Yes. Abantu was launched in British Columbia in 1993 by Birgit & Michael Okoth, a Canadian immigrant. Son Mark Okoth, a Canadian citizen, currently operates Abantu and has no plans to move it from Canada to Mexico!
Yes. Since our first day of business in 1993 Abantu has featured a real store with real product and real people who really know their stuff. Please visit our Contact Us page for directions to and hours of business at our Kingsway, Vancouver location.
Abantu is often open to bright and energetic individuals who might thrive in this exciting yet demanding industry. Of course we give preference to those that show a natural inclination for hair-care, hair fashion and trends, and can back that with a good deal of knowledge and/or personal experience regarding various hair and hair-care products.
If you'd like to join our excellent team and can bring both character, caring and professionalism to the task, please forward your resume to Abantu's owner:
Yes. If you change your mind about purchased product (not Sale or Clearance) the item may be shipped at your expense within 10 days, in original factory condition and unused. Please visit our Store Policies page for more info.
If your item arrived by mail or courier and the package (and thereby the item inside) was damaged enroute, the driver should have been notified at point of delivery. Abantu cannot be held responsible for such damages however all shipments are insured to protect you. Please visit our Store Policies page for more info.
YES. If your item arrived in damaged condition from the factory (not sustained enroute) call Abantu immediately at 1.800.615.9899. You may also email Abantu with photos of the suspect item. Please visit our Store Policies page for more info.
Yes. Abantu ships (standard rates) to all communities across Canada served by Canada Post. For additional charges Abantu can ship to remore areas serviced by couriers. You will be notified of any additional charges before orders are finalized.
Yes. Abantu ships to all major worldwide locations accessible by postal or courier services. For additional charges Abantu can ship to remore areas serviced by couriers. You will be notified of any additional charges before orders are finalized.
Yes. Abantu is pleased to offer digital Gift Cards that may be purchased online (https://shopabantu.com/products/gift-card) then forwarded to any recipient with an email account (or you can use it yourself). You may choose a value between $10 and $500 when purchasing, and save up to 10% off the face value at checkout. Abantu Gift Cards are balance-trackable, printable, have no expiry, can be used on any desktop pc or mobile device, and can map to your ApplePay account.
If you’re unsure of style, hair type, quality, price and what truly will work for you, Abantu staff are only a phone call away. Based on your budget and specifc needs we can help you choose the extensions, hairpiece or wig that’s perfect for you. Reach us at 604.431.8008 or Toll-free 1.800.615.9899.
Alternately, consult your favourite stylist in person. Salons have their specialties and preferences based on real-world applications and their practical experience is priceless.
All are 100% human hair however virgin hair is not chemically altered, cuticles are intact and hair is smooth and manageable. Remy offers greater quality beginning with virgin hair from a single donor, consistent cut lengths, aligned cuticles for tangle-free longer-lasting hair, and possibly professional colour-dyeing.
Budget-priced human hair may come from multiple sources and may be heavily processed and coloured. Quality, manageability and durability varies yet it is often considered a better choice than most synthetic hair.
Arguably yes. Good synthetic hair may be easier to wear and run at first but resilience and durability is often brief and in time managebility decreases rapidly possibly offsetting savings. Human hair demands the same care you give your own natural hair and generally, the more care you give the more beautiful your hair will look, for longer periods.
Dependant on initial quality and how well you care for your extensions, you can expect 1–6 months as a fair lifespan. Exceptional quality extension hair and exceptional care may earn a few more months of exceptional style!