Since London's first Black hair salon opened in 1955, stylists have played a central role in creating safe spaces where punters can gossip, relax and get a new 'do. We visit three salons that are keeping that spirit alive, moving with the times to compete with Insta stylists while forging lifelong relationships.
As part of THE FACE's Beauty Rituals series, we caught up with the owner of South London's hottest salon about DIY dye jobs, the power of a good haircut and how she built a thriving business from the ground up.
We've rounded up 25 of the industry's brightest sparks, each working across hair, makeup, nails and skincare to tear up and rewrite the beauty rulebook.
Steve Brooks’ much-loved, sold-out book has just been re-released with unseen images. Here, we chat to Sarah Lewis, who has almost finished a tell-all documentary on the Soho barbershop – some 27-years after starting it.
After a three-year wait, the fourth series of Stranger Things has finally dropped. But we were too distracted by the cast’s dodgy ’dos to concentrate on what was actually going on.