Place – Flaunt that African six-pack

2010-06-05 10:54

If you’re serious about looking good and supporting your team then

look no further than Rekky’s Signature Hair and Nail Studio in Killarney Mall,


Rekky’s studio is the place to be for stylistas who want to look

good with African interpretations of global style trends.

A special brand of ­Afropolitanism sets Rekiat Okpe’s beauty

parlour apart from the rest.

Rekky, as she is known, is an unmistakable, self-styled queen of

weaves and a walking ­billboard for her business.

Her expert stylists hail from countries across Africa and offer

braiding and cornrow styles ­typical of their native lands.

For those with a daring streak, Rekky combines the ever- ­popular

Brazilian weave with cornrows for a unique flavour.

She says: “I’m inspired by ­people, their nature and what they do.

We always put in that ­extra special something and the client walks out of here

confident and beautiful.”

Rekky’s World Cup special is an offering of funky sets of nails

featuring the flags of the six ­African qualifiers.

Painted beautifully by the charming nail artist, Ochechi Adah,

women can flaunt their style and patriotism on the tips of their fingers.

Rekky is passionate about her African origin and her craft, and it

shows. No idea is too wild. In fact, Rekky is always up for a style challenge.

For the World Cup season, she plans to rally support for the African


She says: “We’ve taken time to learn greetings in the languages of

all the qualifying African ­countries. I’ve also increased the number of

stylists to make sure service is fast. Whether you are here for hair or beauty,

we will find your unique signature.”

Here are some of the ­Afropolitan styles on offer at Rekky’s:

  • Nail Art: The African six-pack.
  • Eyebrow threading from ­Kenyan-trained hair and

    beauty stylist.

  • Dreadlocks treatment and styling.
  • Cornrow styles from Senegal, Nigeria and


  • Brazilian weave with ­cornrows.

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