Fatoumata Thiam is the owner and operator of A West African Hair Braiding, headquartered in St. Petersburg,  Florida. This is a highly regarded Beauty Salon company in Pinellas County.

Fatoumata was trained in Beauty Salon this as part of the West African culture from the young age of 7. When she came to the United States in the early 2000’s Fatoumata attended Mya Beauty Academy where she studied beauty culture and eventually opened her business in 2005.

Some of the services A West African Hair Braiding provides include: Plaits and braiding.

When it comes to providing expert Beauty Salon services, nothing takes the place of experience. Fatoumata began working in Beauty Salon 20 years ago and started A West African Hair Braiding in 2005.

One of A West African Hair Braiding’s  goals is to provide their Pinellas County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose A West African Hair Braiding for Beauty Salon because she is reliable and has a skillset for excellent artistic work.

The result, one of the most successful Beauty Salon companies in St. Petersburg!  


     What do their customers think?

Having owner operated experts, like Fatoumata providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to St. Petersburg and Pinellas County, Florida.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Fatoumata Thiam that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Fatoumata for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need Beauty Salon service? Give A West African Hair Braiding an opportunity by visiting them at 113 49th St. S., St. Petersburg or by calling them at 727-322-6302.

In addition to running a successful Beauty Salon business, Fatoumata supports once a year she and her sister open their doors and do free hair washing, cuts, and styling.


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Fatoumata Thiam, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of Florida and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Fatoumata Thiam!


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