In this post, we provide a list of child-friendly black hair salons. In the previous post guest author True Colours Flo shared a mother’s nightmare experience at a central London hair salon due to the hairdresser’s lack of customer service, poor timekeeping, and below-average knowledge of natural hair. Feeling the mothers pain we decided to put together a list of child friendly black hair salons.
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Going to a black hair salon should be an enjoyable experience where a talented and professional hairdresser pampers and styles your hair to perfection. However, this was not the case in the previous post, where a mother ended a hair appointment and left the salon with her girls’ hair half done. In order to avoid a similar traumatic encounter from happening again, we asked some UK hairdressers for advice on how to find quality child-friendly Black Hair Salons.
Questions parents should ask before taking their children to a salon
Tip Top Salon, winners of the best customer service at the Good Afro Hair and Salon awards 2017, advise parents to ask ahead whether they cater for children, what products they use and whether they are safe on children’s hair. They also suggest looking on the salon website before visiting. They said, parents should inform the salon that your little one has multi-textured or afro kinky natural hair. In addition, parents should thoroughly explain their requirements and ensure that the salon fully understands before booking an appointment. Lastly, parents should research their styles and read reviews.
Salon ABV recommends having an initial consultation and diagnostic examination of the hair. This will help to decide on the type of treatment required for any hair type. Some of the questions to ask are, the types of treatments the salon provides; the products they use; and what determining factor they use when deciding the treatment required.
Ziuzo Hair Beauty Fitness recommends being specific about the child’s hair type and questions whether the salon provides hair care services for children with natural afro and multi-textured hair, to avoid any surprises upon arrival. They also recommend asking if the hair care range is gentle enough for children. Additionally, parents should also ask about separate charges for children, whether the environment is child-friendly, and whether there are custom styles for different hair types.
Child friendly hair kits suitable for children
Bourn Beautiful Naturals offers a natural alternative to the high street brands that are sulphate free and suitable for children.
Child Friendly Black Hair Salons The Best In UK For Kids
The award-winning natural hair and beauty salon, Natural Gloe. Here are a few more recommendations:
Afrotherapy in Edmonton, has advice on their website for managing children with afro and multi-textured.
Devine Rootz is a home-based salon, in Enfield, North London.
Hiikuss Hair Studioin South London.
Kidz Sundaze in Enfield is operated by Styles By Shaks. On Sunday’s they have a great salon just for children. They style children and teenagers natural hair and also help to care, grow and maintain their hair.
NuStrands brings a fresh approach to educating children, teenager’s, adults and the elderly about their unique hair type in South London.
Salon A.B.V in Dartford, Kent.
Someone Very Beautiful in Brockley, South East London. An Instagram follower who has been taking her daughter from age nine says, “they were amazing with her.”
Tip Top Salon in West London, recently won an award for best customer service at the recent Good Afro Hair and Salon awards.
Yinka’s Braids in Shoreditch.
Ziuzo Hair and Beauty Salon in Lewisham, South East London.
The list of child friendly black hair salons shows there’s an abundance of professional hair care providers targeted at the younger market. These outlets understand the importance of good customer service and catering to the needs of their young clients.
Can you recommend more child friendly black hair salons. Leave recommendations in the comments box below.
Updated June 2020.