Errol with his son @ Buckingham Palace
I don't know about you, but as an African-American woman, when I travel to Europe I struggle with finding reputable black hair products and hairdressers. So, here's an excellent contact for you to check out if you're ever in the UK and need some hair TLC.
His name is Errol Douglas, he's a celebrity hairstylist and philanthropist. Errol Douglas is considered the creme de la creme of his industry and has styled numerous notable women including the likes of Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.
Recently, during a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth presented 43 year-old Douglas the uber-prestigious MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) Award. The MBE is 1 of 5 classes that are part of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a British order of chivalry invented in 1917 by King George.
Now Back to Hair...
Douglas has been styling hair 28yrs and recently celebrated his salon's 10th birthday. His swanky salon located in Knightbridge, London is a fusion of Afro and European styling and is known for fabulous blow-outs, coloring and polished finishes. His salon also offers spa services and in-house catering.
Errol Douglas has been the recipient of numerous awards including: overall AIPP Grand Trophy winner, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Hairdresser of the Year, the Fellowship Gold Salon Consumer Award (2 consecutive years), Creative Head Media Darling of the Year and most recently the British Master Award at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards ceremony, Black Beauty/Wahl¹s Afro Hairdresser of the Year and has been nominated eleven times for British Hairdresser of the Year, winner of the Afro category three times.
In addition to racking up accolades, Douglas has made several tv appearances like GMTV, This Morning, Good Morning, Model Behaviour, UK Living, G-Girls, 10 Years Younger, Queer Eye for a Straight Guy, Ready Steady Cook, The Weakest Link, Dial-a-mum, Extreme Makeover and Celebrity Scissorhands, to name a few.
Next time your in London and get caught in the rain, Ladies don't fret...head over to Errol Douglas on 18 Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8LB.
To find out more, visit Erroldouglas.com.