They are fresh and keep talking over your head. I asked for small braids. Instead, they put these big braids in my hair. As soon as I got home they just started to fall out. It's a shame that the manager is not aware of their rude and unprofessional behavior. When she's there, they are quite and act like they are nice. Please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. They are not worth the headache.

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okay o know that i never had been to Mimis before but from the description on how it looks and what the heck are those girls doiong acting all ghetto dont they know that they could get fired if MiMi had came and saw the way they treated there customers they would have been replaced well i dont know if she would do that but i know for surtine that i will be firing all of them if they did that to me and embarrased me like that but this is just another girls's opinoun on what well thaey do there with out there owner there do i would never want to go there and get treated with disrespect

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★★☆☆☆

okay o know that i never had been to Mimis before but from the description on how it looks and what the heck are those girls doiong acting all ghetto dont they know that they could get fired if MiMi had came and saw the way they treated there customers they would have been replaced well i dont know if she would do that but i know for surtine that i will be firing all of them if they did that to me and embarrased me like that but this is just another girls's opinoun on what well thaey do there with out there owner there do i would never want to go there and get treated with disrespect

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I went to MiMi-Hair Braiding shop about a month ago to have some single braids done, it was on a Sunday and Mimi was not there so the behavior of the girls stinks, they were loud and they stated my hair 12:00 noon and I didn't get out of the shop until 8:00pm even though it was so many of them were dipping hands in my head, I went to have only single braids, and one person started my hair and then she left and told me that she was going in the back to speak to someone, she stayed for atleast 30 minutes, then another one came and she braided the back of my hair, she eventually left and told me she was going to have lunch, that was another 45 minutes, then two of them came back the other girl left again and went out to take care of her personal business, she never came back to do my hair right away. by the time I was finished it was about five of them dipped in my hair and left, then the last one completed my hair and I gave the last person who completed the job the tip. The so-call supervisor, I think she is the supervisor , she sat her and three of the girls who dipped hands in my har, the sat and the so-call supervisor spoketo one of the girls in her language and bluntly asked me for a tip, one of them apparantly asked if I did not give her a tip, that was very out of place , she has no business asking me for a tip, I paid one hundred a twenty dollars to braid my hair and just because the owner was not there they really did not do a good job. This is recessio time I don't have money tip every single person. Let alone they did not do a good job on my hair this time. Mimi always thanked her customer whenever she is there and the girls are not so loud and nasty when she is there. They are loud and getto, culture doesen't have anything to do with decency, they are getto and very loud. I have been going to this shop for years and the girls are just getting worst they are too loud and nasty. I go to the shop because I don't have to make appointments, but I think thee are other shops out thee that are still good. It is an insult for these girls to be asking customers for tips especially when they punish a customer by leaving every two seconds to attend to their own personal business. I was very angry, and don't know if I will go back to this shop. The girls are very disrespectful. If I decide to return to this shop I will never go there when Mimi is absent. Please teach your girls some manners and let them know that they have no business asking for tips they should allow the customer to decide whether they want to tip them or not. If you don't do a good job don't look for tip, people work hard for their money.

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★★★☆☆

I went to MiMi-Hair Braiding shop about a month ago to have some single braids done, it was on a Sunday and Mimi was not there so the behavior of the girls stinks, they were loud and they stated my hair 12:00 noon and I didn't get out of the shop until 8:00pm even though it was so many of them were dipping hands in my head, I went to have only single braids, and one person started my hair and then she left and told me that she was going in the back to speak to someone, she stayed for atleast 30 minutes, then another one came and she braided the back of my hair, she eventually left and told me she was going to have lunch, that was another 45 minutes, then two of them came back the other girl left again and went out to take care of her personal business, she never came back to do my hair right away. by the time I was finished it was about five of them dipped in my hair and left, then the last one completed my hair and I gave the last person who completed the job the tip. The so-call supervisor, I think she is the supervisor , she sat her and three of the girls who dipped hands in my har, the sat and the so-call supervisor spoketo one of the girls in her language and bluntly asked me for a tip, one of them apparantly asked if I did not give her a tip, that was very out of place , she has no business asking me for a tip, I paid one hundred a twenty dollars to braid my hair and just because the owner was not there they really did not do a good job. This is recessio time I don't have money tip every single person. Let alone they did not do a good job on my hair this time. Mimi always thanked her customer whenever she is there and the girls are not so loud and nasty when she is there. They are loud and getto, culture doesen't have anything to do with decency, they are getto and very loud. I have been going to this shop for years and the girls are just getting worst they are too loud and nasty. I go to the shop because I don't have to make appointments, but I think thee are other shops out thee that are still good. It is an insult for these girls to be asking customers for tips especially when they punish a customer by leaving every two seconds to attend to their own personal business. I was very angry, and don't know if I will go back to this shop. The girls are very disrespectful. If I decide to return to this shop I will never go there when Mimi is absent. Please teach your girls some manners and let them know that they have no business asking for tips they should allow the customer to decide whether they want to tip them or not. If you don't do a good job don't look for tip, people work hard for their money.

