London curlies: who's had their hair cut at Adornment 365?

Hi Ladies,

I desperately need to get a trim but for some reason I'm terrified of all hairdressers ("Natural specialists" or not) in the UK. Let's just say I've had some bad experiences since I went natural years ago. I had a curly cut at Devachan in NY last year and it was awesome. Met Lorraine Massey (who I never realised was English) and she said they would be opening in London soon, but as this has not happened yet, I need to find an alternative.

I'm trying to grow it out so am scared of scissor happy stylists. I have tried doing it myself but I keep missing bits, and I do need to get it shaped. Just without losing too much length. Can anyone recommend Adornment 365? Or any other curly salon in London that can deal with what is I guess classed as "4a/b" hair?

Any reviews or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Products in current rotation:

Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
Hi Ladies,

I desperately need to get a trim but for some reason I'm terrified of all hairdressers ("Natural specialists" or not) in the UK. Let's just say I've had some bad experiences since I went natural years ago. I had a curly cut at Devachan in NY last year and it was awesome. Met Lorraine Massey (who I never realised was English) and she said they would be opening in London soon, but as this has not happened yet, I need to find an alternative.

I'm trying to grow it out so am scared of scissor happy stylists. I have tried doing it myself but I keep missing bits, and I do need to get it shaped. Just without losing too much length. Can anyone recommend Adornment 365? Or any other curly salon in London that can deal with what is I guess classed as "4a/b" hair?



Any reviews or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
Hi NoodleNaps - pop over to British Curlies - quite a few have gone to Adornment http://www.britishcurlies.co.uk/curl_forum/
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Hi Ladies,

I desperately need to get a trim but for some reason I'm terrified of all hairdressers ("Natural specialists" or not) in the UK. Let's just say I've had some bad experiences since I went natural years ago. I had a curly cut at Devachan in NY last year and it was awesome. Met Lorraine Massey (who I never realised was English) and she said they would be opening in London soon, but as this has not happened yet, I need to find an alternative.

I'm trying to grow it out so am scared of scissor happy stylists. I have tried doing it myself but I keep missing bits, and I do need to get it shaped. Just without losing too much length. Can anyone recommend Adornment 365? Or any other curly salon in London that can deal with what is I guess classed as "4a/b" hair?



Any reviews or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
Hi NoodleNaps - pop over to British Curlies - quite a few have gone to Adornment http://www.britishcurlies.co.uk/curl_forum/
Originally Posted by curlyhairmichuk
Thank you, curlyhairmichuk!
Products in current rotation:

Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
Hi Ladies,

I desperately need to get a trim but for some reason I'm terrified of all hairdressers ("Natural specialists" or not) in the UK. Let's just say I've had some bad experiences since I went natural years ago. I had a curly cut at Devachan in NY last year and it was awesome. Met Lorraine Massey (who I never realised was English) and she said they would be opening in London soon, but as this has not happened yet, I need to find an alternative.

I'm trying to grow it out so am scared of scissor happy stylists. I have tried doing it myself but I keep missing bits, and I do need to get it shaped. Just without losing too much length. Can anyone recommend Adornment 365? Or any other curly salon in London that can deal with what is I guess classed as "4a/b" hair?

Any reviews or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps

Hi NoodleNaps

I visited Adornment when I decided to do the BC.
My consultation was very informative and I instantly felt relaxed and at ease there.
Unfortunately when it came to my actual cut, I wasn't impressed. My stylist dried my hair out to the max (she shampooed my hair 4 times). My stylist didn't seem too experienced nor enthusiastic about caring/styling natural afro hair, so I was very disappointed.
I don't think I'll be visiting again.

There are however, a few other salons I've come across through recommendations such as:

Purely Natural salon: http://www.purelynaturalhair.com/

Hair Specifix salon: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=91380690218

Both are known for caring/styling natural type 3 & 4 hair. I haven't had a chance to try any of these salons yet, but will do so in the future.

Hope this helps
[quote=Zenith88;1308093]
Hi Ladies,

I desperately need to get a trim but for some reason I'm terrified of all hairdressers ("Natural specialists" or not) in the UK. Let's just say I've had some bad experiences since I went natural years ago. I had a curly cut at Devachan in NY last year and it was awesome. Met Lorraine Massey (who I never realised was English) and she said they would be opening in London soon, but as this has not happened yet, I need to find an alternative.

I'm trying to grow it out so am scared of scissor happy stylists. I have tried doing it myself but I keep missing bits, and I do need to get it shaped. Just without losing too much length. Can anyone recommend Adornment 365? Or any other curly salon in London that can deal with what is I guess classed as "4a/b" hair?

Any reviews or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps

Hi NoodleNaps

I visited Adornment when I decided to do the BC.
My consultation was very informative and I instantly felt relaxed and at ease there.
Unfortunately when it came to my actual cut, I wasn't impressed. My stylist dried my hair out to the max (she shampooed my hair 4 times). My stylist didn't seem too experienced nor enthusiastic about caring/styling natural afro hair, so I was very disappointed.
I don't think I'll be visiting again.

There are however, a few other salons I've come across through recommendations such as:

Purely Natural salon: http://www.purelynaturalhair.com/

Hair Specifix salon: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=91380690218

Both are known for caring/styling natural type 3 & 4 hair. I haven't had a chance to try any of these salons yet, but will do so in the future.

Hope this helps[/quote]

co signing Zenith's experience down to a t except I did not have an informative consultation. I got run of the mill advice from a girl who seemed to be junior or not very motivated (hard to tell which). She behaved as Zenith described her stylist, shampooed my hair a few times, barely any conditioner on for two minutes, cold blowdryed my hair and snipped haphazardly resulting in uneven hair which was bone dry. Now my twists look frizzy when I do them because of hair at different lengths.

I got the sense that there are more experienced and knowledgeable stylists in there but they seem to focus on high paying customers who are getting locks even though a trim and blow dry is a good 30.

Zenith - I wonder if we had the same stylist? - the attitude is identical.

OP - hope you found a stylist or solution in the end.
co signing Zenith's experience down to a t except I did not have an informative consultation. I got run of the mill advice from a girl who seemed to be junior or not very motivated (hard to tell which). She behaved as Zenith described her stylist, shampooed my hair a few times, barely any conditioner on for two minutes, cold blowdryed my hair and snipped haphazardly resulting in uneven hair which was bone dry. Now my twists look frizzy when I do them because of hair at different lengths.

I got the sense that there are more experienced and knowledgeable stylists in there but they seem to focus on high paying customers who are getting locks even though a trim and blow dry is a good 30.

Zenith - I wonder if we had the same stylist? - the attitude is identical.

OP - hope you found a stylist or solution in the end.
@ SmartKitty

Its quite likely. I just think they lack the expertise when it comes to cutting natural curls - especially those who wear it in its natural state and not straightened.
For now, the only good curly cut I've had was at Unruly Studios - that was last year and was very pleased with the cut however, its probably best to bring your own products as theirs are not CG.
Came here to get my hair cut and coloured recently. I had been here before years ago to get a treatment and it was amazing. So I figured I could trust them to cut it right but it was an absolute shambles. The colour was great but the cut was a total disaster. There was no shape to it and she basically gave me the equivalent of a number three/ four which was the opposite of what I wanted. And on top of that, knowing that only half the job was done right, they still charged me full price. I later had to salvage the little hair I had left by a barber. But I now have to wait for my hair to grow out in order to do anything with it. I can't do any twist out's, I can't braid it, I don't even have enough hair to secure a wig down. Very very disappointed. So for treatments and braids and lots, they're good. But DO NOT GET YOUR HAIR CUT HERE!!!!!

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