THE STORY OF
SALON HIJAB

Founded by Mary Al-Khudri

Aesthetics
Salon Hijab: Pioneering Modesty and Beauty in London
In the ever-evolving landscape of beauty and self-expression, Salon Hijab stands out as a beacon of inclusivity, cultural sensitivity, and professionalism. Nestled in the heart of North London, this unique hair & beauty salon has been a trusted haven for women, particularly those in the Arab and Asian communities, since its establishment in the early 2000s by its visionary founder, Mary Al-Khudri. Salon Hijab has not only filled a void in the market but has also fostered an environment where hijab-wearing women can feel comfortable and beautiful while maintaining their modesty.
The Visionary Behind Salon Hijab
Mary, the founder of Salon Hijab, is not just a hairstylist but a trailblazer who saw a gap in the hair & beauty industry and decided to address it. Tired of the frustration that came with searching for hijab-friendly establishments in London, she embarked on a mission to create a space that would cater to the unique needs and preferences of hijab-wearing women. Her determination and passion culminated in the birth of Salon Hijab, a place where beauty and modesty intertwine seamlessly.
A Niche Expertise in Arab and Asian Hair
Salon Hijab distinguishes itself with its specialization in Arab and Asian hair. These hair types come with their own set of characteristics and challenges, and the salon’s team of experienced stylists has honed their skills to perfection. Whether it’s managing the thickness and texture of Asian hair or the intricate styles favoured by Arab women, Salon Hijab’s experts excel in delivering the desired results.
From haircuts that complement face shapes to intricate braiding, hair extensions, and traditional styling for special occasions, Salon Hijab’s offerings are tailored to cater specifically to the needs of their clientele. Their in-depth knowledge of these hair types ensures that clients leave the salon not just looking beautiful but also with hair that is healthy and well-maintained.
A Safe and Inclusive Space
The essence of Salon Hijab lies in its commitment to providing a safe and inclusive space for all clients, but particularly for hijab-wearing women. In a world where beauty standards have often overlooked diversity and cultural nuances, Salon Hijab has set a new precedent.
Hijab-wearing clients can trust that their privacy and modesty will be respected throughout their visit. The salon has designated private areas where clients can comfortably remove their headscarves and discuss their preferences with stylists. This attention to detail extends to every aspect of the salon experience, ensuring that hijab-wearing clients feel at ease and valued.
Beyond the physical setup, the salon’s ambience exudes warmth and inclusivity. The decor, lighting, and music are carefully selected to create an atmosphere of relaxation and empowerment. Salon Hijab understands that beauty is not just about aesthetics but also about how it makes one feel, and they go above and beyond to ensure that their clients leave with a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem.
Empowering the Community
Salon Hijab’s commitment to empowering the community extends to its groundbreaking initiative, the Salon Hijab Academy, which opened its doors in 2015. This academy offers 20-week diploma hair & beauty programs specially designed to accommodate school times and holidays, making it accessible for mothers who are eager to re-enter the workforce and empower themselves. The courses at Salon Hijab Academy cover a wide range of beauty and hair-related subjects, providing comprehensive training that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the beauty industry.
Salon Hijab Academy not only empowers women with valuable skills but also instils a sense of independence and self-confidence. It’s an embodiment of Salon Hijab’s ethos of inclusivity and empowerment, offering a pathway for individuals to achieve their professional aspirations while balancing the demands of family life.
Through initiatives like the Salon Hijab Academy, the salon continues to be a driving force in promoting education, self-sufficiency, and community development. It stands as a testament to their dedication to creating positive change and uplifting individuals within the communities they serve.
ACCREDITED COURSES

Professional Diplomas

Hair Diploma | NVQ 2

NEXT COURSE: OCTOBER 2023

 

Hair Diploma | NVQ 3

NEXT COURSE: OCTOBER 2023

 

Beauty Diploma | NVQ 2

NEXT COURSE: SEPTEMBER 2023

 

Beauty Diploma | NVQ 3

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VTCT Level 2

VTCT Level 2 Award | Facial Massage & Skincare

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This 8 week VTCT Award allows for access to the Level 3 Beauty Diploma in Facial Electrics

 

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CPD Short Courses

Cluster Lashes

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Microneedling

1 Day | DATES COMING SOON

 

Microdermabrasion

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LED Light Therapy

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Galvanic

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Dermaplaning

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Hydra Facial

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ABOUT OUR ACADEMY

Salon Hijab Academy is a ladies-only academy in affiliation with Stanmore College. We offer a range of accredited courses.
These qualifications are mapped to the VRQ and NVQ curriculum courses and to the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS). The courses are further recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies; The Hair Council and The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).
The Academy offers Public Funding toward Level 2 & Student loans for  Level 3 NVQ Diplomas, subject to eligibility.
Our classes operate two days a week, working around school time (9:30 – 15:00) & School Holdays – avoiding childcare costs.
Academy students will be offered the opportunity to gain work experience within our commercial salon, to furhter develop their skills and put them on the path to employment.
We offer enrichment opportunities for all our students. Enrichment days allow students to meet face-to-face with industry professionals, ask questions and learn industry tips. Enrichment days also invloce a practical learning element.