One important way to continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement is to support Black-owned businesses and back the Black economy at every possible opportunity. And let’s be honest, it’s not exactly hard when there is a roster of hyper-talented Black creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators launching their own products or opening their own establishments.
Just look at the incredible selection of Black-owned beauty brands – from colour-popping makeup brand Uoma, to game-changing haircare solutions from Dizziak, to beautiful bath and body treats from Soapsmith, there’s no shortage of products to treat yourself to this Black Pound Day (and every day).
As well as products, it’s also important to show support for services and beauty salons, especially as they were arguably the worst hit during the lockdown earlier this year. After months of closures, salons now face the threat of further restrictions to business with confirmation of a second wave of Covid-19 upon us.
Luckily for us, salons are still very much open for the time being – and we should make the most of them while we can. Here, we take a look at some of the best Black-owned nail salons to book into for your next manicure, from founders who champion natural nails, to the nail art authorities.
Take Nails & Brows Mayfair. Founded by beauty expert and entrepreneur Sherrile Riley, the salon has enjoyed six years’ success in one of London’s most exclusive post codes, and is known as the go-to destination for affordable yet luxurious nail treatments. “After two decades working in the beauty industry, I wanted to bring a new customer experience to the market by offering mood and confidence boosting beauty services such as nails and brows treatments in an inviting setting, carried out by senior beauty experts, using natural products,” says Sherrile.
Keep scrolling to discover the best Black owned nail salons…