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This place is horrible! I went there to get my hair braided on my birthday in December because they have a huge sign that says "Buy One Get One Free" with no caveats. No when, where, limit etc. I decided to bring my girl with me too. We decided what style my girl was getting, and they asked me to pay up front. Like an idiot, I pay. Then I decide what I want and they say, oh that sign is not for today. So I wanted kinky twist $120. I pay this with my debit card and these nasty triffling people say ok, and tell me to wait a few hours. While I'm waiting, I start to think, I don't like this roachy azz place and I'm not sitting around here any longer than I have to, until they finish my daughters hair. I ask for a refund and the "manager' says he doesn't know how to use the credit card machine, that only the Owner does and they don't know when he's coming they think the next Sunday. I say ok, then I'll be back then. I come back no owner. I call my Bank and put in a dispute. Here we are 3 months later (March) and my bank says that Mimi's responded that I DID GET MY HAIR DONE! I was pissed. I walked up in there today MARCH 14, and demanded they credit my account. He refused to do it saying I should not have contacted my bank. OK, at this point, I start to act like a total Ni**er. After waiting patiently for 3 months, to be treated like this is not good. I told him that if he did not give me my money, I would call INS up in this place. He gives me my money and then asked me to sign that he did. I signed - no problem I just want my money. Then he demands my bank slip and the note and receipt he gave me. I told him NO! He follows me to the door and grabs my arm. I hit his ass with an impy. In case you don't konw Martial arts, and impy is an elbow strike. Then we start to argue and I call the police - who did not want to do nothing, they were asking each other for 35 cents! THIS PLACE SUCKS, THEY ARE DIRTY AND NASTY AND ALL THE CHAIRS HAVE WHAT LOOK LIKE PEE STAINS IN THEM. The workers are always speaking in 5 different languges and warming up greasy smelling foods = stinking up the place. The carpet is so dirty you are afraid to walk on it. Do you own hair or go to Khadijah's on Grove Street towards Bloomfield, she's at least fair and respectful!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is horrible! I went there to get my hair braided on my birthday in December because they have a huge sign that says "Buy One Get One Free" with no caveats. No when, where, limit etc. I decided to bring my girl with me too. We decided what style my girl was getting, and they asked me to pay up front. Like an idiot, I pay. Then I decide what I want and they say, oh that sign is not for today. So I wanted kinky twist $120. I pay this with my debit card and these nasty triffling people say ok, and tell me to wait a few hours. While I'm waiting, I start to think, I don't like this roachy azz place and I'm not sitting around here any longer than I have to, until they finish my daughters hair. I ask for a refund and the "manager' says he doesn't know how to use the credit card machine, that only the Owner does and they don't know when he's coming they think the next Sunday. I say ok, then I'll be back then. I come back no owner. I call my Bank and put in a dispute. Here we are 3 months later (March) and my bank says that Mimi's responded that I DID GET MY HAIR DONE! I was pissed. I walked up in there today MARCH 14, and demanded they credit my account. He refused to do it saying I should not have contacted my bank. OK, at this point, I start to act like a total Ni**er. After waiting patiently for 3 months, to be treated like this is not good. I told him that if he did not give me my money, I would call INS up in this place. He gives me my money and then asked me to sign that he did. I signed - no problem I just want my money. Then he demands my bank slip and the note and receipt he gave me. I told him NO! He follows me to the door and grabs my arm. I hit his ass with an impy. In case you don't konw Martial arts, and impy is an elbow strike. Then we start to argue and I call the police - who did not want to do nothing, they were asking each other for 35 cents! THIS PLACE SUCKS, THEY ARE DIRTY AND NASTY AND ALL THE CHAIRS HAVE WHAT LOOK LIKE PEE STAINS IN THEM. The workers are always speaking in 5 different languges and warming up greasy smelling foods = stinking up the place. The carpet is so dirty you are afraid to walk on it. Do you own hair or go to Khadijah's on Grove Street towards Bloomfield, she's at least fair and respectful!

