10 Best Afro Hair Salons in Amsterdam


 

Being black in Amsterdam does not feel different from being black on the east coast of the United States, which has more of a colonial past.

There are many black people here, neighbourhoods like Oost are where many black people in the city congregate and are great to visit.

It can sometimes be challenging for Black peeps to travel or even to live in a northern country. It can also be difficult to take good care of your beautiful hair while being “abroad”.

You only need to turn to Black hair salons; meaning hairdressers who are experts in dealing with kinky, curly, coily or coarse hair to get your crown fixed.

And what’s better than consciously choosing to use the services of a Black-owned business?

Here is a list of the 10 best salons dealing with Afro-hair in Amsterdam.

 

1. Melanin Beauty Cosmetics

Address: Stationsplein 31h 1012 AA Amsterdam The Netherlands
 Phone  : 020-12345678
Working Hours: MON – SAT       NOON – 7:00PM
                                       SUNDAY             CLOSED
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The store has a Motown vibe so you can swing on old school classics of different artistes of the 70s, 80s and 90s. 

Cherlane Meijnaar the entrepreneur has worked for more than 10 years in the black hair business.

She worked in different cosmetic shops where she gained knowledge and experience.

Cherlanes years of experience, passionate and cheerful spirit makes it easy for her to give people advice on their hair texture.

Melanin Beauty Cosmetics has hair care for all hair types from wavy to kinky hair.

They will sort you out if you are finding it difficult to get the right products for your hair.

The supply in the local drugstores does not meet the needs for textured hair and is mostly for coloured and European hair.

However, in this store, you will find products made from organic oils and free from harmful ingredients such as parabens and sulfates.

The products stimulate hair growth and healthy hair. Cherlane also makes handmade custom bonnets, wigs and hairpieces in different colours and styles.

2.  Chokka’s Blackhair Center

Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 266hs, 1012 RS Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Phone  : +31 20 692 9560
Working Hours: TUE – SAT        9:30AM –6:00PM
                                       SUNDAY             CLOSED
                                       MONDAY          11:00AM – 6:00PM

Web: www.chokkas.nl

Instagram: chokkas_

Facebook: Chokka’s Black Hair centre

YouTube: Chokka’s Blackhair Academy

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Yeah! you’re finally here. Do you know why you’re in the right place with us? Your personality is just as important to Chokka’s as your hair.

By getting to know you first, they’ll know exactly what suits you.

If you drop in for styling, curls, relaxation, natural or the perfect cut, they are happy to advise and guide you.

Their motto is; It’s not just about hair, it’s also about her.

They also have an academy where basic training courses are designed to give you more depth in your knowledge. 

This is possible through a combination of unique training offerings and passionate educators. 

In several intensive weeks full of surprises, creativity, inspiration and education, you will get an indispensable basis for styling professionally and with confidence.

3. Keziah Barry

Address: Mobile
 Phone  :  0684235198
Working Hours: By Appointment
Instagram: @ruthslegacy

She comes to you for 10 euros extra (for travelling costs) or can receive you on appointments.

(Use +31684235198 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

4.   Aldo the Hair Guru

Address: Haarlemmermeerstraat 110-2, 1058KG Amsterdam
 Phone  :  0627420208
Working Hours: MON – WED    10:00AM – 7:30PM
                                      THURSDAY       CLOSED
                                       FRI – SAT             10:00AM – 7:30PM
                                        SUNDAY              CLOSED

Web: www.aldothehairguru.nl

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Facebook: Aldo The Hair Guru

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Services Offered: Hair cut, Straightening, Braiding, Weaves, Treatment, Bleaching and Highlights.

Prices start at 20 Euros per hour to 220 Euros per hour depending on the services required

(Use +31627420208 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

5.  Braids by Mer

Address: T.T. Neveritaweg 55-57, Amsterdam
 Phone  :   0624116232
Working Hours: MONDAY           11:00AM – 6:00PM
                                      TUE – WED        9:30 AM- 6:00PM
                                      THURSDAY       11:00AM- 9:00PM
                                      FRIDAY              10:00AM – 6:00PM
                                     SATURDAY         9:30AM –  6:00PM
                                     SUNDAY              CLOSED

Instagram: braidsbymer_

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 The owner Merlyn Hasselbaink welcomes you for For neat and artistic cornrows, braids, twists and crochet, you can make an appointment and come to my studio, based on NDSM.

