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My Hair Story: Shanequa Paris

SHANEQUA PARIS ENTREPRENEUR - PRESENTER We asked Shanequa, Genesis radio presenter on Monday nights, a few questions about her hair journey so far! Can you relate? What is your first hair memory? When I was 5/6 living in Bristol, at school one day my friends who were twins of mixed heritage had their hair styled beautifully, the top half was in a bun and the bottom half was out flowing down nicely. The next morning I asked my mum to do my hair the same... She did, after persuading me not to as our hair was not the same. I went to school the next day realising that we indeed did not look the same and I chose styles to suit my own hair ever...

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My Hair Story: Carolyn Clarke

CAROLYN CLARKE ENTREPRENEUR - AUTHOR We asked Carolyn, Author and Founder of Cherish Me Journals a few questions about her hair journey so far! Can you relate? What hair type are you? I have a mixed hair type. I love the feel of my hair, the way it can change from tight curls after a few days. I love it in its natural state; I can't imagine it any other way. I have so much love for my kinks and for me it's about self acceptance and embracing my authentic self. What race are you? I have an afro-Caribbean background What is your first hair memory? My childhood memories of my hair experience have been generally positive. I used to dread wash day because I...

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My Hair Story: Flavia Asante

FLAVIA ASANTE Founder of Shea Me - Founder of Sisterforlife We asked Flavia for an insight on her personal experience with her hair! Can you relate? What is your first hair memory? My first hair memory is of my hair being styled in sections in like a 'bon-bon' hairstyle. Along with that signature style of mine, my mom would add four massive braids with little clips that looked like sweets on the end of each braid. It was a really quick and easy style to do and to take out. What hair style was your favourite growing up? Box braids! Especially whilst transitioning from my jerry curls to relaxed hair ! Yes... just like many other girls I had a JERRY...

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My Hair Story: Kayah Hazell

Kayah Hazell Mother - Student We asked Kayah, in her final year of her Broadcast Journalism degree and mother of 1, a few questions about her personal hair history! Can you relate? What is your hair type? I find it hard to classify my hair type. The back half of my head is quite thick and tight coils, whereas the front is much looser and although its still thick, it doesn’t seem to have defined curls. I don't use heat at all on my hair so I’m unsure of how it ended up like that. I would probably say its a cross between 4A and 4B.  What is your first hair memory? My first hair memory was sitting in the kitchen before my birthday party,...

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My Hair Story: Bianca McLeish

BIANCA MCLEISH Entrepreneur We asked Bianca, Milk & Cookys Founder a few questions about her hair journey so far! Can you relate? What hair type are you? Ummm.. Very Very Thick curly hair, comes fro the part Indian in my Dad I guess! What is your first hair memory? So my first hair memory (purely because of the embarrassment) was my mom cornrowing my hair into the infamous "Beehive" style at about 12 years old.. I hated it because it literally looked like a cocoon! But she thought it looked stylish and to be honest I think she was experimenting with styles. But I went to school the following day and remember everyone laughing at me. To be honest it actually...

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