I made a salon directory – Well tried to

So one thing many naturals or natural to be people want to know is where they can get their afro shaped up, or ends trimmed (yes your natural hair needs trimming regularly).  So I decided to create a salon directory.

I stupidly thought that this would be an easy task, just find salons that specialised in cutting and styling natural hair and publish a list. 

I spent a few weeks on this because I am sorry to say there really were not that many.  I hunted the net and forums and all over the place. 

I finally got a list together of 20 salons based all over the UK and on my lunch break at work I called each and every one of them. I asked them if they could cut and style type 3 and 4 natural afro hair. 

The Results 
9 salons had their numbers cut off – I presumed they didn’t exist anymore

3 salons just did not pick up the phone no matter what time I called night or day – this means I can’t add them to a directory if I can’t confirm anything about them 

2 of the salons said that although they advertise doing natural hair they can’t cut or style it – I said what do you do then and they told me that they could relax it (lol) one actually said “It will make it easier for you” 

That left me with a list of 6 salons to put on my directory

Sadly of those 6, 3 say they do locks only not natural free flowing hair this means that only 3 of all the 20 salons that I hunted out can cut, style and work with natural hair and only one of these uses natural products. 

No wonder people are scared of going natural; we haven’t got any hair salons! 

Here is my Salon Listing


  1. I went to Aquarius Hair Design to do my BC, I think they do natural hair but I haven’t been back since then really. But check them out;

    9 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park
    London, N4 2DQ
    020 7263 2483

    I might pass through them for a consultancy, see what thye say and report back to you.

  2. Funny. I had this problem when I was trying to find a salon to have a treatment. I contacted Morris Roots and they said that while they can wash and treat it they do not blowdry. When I asked what they do afterwards they said that they towel dry. Right! So I am to wander down the street with half wet hair. Ridiculous!

  3. PositivelyBeautiful says:

    Has anyone tried Tia’s Hair Salon in South London? The prices seem quite reasonable and they do natural hair.

  4. @Beautifulms right I must check out Aquarius Hair design, I will give them a call

    @LOL at Ondo Lady at least they told you that, when I called they said they don’t do natural hair at all, I said “but you advertise as a natural hair salon, and they said “yeah we do locks only” (big sigh)

    @Positively Beautiful, no hun I had never heard of them but I might have to call them.

  5. @Angel, I went to the one in Seven Sisters – Eftal, they put an industrial strength and apparently really cheap shampoo on my hair, when twists were done, they used heat even though I asked for it not to happen…. They also used beeswax to seal the twists…

    My twists were nice, but the products placed on my tresses weren’t….

  6. Oh dear! Well it’s seems I will be sticking to Adornment365. The best in town so far! But seriously there need to be more serives for free natural hair, look at America!!