Afro

Good News! Cantu Curl Awards 2020 are Open for Entry

Last updated May 29, 2020

After the inaugural event last year, the Cantu Curl Awards are back for 2020. The competition launched last year to celebrate the creative talent of hair enthusiasts and hairstylists throughout the UK. Finalists at the Cantu Curl Awards compete online by completing a series of hair challenges, tasked with creating a hairstyle on afro hair Read More

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Your Definitive Guide to the Curly Hair Type System

Last updated March 12, 2020

When Oprah’s hairstylist says something you sit down, take notes and digest, and that’s exactly what happened when Andre Walker came up with the curly hair type system. The system breaks down each general hair type into categories and then further splits them into sub sections. The system has been criticised by some for being Read More

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Charlotte Mensah Announces New Book – Good Hair

Last updated February 19, 2020

Three-time winner of Afro Hairdresser of the Year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, Charlotte Mensah, has announced she will be releasing a book. Good Hair: The essential guide to afro, textured and curly hair will be released on 17 September 2020, to coincide with World Afro Day, London Fashion Week and the lead up to Read More

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Hair Love Scoops Best Animated Short Film at the 2020 Academy Awards

Last updated February 10, 2020

Hair love, a film all about a black father struggling to do his daughter’s hair has been awarded Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. After seeing videos of black fathers tending to their children’s hair Matthew A. Cherry launched a Kickstarter campaign back in 2017 to create the heart-warming film. The success Read More

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Charlotte Mensah Celebrates the Year of Return in Ghana

Last updated January 16, 2020

Over the New Year Ghana celebrated the ‘Year of Return’, where London-based notable Ghanian figures, including British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame-r Charlotte Mensah, headed to the Homeland to celebrate all aspects of their African culture. The events came from a statement made by the Ghanian president Nana Akufo-Addo when he declared 2019 the ‘Year Read More

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Everything you Need To Know About Avlon Texture Release

Last updated December 16, 2019

Since dropping in the UK market Avlon Texture Release Texture Management System has been a huge hit with the increasing group of women with textured hair that are looking for style diversity in their natural locks. With the continuing decline in chemical relaxer sales around the world the brand found a new way to offer Read More

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Life Through a Lens: Errol Douglas’ Most Iconic Images

Last updated February 24, 2020

Errol Douglas MBE sits in the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame for Afro Hairdresser of the Year,  here are six of his most iconic images from the Life Though a Lens series in HJ. The Shag “It’s hard to shoot hair in black and white as you lose a lot of definition. This was my Read More

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Your Client’s Winter Haircare Dramas Solved

Last updated December 9, 2019

Winter weather can throw a lot at hair. From cranked up central heating to biting temperatures, not to mention frizz-inducing rain to freezing conditions, it’s a recipe for bad hair days. Luckily, your clients have got you on hand to help tackle winter haircare dramas. We spoke to the experts to find out what you Read More

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