Meet the Team

Meet our stylists who are here to create the perfect hairstyle for you!

We are trained in the latest cutting, styling and colouring techniques and are award-winning experts in afro, mixed race and multi-textured hair.

Great customer service is important to us so we will always listen to your needs and work with you to create a hairstyle you’ll love!  We are a friendly and approachable group of professionals who look forward to welcoming you to Afrotherapy soon.

The Team


Afrotherapy Founder Harriet Kessie-Cudjoe is a talented Creative Director.  She has been passionate about hair and, in particular, multi textured, mixed race and afro hair since the age of 15.  Her extraordinary talent and commitment to the industry has seen her styling hair for over 31 years, winning numerous hairdressing awards along the way and her work widely published in both the trade and consumer press.

When not working in the salon, you'll find her on hair and fashion shoots for various hair and fashion magazines, training and developing her team or providing comment and advice as a Hair Expert.[clear]

What do you love most about hairdressing?   I love making people look and feel fantastic.  I can't think of any other job that allows me to be able to do that everyday.  It allows me to be able to express myself including my beliefs and values.  It also gives me the opportunity to nurture and mentor young people.  I find great satisfaction in seeing individuals I've trained progress and be successful.

My job also allows me to meet different people from all walks of life. My clients have actually taught me a lot over the years through the interaction that we have and I love learning all the time, so this is a great aspect of my job.

Who do you admire in the hairdressing industry and why?  There are so many brilliant individuals within the industry.  Vidal Sassoon is a true inspiration and a great ambassador for the industry.  Observing Errol Douglas over the years has taught me to never quit.  I'm inspired by the creativity of people like Desmond Murray and Angelo Seminara.  Also the longevity of people like Charlie Miller and how he has developed his team, kept it as a family business, yet inspired the team to achieve.  I'm also inspired by women like Beverly Cobella and Fiona O'Brien who are leaders in their field, yet have to maintain a family balance. From the perspective of the business side of the industry, I admire Toni Mascolo of Toni & Guy for their business acumen.

What awards have you won over the years? I have been fortunate enough to have won several Business & Hairdressing Awards.  These include:

Winner, Styling Team of The Year - Black Beauty/WAHL Awards Finalist, L'Oreal Colour Trophy - Mizani Afro Look Award National Finalist - HSBC Start Up Awards Winner, Rising Star of The Year - Black Enterprise Awards Finalist, Avant Garde Stylist of The Year - Black Beauty/WAHL Awards Finalists in 3 categories of the Business Link For London Excellence Awards Regional Finalist - Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of The Year Winner, Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year - Afro Hair and Beauty Some Recent Clients Styled by Harriet

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Read Harriet's Amazing Client Reviews...

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Marketing & Operations Director Joseph Cudjoe bought his first pair of hair clippers at the age of 15 and couldn't wait to put his skills  to the test.  He quickly established himself as a talented hairdresser offering the latest designs, patterns and fades for men's hair.

With a keen entrepreneurial spirit, it wasn't long before Joseph  enrolled on a Business & Finance course where he gained a BTEC National Diploma.  He went on to complete a degree in Marketing & Operations Management and gained a Diploma in Executive Coaching.

What do you love most about hairdressing?      The creativity, constantly changing trends and the opportunity to make a real difference in the afro sector by introducing professionalism, training and opportunities for our employees to excel within the industry.

 My desire is to build a strong and successful team who can go on to achieve great things within the industry for themselves and for the company.

Who do you most admire in the hairdressing industry and why?    Toni Mascolo for his business acumen in turning Toni and Guy into a worldwide hairdressing brand; Alan Austin Smith, the author of Fantastic Hairdresser, Fantastic Boss and Fantastic Salon who has really captured the essence of what it means to be a hairdresser, and  Andrew Phouli and Stelios Andrew who in a short space of time have created a fantastic business and salon group called Rush and have defined a defining image for themselves.

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