Charlotte Mensah: Good Hair

by | Oct 28, 2020

British Beauty Council Advisory Board Member Charlotte Mensah new book Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured and Curly Hair is set to be released on the 29th October 2020.


Cult Beauty title Charlotte Mensah the “Queen of Natural Afro and Curly Textures”; Kenya Hunt, Grazia, comments that “Charlotte is not only the most influential expert on black hair, but an inspiring entrepreneur whose Notting Hill salon is part beauty destination, part cultural hub with its cross-section of powerful, dynamic clients”. It is undisputed that Charlotte is a hair legend, having won the ‘Afro Hairdresser of the Year’ at the British Hairdressing Awards three times, and being the first black woman to be inducted into The British Hairdressing Awards Hall Of Fame


Image Credit: Lily Bertrand-Webb/The Observer


Now, Charlotte is releasing her book Good Hair: The Essential Guide to Afro, Textured and Curly Hair, published by Penguin, and available to buy in all good book stores!



Zadie Smith: “Charlotte Mensah is a legendary Black British hairdresser … You go to Charlotte to get your hair celebrated and cared for, oiled beautifully, braided perfectly, cut sublimely, styled to perfection … Charlotte makes it all a pleasure”

Yomi Adegoke, co-author of Slay in Your Lane: “When it comes to afro hair, Charlotte’s expertise remains unmatched. She is one of the most important voices in the haircare industry, period”

Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book: “My first visit to Charlotte’s salon was a life-changing experience. She is an absolute guru when it comes to Afro hair – how wonderful that now everyone can have a bit of her expertise in the form of this wonderful book”

June Sarpong: “Charlotte’s life story is one that will inspire anybody that has ever been told no, anybody who has even been knocked down and somehow found their way back up, but most of all it will empower and uplift anyone with a dream and show them that dreams do come true”

Psychologies Magazine: “A long overdue bible on textured and curly hair (…) Good Hair begins with the history and sacredness of the afro hairstyle, the part it played in the Black Power Movement and Mensah’s own story”


Read Funmi Fetto’s interview with Charlotte Mensah for The Observer, here.



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