Kennaland is a hair salon born out of a desire to move away
from the traditional salon: its haste, hustle, bad lighting,
weak tea and the continual churn of clients and stylists
through the doors.
Having worked for 14 years in salons, on photoshoots, filmsets
and backstage of catwalks across the globe, Kenna wanted to
create a space for his team and other session stylists to be able
to work on their valued clients but with the freedom and
flexibility needed to maintain careers in the fashion and
Kennaland began as a partnership between Kenna,
a celebrated stylist and creative director and
Sophia 'London's best colourist for blondes' (Timeout)
in a disused East London theatre.
Clients and stylists alike quickly became accustomed
to the unconventional and somewhat mysterious location.
Less than a year later, Kennaland outgrew the space,
moving in 2010 to a secret spot above the notorious
Hackney pub,The Cat & Mutton. The perfect relocation.
Here, Kennaland sat atop a rickety spiral staircase
above the pub and welcomed you with the feel of an
eclectic Victorian home. A ramshackle display of wigs
and an abundance of curiosities acquired from Kenna's
love of carboot sales.
Kennaland quickly was established as the go-to for the
fashion savvy for cuts, colours, consultations and
sometimes just to hang out.
In 2013, Kennaland upped roots again, undergoing a
make over and a short trip across London Fields to
accommodate the ever expanding clientele.
The Hackney space retains its underground feel both
in essence and physically - being set below ground
level in an old children's ballet studio. The fresh
decor has taken some inspiration from Kenna's
endeavours in America..
With Kenna's career in fashion flourishing and
finding himself in NY on a more regular basis,
Kennaland Greenpoint was born as a sister
salon to the Hackney studio.
Like its sibling, Kennaland Greenpoint retains
exclusivity and remains out of the commotion
of Manhattan city life.
You will find it located in the fashionable
neighborhood of Greenpoint, sitting above
street level in an old pencil factory, making the
most of its heavy wood beams and industrial
A full staff diverse and talented as the Hackney
original are there to greet and groom you, as
are the comfy couches, quirky collectibles and
a bar not far below.