The eponymous Ama Quashie opened this stylish place in 2018 as the first natural nail salon in Brixton – featuring polish brands that are up to 90 percent natural, vegan and cruelty-free. Now you can invest in nail treatments while knowing you are doing good for the world. Vibing to R&B, soul and hip hop soundtracks during your treatment is all part of the experience.
Nothing says ‘I support Black businesses’ quite like putting your money where your mouth is. So we’ve pulled together a few recommendations from London’s ever-increasing list of Black-owned shops. We’re so used to running to the newest pop-up store in the capital or falling down a rabbit hole while shopping online, but there is something special about visiting a brand with a permanent space that you can always return to.
While many of the businesses below – which range from up-and-coming to more established brands, and offer a mixture of services and products to take home – will have to shut up physical shop during lockdown, you can add them to your online bookmarks now for all your Christmas shopping needs. And then make a beeline for them as soon as they’re able to open up safely again.