Meet the team…

Meet the editorial team behind Black Beauty & Hair magazine

Irene Shelley

Irene Shelley

 

Role Editor-in-chief

Hair must-haves… I have locs, so my waterspray and a good oil

Handbag essential… iPhone and handcream

How do you keep in shape? Hot Yoga

Worst habit… Worrying

Style icon…  J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons

Last book I read… Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Guilty secret… Candy Crush – I’m on level 1,589. That’s probably a week of my life!

Hair icon… Chescaleigh Ramsey

Best things about my job: The variety: writing, going to press launches, meeting the best in the industry and getting to do what others dream about. Oh, and did I mention the products!

Follow on Twitter: @IreneShelley

 


 

jemima pic

Jemima Cousins

 

Role: Deputy editor

Hair must-have… A good weave

Handbag essential… Samsung Note

Favourite beauty treatment… Thai massage

Worst habit… squeezing spots

Style icon… Kim Kardashian

Last book I read… 21 Days to a New You by Dr Cecilia D’Felice

Guilty secret… I like watching darts

Fantasy man… Will Smith

What I tell interns… No day is the same

Follow on Instagram: @j.coenterprise


If you’d like to get in contact with us, please email: info@blackbeautyandhair.com


Out and about with the Black Beauty & Hair team…

 

27 Comments

  1. by Khadijat on 02/13/2017  11:34 AM Reply

    Hi, I recently sent an email asking about a possible internship and I wanted to know if it was received.

    Thanks
    Khadijat

    • by IShelley on 02/13/2017  1:05 PM Reply

      Hi Khadijat
      We love having interns and work experience students! Send your email and CV to info@blackbeautyandhair.com and we'll make sure it gets passed on to the relevant person.

      Regards
      The BBH Team

  2. by Nana Boaitey on 10/25/2016  7:45 AM Reply

    Hi there,

    I hope you're all well?

    I recently sent an e-mail via info@blackbeautyandhair.com, kindly wondering if you were seeking and/or accepting modelling submissions at present?

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Best Wishes,

    Nana

    • by IShelley on 10/25/2016  10:40 AM Reply

      Hi Nana
      Thanks for getting in touch. We're not actually commissioning any photography at the moment, so we won't be requiring any models at this present time. Check out our social media platforms as we sometimes get companies asking us to send them models.

      Kind regards,
      The BBH Team

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  4. by SB on 07/20/2016  1:08 PM Reply

    Good Afternoon

    We have a large hair event coming up and wanted to discuss the possibility of sponsorship and promotion. Who would be the best person to discuss this matter with.

    Love your magazine

    Kind regards

    SB

    • by IShelley on 07/21/2016  12:41 PM Reply

      Hi there, thanks for the interest shown on our website. Please contact info@blackbeautyandhair.com and your email will be passed on to the relevant person.

      Regards
      The BBH Team

  5. by Felicia on 07/09/2016  12:20 PM Reply

    Hello, I wanted to know how would I get in touch in regards to writing content/ assisting in styling for shoots. I'm a fashion blogger and freelance stylist and would love to work with the magazine it would be great for my profile.

    • by IShelley on 07/11/2016  12:56 PM Reply

      Thanks for getting in touch. Contact editor Irene Shelley at info@blackbeautyandhair.com and she will get back to you.

      Kind regards
      The BBH Team

  6. by Shiny on 06/08/2016  4:40 PM Reply

    Hi,
    I have a friend who is now looking for hair magazines to send shots to so that they can promote their salons
    so I would like to ask you a few questions.
    I'm not sure how this works, but is there any way for us to send shots to you and you might publish it for us?
    and if yes,
    Is there any specific requirements?
    Thank you for your patience
    Sincerely,
    Shiny

    • by IShelley on 06/14/2016  2:48 PM Reply

      Hi Shiny

      Thanks for getting in touch. We love featuring work from new salons. Please send an email to info@blackbeautyandhair.com and mark it for the attention of editor Irene Shelley. She'll get back to you with details on how to proceed on getting your work published.

      Kind regards
      The BBH Team

  7. by Charlene on 05/22/2016  9:15 PM Reply

    Hello ladies

    I've recently launched Charlene's hairipy , homemade natural hair care range. I would love a whole page of advertising in your magazine please.

