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Latenda Appointed Official Hair & Make up Stylist to the Screen Nations Film & TV Awards

After working together successfully for over a year, I have now been appointed as the Official Hair and Make Up Stylist to the @screennation Film & TV Awards. This is of course the biggest accomplishment of my career. I am humbled and grateful. And I give all the glory to my Lord Jesus Christ. As a little girl I never thought I would grow up to become a hairdresser to the stars. Please join us on 7 May 2017 at Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank for a star filled night and as I showcase my most spectacular hairstyles to date. Thank you. Sincerely, Latenda

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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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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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Finalist for the Black Hair Awards 2016

It’s the day that afro hairdressers from all over the country have been waiting for. Finalists for the Black Hair Awards 2016 have been announced!

I am ecstatic!! Latenda Hair Salon has been listed as a finalist for best bridal and best weave stylist of the year. #UK

I am in the Top 5 hairdressers in the country.

God is good. Thank you Jesus for your love and favour. You are indeed a very biggie God.

I would like to thank my parents, my brothers and sisters, my nephews and nieces, my customers and friends for their continued support


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Latenda Charity Organization

Latenda Charity Organization is a non-profit organization (NPO). We aim to provide handmade wigs for children who have survived cancer or have severe alopecia. THE WIGS ARE FREE. Not charging for this service centers on philanthropic goals as well as social well-being (e.g. charitable, educational, religious, or other activities serving the public interest or common good). Latenda Charity Organization is an offshoot of Latenda Hair Salon.

Tag someone who might find this of interest. Spread the word @latendahairsalon

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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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Latenda: 11 Helpful Steps on How to Repair Damaged Hairline Edges

The stories I tell of black hairlines usually start with a woman with thick hair who lost it all when she started braiding and weaving her hair. Braids and weaves had been her reprieve. She wore them all year. Very tightly and with no intermittent breaks. Her impossible desire to wear long, hanging hair became all she knew
She noticed as time passed that her edges were becoming thinner and the hairline was receding. Her traditional braiding style could no longer disguise the breaking hair. So she started wearing full head weaves that covered her edges. It seemed that her hair issues were interfering with her self-esteem. And every time she took one step towards resolving them, years of association with bad hairdressers continuously took her many steps back.
What was she to do? Was she to totally give up on her hair and secretly resent it? Having stripped it off, braid by braid over years of being ill informed?
I believe there is a solution for the black woman and her disappointment in her hairline. Not just one solution, but an array of solutions. It starts with self love and self healing. The first step is to speak good health into the hairline. If your frustration with your hairline is at an all-time high, then follow the steps below for a total hair turn around…Read Article
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