About Us

The Nappy Hutt Natural Hair Care Salon and Braid Center is a pioneering hair salon in Savannah, founded on February 4, 2012. The salon is owned by Shawntel Waajid, who has more than 40 years of experience in natural hair care, locs, and healthy protective styling. The co-owner, Jibril Waajid, brings an additional 40 years of experience to the industry. Both owners are passionate about education and can be found teaching aspiring stylists at their brand-based seminars and major tradeshows throughout the year. The Nappy Hutt has trained and contracted over 30 natural hair care stylists, braiders, and loctitians who are now some of the top stylists in Savannah. Give us a call or visit us to learn more about us, our salon, and the services we offer.

Shawntel M. Waajid

Have you had the pleasure of meeting Shawntel M. Waajid, the co-owner of The Nappy Hutt Natural Hair Care Salon & Braid Center in Savannah, Georgia? With over 40 years of experience, Shawntel is a true veteran of the beauty industry. She is an enthusiastic educator who shares her knowledge and sells her products at various hair shows throughout the year. Shawntel also offers hands-on seminars focused on business, natural hair, and protective styling. Her ultimate goals are to open her own hair academy, establish a chain of Nappy Hutts across the country, and distribute her hair and skin care products nationwide. Shawntel is passionate about changing the financial trajectory of her community’s lives, and she gives back by making her seminars very affordable to anyone who has the desire to learn. Her most recent accomplishment was becoming co-owner of Jelani Beauty Supply Store where she has combined her love for hair with her passion for products. Come meet Shawntel and learn from one of the best the industry has to offer.


Our salon philosophy is to provide exceptional quality work and excellent customer service. The salon ambiance is cozy, fun, and professional, creating an environment for you to relax and often laugh in. We provide a thorough hair analysis and in-depth consultation and educate you on maintaining healthy and strong hair. We also offer healthy styling recommendations. Unlike other salons, we promise not to overbook and will call you if there is a scheduling conflict or delay with your appointment. We will also honor the agreed-upon pricing. We aim to ensure you have an unbeatable salon experience and look forward to serving you. Thank you for choosing us.

Shawntel Waajid, a master stylist and educator
Chrys La'Vonn - Master Loctitian, Natural Hair Care Specialist, Assistant Instructor, Salon Manager

Chrystalyn Paulin

Chrys La’Vonn is an incredibly talented Assistant Salon Instructor who specializes in creating stunning locs, extended/protective styling, and natural hair looks. She is also a skilled team photographer and a future filmmaker. Her passion and dedication to her craft are truly inspiring. If you’re looking to transform your hair and capture your beauty through photography, you won’t find anyone better than Chrys La’Vonn. She is currently taking appointments in the Savannah and Atlanta areas, so don’t wait to book your session with this amazing artist.

Sarah Williams

Master Loctitian and Natural Hair Care Provider.

Meet our Sarah Williams, Master Loctitian and Natural Hair Care Stylist! With over a decade of experience in the hair care industry, she is a true expert when it comes to caring for natural hair. Her passion for hair care started at a young age, and she has since dedicated her life to helping her clients achieve their hair goals. From loc maintenance to protective styles, she has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share. She takes pride in her ability to create a comfortable and safe space for her clients, and her attention to detail is unmatched. Her clients leave her chair feeling confident, beautiful, and empowered. Book an appointment with her today and experience the difference of working with a true hair care professional!

Sarah Willaims - Master Loctitian and Natural Hair Care Specialist
Jibril Waajid

Jibril Waajid

Meet the talented and skilled Co-Owner, Jibril Waajid, Master Loctitian, and Natural Hair Care Specialist! With years of experience and expertise in hair care, this professional is taking the hair industry by storm. If you’re looking for a talented stylist who can work wonders with natural hair, you’ve come to the right place! This wonderful stylist is currently taking appointments for clients in both Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia. From braids to locks, twists, and more, there isn’t a hair type or style that this talented stylist can’t work with. So why wait? Book your appointment today and get ready to experience the magic of this amazing hair care specialist! 

Our salon provides exceptional quality work and top-notch customer service. We offer a cozy and mature atmosphere that is both relaxing and professional. While you’re with us, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, quality t.v. viewing, great conversation and smooth tunes.  During your appointment, our experienced stylists will provide a comprehensive hair analysis and consultation, as well as educate you on how to maintain healthy and strong hair. As we most assuredly respect your time, we aim to never overbook, and if there are any scheduling conflicts or delays, we will promptly inform you. Our pricing is always transparent and agreed upon in advance. Our salon philosophy is HEALTH OF HAIR FIRST AND STYLE SECOND. So please understand if we refuse to give you styles that are damaging to your hair. Our goal is to provide an unbeatable salon experience each and every visit, and we are honored to serve you as our valued customer. Stop in and learn more about us today! Thank you for choosing our salon!

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4425 Skidaway Road (The Nappy Hutt is Located inside of Jelani Beauty Supply Store)
Savannah, GA 31404


Tuesday - Friday :   9:30am–6pm

Saturday :   8:30am–6pm

Sunday/Monday :  By Appointment Only

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