Award-winning hairstylist, owner and artistic director of the Hair Lounge salon, founder of the Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil products. An inspiration to stylists, business owners and women worldwide. She’s achieved all this and more through hard work unwavering self-belief and it also helps that she’s such a genuine, down-to-earth person.
Charlotte trained at the London College of Fashion in the late 80’s perfecting her craft under the guidance of ‘The Godfather of British Afro Hairdressing’ the late Winston Isaacs.
At her salon, Hair Lounge, situated on London’s famously eclectic Portobello Road. Charlotte welcomes a constant tide of devoted clients, from the world of business, music and TV to people who’ve walked through the door so many times they feel like old friends.
Her phenomenal talent has made her a familiar face at industry events and award ceremonies. She was recently crowned ‘Afro Hairdresser of the Year’ for the 3rd time at the British Hairdressing Awards and now enters their Hall of Fame and rightly takes her place in the most exclusive club in British Hairdressing. These three awards sit at the pinnacle of an already impressive list of over 20 accolades that she has achieved in both hair & business.
Charlotte has been at the forefront of the natural haircare movement since the early 2000 and has been a columnist on the subject since 2005. She is recognised as the Go To authority regarding maintaining Natural Afro, Mixed & Curly textures by magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Harpers Bizarre and Tattler to name a few.
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Charlotte believes that your hair, needs to be properly maintained and cared for, so it looks and feels its best. Her multi award winning Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil premium hair care range is designed for afro/mixed and all curly hair types, it is made using organic, ethical and sustainable sourced oils, these products not only deliver amazing results but also smell divine. The luxurious formulas are as kind to the earth as they are to your hair. Click here to visit our product page.
As education is close to her heart, Charlotte set up the Charlotte Mensah Academy holding workshops to pass on her skills to young individuals in Ghana where she grew up, enabling them to build better lives for themselves and their families. She has also set up a charity, L.O.V.E. (Ladies of Visionary Empowerment), aimed at furthering education opportunities for young women in Africa.