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I dont care for this place. These people dont know the meaning of customer service. The hair stylists are rude, they make you pay before as soon as they start on your hair, and they dont give refunds. The first time i sent several women came in complaining and arguing for refunds. That shouldve been the first red flag. Also they have roaches. When i got the weave the style was fine but the stylist braided my hair so tight i had a tiny bald spot on my scalp and she braided my cornrolls under the weave backwards instead of a beehive. I believe this caused further breakage of my hair.

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★☆☆☆☆

I dont care for this place. These people dont know the meaning of customer service. The hair stylists are rude, they make you pay before as soon as they start on your hair, and they dont give refunds. The first time i sent several women came in complaining and arguing for refunds. That shouldve been the first red flag. Also they have roaches. When i got the weave the style was fine but the stylist braided my hair so tight i had a tiny bald spot on my scalp and she braided my cornrolls under the weave backwards instead of a beehive. I believe this caused further breakage of my hair.

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I have been a customer of Mimi's for about 8 years. I have been going back because whenever I get my hair braided, people ask "where did you get your hair braided... looks nice!" My response is always the same. The price is right, and you can get in and out of there quickly! If you have your braids done there, it only costs $5 to have them taken out! Where can you get a great deal like that? Besides, they haven't raised my price in 8 years... still paying $65 for single micro braids! Once you pay a price, you always pay the same price. With inflation the way it is... it's the place to go!

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★★★★☆

I have been a customer of Mimi's for about 8 years. I have been going back because whenever I get my hair braided, people ask "where did you get your hair braided... looks nice!" My response is always the same. The price is right, and you can get in and out of there quickly! If you have your braids done there, it only costs $5 to have them taken out! Where can you get a great deal like that? Besides, they haven't raised my price in 8 years... still paying $65 for single micro braids! Once you pay a price, you always pay the same price. With inflation the way it is... it's the place to go!

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I arrived at the braiding salon at 8:45 a.m. and the pl ace was filling quickly. I was greeted immediately, asked a few questions and within minutes, I was in the chair and the micro braids were being completed.

At one point, I had up to three people braiding my hair at the same time, which was no easy task. To my surprise, there was very little pulling in the three different directions.

There was one who was somewhat heavy handed (and I am not tender headed.) When I expressed that she was applying more pressure than I could manage, she apologized and seemed to have attempted to lighten up. She did it again once or twice more and again apologized each time. That was really the most negative thing that happened.

My stylists were pleasant and attentive to what I asked for. I had three different colors I wanted used at 18 inches each. The light and reddish brown were blended together. The honey blonde was used as a highlight sporatically. Once they all understood the concept, I did not have a problem. I even made sure if a new stylist joined the 'team,' she understood my request. Since I was not sitting in front of a mirror, I had to be conscious of what was being done.

Towards the afternoon, I am sure my stylists were as hungry as I was. So I shared my snacks with them. They could have very well said that they needed to take a break to eat, which would have extended my stay. Thankfully, there was always someone braiding my hair.

When I asked, one of the stylist poi nted out Mimi to me. I said hello and complimented her on how organized her business was being run. She thanked me for coming, I tipped my stylist (the 3 main ones) and was on my way.

I absolutely love my braids!!!

4
★★★★☆

I arrived at the braiding salon at 8:45 a.m. and the pl ace was filling quickly. I was greeted immediately, asked a few questions and within minutes, I was in the chair and the micro braids were being completed.

At one point, I had up to three people braiding my hair at the same time, which was no easy task. To my surprise, there was very little pulling in the three different directions.

There was one who was somewhat heavy handed (and I am not tender headed.) When I expressed that she was applying more pressure than I could manage, she apologized and seemed to have attempted to lighten up. She did it again once or twice more and again apologized each time. That was really the most negative thing that happened.

My stylists were pleasant and attentive to what I asked for. I had three different colors I wanted used at 18 inches each. The light and reddish brown were blended together. The honey blonde was used as a highlight sporatically. Once they all understood the concept, I did not have a problem. I even made sure if a new stylist joined the 'team,' she understood my request. Since I was not sitting in front of a mirror, I had to be conscious of what was being done.

Towards the afternoon, I am sure my stylists were as hungry as I was. So I shared my snacks with them. They could have very well said that they needed to take a break to eat, which would have extended my stay. Thankfully, there was always someone braiding my hair.

When I asked, one of the stylist poi nted out Mimi to me. I said hello and complimented her on how organized her business was being run. She thanked me for coming, I tipped my stylist (the 3 main ones) and was on my way.

I absolutely love my braids!!!

