The annual NoScrunchie Good Afro Salon Awards took place this year on 10 November 2016 at the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in London. The glamorous event, hosted by journalist Sue Omar, saw more than 100 guests walk down a carpet, not red but pink, NoScrunchie’s signature colour.
Amongst the many guests in attendance were representatives from the UK’s top Afro hair salons, as well as press and top influencers. Thousands of votes were cast by regular users of NoScrunchie.com, the UK’s only Afro hair salon directory and review website.
Founded in 2013 by Leillah Sekala, the awards event is unique in that clients are able to nominate their favourite salons and stylists in 10 different categories helping to find the nation’s experts representing independent Afro hair salons that deserve recognition, while recognising the relationship between clients, stylists and salons.
“There were some incredible salons in the running, but ultimately, our members decided on the deserving winners across the categories.”
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 Beauty
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
In conclusion, Leillah said:
“The 2016 Good Afro Salon Awards has been our biggest and best yet with great support from salons, stylists as well as brands. We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better event next year.”
We couldn’t agree more!