joon miller is a afro hair specialist at aveda's flagship store in central London. she can actually cut natural hair!
the salon is in Covent garden and has a great feel to it! the products are amazing and work well with natural hair the dry remedy range is a must!
joon has many years of experience with all types of afro hair (natural and relaxed) and when visiting her you get a very personalised service she is also fantastic at scalp analysis so you get an all round holostic service. joons price for a cut, set and wrap is from £79 not cheap but you well get a great cut! so why not treat yourself every six months with the skilled hands of joon.
the salon also provides great colorists that specialise in aveda color which is alot less harsh on the hair than other colors on the market. fans of the brand include leona lewis.
the good: great cutting skills, knowledgeable about natural hair and scalps, excellent range of products.
the bad: quite expensive, no natural braiding OR loc services
Afro hair....to us naturals the term afro hair is to sport an Afro in the European hair industry Afro hair just determines all black hair regardless of texture. When a non black salon say that they do afro hair usually this means the cut relaxed hair. Which to me is just really thick European hair. Most salons that don't specialise in black hair as a whole are afraid of our hair texture. I have worked in many salons the thought of an Afro blowdry has sent shivers down their spine. If it's not the time then it's the fact that most stylists have know idea how to handle Afro hair in it's natural state. And this is not just European salons alot of black owned salons do not cater for natural hair. And it's bit because of lack of demand the amount of natural men and women is on the rise but when you ask a natural woman who does her hair it is usaully a family member or most likely themselves. It seems that having natural hair is a dirty word we have to shroud ourselves in secretcy join online forums and order products online. Ever wondered why there were so many natural bloggers out there? Because not many people cater for us so we have to cater for ourselves. It's a shame we can't have the luxuary of seeing a perfessional stylist in a nice salon and feeling comfortable that your hair isn't going to be straighten within an inch of it's life and then cut so when it reverts Back to natural it's lop sided and has no curl pattern. Education is key it's not hard to understand Afro hair it's just hair after all. It's a shame you can not walk into a hair salon or a black hair shop and get advice about your hair but I guess that's what the Internet is for?!?! Keep blogging ladies you are needed :0(
I will be posting a list of London based salons that I believe cater for natural hair so keep your eyes peeled :)
I met a fan of natural belle on my way to work!! I'm gonna have to start wearing big shades and a cap lol!! Jokes I love it when I meet you guys! This lovely lady lives in my area and she told me her name but in all the excitement of my new found fame I forgot so please email me your name :0)