Afro

How To: Create Ultimate Volume in Textured Hair with ghd

Last updated June 29, 2020

For summer 2020 ghd turned to the runways to find inspiration for their lookbook, entitled Summer Punch. We love this textured hair look using the Afro pick attachment. STEP 1 Prep using ghd smooth & finish serum. STEP 2 When hair is 80% dry, stretch out sections and direct ghd helios at the hair on Read More

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This is how Afro Hair Education has Enriched our Careers

Last updated June 23, 2020

While your initial hairdressing training sets you up for a great career it’s not where the learning stops in this industry – especially if you want to delve into the world of textured and Afro hair. A lot of the inexperience when it comes to Afro hair stems from the fact that you could go Read More

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This Viral Post by Naeemah LaFond is a Must-Read for Allyship and Change in Hairdressing

Last updated June 11, 2020

The conversations regarding racial injustice and inequality in hairdressing have really ramped up recently. This has sparked conversation on training and education and representation across the industry. An Instagram post from Naeemah LaFond, global artistic director for amika, has gone viral – it details steps on how brands and fellow hairdressers can support and be Read More

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Elite Hair Lounge Announces Third Salon Opening in Archway

Last updated June 8, 2020

Natural and relaxed hair specialist salon, Elite Hair Lounge has announced a third salon opening this summer in North London’s Archway. Elite, which is has gained popularity for its silk press service, first opened in Stockwell, south west London in 2015. Since then owner Talisha Cox has expanded to Lewisham, south east London and now Read More

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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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