Why is Peckham the right place for you?
Peckham is a place for artists and it’s my home from home. I'm from Portstewart in Northern Ireland, my mum has a salon there and everybody knows us in the community. So for me, community is really important. London particularly has always set trends for hair. I came to London in the 90s and grunge was in which I loved, I had pink hair. During recessions, people can't afford to buy new clothes or shoes, but they will get a haircut.
What are your plans for the future of Cahoonas?
I want the business to have longevity. We're growing slowly but surely because we're relying on word of mouth. I am the businesswoman, the manager, the finance person, the visionary eye and that vision goes beyond what's happening today. But I'm also part of a team, we're a charismatic tribe. I’d like the studio to be used for creative shoots and other brands. I want it to be a creative base for hairdressing and potentially beauty and fashion. I'd like it to be different.
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Credit: Ash Chalk (interview & photography)