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 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 in May of 2014.

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 edges.

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.