I think we all fantasize about having a perfect natural hair salon experience. An experience where you can get your hair twisted, cut, or braided to perfection, the stylist is knowledgeable about natural hair (no matter the texture), and our curls and coils thank us in the end. Cue slow motion editing and the Chariots of Fire theme song.
Of course, that scenario, for many of us, is often far from reality. Even the most upscale salons are not yet equipped to deal with curly or kinky textures, especially considering each hair type requires a very different type of care. So (if you’re like me) we abandon salon visits and hope for the best with our own skills, rather than chance a botched hair appointment.
If you haven’t found your perfect fit yet and you’re feeling uncertain about visiting a salon, know that the process of searching is trial and error. But natural hair salons do exist! Keep looking. And if you happen to live in the Philadelphia area, ahead are 10 highly-reviewed contenders in Philly that you’ll want to consider.
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10 Best Natural Hair Salons to Find in U.S
1. CAPELLA SALON IN STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA
Shai Amiel is one of the most prominent curl stylists in the game of natural hair salons.
He’s best known for helping people with their curl pattern transformations.
His clientele ranges from everyday people to celebrities.
2. DEVACHAN SALON IN SoHo, NEW YORK
Most curly-headed women in New York City have heard of this place.
Co-owners Lorraine Massey and Denis DaSilva have created a haircut technique that has turned into a movement.
The method to their madness is to cut the hair while it’s dry so that the curls can live in a happy place. One of a kind natural hair salon, right?
Aside from having salons around the world, many hairstylists in individual salons have been trained to cut as a diva stylist.
3. N’Bushe Natural Hair Salon
Nafeesah Nzinga Idris, owner and stylist at N’Bushe, is a master stylist of natural hair salon that has worked with high profile clients like Tye Tribbet and Vikter Duplaix. Stylist Shadé Ma’at is a locs, two strand twist, and coils specialist. N’Bushe Salon serves clients with Nafeesah’s own natural hair salon care system called Rare Organics. Contact them for a free consultation.
4. LOOP Natural Hair Salon in ATLANTA
Loop Salon is an Ouidad approved natural hair salon in Atlanta, US. The salon specializes in styling textured hair and blow outs.
5. HUETIFUL Natural Hair Salon
Huetiful Hair Salon has multiple hair salons in locations like Arlington, Texas, South Side Chicago and Atlanta’s midtown area.
They specialize particularly in helping women and men with hair transitions for chemically damaged hair.
The improvement to hair texture comes from the salon’s custom steaming and styling method for max moisturizing.
6. MORE THAN CURLY IN AURORA, COLORADO
More Than Curly is a chemical-free and natural hair salon salon.
Not only are they stylists, but they have a strong focus on teaching about curly hair.
They also said that , They DO NOT perform Brazilian blowouts, Dominican, Keratin straightening treatments or all over relaxers.
Most of their clients live in Colorado, where it is a semi-arid environment
7. KIMBLE NATURAL HAIR SALON & STUDIO IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
This natural hair salon is well-known for celebrity hair stylist and owner Kim Kimble.
This place is a go-to for weaves and styling in LA.
Visited by the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, the late Whitney Houston, Sade, Britney Spears, Jada Pinkett Smith and even the iconic Miss Piggy, among others.
8. FABULOCS NATURAL HAIR SALON IN CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MARYLAND
To all men and women with fabulous locs, this is the place to be in the metro area. The owner, Nimat, also specializes in handling very tight curl textures.
Their Natural Hair Salon Products and Services are results of many many years of experience and works with of natural hair types.
9. HAIR RULES HAIR SALON IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
Specializing in hair coloring and hair styling, this salon caters to all hair textures – kinky, curly, wavy and straight. They’ve created great looks for Alicia Keys and famous singer Rihanna.
10. A NATURAL AFFAIR IN JACKSON, TENNESSEE
This natural hair salon is specializing in transitioning and, maintaining and styling locs or braids.
Their stylists are experts in both relaxed and natural hair, making the transition easy for their clients.