Hannah Blacklock enjoys being upbraided in Hoxton.
Keash Braids is the collaborative brainchild of two best friends from South London, Jessy Linton and Taiba Akhuetie. It was founded on ‘their girly, adolescent obsession with plaiting their scruffy locks’, and is now a ‘go-to’ for modeling shoots, music videos and any East London girl in the know.
Launching last month, with a two day pop-up at Butcher’s Salon in Hoxton on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March 2015, the girls and their braiding business are already making a huge name for themselves!
Alongside their pop-up braiding booths, Jessy is working on her own clothing range, whilst Taiba is a freelance stylist. Successful, driven and unfathomably cool – Jessy and Taiba are setting the bar for young, entrepreneurial women everywhere.
The Keash pop-up offers a unique service, in an ever changing, always-fun environment. Not only will you leave feeling instantly more 1990s ghetto-grunge than you ever thought possible, but I ended up feeling a lot more positive about being a young, aspiring, creative industry bod in London at present.
Jessy and Taiba strike me as two of the most inspirational ‘creatives’ in town today.
Keash Braids have already held a prime spot at Harvey Nichols Festival of Style, and popped-up at numerous different company press days. Recently they brought their salon to the infamous Crepe City at Old Truman Brewery.
This in demand duo and their Tangle Teezers are delivering on their mission statement: to bring keash braids to keash babes all over London.