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

NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
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

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  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    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.

    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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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    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.

    Hi NoodleNaps - pop over to British Curlies - quite a few have gone to Adornment http://www.britishcurlies.co.uk/curl_forum/

    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
  • Zenith88Zenith88 Posts: 3Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    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.


    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
  • SmartkittySmartkitty Posts: 217Registered Users
    [quote=Zenith88;1308093]
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    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.


    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.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Zenith88Zenith88 Posts: 3Registered Users
    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.
  • JieJie Posts: 1Registered Users
    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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