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Your One-Stop Hair Braids Salon

It all started with Apie...

Apie experienced post-partum alopecia and struggled to find the right hair extensions with the right texture and style. This, combined with the lack of Black hair salons in Halifax, motivated Apie to become a certified hairstylist through the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). After completing 3,600 hours of apprenticeship with mentors at OBB on Gottingen and First Choice HairCutters in Clayton Park, she challenged herself and passed her Red Seal Certification exam to become a certified hairstylist in September 2020.


With her interest in wigmaking, Apie combined her knowledge to launch Apie the Wigologist (ATW) in October 2020. ATW provides premium wig and hair textured extensions specifically for the Black community, empowering people to continue their natural hair journey. The lack of Black hair salons and hair extensions with the right texture and style inspired Apie to fill the gap in the market and create Halifax Braids. Her mission is to provide a solution for people who suffer from hair loss or who want to protect and maintain their natural hair with premium wigs and hair extensions. With her new skills and expertise, Apie has found a way to give back to her community and help people feel confident in their appearance.

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