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A salon service for all your hair and beauty needs in Romford

THE GENTLE & SOFT HANDS SALON.  is your go-to for all your beauty needs. We offer a range of services to ensure you leave looking and feeling your best. Our services include hair and beauty treatments for men, women and children.

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 The Gentle & Soft Hands Salon is absolutely the best when it comes to afro hair and treatment. Manty's hand is soft gentle and more importantly ever since I started doing my hair at her place my hair has started to grow and all my hairlines are firmly in place. She is accommodating, the shop is spacious and beautiful.

I will recommend 100% to anyone looking for a painless hairdresser and a professional! Someone who has all the tips to grow your hair and offer you the best products and price.”


Get to know MJ

Owner/Head Stylist

MJ is our phenomenal owner and head stylist. She has had over 13 years of experience in hair and beauty. MJ has been passionate about hair and beauty since the age of 10 when she started on her journey to become the celebrated stylist she is today. MJ believes in making each customer happy and knows how important hair and beauty is, not only for your appearance but for your soul. Her passion, care and attention to detail are reflected in the individualised and high-quality service we offer each client.

Manty's qualifications

  • Halls of Ivy Certificate of Achievement in Lash and Brow Tinting and Shaping Course

  • Halls of Ivy Certificate of Achievement in Luxury Manicure and Pedicure Course

You will leave MJ's salon chair feeling like a new person, walking on air and ready to take on the world! Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself.

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Highly Reviewed

Friendly and Professional Service


Gentle Touch

We have vacancies and apprenticeships available

We are offering apprenticeships in hair and beauty. If you are interested please feel free to get in touch directly, or fill the contact form in below.  

We also have vacancies for stylists in Afro Caribbean hair and beauticians. Get in touch directly, or fill in the contact us form below. We will then contact you. 

We are offering apprenticeship training on the following causes for £250 per course.

  • Ghana Cornrows

  • Box Braids

  • Twist

  • Lux

  • French Braids

  • Etc...

In each of these courses, we will train on how to do hair without pulling,  doing hair that's more relaxing and comfortable for clients.

Techniques on how to regrow hair and techniques on how to prevent hair breakage.


Certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Opportunity for employment if a candidate performs well.


More on the apprenticeship courses, questions and concerns: ring the office someone will be available to talk and answer questions. 

Treat yourself and visit THE GENTLE & SOFT HANDS SALON in Romford today

Our staff is professional, highly trained and experienced. We offer a wide range of hair and beauty treatments for men, women and children. Our salon is spacious, relaxing and the perfect space to get a new look and let your worries melt away.

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