image of finalist announcement at Wah Nails

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 (home of beauty pioneer Sharmadean Reid) at a packed out networking event attended by finalists, press and supporters.


Full List of Finalists

Best Hair Care Brand 

Afrocenchix |  Moisturising Cream | https://afrocenchix.com/

Bonnie Lush | Pomade | https://www.bonnielushhair.com/

Primal Beauty | Black Soap | https://xsandyshairandcosmetics.co.uk/

Best Makeup Brand

Empress Me Cosmetics |  Mineral Foundation | https://www.facebook.com/empressmecosmetics/

Naz Cosmetics | Lipstick, Prosper | http://www.nazcosmetics.uk/

Fashion Fair | Lip Teasers Lure | www.fashionfair.com

Best Skin/Body Care Brand

Ayo Beauty |  Salute The Sun – The Body Polisher | https://www.ayobeauty.com/

Shea Butter Cottage  | Tiramisu Body Butter | https://www.sheabuttercottage.com

3107Skincare | Heart and Soul Makeup Remover | http://3107skincare.com/

Best Innovation Brand

Lily Sana Hair Care  |  Hair curling and straightening tongs | https://www.lilysanahaircare.com/

My Ebony Box | Hair and beauty subscription box | http://www.myebonybox.com/

SLAPPAPP  | A foundation matching app | https://slappshop.com/

Best Hair or Beauty Blogger

Chocolate and Curves |  Vesta Fosu | http://www.chocolatencurves.com/

Patent Purple Life | Jo Gay | http://www.patentpurplelife.com/

Wonderlusting | Lynda D’Aboh |  https://wonderlusting.co.uk/


The official awards ceremony takes place at The Africa Centre, London, on 14th June. From 4pm-6.30pm,  there will be a Hair and Beauty Emporium giving visitors an opportunity to sample and buy products from the finalists.  Tickets to the event are available here

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