Braids and Locs Near Busan
Many ladies ask me where to get their hair done in South Korea. If you need to get braids, weaves, loc maintenance, dyes, or a relaxer in the Busan area, you should head to Daegu. It’s easy to get there, and I wish that I’d ventured out there before. I know that they do natural hair, and I think that they do relaxed hair. The shops are really small. With only about two chairs for clients.
Here’s How to Get to the Hair Shop in Daegu from Busan
Go to the Busan Train station. I think that it’s stop #113 on the map. Take the KTX train to Daegu. They will tell you that the train stops 3 stops away, and that’s fine. The ticket round-trip will cost around 25,000 won. You can buy the ticket the day of the trip. The trip is about an hour. Once you get off at the station go outside and take a cab (there are a lot) and tell the cab driver to take you to Camp Walker. I did this. I had to ask two cab drivers, but the second one understood me, and eagerly took me there. The driver took me to Gate 4, which is where I needed to go. The trip cost about 7,000 won one way ($7 or a little less depending on the exchange).
Natural Haircare in Busan, South Korea
There are at least two shops there right outside of the base’s gate in Daegu. I got my hair done by a stylist named Pat. The stylists are from Nigeria. Pat did a good job. She dyed, and twisted my locs but her grip was too tight. I had to loosen it up before I got on the train going home. Another woman who was there getting braids said her head hurt when she flipped her box braids back. Don’t let her do your hair too tight or it will break. Locs are easy to loosen, so I did it myself. By the way, the second shop that’s closer to the base quoted me a cheaper price to retighten my locs. I am going to try that place next.
Edited to add: I never did try the second shop out. I noticed that while, Pat did a great job the first time that she did my hair, the next time, the hold for the loc re-tightening didn’t last past a few days.