Skills Advisory Board Member

Charlotte Mensah

Charlotte Mensah is an Award-winning hairstylist and the owner and artistic director of the Hair Lounge salon on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. Charlotte is also founder of the Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil product range and is an inspiration to stylists, business owners and women worldwide. She trained at the London College of Fashion in the ‘80s, under the guidance of ‘The Godfather of British Afro Hairdressing’, the late Winston Isaacs.

Charlotte has been at the forefront of the natural haircare movement since the early 2000s and is recognised as the Go To authority regarding maintaining Natural Afro, Mixed & Curly textures by magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia, to name a few.

She is a Patron of the Prince’s Trust, Route Panel Member at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, member of the British Beauty Council and founder of the charity, L.O.V.E. (Ladies of Visionary Empowerment), aimed at furthering education opportunities for young women in Africa.

In October 2020, Charlotte published her first book Good Hair with Penguin Life, an essential guide to Afro and curly hair.