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Fort Lauderdale Magazine A hairstylist for celebrities and models in New York City, Erik Alan Davis believes that the power of celebrity fueled the recent popularity of hair braids. The John Barrett salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York originated the braid bar concept, according to Davis, a former stylist there, to perpetuate the celebrity braiding trend. “I thought, ‘Why not bring that to a beach community?’” he says. Davis has since opened his own salon in Fort Lauderdale, where he instituted a braid bar early last year. Styles such as the loose side braid, braided long ponytail, milkmaid and French braid are among the salon’s offerings. “There’s a braid for every personality, every age and every face shape,”

Over at the Erik Alan Davis Salon in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the most requested braid is the “waterfall,” which has a braid in the back flanked by cascading hair. Prices here start at $25. Men are also coming in requesting customized braids, or what Davis described as “Mortal Kombat chic.” “What South Florida girl doesn’t want a style that lasts them a week?” said Erik Alan Davis, who began offering his braid bar service in April. “They can go from the beach to an upscale event and still feel put together. It gives women other options.”

“Being in the beauty business, it’s refreshing to find a luxury salon that delivers customer service on a silver platter, something that is not so common to find.” – Nikol Johnson – Fresh Beauty Studio  ”The New Blow”


Erik is a master stylist to say the least. Kind, professional and an overall great guy. His staff is really nice. They can't do enough for the client. A real find!

Thank you for my gorgeous hair!

Not just a haircut......truly a relaxing experience.

Amazing, as always!!

I trust Michael's expertise and truly appreciate his exceptional service . Everyone that I encountered in my experience at the salon was so helpful and friendly. I appreciate that quality products are used as well. The experience is also one that is relaxing (i.e., the shampoo experience) - just what I want my salon experience to be. The front desk team makes booking and checking out easy and they are so friendly! The chocolate is a nice touch too.

The staff and services at the Erik Alan Davis salon are superb. This is the best salon in south Florida.

Jeanmarie is fantastic! She truly is an artist and always does a phenomenal job! Everyone at the salon is friendly and it is always an amazing experience.

I absolutely love my color... fabulous experience.

just love getting my hair done with Erik. He's the best!

Always an awesome experience! Great service! Great staff!