Why aren’t more hairdressers in Bournemouth afro-friendly?

Women with natural afro hair can struggle to find a hair salon. We have heard women with afro-Caribbean hair types sharing their experiences of even being turned away from hair salons! They are told the hairdressers ‘don’t do your kind of hair here’. So why do so few hairdressers in Bournemouth cut afro hair?

Many hair salons claim that tightly curled or afro hair takes too long to cut. The more likely reason is the salon does not have fully qualified staff to style afro hair. Until 2015, training for afro hair types was a separate module from the standard hairdressing NVQ. However, the curriculum has since been updated to keep up with multicultural changes and now all students are trained to cut and style afro hair.

This is a positive step in the right direction. But if you have afro hair, you will want you stylist to not only have experience, but be confident in giving you a great hair cut!

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Afro Cut and Styles

At the Simone Thomas hairdressers in Bournemouth, we feel responsible to cater our services to all hair types. We work to give you a cut you will love, whether you have thinning hair, heavy straight hair or tight curls! Our hair salons employ stylists who are trained to expertly cut tight curls, kinks, coils and afro hair.

Afro Hair Colouring

Not only can we cut afro hair, we can colour it too! No matter what your hair type, we offer our professional hair colour services to everyone. Our hair colour expert Emma recently gave one customer with afro hair a gorgeous new ombre colour!

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If you would like to learn more about our services at either our Simone Thomas hairdressers in Wokingham or hair salon in Bournemouth, please get in touch on 01202 760003 (Bournemouth) or 01189 760003 (Wokingham) and your book appointment today.

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