Natural divas, we have yet again risen to the top. If you don’t have enough reasons why you love your natural hair already, here is one more thing to add to that list.
If anything, we can never have too many salons that have natural hair as their specialty. The GoodHair Salon was founded by Folake Oguntebi in hopes to “reinvent textured hair care”.
The premise of this particular salon is that they pamper your hair with nontoxic products which are ultimately more healthy for your hair so it can thrive. Not to mention their guarantee of having a “new do” in under two hours. Other awesome perks this salon provides are extended hours and online booking.
So where can you find this game changing Dry Bar salon? At the moment, GoodHair is a pop-up Dry Bar located in midtown until the eighth of this month. Don’t fret though, GoodHair will soon have its permanent establishment in 2016, so count down the days.
Of course, Oguntebi is not doing this on her own. She has partnered with renowned stylist Kim Kimble and Angela Stevens who are no strangers to the hair game. I myself cannot wait to see what these ladies have in store.
Interviewed by The Cut, Oguntebi explains why she chose the name GoodHair for her salon, as I myself wondered about the meaning behind it all as the term “Good Hair” in general receives lots of backlash.
“I told her I just liked the name, I think it’s cool — but she convinced me that we could make this more about changing the way people define good hair”
I do admit I admire her wanting to change a term with negative connotation into something more positive. Certainly it is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the natural world.
Angela Stevens also had interesting commentary on the natural vs relaxed feud that has been going on for years.
“There’s so much diversity in our hair and the ways that we can wear it. Wearing your natural texture is appropriate no matter the setting, so it’s not necessarily about being natural, it’s about how to be natural professionally and how to carry that.”
I really appreciate the GoodHair Salon’s approach to the working woman’s schedule. The convenience of their services really takes out a lot of the guess work on “What should I do with my hair today?” (pep talk we all give ourselves every now and again).
The stylists at this salon do not expect you to be in the chair every week, which is why educating the customers is a big part of their business.
What are your thoughts on having another salon added to the natural hair family? Can you see yourself getting service here?