 (Use +31624116232 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

6.  Franksay Beauty Salon

Address: Mercatorplein 30 – 1057 CC Amsterdam
 Phone  :   0206180197
Working Hours: TUE – SAT         10:00AM – 6:00PM
                                      THURSDAY       10:00AM – 7:00PM
                                      SUNDAY              CLOSED
                                      MONDAY             CLOSED

Web: www.franksaybeautysalon.nl

Instagram: franksaybeautysalon

Facebook: Franksay Beautysalon

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Frank Say Beauty Salon has been a household name in the Baarsjes since 1999 and is known for its honesty and fantastic work.

They believe that having great hair should be simple, easy and fun. No matter what hair type you have.

Moreover, they are a big proponent of healthy  hair, which is why quality is their top priority.

At Frank Say, they strive to offer our customers sincere advice and friendly service of a high standard.

The salon is also always looking out for the latest hair trends and techniques to meet all clients’ wishes.

(Use +31206180197 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

7.  Ifna Hairstudio

Address: Borgerstraat 226, 1053 RE Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Phone  :  +31 20 612 2604
Working Hours: MON – SAT        9:00AM – 5:00PM
                                      SUNDAY              CLOSED                 

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They specialize in Ladies, Men and children’s hairdressing, hair colouring, hair extensions, Keratin treatment, bridal hairstyle and make-up Wigs and perms.

Ifna Hairstudio runs a barber shop too.

Call them for home appointments and they also cater for walk-ins.

(Use +31206122604 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

8. Rudys Hairfashion

Address: Marathonweg 7hs – 1076 SW Amsterdam
 Phone  :   0627422536
Working Hours: TUE – SAT         11:00AM – 8:00PM
                                      SUN- MON          CLOSED

Web: www.rudyshairfashion.nl

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Rudy’s are specialists in Afro hair though they cater for all hair textures. They work with both male and female hair, from haircuts to hair treatments.

At Rudy’s Hairfashion they use professional hair care and styling products and give advice on which products best suit your personal hair type for a radiant and breathtaking look!

(Use +31627422536 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

9. The Hair Doctor

Address: Beukenweg 16 1091 KE Amsterdam
 Phone  :   0206633139
Working Hours: MON – SAT        10:00AM – 7:00PM
                                     THURSDAY        10:00AM – 9:00PM
                                     SUN- MON          APPOINTMENT ONLY

Web: www.thehairdoctor.nl

Instagram: thehairdoctoramsterdam

Facebook: The Hair Doctor

The Hair Doctor is a specialist barbers shop. Services offered include hair shaving, chemical application, hair colouring and eyebrow shaping.

(Use +31206633139 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)

10. The Natural Nation Salon and Spa

Address: Knollendamstraat 13H, 1013 TL Amsterdam
 Phone  :   0206008778
Working Hours: MON – SAT        10:00AM – 7:00PM
                                     THURSDAY        10:00AM – 9:00PM
                                     SUN- MON          APPOINTMENT ONLY

Web: www.thenaturalnation.com

Instagram: thenaturalnation

Facebook: The Natural Nation

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It is a specialist afro hair salon with an easy-going ambience.

Services offered include Locs, Kinky & Curly Hair  Cuts Hair & Facial Treatments,  Make-Up and Barbering.

From everyday hairstyles, and office hair to glamour stage hair. You will receive the best possible service and advice from us in the field of Hair and Natural Care

Spoil yourself and enjoy the aromatherapy treatments or let yourself be massaged in our massage basin

They only use products and brands that contain natural ingredients like Boucleme, Shea Moisture, Amaka, Jane Carter, Andelia and of course The Natural Nation’s very own homemade mixes.

(Use +31206008778 if you call from an International line. You can also type 0031 on your phone instead of +31)


People of African descent in Amsterdam form some 10 -15 % of the city’s population.

They mostly live in the southeast areas of town, the “bijlmer” district. Then there are also some refugees or immigrants from African countries, but the number of those is quite small.

All these people require grooming of their hair and that is why Amsterdam has a high No. of afro-hair specialized salons.