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Black Ballad

Black Ballad & Untype Salon Presents: The Cornrow Classes

Saturday 9 December 2023 11:30 AM

Esther Okusaga

Is Your Skin Ready For Winter?

Tuesday 28 November 2023 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Beauty Beat!

Wednesday 15 November 2023 9:00 PM

"Growing up, I also felt the constant tug of trying to comfortably slot into both Western and Somali standards of beauty, but not fitting well into either."

– The African and Caribbean Beauty Standards That Defy European Ideals

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Jendella Benson

Bernicia Boateng Shares Her Beauty Mistakes & Concealer Secrets

Friday 20 October 2023 8:00 AM

Chloe Sih

Pretty Hurts: The Ugly Side of Pretty Privilege

Thursday 6 July 2023 8:00 AM

"A brief discussion with my mother about my “baby pancake face” (her words, not mine) ended with a big decision: I was to go to a MAC counter and get properly colour-matched."

– What MAC's Infamous NW45 Shade Tells Us About The Beauty Industry And Colour-Matching



Susan Akyeampong

Are Celeb-Backed Skincare Lines Just A Cash-Grab?

Monday 27 March 2023 8:00 AM

Foyin Ejilola

The Problematic Impact Of The Saying ‘Black Don’t Crack’

Wednesday 22 March 2023 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Free Wakati Hair Products For 200 Black Women

Tuesday 31 January 2023 10:00 PM

Kayleigh Benoit

Top Tips For Healthy Natural Hair Over Winter

Wednesday 11 January 2023 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Hairstylist & BBC Leicester Broadcaster, Aminata Kamara

Wednesday 28 December 2022 8:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: How My Daughter Helped Reconnect With My Hair

Sunday 4 December 2022 11:00 PM

Jaydee Seaforth

The Damaging Effect Of Selling Relaxers As The Pinnacle Of Beauty

Wednesday 12 October 2022 8:00 AM

"To have my hair out always prompts disappointing looks of disdain from my gran and her generation. I often get comments like, “When are you going to do something with that hair?!”"

– Four Black Women On Style, Identity And Standing Out


Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy

What Type Of Man Does Your Hair Attract?

Monday 18 July 2022 8:00 AM

Prisca McGuire

Yes, Black People Do Need To Wear Sunscreen – Here's Why

Wednesday 15 June 2022 8:00 AM

Henrietta Shirazu

Why Jeans Have Been Cancelled From My Wardrobe

Wednesday 20 April 2022 8:00 AM

Sashawne Smith

How My Skin Condition Impacted My Perception Of Beauty

Wednesday 13 April 2022 8:00 AM

Danielle Felix

Who Is The Black Luxury Movement Actually For?

Monday 28 February 2022 11:30 AM


Diagnosing & Treating My Mysterious Skin Condition

Wednesday 1 December 2021 1:00 PM

Esther Okusaga

Are Your Beauty Influencer Faves No Longer Relatable?

Thursday 25 November 2021 7:00 AM

Melody Triumph

How Black British Femme Influencers Created Space For Survival

Thursday 18 November 2021 1:00 PM

Pearl Natasha

Sandra Atoge & The Only Black Hair Salon In Derry, Northern Ireland

Thursday 4 November 2021 7:00 AM

Tomiwa Folorunso

How Black-Owned Beauty Businesses In Scotland Connect With Heritage

Wednesday 3 November 2021 7:00 AM

Chloe Seivwright

The Search For Black Haircare In South Wales

Tuesday 2 November 2021 7:00 AM

Christine Ochefu

How Black Women Build Communities Around Hair In The North West

Monday 1 November 2021 10:30 AM

Marvel Kalu

The Braided Noughties Styles That Are Making A Welcome Comeback

Wednesday 6 October 2021 12:00 PM

Ata-owaji Victor

Black Women And The Pursuit Of The "Perfect" Bottom

Tuesday 5 October 2021 7:00 AM

Esther Okusaga

Black Girl Aesthetics: Beauty Trends & The Pressure To Belong

Wednesday 15 September 2021 7:00 AM

Araba Annobil

The Struggles Of Managing Your Hair As A Black Expat

Thursday 9 September 2021 7:00 AM

Oyindamola Osin

The Other Side Of Corporate Hair Discrimination

Wednesday 1 September 2021 7:00 AM

Jasmine Pierre

Dealing With The Casual Colourism Of My Childhood

Wednesday 25 August 2021 7:00 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

