Smart Braids Lexington Kentucky’s #1 authentic african braiding salon open its door to the public on september 15, 2015. Before officially opening our doors, the owner Odilia Chindo had been doing at her first residence in frankfort KY since 2006 when she first arrived the United States. Then she continue to attend to her clients when she moved to lexington in 2011 . While at her home, the clientele grew so much so that she could not handle all the appointments by herself. At that point, it was clear she needed a bigger location and staff to handle the influx of new clients. After formal consultation and obtaining a business license in 2015, she decided it was time to open kentucky first ever african braiding salon.