NoScrunchie.com’s Good Afro Salon Awards celebrated its fourth year on Thursday 10th November 2016 at London’s plush Chiswell Street Dining Rooms. Exchanging the red for the pink carpet – NoScrunchie’s signature colour, the glamorous evening was hosted by celebrated journalist Sue Omar and attracted more than 100 guests including the UK’s top Afro hair salons, as well as press and digital influencers.
Hundreds of votes were cast by regular users of NoScrunchie.com, the UK’s only Afro hair salon directory and review website to find the nation’s experts and outstanding talent in the art of Afro hair. NoScrunchie was founded in 2013 by Leillah Sekalala with the the Good Afro Salon Awards an extension of the valued and popular website, representing independent Afro hair salons that deserve recognition and recognises the relationship between clients, stylists and salons.
Clients nominated in their droves for their favourite salons and stylists via NoScrunchie.com in the nine categories. “There were some incredible salons in the running, but our members decided on the deserving winners across our 10 categories” says Leillah.
Congratulations to all the winners:
Best Braids/Plaits – Rootz Hairdressing
Best Cut and Style – H and G International Hair and Beauty Salon
Best Wig Making – Kanni’s Undiscovered Beauty
Best Customer Service – Tip Top Salon
Best Mobile Stylist – Braid Nation
Best Weave Technician – Kanni’s Undiscovered
Best Chemical Straightening – Sen Style
Best Colour Professional – H and G International Hair and Beauty Salon
Best Natural Hair – Natural Gloe
Best Kids Salon – Salon ABV
Highlights of the night were also special guests including Ade Hassan, Founder of Nubian Skin and Nisha Taylor from Raising UR Standards who gave inspirational speeches.
We were overjoyed with the success of this year’s awards, commenting “The 2016 Good Afro Salon Awards have been our biggest and best yet with great support from salons, stylists as well as brands. We’re looking forward to even bigger and better event next year.”
NoScrunchie.com would like to thank the following brands for their generous contribution to our exclusive goodie bags: Edge Control Brush, NuNaat, Palmer’s UK, The Wet Brush, Eye of Horus, Agadir Oil, OGX Beauty, Alchemy Oils, I Love Afro, Curly by Nature, Afrocenchix, Antidote Street, L’Oreal Mizani, Edgestick, GroHealthy, Sofn’free, Crème of Nature, Manedivas and Lottabody.