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May2017

precious hair & beauty awards

Event | The PRECIOUS Hair and Beauty Awards

We are really excited about this! Join us at the inaugural PRECIOUS Hair and Beauty Awards as we salute those women who have created hair and beauty brands from their tables or tablets or have highlighted their passion for all things hair, beauty and lifestyle via their blogs We’ll be announcing the winners of the inaugural PRECIOUS Hair and…

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Opinion | Why you should vote Labour on June 8th | Kate Osamor

Since 2010, the Conservative Government – and the preceding Coalition Government they formed with the Liberal Democrats – have pursued a regressive ideology, with disastrous effects for the levels of poverty and inequality in our society. The past seven years of austerity have hit women of colour hard. The public sector, once a progressive career…

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Movers and Shakers | Nana Evans | Love Yaa Yaa

Nana Evans, is the founder of Love Yaa Yaa, an accessories brand that produces quality, handcrafted leather accessories, The brand has been trading since August 2014 and has had major success through social media marketing and selling through global makers online store Etsy. What drove you to start your own business? I think I had always…

Books | Love Unboxed | Placida Acheru

Placida Acheru is the author of Love Unboxed, a collection of personal short stories from 20  women who have shared their ‘Love Journeys; to heal and empower. Placida says “This book is not just about wanting to share our painful stories. Our single desire is that any woman who reads this book will find answers within its pages….

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Finalists announced for PRECIOUS Hair and Beauty Awards

The finalists have been announced for the inaugural PRECIOUS Hair and Beauty Awards powered by PREMAE. The awards launched in January 2017 to provide a platform for women of colour who have created and launched beauty products and services, often from their kitchen tables or tablets and often while juggling other roles. The announcement was made at WahNails, Soho…

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Column | Denise Rawls | Why you should get a job when you start your business

Denise Rawls is a seriously experienced business development consultant and founder of The Hackney Hive. Denise is expert at helping SMEs make more money and impact with the resources they have. In her monthly column, she will share tips, advice and comment on all things marketing! Here is a chart of what life is like…

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Barbados Comes to South Molton Street

Come and immerse yourself in Barbadian culture and cuisine at Taste Of Barbados, a three-day extravaganza celebrating Bajan culture, cuisine, music and art.  The event organised by Barbados Tourism Marketing takes place on South Molton Street, London from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May. The event will feature some of Barbados’ hottest musical acts including Arturo…

A PRECIOUS EVENING | Ngum Ngafor

Our most recent event placed the spotlight on women who have started and grown a business in the creative industries.If you haven’t attended a PRECIOUS networking event before, this review from Ngum Ngafor gives a taste of what to expect…   My #WeeklyPlanner Monday: work, yoga, home. Next Monday: Rinse, lather, repeat. Or so I thought…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | Surviving or Thriving?

Read the latest from our columnist, transformational counsellor and blogger, Lisa Bent. Check in with Lisa each month, right here, where she’ll be writing about personal development, mental health, social issues and a whole lot more…   This year Mental Health Awareness Week will run from 8th-14th May. Throughout the week rather than exploring why so many…