Naturals have a testy relationship with black salons. It seems that if they’re not overcharging us, then they’re providing poor service, or even trying to sneak keratin treatments into our hair! And although there are plenty of great natural hair salons, it seems the bad ones heavily outnumber them. But New York entrepreneur Folake Oguntebi is seeking to revolutionize black salon culture with Goodhair; a quick service salon chain providing quality hair care for naturals at a reasonable price;
The company’s vision is to reinvent textured hair care by offering a service that’s“good for your hair” (using natural, non‐ toxic products designed to keep textured hair healthy) and “good for your schedule” (fast service, online booking, extended hours to accommodate different schedules) in a way that’s “good for the world”(eco‐friendly, respectful employment practices).
Our offerings will be limited to two quick services‐ 1) Wash and Blowout (straightened styling) 2) Wash and Style (curly styling).
Both styles cost just $65
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Goodhair will use product lines many naturals are familiar with, including Karen’s Body Beautiful, Oyin Handmade and Original Moxie.
Here’s a quick breakdown of their service menu:
They’re currently hosting a pop‐up salon in New York city but their grand opening is expected in 2016.
What do you think of the concept? Would you be willing to try a quick service salon?