About Us

The Nappy Hutt is Savannah’s first exclusive Natural Hair Care salon and Braid shop. The owner, Shawntel Waajid has contributed to the Natural Hair & Braid industry working directly for and alongside Taliah WAAJID (“”Queen of Natural, Curly, Coily Hair Care”) as previous stylists of the Taliah WAAJID Natural Hair Care Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shawntel M. Waajid


Shawntel M. Waajid, is a cosmetology graduate of Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been licensed professionally since 2003. She specializes in Loc Maintenance, Extended Styling and Natural Hair Care. She has been braiding since she was 7 years old. She is a previous stylist of the Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Care Center in Atlanta, Georgia. From April 2009 to present, She has held the position of Assistant and/or Lead Stylist for the Taliah Waajid 3-Day Natural Hair and Braid Seminar held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching healthy hair care techniques to other professionals is HER PASSION! You can most often find her instructing classes within Bronner Brothers, Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show, Kevin Kirk”s Jam Session, Premiere Beauty Shows, and a host of others throughout the year. In support of her own brand, she holds classes in her salon located in Savannah, Georgia at various times throughout the year. Her goals in the cosmetology industry are to open up her own hair academy and own a chain of Nappy Hutts across the country!

Tiffany Z Williams

Tiffany Z Williams is a Master Cosmetologist, Master Loctitian and Master Natural Hair Care Professional. She graduated from the Virginia College School of Cosmetology. She specializes in working with locs; creating updos and healthy styles that can be worn every day. She is also proficient in the areas of natural hair, protective/extended styling and color. She can provide professional solutions to make you look FABULOUS in your skin!

Natrellia K Smith

Lead Stylist and Salon Instructor. Specializing in braid, weaves and natural hair.

Chrystalyn Paulin

Assistant Salon Instructor. Specializing in Locs, Extended/Protective Styling, and Natural Hair. Team Photographer and future filmmaker. Now booking in Charlotte NC

Melissa I Bynoe

Master Loctitian and Natural Hair Care Provider. Now taking bookings for Dallas, Texas

Crystal Baker 

Natural Hair Care Professional specializing in braids and twists. 

Tayonia McBryde

Tayonia McBryde (known by her nickname “Tay” or her stage name “Phoenixx”) is a young female artist in every sense of the title. From music and producing, to portraits and art, even hair and tattoos, Tay is a creative being. Born in Rochester, NY, she moved around a lot as a child of an army officer. She primarily studied at Mannheim American High School in Mannheim, Germany before graduating in 2009. With an established love for art she received awards for her achievements in AP art all 4 years. She shortly thereafter moved back to the states where she went on to pursue her dreams of visual and performing arts at Savannah State University (SSU). She’s made a name for herself in a variety of ways from music, to tattoos, to doing natural styles

Jibril Waajid

Co-Owner. Master Loctitian and Natural Hair Care Specialist. Taking appointments for Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia. 

Forrest Newman

Newest teammate. Master Loctitian in training. Currently specializing in interlocking. 

Fred Gilbert

Mister Fred has been a barber since he was 14 years old, and has owned two barbershops for total of 12 years, but he originally started as a braider  then was introduced to clippers and that was it for him. He fell in love with them and he never put them down since he loves fading and coloring hair and making people look and feel good about their appearance, there is no other job for him. 

Salon Philosophy: Exude an unparalleled quality of work and excellent customer service. The salon is quaint, yet cozy, MATURE, soothing and PROFESSIONAL! Enjoy free Wi-Fi a cup of coffee/tea, or a beverage while you await your service or while under the dreaded dryer, Salon customers receive a thorough hair analysis and in-depth consultation , education on how to maintain healthy, strong hair, and healthy styling recommendations. We will not overbook, we will call you if there is a scheduling conflict or delay with your appointment, and we will honor agreed upon pricing. We promise you an UNBEATABLE salon experience. We look forward to serving you and being BLESSED with your patronage.

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4501 Montgomery St. Suite D
Savannah, GA 31405


Tue - Friday :   9:30am–6pm

Saturday :   8:30am–6pm

Sun/Mon :  By Appointment Only

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