Afrihair Salons, Inc.

About Us

Established in 2005, Loc’d Up Natural Hair Salon & Barber Shop is Tampa’s leading provider of natural hair care for ALL ages. We specialize in Natural hair styles, care and maintenance, but are a provider of full salon services for ALL of your hair care needs. A Professional Cosmetology Salon and Barber Shop licensed with the State of Florida, we have a very friendly staff and provide a comfortable, clean, and safe environment for our customers.

Loc’d Up Natural Hair Salon is the “Original Loc Shop” of Tampa, at 7 years and going, it is still the biggest and best natural hair salon in the Tampa Bay area providing services to the majority of the African American Community. Our “One Stop Shop” business model was originated to prevent our customers from having to travel between shops to get a completely groomed look at an affordable price. While other Salons before us charged well over $100 for basic services, we originated the $50 re-twist with wash and conditioning and added the convenience of a full barber staff to accommodate any and all grooming services in house.


Loc’d Up Natural Hair Salon and Barber Shop has been duplicated by many others, but never perfected to the level of professionalism that has supported the growth and longevity that we have experienced as a leading salon in the Natural Hair Care industry.

We believe that the art of making people beautiful plays more than one role in a community. The confidence instilled in a person who feels good about their appearance can help him or her play a more productive role in communicating a positive energy. That positive energy can lead to increased attention, which can lead to job promotions and growth as a whole. The “first impression” of a person to a potential employer or significant other can mean the difference between getting the position and / or getting rejected. Our relationship with our community goes deeper than our clients being viewed as “just a customer.” You are viewed as an extension of our family and those values can never be broken.

The founder, Mark McCloud, has been in the management sector of corporate America for over 20 years and has been able to bring that management experience into the salon industry with undeniable success and influence. This accomplishment has led to the national expansion and franchise offerings to individuals looking for opportunities to become owners in the hair care business. It is our goal to become the nation’s largest African American owned hair care franchise and make the “Loc’d Up” chain of salons a household name.

Give us a call or stop by… You can follow “@locduphair” on TWITTER where you will see our current weekly specials and promotions.

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