How does one find a good afro Caribbean salon in London or any other UK city?
NoScrunchie is the UK’s only dedicated afro salon listings site that takes into account client reviews, with more than a thousand salon experiences shared within its fast growing community. Not everyone has found a salon that they’re happy with – and that’s where NoScrunchie comes in. We want everyone to find the great salon experience they deserve.
NoScrunchie caters specifically for afro or curly hair because the problems faced in black hairdressers are unique to this market. To grow healthy afro hair requires an investment of both time and money, so the last thing you need is a hairdresser ruining your good work.
NoScrunchie conducted a survey on things that women would like to change in afro salons and highest on the list was time keeping. It never seems to matter what time you arrive at the salon; you always seem to leave at closing time! And why do they wash or un-plait your hair and then decide to fit two clients in between?
Due to the lack of regulation in the black hair salon market, anyone can do your hair which is extremely worrying when the options include applying chemicals found in relaxers or hair dyes. One of the items NoScrunchie asks clients to rate is the skill of the hairdresser.
The other things that ladies are asked to offer ratings on are:
• Honesty of hairdressers as a lot of stylists claim to have the ability to do hairstyles that they shouldn’t attempt
• Seeing the same hairdresser on each visit (staff turnover is quite high in afro salons and just as you have found one good stylist, she leaves!)
• Price is obviously a big factor but came number 5 in our survey as a lot of professional black women are willing to pay good money for the right balance of skills and customer service.
Other complaints included the overall look of the salon, lack of clean bathrooms (in 2013 no less) and appalling customer service. (Yes afro Caribbean salons; offering a cup of tea will not break the bank). So if you are looking for an afro salon, visit No Scrunchie and filter by area or hairstyle and you will get listings of local salons and their reviews.
And when you have been to the afro salon, do return to No Scrunchie and give a review to improve everyone’s salon experience.
NoScrunchie verifies a fair percentage of the reviews to try and weed out any malicious ratings. We are pleased to hear from good salons that want to use these reviews to improve their service. If you own or run a salon and want to know how to promote your salon with NoScrunchie, please contact us.