Melessas Weave Palace

In Upscale Federal Hill

Customers can call either location at : (302) 376-5143 or (410) 803-6856
Find us at our new location: 1020 S Charlse Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
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The History of Braiding Around the World

How Did Hair Braiding Evolve in Time

For many people around the world braiding is more than just a hairstyle. It equals a cultural tradition which cuts across, economic, social, racial, and geographic lines. Today Melessa’s Ultimate Hair Design’s hair braiding specialist would like to share a few words about the history of braiding in each continent. We hope that you will find the following post useful!

Africa- African hair braiding patterns reveal an endless variety of hard to make geometrical designs, which were often related to the character of the person who wore them.

Egypt- In ancient Egypt braiding was reserved for royalties and for ceremonial rituals like childbirth, special birthdays, or even weddings.

America- Historically, most of the Native American children and women wore braids to symbolize religious rituals, and to prepare for war. Certain types of braidings showed whether a woman was single or married.

Europe – Various types of braids, which were easy to make,were often chosen by ordinary women for functional purposes, like keeping the hair clean for a longer period of time or out of the way while cleaning, cooking, baby sitting, or performing any other daily chores. According to the Medieval and Renaissance artwork, upper-class women were revealed by elaborate braids and styles.

The Braid Breakdown

There are hundreds of different types of braids, including French braids, Swiss braids, Dutch braids, English braids, multi-strand braids, fishtail braids, crown braids, etc. All of them, however, are variations of the traditional one. Currently, 11 states in the US have imposed a specialized license for hair braiders and 7 stains require braiders to obtain a full cosmetology license. 10 states specifically exempt hair braiders from cosmetology licensing laws, and in the other 22 states, the law remains silent on the issue. If you want to book a licensed braiding specialist in Middletown, DE, call (302) 376-5143!

A funny fact

When your hair is divided into even triangular or rectangular sections all over your head, with the hair of each section twisted together, this type of hairstyle is called Zulu knots or African knots in the US. In Africa, however, this type of hair braiding is surprisingly called “chicken poop”.

Categories: Baltimore Hair Salon

Melessa's Ultimate Hair Design

Hair Weaving Services:

  • Full Sew In Wig
  • Partial Wig (Row by Row)
  • Natural Part Leave Out
  • Net Weaves
  • Lace Frontal Installation
  • Lace Closure Installation
  • 360 Installation
  • Full Length Wigs
  • Full Lace Wigs Installation
  • Custom Made Wig Installation
  • Chronical Prosthesis

Multi Cultural Systems:

  • Infusion
  • Microlinks
  • Microbeads
  • Braidless Method Weaves
  • Halos

Non surgical Hair replacement Solutions for Men & Women:


  • Chronical Prosthesis
  • Glueless Wig
  • Removable Custom Made Wig
  • Glueless Custom Made Lace Wig – This is great for women who has severe hair balding, alopesia, cancer, chemotherapy, lopus and other immune disorder that lose your hair.


  • Toupe
  • Chronical Prosthesis


Non surgical hair replacement for male & female


Cancer Patients Hair Service
We are certified experts in hair replacement for all of your medical conditions such as hair loss from cancer, alopecia, lupus, female hair pattern baldness,severe balding and thinning hair, hormonal imbalance and high blood pressure medicines.

We work by appointment
7 days a week
Bookings are recommended in advance.

We are now accepting insurance for medical hair replacement services. When booking your next appointment please call +1 (877) 9932-838

Looking for independent stylist, braiders, hair weaving technicians & nail technicians to be their own boss. Should have their following or clientele. Positions are open in both locations. No commission-based only straight rental. Call Ms. Freeman for more details.

1st time customer Relaxer Special $65 including Relaxer and Deep Conditioner - Monday to Thursday.

Nail Spa service is offering spa mini mani-pedi combos! $43 standalone, $40 combo special along with any additional hair service. Call on the same day for a special quote!

Customers can call either location. Please call for current specials

We are a distributor of Halo Couture Extension Specialist, Available for purchase at the store, please call for additional information

Order 100% Virgin Hair Here at a discounted rate on-line at or call 877-993-2838 for more details

Services Offered:

Color Highlights
Razor Cutting
Quick Weaves
Micro Links
Dominican Blowout
Silk Press
Binding Wraps
Natural Hair Care
Locs Maintenance
Micro Beads
Lace Wig Application
Custom Made Wig
Lace Closure
Eye Lashes Extension
Eye Brow Arching
Make up
Makeup Artistry (MAC)
Hair Braiding
Micro Braiding
Long Braids
Senegalese Twists

About Us

At our "Home of the Weave Palace", we specialize in all types of hair weaves: - Malaysian weaves - hair replacement - single rows - 100% human hair - full sewn in weaves - custom made hair wigs - extensions - strand by strand infusion and micro links - vixen hair weaving technique - braid less technique We specialize in braidless weaves

Contact Us

Baltimore MD Phone: (410) 803-6856
Middletown DE Phone: (302) 376-5143

Relaxer special Thursday and Friday and first time customer only.
Customer will receive 50.00 off weave installation with purchase of virgin hair (100% VIRGIN INDIAN, REMY, BRAZILIAN, PERSIAN or MALAYSIAN HAIR 10"-36" on wavy curly or straight textures).


Are you going natural and want to be relaxer free try our shampoo and blow dry $35 first time customer special. Our new Basic System straightener is available also. Call for details. Micro Braid, Kinky Twist, Senegalese Twist, Yarn Braids or Corn Rows With Appointment – Call on Wednesday Thursday and Friday For Specials $50 off Sew- In with purchase of hair $50 off Braidless Weaves or Micro Links with purchase of hair $43 Mini Mani/Pedi Combo CALL TODAY!