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Aug 14, 2014

FEMME PHENOMENAL: Ronke Adeyemi on brown beauty and her role within digital marketing

FEMME PHENOMENAL: Ronke Adeyemi on brown beauty and her role within digital marketing

Ronke Adeyemi is the founder editor of a rising and encompassing brown beauty website: browbeautytalk.com – an online magazine aimed of at women of colour that serves to bring forth the best and latest news in skincare, body, hair care, make up, beauty news and product reviews. When she is not editing brownbeauytalk she works as a freelance digital marketing consultant and with over 15 years in…

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Aug 14, 2014

A Head of Full Wool: A History of Black Hair

A Head of Full Wool: A History of Black Hair

Where did the story of black hair begin?  Too often we begin black people’s story with slavery—when we know full well that the African story began in Africa.

Before Slavery

Early in the fifteenth century, African hair was a distinct form of communication.  African hair spoke of age, marital status, ethnic identity, religion, wealth, and social rank.  For instance, in the Wolof tribe of Senegal,…

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Aug 13, 2014

REVIEW: Get On Up is captivating, funky and groovy!

REVIEW: Get On Up is captivating, funky and groovy!

Captivating, funky, groovy, entertaining, eccentric are not just synonyms attributed to The Godfather of Soul, Mr Dynamite – James Brown but also of his biopic – ‘Get On Up’ in which we see Chadwick A. Boseman impeccably play Mr. Brown to perfection – making it difficult for the audience to not fall in love (again) with James’ Brown music and his talent. Boseman doesn’t exist outside of the…

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Aug 12, 2014

Hairfinity: The Hairway to Heaven?

Hairfinity: The Hairway to Heaven?

The dietary supplement, ‘HAIRFINITY’, promises to help strengthen hair and promote hair growth with just two capsules taken daily.  From Elle Varner (Musician) to Toya Carter (Reality TV Star), it seems US celebrities can’t get enough of the hottest hair product to hit the scene.  Being proudly African my hair is naturally coarse.  So much so, that when I was younger, my mum took me a hairdresser…

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Aug 8, 2014

Spicing it up in the bedroom

Spicing it up in the bedroom

Sex.  The very mention of the word makes us all sit up and take notice regardless of the state of our sex lives or lack of. If you are one of the lucky ones who is getting down to some hot passion on a regular basis, good for you!  But there are times, when you are in a long term relationship the spark fizzles out and its time to spice things up.    How do you know if the spark has gone?  If the…

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Aug 8, 2014

Hair Review: Curlformers

I took some time out to try Hairflair’s Curlformers, a heat-free answer to creating bouncy curls.  Once you get the hang of them, Curlformers are relatively easy to put in and take out.  They are perfect if you are worried about heat damage and, if used correctly, can create a vibrant, flirty look.  Used on damp hair, Curlformers include a styling hook and come in different colours and sizes.

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Aug 7, 2014

EXHIBITION: Lorenzo Vitturi - Dalston Anatomy at the Photographers’ Gallery

EXHIBITION: Lorenzo Vitturi – Dalston Anatomy at the Photographers’ Gallery

In a new exhibition showing at the Photographer’s Gallery, Dalston-based photographer Lorenzo Vitturi is to showcase his latest creation: Dalston Anatomy – an visual ode to Dalston aimed to preserve the area, more specifically Ridley Road Market in its current, vibrant state before it succumbs to complete gentrification. “The images of are composed of  arranged found objects and photographs…

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Jun 30, 2014

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SUMMER: ‘tis the ultimate season and reason for more happiness / Quotes to celebrate the essence of summer http://afronoire.com/lifestyle/summer-tis-ultimate-season-reason-happiness-quotes-celebrate-essence-summer/

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