Raphael Plaits

Speciality Plait Work & Braiding

869 London Rd, Westcliff-On-Sea, SS0 9SZ Directions

   Open today 08:00 - 18:00

Why Choose Us?

Extensive Knowledge
All Occasions
Highest Standards

Business overview

Mobile Hair Stylist offering unique styles, for all ages, that compliment any occasion. Specialist in Weddings, Special Occasions, Prom and Graduation, Plait-work and Braiding.

Don't let the name fool you, 'Raphael Plaits' is not just about traditional plait-work - I combine my experience as a professional hair-dresser and stylist to take plaits and braids to the next level, with unique styles that compliment any occasion.

Plaits are very versatile, and they do not have an age limit. I have created styles for children as young as 3 to those slightly older at 83 years old! It is all about finding what compliments you!

If you were worried your hair may be too short for specialist plait-work then think again; if you have bobbed hair that skims the shoulders, then it is long enough! If you would like a hair-up or hair-down ‘do’, then I can accommodate. I would like to create something that is really you and suits your style and taste – not just some ‘off-the-shelf’ image; unless of course that is what you want…..as many customers love the styles they see in films, and ask me to recreate them for themed-parties, or special events. I have experience styling all hair types and conditions, so I can easily adapt any style.

Weddings and Special Occasions:

I have a lot of experience with a range of styles to suit all ages, tastes and cultures, especially Anglo and Asian weddings - where I have worked with hair that resembles sheets of silk!. I take my time to ensure the styles I create for you will stand the test of heavy weathers during outdoor photography, and hours of rigorous dancing after the ceremony - a unique design that suits your needs, and works for the occasion or theme. Everything has to be right for your big day.

I am experienced at styling for formal occasions: bride & wedding parties, proms, graduations, dinner dances, special nights out and dance-exams. I pride myself in the neatness of my work, and ensuring my creations last ... you won't be worrying about that 'up do' coming down with a Raphael Style. My designs have withstood 'Jive' Dance Competitions, so your hair is safe for that special first wedding-dance.


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Products & Services

Wedding Hair

Traditional Weddings

Asian Weddings

Hand-Fasting Ceremonies

Prom and Graduation Hair

Special Occasion Hair Styling

Dance Hair Styling

Hair Styles for Mature Ladies

Bespoke Hair Styles

Plait-work and Braiding

Mobile Hair Stylist

Hair Styling


Public and Private Events

Children's Parties

Hair Extensions


Senior Elegance...

As a lady of more mature years with fine long grey hair that I normally wear just scoped up into a small bun I didn't ever imagine that an elegant special occasion 'up do' with a difference suitable for my age was possible. But I am so delighted with the style that Jude of Raphael Plaits designed for me. An amazing intricate plait woven from the nape of my neck and up and across the back of my head and around a bun. Jude also found me a small fascinator that complimented my outfit which gave me front detail as well. I felt so elegant and stylish at the wedding and I received so many compliments about the style. I would recommend Jude and her company and I shall definitely be asking her for another special style for an evening ladies do that I will be attending soon.
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