Maintaining an afro or multi-textured hair can be tricky.
You need a specialist hairdresser. Somebody in the know, who’s passionate about cutting, styling, weaving and braiding your Afro-Caribbean hair.
But when it comes to the best Afro hair salons in the UK, there aren’t many. Of the roughly 35,000 registered hair salons, only 10% of these cater to Afro-Caribbean hair.
If you’re looking for the best Afro hair salons in the UK, read on. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best Afro hair salons in the UK.
Peckham Palms, London
Address: 1-10 Bournemouth Close, Peckham, SE15 4PB
Situated in the heart of Peckham, this specialist hair salon is home to over 30 professional hair stylists who know what they’re doing when it comes to natural hair. They offer braids, weaves, locs and custom wigs, as well as a range of specialist hair products for Afro-Caribbean hair. Food and drinks are also served as you wait.
17 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2LA
Founded by Leonie Northey after spotting a gap in the market, Cococheno provides a unisex afro hair service in the heart of Bristol. It specialises in styling and hair care for all hair textures and prides itself on being accessible to all. The salon also recently won “Hairdressing Retailer of the Year” at the Broadmead Bristol BID Retailer Awards for the third year in a row so you know you’re in good hands.
Hair Lounge by Charlotte Mensah, London
347 Portobello Road, W10 5SA
Founded by award-winning hair stylist, Charlotte Mensah, this specialist hair salon launched in 1999 and is now one of the most well-known hair salons in London. Situated on the stylish Portobello Road, it offers everything from cornrows and braids to weaves and extensions. Hey, if it’s good enough for Janelle Monae…
The Traphouse Salon, London
711 Barking Road, Plaistow, E13 9EU
Home to highly trained stylists specialising in wig fittings and Afro-Caribbean hair, The Traphouse Salon is one of the places in London to get your natural hair done. Not only does the salon offer hair services, but they also do nails and lashes. There’s a famous flower wall to pose in front of, too.
290 Barlow Rd, Manchester M19 3JB
Looking for weaves and braiding in Manchester? GlamGorgeous is your place. The salon specialises in natural-looking weaves and provides a variety of cuts, braids and treatments at a very reasonable price. And if you can’t make it to the salon, GlamGorgeous offers flexible home, work and hotel visits.
Estate Hair Salon, Edinburgh
267b Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8PD
Estate Hair Salon is a specialist in the cutting, braiding and weaving of Afro-Caribbean hair. One of its founders, Ify Oweka has been doing hair for over 18 years and was actually self-taught in Nigeria. The Edinburgh-based salon also offers locs, micro-ring hair extensions, curly perm and cream relaxing and wedding and prom-do hairstyles.
235 Fore St, London N18 2TZ
If you’re looking for a specialist afro hair salon north of Tottenham, look no further than Afrotherapy. Specialists in afro and mixed-race hair, the salon gets consistently good reviews for its straightening, weaving and extension services. The salon interiors are also stylish and minimal—perfect for unwinding while someone sees to your natural hair.
Beauty Splendour, Glasgow
2C Clelland avenue. Bishopbriggs. G64 1RL
Founded in 2013 by Promise Okoye, Beauty Splendour are the Afro-Caribbean braiding and extension specialists in Glasgow. With over 25 years of braiding and weaving experience, the salon consistently gets 5-star reviews and prides itself on its excellent customer service. The salon also welcomes all hair types—from Afro and Asian to mixed race and Caucasion.
Amadife Salon, Cardiff
79 Grand Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 4LE
Offering everything from standard haircuts and colouring to natural hair extensions, box braids, locs, weaves, cornrows and more, the Amadife Salon is one of Cardiff’s ultimate hair salons specialising in both Afro and European hair. Located in Ely, the specialist hair salon boasts 30 years of experience and many award wins including the Diverse Hair Salon Award in 2018.
The Curl Bar, London
210 Middle Lane, London, N8 7LA
For curls, coils and waves, the Curl Bar London is the place to be. Founded by hair enthusiast and content creator, Nia The Light, the specialist hair salon near Crouch End caters to females with naturally curly hair. The service offered is tailored and bespoke, with stylists offering clients thorough consultations before carrying out the service. The interiors are pretty chic, too.
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