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LAUNCH: Afro Hair & Beauty Association

THE UK’s first Afro Hair & Beauty Association (AHBA) will officially launch on Thursday, 15th February and invites independent afro hair and beauty brands to enter it’s nationwide ABHA Black Excellence Brand Search.

Five lucky finalists will be invited to attend the prestigious event hosted at the High Commission of Jamaica where they will be given the opportunity to pitch their products to a Dragon’s Den style panel including award-winning celebrity hair stylist, Verona White and UK Black Business Show founder, Raphael Sofoluke.

Black women have been reported to spend six times more on hair products than their white counterparts – or any other ethnic group – but very few reap any financial rewards from an industry said to be worth in excess of $7.5 billion dollars globally.

Proud to present this new award to those working independently, the winner of AHBA’s Black Excellence Brand Search will receive one-to-one mentoring sessions with one of the high calibre board members and 2 years free membership (the first year is free to all).

ABHA is the first organisation of its kind in the UK tasked with the privilege of representing black British hair and beauty brands around the world.

Ovi King, President of AHBA, said:“This is an unbelievable opportunity for the hottest emerging UK Afro hair and skin care brands to receive the advice and support they need to make them household names”

The glittering guestlist comprises names of respected veterans within the hair and cosmetics industry including Mr Rudi Page, former International Marketing Manager for the legendary Dyke & Dryden (who is allegedly responsible for coining the term ‘Afro hair & beauty’) and Connie Jackson former General Manager of Fashion Fair UK.

Guests will be delivered an exclusive presentation about the vision of the AHBA and introduced to the members of the newly-formed board, many of whom are highly-skilled game changers within the industry.

To enter the awards, simply complete the form here:

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