NoScrunchie on the Chrissy B show discussing starting a business.NoScrunchie on the Chrissy B show
The first ever Good Afro Salon Awards were held in London in 2014 to find the best salons as voted for by salon customers.Good Afro Salon Awards
Are svcrunchies making a come back? We at NoScrunchie think NOT!Are scrunchies making a comeback?
NoScrunchie makes the hair news in black beauty and hair magazine.NoScrunchie is the place to be
Had a bad experience in an Afro salon? Wished you had seen an honest review beforehand? You are not alone. Leillah Sekalala is the founder of NoScrunchie.com, a site that encourages users to rate their afro salon experiences.NoScrunchie in black hair magazine
If you've found 'The One' - by which I mean a hairdresser who really gets you and your hair - I envy you. I've never managed it, instead flitting from salon to salon, stylist to stylist, invariably disappointed with the results which take weeks, if not months to grow out. These days I go to Hair By Fairy, pay £15 and get a basic, standard no-fuss trim, which hardly rocks my world but doesn't throw me into a pit of despair either.
Finding a good salon is tough, and as Christina wrote so eloquently here, finding a decent salon that caters for afro hair can be even harder, depending on where you live. That's why Leillah Sekalalah founded NoScrunchie, a website devoted to creating a comprehensive database of the best hairdressers for afro hair.
But first, why that name? Imagine feeling happy with your hair every single day. That's what 'No Scrunchie' stands for - having such amazing hair that you never have to scrape it up out of the way - ahhh, the holy grail! This is what finding the right salon and stylist could mean. I asked Leillah about her hopes for the site, her own best and worst salon experiences and her favourite products...
"We soft launched NoScrunchie in November 2012, went live with all the features in January 2013 and the number of reviews is growing daily. We believe that the more the reviews a salon gets, the higher the chances of getting an accurate picture of it. A lot of the readers want to see more reviews but we can only take that one step at a time as the reviews need to come from them. We do hear a lot of salon horror stories at parties now as well."Talking about afro hair XoJane