Black History Month: A #LondonBraids Story

Instagram is not just a place for the hallowed selfies or holiday pictures. With an ever-growing user base, the photo-sharing app has established itself as a ubiquitous social media marketing tool that’s here to stay. In 2017, there were an estimated 17.2 million Instagram users in the UK, with 61% of the total being 18-34,…

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5 Black British Owned Hair & Beauty Salons In… London!

The beauty industry as a whole has always and will forever be, a huge money-maker. For centuries, men and women have been paying close attention to their appearance, making sure they always look and feel their best with whatever they have. It goes all the way back to school where the boys rocked the slits…

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Black British Girlhood: The Hair Shop Edition

Picture this: you’re 9 years old. It’s Saturday morning and your mum is running her hand over the soft fuzz that’s developed from your plaits. Being 9, you’re not particularly bothered by the fly-aways. Your mum, however, can’t have you out there like that and frankly, this hairstyle has seen better days. So it’s time…

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Reminder: Black Brits Need Sun Protection Too!

That freak trial period of summer in April 2018 had us thinking of evening and weekend motives, outfits and getaways. But did sun protection cross your mind? Probably not. When you think of sunburn, you may conjure up images of flushed skin of a paler hue. Advertising doesn’t help. As with countless instances in mainstream…

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Acne: The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the love for dark-skinned women increase (mostly on social media). Whether or not this has actually translated offline is a completely different story – one for another post perhaps. In the cyber world where a lot of us (sadly) spend our lives; posting, liking, hashtagging, sharing and following…

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