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The black business founder who set up her own agency for dark skinned models

By IShelley / 08/07/2017 / 2 Comments
We speak to Kereen Hurley, the founder of Choco Models, a dark skin empowerment and model management company for under-represented dark skinned models   Kereen Hurley This Choco Models post gave us large reaction on our web page and on...

New model agency for darker skin girls

By IShelley / 30/03/2016 / 36 Comments
Choco Media Models is a new model agency that promotes darker skinned black models Much has been made on social media on the positive lack of representation of darker skinned women in the media. Lupita Nyong'o did much to dispel...

What no one tells you about chemical peels for black skin

By Dija Ayodele / 06/03/2018 / 19 Comments
Aesthetician Dija Ayodele of the Black Skin Directory sheds light on chemical peels for darker skin tones. Dija Ayodele | Image: Fotolia A question, I am often repeatedly asked is - ‘can black skin have chemical peels?’ Whilst there have been...

Win a ghd platinum+ styler in our giveaway comp

By IShelley / 19/11/2020 / 0 Comments
Your chance to win this ghd platinum+ styler (with luxury vanity case) From curls to straight, take command and be the ruler of any style you create throughout the party season and beyond, with the help of the ghd platinum+...

How to combat breakage in relaxed hair

By IShelley / 08/09/2015 / 25 Comments
With the help of award-winning stylist 5ive from Hype Coiffure, here are 6 steps to keep those relaxed tresses in pristine condition… By Lesley Buckle Stylist 5ive  1. STAY HYDRATED One of the common causes of breakage is dry hair....

36 wedding hairstyles for locs, dreadlocks and SisterLocks

By IShelley / 18/04/2017 / 1 Comment
Our natural hair bridal gallery proves that locs can be a very versatile style option, for even the most special of occasions Some natural and relaxed women are intimidated about having dreadlocks because they believe that locs are a permanent style that lack...

When do you give your child their first hair cut?

By IShelley / 17/02/2016 / 7 Comments
Blogger Maria Tumolo of The Tiger Tales blog takes a brief look at the hair-cutting rituals of different cultures Maria Tumolo   I tried various techniques to make my daughter’s hair regime has stress-free as possible. At one point my...

Should I get a silk press or will it damage my hair?

By IShelley / 02/04/2020 / 0 Comments
Lianne Bruney from ProTress examines the pros and cons of the silk press Image: Shutterstock A silk press is a hair straightening technique that doesn’t involve chemicals and, if done correctly, can achieve results that are more impressive and potentially...

Love your locs? Then stop these hair-breaking habits

By Candace Dantes / 20/11/2017 / 1 Comment
Photo by LaSundra Davis/@respect.theshooter Bad hair practices that pull out edges, roots and strands Wait! Before you slay that sculpted loc hairstyle snatching those edges back too far, consider the excruciating headache about to ensue. Then think about the long-term...

3x ButtaBoxx Boxes to be won!

By IShelley / 19/11/2020 / 0 Comments
Win a ButtaBoxx Subscription box full of goodies Founded by Tinie Tempah’s stylish sis, Marian Okogwu, ButtaBoxx is a new premium plant powered skincare subscription service that features an array of black-owned and female-led brands like Freya + Bailey, Okki...

Review: Olaplex on texturised afro hair

By JCousins / 20/09/2018 / 0 Comments
BBH road test Olaplex OK, CONFESSION: it took me a while to get on board the Olaplex bandwagon. Vogue touted it as the ‘holy grail for coloured hair’ and because I don’t dye my hair I thought ‘It’s not for...

The pillowcase that will save your edges

By Vanessa Ojapah / 13/06/2017 / 0 Comments
Do you ever go to bed with hydrated and perfectly prepped locks, and wake up with dry frizzy hair? Cotton pillowcases are every afro haired woman's worst nightmare - and some don't even realise it. Cotton is super absorbent and...



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