Cool as a CUCUMBA!

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AfroNoire was invited to attend CUCUMBA - URBAN PITSTOP PRESENTS... TIRIVAMWE on April 8th 2015, showcasing the Spring/Summer collection by new fashion label TIRIVAMWE.  The evening was a collaboration of upcoming fashion, pampering beauty treatments and networking. With everyone from top beauty bloggers, to magazine editors, to none other than TV personality, Charlene White.  

Attendees were treated to cocktails and marshmallow treats

Some of the gorgeous brown beauty bloggers who attended the event

Charlene White and Tunrayo of Styling the way forward blog

Ronke Adeyemi of brownbeauty blog and Keysha Davis of Black Hair Magazine

The TIRIVAMWE collection was beautiful with everything from African print lightweight capes to pretty summer dressses.  We will, of course, bring you detailed information on the collection and the designer herself in the near future, here on AfroNoire.

Fashion Designer, Tirivamwe wearing one of her beautiful dresses and friend

Naija Living Editor Azeezat Sulaiman w/ AfroNoire Beauty Editor Deborah Asare

Event attendees were invited to sample a pamper treatment

Vivienne Nweke, Co-Founder of Cucumba Salon

The venue for the event was CUCUMBA, described by the Evening Standard as “One of London’s hippest salons” and 2014 runner up for Top Beauty Salon in the London Lifestyle Awards; CUCUMBA is on a mission to transform a nation of stressed-out, over-worked souls into relentlessly fabulous, happy, shiny, pampered and polished princes and princesses.  The great thing is that their services can be tailored to your personal time and budget. For example, if you only have 10 or 20 minutes, you can pay a fixed amount (£14 for 10mins or £23.50 for 20mins) and select any of the set treatments listed; anything from massages and manicures to pedicures and facials - amazing!

The menu is in 10 minute bands up to 1 hour with corresponding prices and more in depth treatments.  CUCUMBA is definitely a salon you must visit, especially if you live or work in London.  It’s in a perfect location: just off Oxford Street/Great Marlborough Street.  The staff are friendly, helpful and really look after you.  As a Central London salon you can be assured of a top quality London level of service when you visit there.  So get down to Cucumba!


  • Cucumba is located at 12 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB
  • Tel: 0207 734 2020
  • Visit: www.cucumba.co.uk