Mimi et Mina

It’s cute, it’s girly and it’s right up our street!

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Compared to some parts of London that are swarming with afro hair salons specialising in weaves and extensions, West Londoners (like myself) have more of a chore finding the experts. But with the opening of the adorable Mimi et Mina salon in Notting Hill, the search is over.

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Pitched as a luxury hair extension – the experience doesn’t fall short. The compact space comes over light and airy. OK, there’s only one washbasin, but this is an appointment-only salon, so you can rest assure there won’t be any backlog.

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I loved the attention to detail that salon owner Myriam Kone has put in, after all, it makes a big difference. The pastel pink walls are oh-so girly and the tassels, designer chairs and floor to ceiling mirrors all lend to the minimalist, luxe appeal.

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Salon owner Myriam Kone (left) with Jemima

The main afro stylist and weave specialist is Yvonne Coleman who was a finalist in the Black Beauty/Sensationnel Hair Awards 2015. A full hair extension service includes a detailed consultation where you can sample and select the salon’s own customised 100% Brazilian human hair. If you fancy colour on the extensions, this can be carried out the same day, however a patch test will need to be carried out if you want to dye your own hair.

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On my visit I chose to have the Extensions blowdry. Premium salon ranges, Redken and Mizani were used, and row-by-row small sections were expertly round brush blowdried. The finish was just how I like it – full, bouncy with lots of movement, however the highlight of the day was the free parking space the salon offers customers, which has a Monday to Saturday 9-6.30pm parking zone.

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Extensions Blow Dry. Prices from £45

Mimi et Mina is located at 16 Needham Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2RP. Tel: 020 7727 9356
www.mimietmina.com

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