Afro

Zoe Irwin Announced as MANTA Brush Brand Ambassador

Posted on September 18, 2018

Zoe Irwin, multi-award winning hairdresser, session stylist and creative director has been announced as the new ambassador for the pioneering MANTA brush. The MANTA brush is the first of its kind to mould to the shape of your hand and scalp, creating less tension on strands whilst massaging the scalp and promoting healthy hair growth. The Read More

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How Long Should These Afro Services Take In Salon

Posted on September 15, 2018

Customer services is so key to ensure repeat business in salon. Keeping your clients in the loop about how long their services might take is one way to make sure they trust that they are being attended to from the first step of their appointment. With the wealth styles you can achieve on textured hair Read More

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Your Definitive Guide to the Curly Hair Type System

Posted on September 15, 2018

When Oprah’s hairstylist says something you sit down, take notes and digestive, 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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How to Create this Blend of Colours on Afro-Textured Hair

Posted on September 14, 2018

The Matrix artistic team created this stunning blend of colours on Afro-textured hair by first pre-lightening. Read the formulas below to see what these used for the finished look. Place the colours visually where you want them to lay on the head and melt the colours at the meeting point to avoid hard lines. Colour Read More

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How to Help your Clients Care for Their Wigs and Weave

Posted on September 14, 2018

Despite the increase of black women ditching the relaxers over the last decade that doesn’t mean that your clients are loathed to try a protective style. In fact, more women are opting for wigs and weaves to give their hair a break from excessive styling. It’s important to leave them armed with the right tips Read More

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The Truth About Afro Hair Training and Education

Posted on September 13, 2018

We spoke to leading Afro hair stylists Slidercuts, Junior Green and Graham Grimshaw to find out their opinions on Afro hair training, how they mastered the trade and their education and course recommendations. Firstly, do you think there is a lack of training in the Afro hair industry? Slidercuts: Yes, but I think it’s an oversight Read More

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How Subrina Kidd Curated her Freelance Lifestyle

Posted on September 12, 2018

The road to freelance life isn’t always simple, we spoke to stylist Subrina Kidd about her journey to self-employment… “I started off actually not wanting to be a hairdresser. But when I was 12-years-old my mum didn’t have a lot of money and I worked out that if I got a weekend job I’d have Read More

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