This week, Londoners have been showing solidarity for Black Lives Matter following the death of George Floyd. There are many ways you can show your support including donating to anti-racism organisations, educating yourself on racial injustice, and buying from black-owned businesses. To help with the latter, here is a list of black-owned Kensington businesses you can support immediately and/or in the long-term (once businesses reopen).
As the first black woman to be inducted into the British Hairdressing Awards Hall Of Fame, Charlotte Mensah opened the doors of her Notting Hill salon, Hair Lounge, in 2003. This Ghanian-born hair stylist is a leader in the natural haircare movement and is a prowess in afro hair textures. Her salon has won multiple awards and attracts A-listers from afar. Her holistic approach is also reflected in her product range made from Manketti Oil, one of the richest and most hydrating natural ingredients.
With more than 30 years experience in the hairdressing industry, Junior Green is an award-winning hairdresser and well recognised Afro stylist in the UK. The location of his salon in prestigious Kensington, in itself, speaks to his reputation in the industry. The salon specialises in afro hair colour that is personalised to your style, skin colour and maintenance needs.
You can visit Junior Green on Kensington Church Street once guidelines are lifted.
Mimi et Mina
Founded by Myriam Kone, Mimi et Mina specialises in quality hair extensions, aftercare and management tailored to all hair types. This hair salon offers exceptional customer service in a unique private, minimalistic and modern environment. Whether you’re looking to get an up-do or after something totally different, this salon might be for you!
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