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Published on 10 July 2016 by Afrocks

Promoting Black Business: Calabash Of Culture Vegan Cafe in Sydenham, A Must-Go!

Whilst we are still waiting to officially launch Afrocks – our brand new website that will connect you with Natural Hair Stylist in Your Area (you can register to get notify when we launch) – and following our blog post on 26 freakin cool UK black owned businesses: here is a new episode! A quick video at the Calabash of Culture in Sydenham.

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Published on 6 July 2016 by Afrocks

26 Cool UK Black Owned Businesses We Picked Up From Twitter Hashtag #UKBlackOwnedBusinesses

Back in March when I was right inside the twists and turns of setting up Afrocks and getting the word out, I was already thinking about writing a fantastic blog post about Black-owned businesses. Now is probably the right time: there is a great hashtag going viral on Twitter #UKBlackOwnedBusinesses featuring literally hundreds of dedicated black people doing their thing. Here is a list of the most creative, fun, cool Black-Owned businesses we found through this amazing hashtag!
PS: This is has been put together by the Afrocks team based on our own criteria, which are of course subjective. It doesn’t mean that other businesses not listed below aren’t good…

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Published on 14 June 2016 by Afrocks

Facebook Ads for Natural Hair Stylists: Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Reach More Clients

Back in April, I wrote a blogpost about how independent natural hair stylists could get more clients     and better promote themselves on the internet. At that time we had a whole section dedicated to Facebook advertising. Well, I guess it is time to write that step-by-step guide that will drive traffic and clients to your website/Facebook page!

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Published on 11 June 2016 by Afrocks

41 Incredible Photos From AfroPunk Fest 2016 in Paris

You missed it!

Don’t worry, we gathered the best photos of the Fest for you! There are some pretty amazing style that will inspire you for sure!

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Published on 31 May 2016 by Afrocks

30 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Your Natural Grey Hair

Amazing pictures of Women and Men Rocking their Grey and Silver Hair with Natural Hair and Locs. It makes us want to grow some grey hair about right now! Especially love the #14 !

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Published on 28 May 2016 by Afrocks

27 Pictures Showing That Black Men With Locs Are Not Looking Good & Professional

A few month ago we wrote a very popular blog post about Locs salon in London. We are now coming up with amazing pictures of Black Men with Locs. Just see for yourself, pictures speak more than a thousand words!

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Published on 24 May 2016 by Afrocks

Why We Believe Afrocks Is The Next Big Thing To Help You Find Your Natural Hair Stylist?

Wow! What a month it’s been for Afrocks so far! Well, we haven’t launched yet as we are being held back by a few admin stuff but we are keeping ourselves busy and meeting natural hair stylists and afro hairdressers all over London. We are also showing our friendly (I hope so!) faces in a number of networking events in the capital. All in all we are getting ready for our launch very soon. If you haven’t yet, you can sign up either as a client or as a stylist and we will get in touch with you prior to full website launch to let you know that this is happening.

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Published on 20 May 2016 by Afrocks

Let’s Big Up Ourselves With The Caribbean Justice Alliance!

Psssit, guess what is happening in Dominica right now… a revolution in modern storytelling, an assertion of a Caribbean radical subjectivity… We are getting our own superheroes oui. If you are into comics and animes, you are in for a treat with The Caribbean Justice Alliance project. What we like about this work is first of all the relatability of the characters. They are Caribbean and they rock natural hair in all shapes, styles and shades, just like you would find in the streets of Port of Spain, Bridgetown or Basseterre. Secondly, teenagers are fighting along with adults. This intergenerational cooperation makes it dynamic and progressive. We do not know exactly who the enemy is, but we can speculate that a team of proud black superheroes fighting along their youths is there to dismantle something big… like Babylon (Irie). We have to speculate because the creative team: Albert Pierre, Sean Francis and Daniel Pond, is keeping a tight seal on the story line. However they gave us indications on the characters, their powers and relationships and it sounds awesome! (they are such a tease). Here is what we gathered!

Similarly to most series with a plethora of characters — X Men, Naruto or Fairy Tale– there is a leader, in our case Lieutenant Yurumei from St Vincent, who dispatches the missions according to the hero’s power. The characters are indeed numerous and diverse with clear personality traits which presuppose great storylines!

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Published on 13 May 2016 by Afrocks

7 Rules For A Successful Natural Hair Transition 

Making changes in your life is never an easy thing to do, especially if it entails incorporating new habits into your already well worn routine. When you decide that it’s time to make that change and you begin to transition, be it that you want to become a vegetarian or a gym bunny, you want to learn a new language or you decide to go natural. There are things that you can do to help you reach your goal, here are a few suggestions.

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Published on 29 April 2016 by Afrocks

[Infographic] 13 Natural Hair, Black Beauty & Self-Confidence Quotes That Will Strengthen Your Soul

Sometimes you feel down. You lose confidence, or you feel like you will never going to make it. Some other times, you don’t feel beautiful when you look at yourself in the mirror, and are overwhelmed by self-confidence issues, deeply rooted inside your heart – affecting your soul.
Keep your Head up! Some of our greatest people fought the good fight for you – us! Read what they have to say.

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