Our pick of the 5-star Afro salons
To our delight, the number of Afro hair salons in the UK have soared over the last few years. Thanks to social media apps like Instagram, we are also now able to stalk the best hair slayers in the game before booking an appointment. From fabulous faux locks to clever chemical treatments and outstanding weave installations, we promise you can count on our top five Afro salons for getting stylish in spring.
H & G INTERNATIONAL HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON
H & G International Hair and Beauty Salon, founded by Helen Gebremeskel, is well-known for its swanky settings and excellent customer service. It does hair from root to tip: including cuts, colouring, relaxers, and deep nourishing hair treatments. Helen and her styling team also celebrated two big wins at the No Scrunchie Good Afro Hair Salon Awards 2016, taking home prizes for the Best Cut & Style and Best Colour Professional, based on customer reviews at noscrunchie.com. So, if you’re looking to switch up your look this spring with a chic cut or new custom colour, head down to H&G International Hair and Beauty and tell ‘em we sent you.
63-65 Goldhawk Road
London W12 8EG
T: 020 8743 9597
If you haven’t heard of the award-winning Hair Lounge London and its owner Charlotte Mensah, well welcome out of the rock you’ve been living under. Recently, within the space of 48 hours, Charlotte won the Best Product for Afro Hair for her Manketti Hair Oil at the Marie Claire Hair Awards 2017 and then went on to win the Styling Team of the Year Award at the Black Beauty/Sensationnel Awards 2016 for the third year running. Located just a stone’s throw away from Portobello Market, Hair Lounge offers everything from chemical services, to braiding and wondrous weaves as well as bespoke bridal services. You can expect a soothing hot drink on arrival too. Customer service at its finest!
347 Portobello Road
London W10 5SA
RADIANT LONDON SALON
Possibly one of the most innovative Afro hair salons out there, leading salon Radiant London is best known for their custom colouring, faux locks and weave installations. Whatever hot new trend you’re looking to work, Radiant has the answer. Just look up salon manager @tracy_stylist’s work on Instagram and check out list of celebrity clients. For a weave that literally looks super natural, call on Tracy and her team. Plus, enjoy sipping on a glass of complimentary of champagne as you flick through the service menu. Bottom’s up!
178 Jamaica Road
London SE16 4RT
KANNIS UNDISCOVERED BEAUTY
Kannis Undiscovered Beauty won’t be ‘undiscovered’ much longer. At the Black/Beauty and Sensationnel Awards 2016 it was given Newcomer of the Year Award for talented stylist Gloria Odumoso. Her hair collection, inspired by Japanese and Asian culture, played on geisha hair looks and fashion – and it’s awesome! The most popular services include super sharp bob cuts and full frontal weave installations.
1H Rotherhithe Old Road
London SE16 2PP
SEN STYLE HAIR
Founded by salon director Nina Lemtir, Sen Style Hair launched five years ago and has quickly grown a loyal fan base of customers who book in for a range of different services. With natural hairstyles in high demand, Sen Style caters to this need with fully trained braiding technicians who carefully craft protective hairstyles as desire by clients. Experts in relaxers and colour treatments, Sen Style Hair also won the Best Chemical Styling Award at the No Scrunchie Good Afro Hair Salon Awards 2016. The best of both worlds, Sen Style Hair offers services for both naturalistas and weave lovers a like. Whoop, whoop!
26 Plumstead Road
London SE18 7BZ