The struggle is REAL when it comes to getting black hair done! It’s not that our hair is unmanageable, there just aren’t enough salons that cater to our specific needs. Lucky for us, MANE Hair Society is about to change all that.
What DryBar is to metropolitan White women who love chic blowouts, MANE Hair Society is to polished Black women–no matter how they wear their hair. Rather than push an agenda that textured hair needs to “controlled” through chemicals or try to convince Black women kinks and curls are the only way to go, co-founders Ashley Harrington, Gordon Williams and Celebrity Hair Stylist Tippi Shorter created a salon that serves all the needs of women with textured hair.
MANE Hair Society is more than just a salon, it’s a community complete with quick or master styling services, haircare tips and an app that helps you manage it all. Ashley Harrington came up with the concept after a few bad experiences at both high and low-end salons. High-end parlors may provide quick services but often overcharge and lack the proper training for our tresses, while cheaper alternatives tend to offer robotic services. A visit to a budget-friendly salon often means dedicating several hours of your time in exchange for a satisfactory service and ain’t nobody got time for that!
MANE’s services range from blowouts to twist-outs and almost any chic and convenient style you would think to try on textured hair. Their expert stylists (sorry, they can’t guarantee Tippi herself will work on your hair) ask questions to guide you to the best service based on your preferences and lifestyle. By combining education on how to manage your hair, techniques to style your hair without damaging, and a first class salon experience, MANE will be a place you can count on to not only style your textured hair, but also maintain its health.
Starting first in Washington DC, MANE Salons will be popping up across America in 2016 so stay tuned for a location near you! If you’d like to financially back the salon they’ve set up an IndieGoGo campaign where you can donate as little as $5, but $25 or more will get you a cool perk like a beauty box or free hair service, to support the launch. In the meantime get a sneak peek at MANE styling skills in the promo video below: