Let’s be real – being a natural haired beauty can be rough sometimes. Finding the right hair stylist is hard enough, but finding a stylist who knows how to work with curls and coils can be an absolute nightmare. In an effort to help you on your natural hair journey, we’ve shortlisted the most reputable natural hair salons in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Indalo Nubian Naturals
Boasting a celebrity clientele, which includes the likes of Mmabatho MontshoRenate, Stuurman, Claire Mawisa, and Stilo Magolide, Indalo Nubian Naturals salon is one of the leaders in natural hair care. Owner and lead stylist, Smangele “Smarty MissHair’’ Sibisi specializes in natural hair styling, dreadlocks, and protective styles like braids, weaves, and cornrows. Book an appointment at the Johannesburg salon here.
Candi & Co.
From the owners of Sorbet beauty salons, comes this much-needed hair salon franchise which caters to women with natural hair. Whether you’re looking to do braids, curls, dreadlocks, twists or a treatment, Candi & Co. has got you covered. The brand currently only has outposts in the Gauteng region, but will hopefully branch out to other cities in SA soon. To book an appointment, click here.
Blue Lemon Hair
Although they don’t specialize in natural hair, the salon is frequented by curly-haired-influencer, Ms. Paula Bee, so they are well equipped to style and treat ladies with 3a to 4a locks. Book an appointment at the Cape Town-based salon, here.
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