We get some insider hair tips from celebrity Stylist and current British Hairdressing Awards, Afro Hairdresser of the Year Charlotte Mensah of Hair Lounge, London, who has worked with the likes of Beverley Knight, Janelle Monae, Shingai Shoniwa, Lorraine Pascale and Eve, reveals how she likes to spend her Sundays…
Sunday Brunch Spot:
Pizza East in Portobello; the lamb shoulder and salsa verde is a must.
Bliss out treatment:
A pedicure as I spend a lot of time on my feet and a Thai massage to release shoulder and neck tension
A glass of good Prosecco.
Saturday Night - Dancing till dawn or takeaway and a movie?
I've done so much dancing in my 20s and 30s that i now enjoy hosting a good dinner party with family and friends.
My favorite beauty products
Favourite day of the week and why:
Everyday is an enjoyable one, because everyday is a new day.
My top health and fitness tip:
Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up as it boosts blood circulation, digestion and eases back pain.
Top tip you have learnt from an industry expert (this can relate to hair, nails, beauty, fitness etc):
Don't let your eyes compete with your lips. When one is dramatic, go neutral with the other.
Your London’s go-to Guru for Afro hair care, how long have you worked in the industry and what has been a most memorable moment?
I've worked in the industry for over 26 years and I've had so many amazing moments as a hairdresser, like winning Afro Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards, but making someone feel good about themselves is always fantastic.
What are the leading trends in afro hair at the moment?
More and more women are embracing the natural textures of their hair and celebrating its versatility. Women are becoming more comfortable with their hair texture. Afro styles today are freer, looser and not overly polished.
Who is your ultimate style icon and why?
My Mum. I used to watch her get dressed when she was my age and she was the epitome of Chic. I would define her style as chic, feminine, elegant sophisticated and polished.
Tell us something about hair that we don’t know…
Horsetail capsules help hair from shedding and B vitamins are important for hair growth.
How would you spend your perfect Sunday?
My perfect Sunday would be having a lay in then attending church, after which I would then prepare a nice lunch for my family.
What are the last three things you bought on your bankcard?
Plane Ticket, School Uniform, Flowers.