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, 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 beauty industries.
Kennaland began as a partnership between
Kenna,a celebrated stylist and creative director
andSophia '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.