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Latenda Features in Feb/March issue of Black Beauty & Hair Magazine


I made the front cover of the UK’s best selling black magazine, Feb/March issue. This is a big deal as the magazine only brings out 6 issues a year. Thank you so much Black Beauty & Hair Magazine.


Hair by@latendahairsalon
Colour by Latenda Kalimba
Hair extensions provides by@latendahairsalon
Photography: Gabor Szantai
Makeup: Larissa London
Model: Morayo
Stylist: @whatthabiwears

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Live Demo Masterclass – 4TH Dec 16 1PM

Hi Everyone. Please join my Master Class. I will be giving out valuable information on hair and health. I will show you how to avoid hair loss and hair thinning. Information is power. It is suitable for everyone, especially those who wear extension. There will be a goodybag full of freebies and of course COCKTAILS! Call 07772808987 for more info.


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Sneak peak of our latest photoshoot. Shot on location in Cuba. We will repost the rest of the amazing images tomottoe . Keep your eyes peeled here.


Credits of CUBA LIBRE


Hair by Latenda Kalimba
Hair extensions provided by@latendahairsalon
Photographers: Karl Eldridge and Neil Buchan
Model: @margaritaLeievano of BaseModels London
Fashion Stylist: @AishaPaparella
Assistant styling
Sherry Walker
Designer: Fabryan London and Monika Dolna Couture
Makeup: @Maccosmetics

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Meet The Queen of Protective Styling

With over 16 years in the hair and beauty industry, Latenda Kalimba made her name for herself after opening her first salon in West London.

Shortly after, she grew a huge following offline and online with her Instagram followers surpasses 30K.

The hair stylist is known for her protective styling skills managing to increase the natural growth of her clients hair. Don’t get it twisted, Latenda can lay down a weave, closure and still lay those edges for the gods!…..

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Latenda: 12 Important Tips on How To Look After Your Lace Frontal Weave

The timing of this article could not be more perfect. Almost everyone has tried a lace front or has contemplated one. A lace front allows one to wear a full weave with no hair left out while giving the appearance of natural scalp. Not only do they look absolutely smashing, they are incredibly protective because all your hair is protected giving your hair a much-needed break from everyday manipulation, styling and exposure to heat.

As a hairdresser, it is my job to make sure that the frontal is installed in a way that does not damage the hairline. But hair damage happens during the many weeks and days that the client is not sitting in my chair, I understand this. Healthy hair makes my job a lot more enjoyable and I am genuinely concerned about what clients do to their bonnet between visits….

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Latenda: Banish Your Itchy Scalp For Good!

If you are like many black women, you have suffered from an itchy scalp at one point or another. Rampant and chronic itchiness is not only annoying, it is embarrassing. Imagine a situation where you are in public and you get an urgent desire to scratch. You might reach for a pen, stick, a comb or simply pat your head with the palm of your hands. Either way, you feel like everyone is watching and judging you, they might think you are infested or dirty. You are suddenly paranoid about your social standing and immediately look for a nearby hole in which to bury yourself. But before you make that hole a permanent home, I am here to deliver some good news. You are not alone.
Most women have suffered from this condition at one point or another especially if they wear hair extensions. But if you would like to cure your ‘tricky tickle’ forever, you must first identify what is causing it. At the outset of a healthy scalp journey, we must first understand that not all itchiness is created equal. Some of it is quite normal and harmless, but others may be an indication of a much more sinister problem.

If you are constantly scratching your head, here are a few causes and solutions to consider…

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