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About Soely

Soely's Braid Street 

Braid Street LLC, was founded by Soely Xylia, a Marine Corps Veteran from Brooklyn, who brought her braid skills and warm vibes to the West Coast. ‘Braid Street’ is the brand Soely created for her protective hairstyling services. Her quality stands out! Soely provides discounts to Active Duty & their Spouses. As a Veteran, it’s important to Soely to give back to her brothers and sisters in arms. They share an uncanny experience through sacrifice. 

Braid street is more than a place to get Styled by Soely; it also provides a space for comrade plus a nostalgic feeling. Soely refers to Braid Street as “The block”. The block is referred to as a nostalgic place in where people go to gather when they want to be with family, refill their love tanks and to let loose. The Braid street culture embodies empowerment, fashion standouts, conversation, “tribe” and family, and lastly good & positive vibes. Braid Street’s Mission is to give back to the community through hair. Educating our young and mature afro Latino population on proper natural hair care is an important attribute to Soely’s brand.

Soely is looking to grow her brand through spreading education on natural hair care while inspiring others to take their skills to the next level and create a freein lifestyle. Soely shares her skills through online courses and in-person teaching. 

Braid street is a hub for braids, mind and hair health, comradare, and to refill your confidence tank.

Soely Sanchez

From the concrete jungle of Brooklyn NY to the palm tree infested streets of San Diego, Soely is of afro Latina decent via Puerto Rico, Senegal and Spain. A Marine corps Veteran having been considered lucky to visit places such as Hong Kong,, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. Soely explains this experience as nothing shorter than necessary for our generation. She believes travel should be our birthright. Cultural competence and mindfulness are valuable characteristics and personality traits that Soely embodies. The veteran community will always be a place Soely is proud to be apart of. She makes it a priority to give back to her brothers n sisters in arms through discounts for active duty and free pop-up braid bars for the homeless population via Veterans organizations throughout the San Diego area. 

Soely went to John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City while working for Sprint as a retail sales consultant. After the Marine Corps, Soely worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, and later went on graduate with her Bachelors in Business Administration from Alliant International University. 

Soely is a natural healer, and a light dealer; Soely recalls her struggle with stage fright but still not bothered by being the center of attention. The opposing idioms kept Soely living out her confusion strategy for many years. Styling braids is just one art form that Soely uses to express her creativity. Another way to share her story through art is with spoken word. “Written by Soely” has a profound juiciness to it. You want to hug her one minute and laugh with her the next. Soely takes you through her success and her valleys all while inspiring you to get up and keep going.

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