Hey ladies and gents, just a quick one to let you know that the February/March 2013 issue of Blackhair is coming out on Thursday 10th January. Isn’t the cover gorgeous? It features model Rachael Williams, wearing a stunning modern beehive styled by Craig Chapman, who bagged the Afro Hairstylist of The Year at the British Hairdressing Awards with this very same hair collection (more on that soon). Other personal highlights include a feature on three women who implemented huge life changes, a relationship feature with the Brothers With No Game, and stylist Andree Marie from the salon, Sandra Webb demonstrating how to dye your locks purple to get the Azealia Banks look. Grab your copy from WhSmiths, Sainsbury’s and usual outlets.
Jay Z and Rihanna at the Hackney Weekend
I’m officially a festival head. Throughout the years I’ve never understood the appeal, but after Prince stole my soul last year on a balmy night in Kent, I’m happy to admit that I’m a full convert. This summer is especially exciting for festival lovers. Literally every weekend there’s an event scheduled to happen, the established, high profile ones such as V Festival and Wireless, competing against some of the newer ones.
One of the most hotly anticipated festivals was Hackney Weekend which took place at the weekend. The event was designed to give local residents a chance to celebrate the imminent Olympic Games, as well as provide outreach initiatives such as Project Hackney, which encourages young Hackney residents to use creativity as a tool to express the challenges they face in their lives.