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The Best Afro Hair Salons in London

by Laura M

In the bustling streets of London, where diversity and culture converge, you’ll find endless hair salons dotted down the road. But while the city boasts a plethora of salons, only a select few have truly mastered the art and science of caring for afro-textured hair. Whether you need a hair treatment, fresh braids, a cut or a good old silk press, these 12 hair salons will have you covered.

These salons represent some of the best destinations in London for afro hair care, each offering a unique blend of expertise, creativity, and exceptional service tailored to meet the diverse needs of their clientele.

Charlotte Mensah Hair Lounge

Run by Charlotte Mensah, Charlotte Mensah Hair Lounge is renowned for its luxurious ambience and award-winning stylists. Located on Portobello Road, it’s one of the best afro salons in London and offers bespoke services to maintain healthy hair, including cuts, trims and silk presses. If you’re a natural looking to revive your hair, you can choose from three treatments, including the Manketti Oil Treatment.

Simply Gorgeous

Founded by a mother and daughter duo, Simply Gorgeous is a West Hampstead salon that has become an important spot in the area. Choose from a variety of nine different services at this family-owned salon, including braids, cornrows, gel twists or a simple trim. 

Afro Therapy

An Edmonton hair salon, Afro Therapy specialises in hair and scalp treatment that will bring hair back to life. The award-winning salon was founded in 2001 by Joseph and Harriet Cudjoe and offers a range of services, such as texture release, weaves and extensions.

Hype Coiffure

Situated in Battersea, Hype Coiffure is a vibrant salon known for its creativity and attention to detail. The award-winning salon has served South London residents for over 25 years and has come to become a staple in the community. From precision cuts to intricate hair extensions, their team of stylists excels in delivering personalised services to cater to diverse hair textures. 

Nubian Hair Studio

Nubian Hair Studio in Chelmsford, is known for its expertise in hair extensions, weaves, and wig services. With a focus on promoting healthy hair growth, their experienced stylists prioritise client education and proper hair care practices. Services include treatments, curly perm, and wash and finish options like the Keratin Brazilian blow dry.

Peckham Palms

Led by Black women committed to creating a diverse space in the hair industry, Peckham Palms is home to over 30 hair stylists. They specialise in natural hair, offering everything from protective styling and locs to braids and custom wigs. 

Ama’s Hair Salon

Ama’s Hair Salon in Tottenham is owned by Ama Safo, a hair expert with over ten years of experience. She has created a space that pays homage to her African roots, boasting African-inspired decor across the salon. Services include braiding, barbering, as well as deluxe treatments.

Junior Green London

Junior Green London specialises in precision cutting, colouring, and styling for afro and textured hair. The founder, award-winning stylist Junior Green has over 30 years of experience and has previously been named British Afro Hairdresser of the Year. With his team, the salon has a reputation for excellent delivered services in a luxurious setting. They offer a range of services to choose from, from wedding hair to hair treatments to colour corrections.

Her Definition Salon

This Streatham salon invites visitors into a space where improving the health of Afro and Caribbean hair is a priority. They do everything from braids and crochet locs to deep treatments and hair extensions. A beauty bar, you can also stop for your regular skin treatments, ranging from microblading to facial threading.

Styles By Fola

Styles By Fola is a Stratford salon that aims to craft beauty with passion. Specialising in wigs, extensions and sew-in weaves, the salon welcomes guests into an elegant space where precision is a priority. Natural hair enthusiasts are also welcome as they cater to both men and women looking to improve their hair.

Chop-chop

Chop-chop is a luxury hair salon chain with four locations around London. However, their Shoreditch/Old Street branch offers services catering to Afro and Caribbean hair. Choose from an array of treatments at this small yet impactful salon, including afro restyle, dry trim and braids. 

The Curl Bar

Founded by content creator Nina, The Curl Bar, with its all-women team, was created to help naturally curly women maintain healthy hair while sporting stunning curls. With two branches in North London, they can help you define your curls in the best possible way. 

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