    • by IShelley on 05/25/2016  5:40 PM Reply

      Hi there

      Sounds like a lovely range of products. Contact info@blackbeautyandhair.com and someone will get back to you.
      Regards
      Irene

  8. by Fatima Kissi on 04/30/2016  6:52 PM Reply

    Hello Ladies
    First , Bravo for leading the way to celebration for Black Beauty! Your commitment and output are glamorously appreciated.

    To second that, I would like to offer my volunteer contribution as a free-lance writer for the magazine. I welcome your guidance on the best way to do so.
    Merci

    Fatima K. Traore

  9. by Samantha on 04/04/2016  10:46 PM Reply

    Good Evening

    I am an MUA who would like to submit some images to yourselves for publication consideration. Could you please advise if you accept submissions and if so the correct procedure for doing so?

    Thank you in advance.

    Kind regards

    Samantha

    • by IShelley on 04/05/2016  12:08 PM Reply

      Hi Smantha

      We're always interested in seeing new work and would love to see your pictures. Please email info@blackbeautyandhair.com and mark it for the attention of Irene Shelley

      • by Samantha on 04/07/2016  12:14 PM Reply

        Thank you so much. Emailed 5.4.16.

        Kind regards
        Samantha

  10. by Stephanie on 03/29/2016  9:39 PM Reply

    Good Afternoon,

    I am an aspiring model, looking to gain much exposure and network as much as possible. Is BlackBeautyandHair accepting modeling submissions? If so, where do I send my submission, and what should be the subject line of the email?

    • by IShelley on 03/31/2016  12:46 PM Reply

      Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Drop us a line at info@blackbeautyandhair.com with the subject line: Model submissions.

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

      Regards
      Irene

  11. by Pauline Lewis on 02/17/2016  9:10 AM Reply

    Hi I Shelley
    Great job with your magazine - always full of great and new info and ideas
    I am bringing out my own handmade completely natural luxurious coconut oils range and would love to do an interview on using natural coconut oil for beauty - "not all oils are created equal" I have my oils certified by a safety assessor under the Cosmetic Regulations.
    Keep up the good work.
    All the best
    Pauline

    • by IShelley on 02/17/2016  11:43 AM Reply

      Hi Pauline
      Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your positive comments! It's great to hear that you like what we do. We're always looking for new companies to mention online and in the magazine. Please send and email to info@blackbeautyandhair.com

  12. by Sandrine Anterrion on 02/16/2016  11:58 AM Reply

    Hello
    I would love to write an article or do a story on belly dancing for women's fitness and empowerment.
    I am a performer and teacher based in London.

    • by IShelley on 02/16/2016  5:16 PM Reply

      Hi Sandrine

      Thanks for getting in touch. We'd love to have a story on belly dancing! Do you have pictures we can use for the article? Contact us on: info@blackbeautyandhair.com

  13. by ALEXANDRA on 12/26/2015  8:13 PM Reply

    Hello,
    I am a dancer/choreographer, musician, actress and emerging model from Chandler, Arizona. I would like to know what a girl would have to do in order to be featured on the cover of your magazine and have a spread in the magazine as well? Let me know.

    • by IShelley on 01/04/2016  3:06 PM Reply

      Hi there
      Lovely to hear from you. We no longer shoot our own front covers, instead the images that are selected have been
      sent to us from hairdessers and/or haircare companies. We usually reserve our spreads for our celebrity features. We do have a 'Model' section online that you can take part in: http://www.blackbeautyandhair.com/models/.

      Regards
      Irene

  14. by IShelley on 10/15/2015  11:34 AM Reply

    Hi Suzi
    Lovely to hear from you.
    The photographs that you see in the magazine (including the front covers) are sent to us from hair salons and haircare companies, who pick their own models and organise their own shoots. A hair model has to have a strong head of hair and be flexible as to what sort of style will be carried out on it. (It's no use being a hair model if you want to grow your hair or if your hair is very weak and breaking). You also have to be relaxed in front of a camera as well as being photogenic. Patience is also a virtue, as is a good sense of humour as getting the perfect picture could take a long time.
    Contact salons whose work you like and whose work regularly appears in the magazine and offer them your services. Don't be offended if they say no, as they probably have many enquiries of this nature.

  15. by Suzi Eduardo on 10/15/2015  1:01 AM Reply

    Hello,

    For many years I have bought the black beauty hair magazine and I absolutely love it.
    I wanted to know how I can go on about modelling for black beauty hair magazine or being n the magazine alone would be a dream come true for me, please forgive me if I sound crazy.
    I would please like for you to tell me how to go on about modelling for you or being in the front cover.

    Many Thanks
    Suzi Eduardo

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