'Legendary' Zadie Smith
'Charlotte is not only the most influential expert on black hair, but an inspiring entrepreneur whose Notting Hill salon is part beauty destination, part cultural hub with its cross-section of powerful, dynamic clients' Kenya Hunt, Fashion Editor at Grazia
Featuring case studies of clients who came to her looking for a hair fix, Good Hair dispels common hair myths and give you the knowledge and tools to attain good hair health. Charlotte's expertise is second-to-none and her advice acts as a corrective to the conflicting and misguided advice that can be found online.
Packed with expert advice, nourishing recipes and top maintenance tips, Good Hair is a celebration of the unique beauty of Black hair. It is the ultimate guide on how to:
· Identify and understand your curl textures
· Promote hair growth and find good products
· Choose the right protective styles
· Overcome hair loss, itchiness and dryness
· Try styles such as cornrows, locs and bantu knots
And while Good Hair is the long over-due bible and how to guide for black hair, this is not just a hairstyling book. It is also a very well-documented account of the cultural and political history of black hair as well as an inspirational memoir of hope, determination and entrepreneurialism, as we follow Charlotte's journey from Ghana to opening her first hair salon in West London.
'This book is not just a brilliant insight into exactly how she became such a powerhouse, it is also an excellent guide to everything you need to know about black hair' Funmi Fetto, author of Palette and contributing editor at British Vogue
Charlotte Mensah is a legendary Black British hairdresser ... You go to Charlotte to get your hair celebrated and cared for, oiled beautifully, braided perfectly, cut sublimely, styled to perfection ... Charlotte makes it all a pleasure
The city's most influential expert on black hair ... an inspiring entrepreneur ... Charlotte is the woman I turn to for guidance on healthy hair maintenance
Charlotte is the only person I trust with my hair
When it comes to afro hair, Charlotte's expertise remains unmatched. She is one of the most important voices in the haircare industry, period
Charlotte's talent and what she has achieved in the hair industry is nothing short of incredible. This book is not just a brilliant insight into exactly how she became such a powerhouse, it is also an excellent guide to everything you need to know about black hair
My first visit to Charlotte's salon was a life-changing experience. She is an absolute guru when it comes to Afro hair - how wonderful that now everyone can have a bit of her expertise in the form of this wonderful book
Charlotte's life story is one that will inspire anybody that has ever been told no, anybody who has even been knocked down and somehow found their way back up, but most of all it will empower and uplift anyone with a dream and show them that dreams do come true
'It's an absolute godsend and the package is just stunning'
Includes all of Charlotte's know how and insider tricks into a book, (this is the) ultimate go to guide on how to care for this type of hair
A long overdue bible on textured and curly hair (...) Good Hair begins with the history and sacredness of the afro hairstyle, the part it played in the Black Power Movement and Mensah's own story'