Keysi Braid Studio opens new salon

Keysi Braid Studio
Keysi Braid Studio is now open in Katy. (Courtesy Keysi Braid Studio)

Keysi Braid Studio is now open in Katy. (Courtesy Keysi Braid Studio)

Keysi Braid Studio opened at 1945 N. Mason Road, Katy, in late November. The business provides braiding and weaving services, such as box braids, bohemian locs and cornrows. 281-939-8612. www.facebook.com/Keysi-Braid-Studio-Plus-109411570430223
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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