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I went in this place to get a sew in weave the hair stylist braided all of my hair up into the beehive. Of course the way it is supposed to be braided. However, the hair stylist did not leave any hair in the front of my hair out to cover the track. The hair style was HORRIBLE!!!! I got my hair done on a sunday an dI had to go to work like that on monday. I was so embarrassed and humiliated because I had to go to work looking like a fool. There is no space in the salon to be comfortable. None of the hair stylists have there own booths they sit customers one on top of the other and it is very uncomfortable. The hair stylists act as if they don't understand what you are saying when you talk to them about your hair. They don't wait to see if you like the style or not before you pay because as soon as you sit in the chair they make you pay. They don't try to help you if the style doesn't come out right. They don't refund a percentage, or try to fix the hair style. If you go here you are throwing away your money

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in this place to get a sew in weave the hair stylist braided all of my hair up into the beehive. Of course the way it is supposed to be braided. However, the hair stylist did not leave any hair in the front of my hair out to cover the track. The hair style was HORRIBLE!!!! I got my hair done on a sunday an dI had to go to work like that on monday. I was so embarrassed and humiliated because I had to go to work looking like a fool. There is no space in the salon to be comfortable. None of the hair stylists have there own booths they sit customers one on top of the other and it is very uncomfortable. The hair stylists act as if they don't understand what you are saying when you talk to them about your hair. They don't wait to see if you like the style or not before you pay because as soon as you sit in the chair they make you pay. They don't try to help you if the style doesn't come out right. They don't refund a percentage, or try to fix the hair style. If you go here you are throwing away your money

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The hair stylist looked me up and down and told me it would cost $35. I felt like the price she came up with was completely arbitrary based on how I was dressed. The hair cut was okay, nothing special. I could have gone to a less expensive chain salon and gotten the same haircut.

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★☆☆☆☆

The hair stylist looked me up and down and told me it would cost $35. I felt like the price she came up with was completely arbitrary based on how I was dressed. The hair cut was okay, nothing special. I could have gone to a less expensive chain salon and gotten the same haircut.

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This braiding shop was on EyeWitness News' Stoppers because the shop does not have qualified hair stylists braiding hair. None of the stylists are licensed hair stylists and they do not know what they are doing. If you have natural hair, they pull your hair when they comb it with this little comb and they do not care about your hair. One time they braided my hair too tight and it pulled my hair out and left me with a bald spot! The workers are very unfriendly and they do not listen to you when you tell them how you want your hair done. Everything about this place is terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

This braiding shop was on EyeWitness News' Stoppers because the shop does not have qualified hair stylists braiding hair. None of the stylists are licensed hair stylists and they do not know what they are doing. If you have natural hair, they pull your hair when they comb it with this little comb and they do not care about your hair. One time they braided my hair too tight and it pulled my hair out and left me with a bald spot! The workers are very unfriendly and they do not listen to you when you tell them how you want your hair done. Everything about this place is terrible.

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I have gotten my hair braided here about four times and each time it came out terribly! The only reason I kept going back is their prices are VERY cheap for micros, but you pay for what you get. The customer service is horrendous. If they braid your hair wrong, they do not want to fix it. If you explain to them the style that you want, they go and do their own thing anyway. And worse thing is they make you pay FIRST, so if you don't like the style, you're stuck because you already paid. The last time they did my micros, they were so terrible I took them out in two weeks and re-did them myself. The braids were too big and they started falling out within the first few days. Also, if you want to use straight hair for your micros, they charge $20 more for using straight hair than if you use curly hair, which makes absolutely no sense....The only decent style they did for me was cornrows, but their prices for cornrows is too high.

PROS: cheap prices for micros, but you pay for what you get!!!
CONS: Terrible service, and ur micros will come out looking a mess!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have gotten my hair braided here about four times and each time it came out terribly! The only reason I kept going back is their prices are VERY cheap for micros, but you pay for what you get. The customer service is horrendous. If they braid your hair wrong, they do not want to fix it. If you explain to them the style that you want, they go and do their own thing anyway. And worse thing is they make you pay FIRST, so if you don't like the style, you're stuck because you already paid. The last time they did my micros, they were so terrible I took them out in two weeks and re-did them myself. The braids were too big and they started falling out within the first few days. Also, if you want to use straight hair for your micros, they charge $20 more for using straight hair than if you use curly hair, which makes absolutely no sense....The only decent style they did for me was cornrows, but their prices for cornrows is too high.

PROS: cheap prices for micros, but you pay for what you get!!!
CONS: Terrible service, and ur micros will come out looking a mess!

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