Award-winning hairstylist, owner and artistic director of the Hair Lounge salon, founder of the Charlotte Mensah of Manketti Oil products. An inspiration to stylists, business owners and women worldwide. She’s achieved all this and more through hard work unwavering self-belief and it also helps that she’s such a genuine, down-to-earth person.
She became the first black woman to be inducted into the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame. The prestigious induction came after she was awarded UK’s best Afro Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Charlotte trained at the London College of Fashion in the late 80’s perfecting her craft under the guidance of ‘The Godfather of British Afro Hairdressing’ the late Winston Isaacs.
Her phenomenal talent has made her a familiar face at industry events and award ceremonies. She was recently crowned ‘Afro Hairdresser of the Year’ for the 3rd time at the British Hairdressing Awards and now enters their Hall of Fame and rightly takes her place in the most exclusive club in British Hairdressing. These three awards sit at the pinnacle of an already impressive list of over 20 accolades that she has achieved in both hair and business.
As education is close to her heart, Charlotte set up the Charlotte Mensah Academy holding workshops to pass on her skills to young individuals in Ghana where she grew up, enabling them to build better lives for themselves and their families. She has also set up a charity, L.O.V.E. (Ladies of Visionary Empowerment), aimed at furthering education opportunities for young women in Africa.