eco-friendly boutique

hair salon in earlsfield

Cognito Hair is a sustainable hair salon specialising in colour, precision cutting and the pioneering nanokeratin smoothing and straightening system. Our friendly stylists are experienced in working with all Afro, European and Asian hair types.

Cognito is Latin for knowledge. We pride ourselves on continuous learning and a detailed knowledge of hair styling, colouring, care and treatments. Sharing tips on how to maintain healthy hair, aftercare, and achieving the best results is all part of the Cognito Hair experience.

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More to hairdressing than meets the eye

Our passion for learning extends to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. As a member of the Green Salon Collective, we’re always searching for ways to improve, source sustainable products and ensure every stage of your haircare journey is safe and kind to the environment. We are fiercely proud of our carbon neutral status and zero waste to landfill achievement. Having your hair cut, coloured or treated doesn’t have to harm the planet.

Committed to making a difference in our community, we also donate 10% of profits to fund community activities at our local church.


  • Collect 2 points for every £1 you spend at the salon.
  • Receive double points when you re-book your appointment.
  • Redeem your points against a range of rewards.

Treats range from a complimentary blow dry to hair care products and treatments.

Don’t miss out on your rewards! Ask about joining our loyalty scheme on your next visit.

Loyalty Rewards at Cognito Hair



Shareefa Jennings

Senior Stylist

Shareefa began her hairdressing career as an apprentice at the renowned Vidal Sassoons at St Paul’s and Bayswater Academy. She has more than
25 years’ hairdressing experience and is is fascinated by the creativity and science of hair care. Shareefa specialises in Afro and European hair, cutting, colouring and the pioneering nanokeratin smoothing system.

In her free time, Shareefa lives an eco-friendly lifestyle with her son and cat, Popcorn. She enjoys creative writing and song writing, reading, baking, and making her own evening wear.

Cognito Hair Senior Stylist Shareefa
Cognito Hair Trainee Assistant Stylist Anu

Anu Ikutiyinu

graduate Stylist

Anu began her hairdressing journey as a curious apprentice in her native Nigeria, before moving to the UK to experience a life-changing moment in our salon. In 2021, Anu visited as a client and impressed us so much she ended up joining the team!

A Level 2 qualified hairdresser, and Level 3 qualified in women’s hairdressing at Hammersmith College as of June 2023. Anu joined the team as a Graduate Stylist in November 2023 and is loving every minute of it. Away from the salon, Anu is a keen singer and loves travelling and trying new foods.

Careers at

Cognito Hair

We’re looking for extraordinary hair stylists to join our growing team!


Are you looking for a part-time or
full-time position as a hairstylist?


Do you have a passion for hair styling
and the science of hair care?


Are you a people person with excellent communication skills?


Would you like to work in a boutique salon that values you, with opportunities to grow and develop your skills and knowledge?

If this sounds like you, take a look at the full job vacancy details.

Whether you’re looking for an immediate start or considering a future move, you are welcome to visit the salon to see and learn what we’re all about.