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8 Dreadlocks Salons and Studio You Should Definitely Visit In London
Back in 2016, I wrote about 5 locs salons I had personally visited in London for my loc maintenance – at the time I had long and beautiful dreadlocks; still don’t know why I cut them off to be honest 🙁
2 years on, I am happy to say this post has literally been one of the most popular on our blog with nearly 12,000 visits to date. Wow! this is quite huge, and we’re always proud to give top quality black businesses the exposure they deserve. However since publishing the blog post I never stopped receiving emails from other salons in London, asking to be featured in an updated article, which is fair.
So here we are now, here is a list of 8 smaller or less known salons that you should still visit if you are in London. Enjoy! In no particular order!
17 London Mobile Afro Hairdressers You Can Book On Afrocks Now
Finding a good afro hair beauty professional can be a tedious and sometimes stressful process in London for many Black women with natural hair. We have all hear or experience dreadful salon stories right? Well, if you live in London and are looking for reliable, skilled natural hair stylists, locticians or braiders, say no more! You will find below some of the best afro hairdressers in London – good news is you can also book them on Afrocks. C’est parti!Read More
Interview Of Blogger, Writer And Hair Coach Tola Okogwu Who Is Crowdfunding To create Documentary About Hair Products For Black Women
Pretty sure you guys have seen Tola’s BBC interview being shared on social media. She was discussing the harmful effects that hair products cause in black woman health and the importance of being more ingredient conscious. In a study, published in April 2018 by researchers from the Silent Spring Institute and Battelle Memorial Institute in the USA it was found that 80% of black hair products contain endocrine disrupting and asthma causing chemicals.
Tola is now launching a crowdfunding campaign to finance a documentary called ‘My Haircare Nightmare’. The documentary will creatively explain the science behind the research and delve deeper into the societal and cultural pressures that lead black women to use these products. They will speak to real women and hear their hair stories. The documentary will also provide expert advice and practical approaches to help Black women reduce their level of exposure to EDCs and asthma causing chemicals. We met with Tola for a quick, yet insightful chat.
Here are Some Windrush Encouragements For Afro Hairdressers Struggling With Their Transition Into Business.
Wheeeennnnnn I decided I was going to become a ‘serious’ stylist, I faced so many challenges and the biggest one (as I have only come to realise) was myself. I was and continue to be my biggest challenge and having spoken to a fellow stylist I know I am not the only one. When I wrote my first blog for Afrocks I did not sleep the night before publication. People, the doubt that plagued me that night…even bush tea couldn’t help me.Read More
Klerissa McDonald: “I have personally seen many women experience the horrific effects of using permanent straighteners and relaxers”
We caught up with Klerissa McDonald, CEO and founder of award winning UK brand Curly By Nature to discuss damages caused by use of chemicals, Curly By Nature products and much more.Read More
15 Inspiring UK Afro Hair And Beauty Entrepreneurs You Want Follow
When we talk about afro hair and beauty doing the most, we tend to forget about the passionate individuals that are actually driving the business. Here’s a (completely subjective) list of the UK afro hair and beauty founders and entrepreneurs you should pay attention to, as they are contributing in changing and disrupting the industry at their own level.
PS: All information written below have been found online and are available to everybody.
10 Reasons Why You Should Use Afrocks To Book Your Afro Hair Stylist In London
There are many benefits to using Afrocks. From getting the inspiration for your future hairdo to book and pay online and be styled from the comfort of your own home, we make you save time and money. If you’re still on the fence, or just don’t believe us, here are the … reasons why taking to Instagram or Facebook for your hair pampering sessions may be a hassle.Read More
I Am Stressed, Skint And Drained: I Am Shutting Down Afrocks, The Afro Hair Startup
I had been feeling quite down for a while, but emotionally it all hit me one night, at around 1.42am as I was staring at my laptop screen, completely drained. The past few weeks had been quite challenging to say the least, and looking at the numbers, the upcoming weeks would be equally tough.
Interview With Naomi Grant, Film Director & Co-Founder At Look At My Black Beauty
We caught up with Naomi ahead of her UK tour screening her latest short film ‘Future First’Read More
Afrocks Interview: We discuss Crowdfunding, Hair Products And Chicken Wings (What?) With Afrocenchix Founders
When Afrocks meet with Afrocenchix founders Rachael and Joycelyn, it’s always to ask cool questions. Sometimes. Anyway, we discuss Crowdfunding, beauty products and chicken wings…yes!