I'm Abigail, stylist and owner of Gold & Braid Salon in The Woodlands, Texas. My career started with a love for film and special effects makeup, which led me to enroll at the Aveda Institute Houston in 2016. By the time I graduated, hair had stolen my heart for good. 

          Finding a hairstyle that is unique and attainable for every guest that sits in my chair is always my goal. By taking into account your lifestyle, goals, and hair history we work together to find a look that will make you feel like your bomb-est self.  I specialize in lived-in natural color and organic haircuts, allowing more time between salon visits, even though I can't wait to see you at our next appointment! I am dedicated to continuing education, and attend as many classes as I can to advance my skills and keep up to date on what's new in the world of beauty. By travelling to hair shows I am constantly bringing back new ideas to keep a fresh perspective on your look!


          I am a huge fan of live music and have a network of friends throughout the country that I travel with to the biggest concerts and festivals every year! At these events I have the privilege of doing hair for some of the musicians on tour - whether it be parking lot haircuts or kitchen hair color! In the Spring/Summer 2020 season I had the pleasure of working on Aveda's team of stylists at New York Fashion Week. The experience was unlike anything I've done before and I am going back for more this year!

          I put a lot of value on natural self care and only using brands that are 100% cruelty free, responsibly taking care of ourselves while taking care of the environment. If it sounds like we'd make a good fit, book online now!

My cut and color was right on point with what I wanted! Abigail was fantastic!  She was very knowledgeable with color and the cut! Everyone was very friendly!  Definitely going back!

- Maribel


I cannot say enough good things about Abigail! I had highlights done and a darling haircut! She is beyond amazing! I'm referring my family and friends!!

- Carla

Every time I come I feel like my hair desires are definitely heard and executed better than I imagine. Abigail is always so patient and easy-going, thanks to her I always leave the salon feeling confident and beautiful!

- Danielle