43 Black Owned Businesses in the U.K. You Absolutely Need In Your Life
2020 could be considered a pretty bleak year for people of colour. But, while the ongoing fight for equality and awareness continues, it’s also important to recognise the success within the black community and celebrate black-owned businesses in the UK.Read More
19 Inspiring UK Afro Hair And Beauty Entrepreneurs You Want Follow
The afro hair and beauty movement wouldn’t be what it is today without the passionate individuals creating amazing Afro Caribbean hair products and spreading the message about natural hair and black beauty. Here we’ve compiled a list of the UK hair and beauty founders that we think to deserve some recognition.
PS: All information written below has been found online and is available to everybody.Read More
Afro Hair Business Interview – Hazel, Founder of Sanctus Hair & Salon Owner: “In the black community, hairdressers are looked down on. They’re seen as uneducated or dropouts […]”
Afrocks had a chat with Hazel who recently launched her product range. She’s also a salon owner in South East London – therefore she has plenty to say when it comes to the afro hair industry!Read More
Afrocks Afro Business Interview – Aasiyah, Founder of The Renatural: “Versatility, ease and protection are the main reasons why black women wear wigs today”
You may have noticed how black entrepreneurs – more specifically black women – recently started to take centre stage in the afro hair industry (finally). Today we speak with Aasiyah Abdulsalam, founder of The Renatural, a platform that promises to disrupt and fix the wig industry with better, safer and healthier products. By a black woman for black women.Read More
Sole Trader or Limited Company For Your Afro Hair Business: What Are The Big Differences?
In this very business oriented guest post, Kateata – who is an accountant at hairandbeautyaccounting.com – tell us everything we should know about choosing the right company structure for your next venture.Read More
How We Kinda Validated Afrocks Startup Idea Without Wasting (Too Much) Time And Money
Ok so you woke up this morning with THAT killer idea for a startup, and you just can’t wait to get started: build that sh*t and ship it, right?
It reminds me when I first thought about starting Afrocks. To me, it was pretty much all mapped out. I was going to build the product, launch it, grow it, maybe sell it and then breeze through the rest of life as a successful entrepreneur. Daydreaming!
14 UK Black Hosted Podcast To listen to While You’re Getting Your Afro Hair Styled
By far, live radio has been dominating the audio landscape for ages. However, with mainstream media often being pointed and the level of trust declining, we can arguably wonder if this era of glory is coming to an end?
Our habits have evolved drastically, especially when smartphones landed in our hands. Millennials know it well.They are the biggest consumers of audio content on mobile devices.
The last decade have been witnessing the rise of podcasts. According to the Radio Joint Audience Research, 6.4 million adults or 12% of the adult population in UK use a Podcast in an average week and that number is growing year on year.
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.
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.
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!