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Something Special In The Roots.

The Marula tree has a history that dates back thousands of years. Archaeological evidence has shown that this tree has been a nutritional source since about 10,000 BC. The marula fruit and nut are rich in minerals and vitamins, and it is estimated that 24 million marula fruits were eaten in Zimbabwe's Pomongwe Cave. 


“Sclerocarya birrea,” commonly known as the Marula, is a medium-sized deciduous tree, indigenous to the miombo woodlands of Southern Africa, the Sudano-Sahelian range of West Africa, and Madagascar.

The Marula’s oil-rich kernel is called the “food of kings”, its fruit is sky-high in Vitamin C,


Fun Fact: Locals believe it is known as “The Marriage Tree” in Zulu culture, as it is believed that those who marry beneath its branches will enjoy vigour and fertility all their days.

I chose to brand myself as, ‘The Marula’ because of all the beautiful things the Marula tree is and continues to be. I seek to be a walking representation of something so powerful.




Neria is founder and CEO of Marula Locs. Marula Locs was created with the purpose of connecting our clients to the roots of their heritage.


I started my first set of locs in 2007, since that time I have gained a wealth of education, knowledge & experience in natural hair care. In the past 13 years, I have assisted in the journey of many others as well as grown 3 sets of locs.

This journey has lead me to become a Master Loctician and fulfil a long time dream of mine to open a natural hair salon.

A East Baltimore native who is an avid earth, animal, and people lover specializing with all hair textures, loc establishment, installation, & maintenance, hair styling, and education. My awareness of and sensitively to societal views and challenges on loc’d and ‘unkempt’ natural hair can provide professional solutions to make you look & feel your best! Come spend time with me, you won’t be disappointed.

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