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Published on 2 January 2019 by Afrocks

14 UK Black Hosted Podcast To listen to While You’re Getting Your Afro Hair Styled

Photo credit: Snatch Edges podcast

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.

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Published on 20 December 2018 by Afrocks

I Can No Longer Style Hair But Don’t Let That Happen To You: Superwoman you are not!

Afrocks Hair and Business Consultant Simone, shares the inspiration behind the ‘Take a Seat’ poem. It may be hard to believe but self care is a new concept to many black women.

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Published on 13 December 2018 by Afrocks

Dear Black Woman, Take A Seat! A Poem About Self-Care And Self-Preservation

Photo credit @William Stitt

Following a challenging few months at afrocks HQ, we have had a look at how we look after ourselves, not just in business, but in life – full stop. 
Over the next few weeks our Head Afro hair and Business, Simone will be sharing her thoughts on self care. Although aimed at stylists and entrepreneurs, the content of this 4 part series can apply to anyone.
Enjoy part 1.
From us to you

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Published on 3 December 2018 by Afrocks

32 Gifts Ideas From UK Black Owned Businesses That Your Relatives Will Love For Festive Season

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Festive season is just around the corner – you can feel it in the air (and TV ads) but you are desperately in need of inspiration for your christmas presents. Afraid not! We’ve done all the work for you and picked awesome gifts from black owned brands that will definitely impress friends and family.

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Published on 15 November 2018 by Afrocks

Afro And Natural Hair Representation Matters

Photo credit: Fiona Whyte Photography

For some, it has been a long time coming…for others, it is a shock to the eyelids! We like to think of it as ‘Afro Inception’. Out of nowhere (it seems) melanin magic is hitting the mainstream. You don’t have to be well read to know the importance of having your own beauty reflected in what you see in the media, and we are in a time where Afro is doing the most YAAASSSSSSSSS! Growing up, many of us did not have this amazing experience of seeing people on TV that looked like or represented our beauty, so this not an over reaction, this is curl appreciation at it’s finest.

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Published on 31 May 2018 by Afrocks

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.

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Published on 27 April 2018 by Afrocks

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’

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Published on 5 January 2018 by Afrocks

Amara La Negra: The Reason Why It Is Important To Promote Self Validation

2017 has been a year of harvest. I loved and was proud of Rai-Elle’s talent and look. Watching her on X-Factor felt warm and satisfying because seeing a young woman like her on the telly does not just happen.  It’s the fruit of tireless efforts and work around one main idea: normalising black features, in a society where, for a long time, one had to “tame” ones African phenotypes to fit in the “civilised western world”.

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Published on 22 June 2017 by Afrocks

6 Events Celebrating Black Culture You Do Not Want To Miss This Summer 2017

So summer has arrived and if you are like me, you too are looking for events to attend all summer long with the hope of not only having the best time, but the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of people.
Well keep reading and by the end of this post you should be ready to attend at least one of these events.

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Published on 1 June 2017 by Afrocks

13 Hair And Beauty Gifts You Can Offer To Your Natural Hair Friends

Credit picture @ Kinay Wraps

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your natural hair friends?

Well then this guide is for you.

Listed here are 10 gift ideas that your natural hair friends will fall in love with – and you may even decide to treat yourself!

There are gifts suitable for all budgets and age groups that will ensure your favourite naturalistas feel beautiful and appreciated.

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