How Black British Female Rappers Are Shaping The Beauty Blueprint

Friday 20 August 2021 7:00 AM

Jill Lupupa

Black Women And Hairdressers: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Tuesday 10 August 2021 7:00 AM

Jill Lupupa

More Than A Summer Trend: On The Re-Emergence Of Locs

Wednesday 16 June 2021 7:00 AM

Kaeshelle Rianne

Hair Salons, Lockdown & Black Women's Safe Spaces

Wednesday 21 April 2021 7:00 AM

Ayekpa Anne-Laetitia

Why Do So Many Black Models Have Buzz Cuts?

Friday 19 March 2021 7:00 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

Is Fake Tan The Beauty Secret Black Women Are Missing Out On?

Wednesday 17 March 2021 7:00 AM

Precious Dami

Beauty Standards, Body Confidence, Instagram & Young Black Womxn

Wednesday 10 March 2021 7:00 AM

Comfort Moye

Self-Diagnosis Was The Only Thing That Could Save My Skin

Friday 5 March 2021 7:00 AM

Manuela Brown

Black Women, Body Hair And...Charles Darwin?!

Tuesday 16 February 2021 7:00 AM

Cynthia Gentle

The Trials And Joys Of Owning An Edinburgh Hair Salon

Tuesday 1 December 2020 7:30 AM

Black Ballad

Four Black Women On Style, Identity And Standing Out

Tuesday 20 October 2020 9:00 AM

Antoinette Wentworth-Smith

Black And In Business In Yorkshire: Why Is It So Hard To Be Myself?

Monday 19 October 2020 7:30 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

Black Beauty Consumers Are Asking Their Faves To #PullUpOrShutUp

Friday 10 July 2020 7:00 AM

Roberta Livingston

On Learning To Love The Girl Under The Wig: My Life With Alopecia

Thursday 9 July 2020 7:00 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

What MAC's NW45 Shade Tells Us About Beauty & Colour-Matching

Thursday 28 May 2020 7:00 AM

Black Ballad

Kinks, Curls & Fades: Part 3 - The Future Wave

Sunday 15 March 2020 6:00 PM

Black Ballad

Kinks, Curls & Fades: Part 2 - The Current Landscape

Sunday 8 March 2020 6:00 PM

Black Ballad

Kinks, Curls & Fades: Part 1 - The Pioneers

Tuesday 25 February 2020 7:00 AM

Black Ballad

The Pioneers, Present & Future Of British Natural Hair

Thursday 13 February 2020 6:30 PM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Why Is Black Femininity Still Dependent on Hair Length & Texture?

Tuesday 11 February 2020 7:00 AM

Tia-Leona Daley

Facing The Fashion Industry As A Hijabi

Sunday 12 January 2020 11:00 AM

Jemmar Samuels

The Miss Universe Controversy Is A Sign Of Issues Jamaica Won't Face

Thursday 12 December 2019 7:00 AM

Korkor Kanor

Why Do We Still Not Like Visible Tattoos On Black Women?

Wednesday 20 November 2019 7:00 AM

Sabirina Mohamed

Clara Amfo Talks Beauty, Belonging and Black British Culture

Tuesday 3 September 2019 7:00 AM

Gabrielle Prah

Love Island Is The Show That None Of Us Should Want

Tuesday 30 July 2019 7:00 AM

Jessica Noah Morgan

Five Black Women Share Their Hyper-Pigmentation Experiences

Saturday 30 March 2019 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Ed's Letter: A Lesson From Michelle Obama

Tuesday 4 December 2018 9:30 AM

Dija Ayodele

How To Prepare For That Summer Glow All Year Round

Thursday 8 November 2018 7:00 AM

Audrey Bee

Natural Hair Look For Brides & Wedding Guests

Sunday 7 October 2018 9:00 AM

Esther Egbeyemi

Me, Acne & The Beauty Ideals Surrounding The Modern Day Black Woman

Thursday 23 August 2018 12:00 PM

Florence Adepoju

10 Lessons MDMflow's Florence Adepoju Learned 5 Yrs After Launching

Wednesday 8 August 2018 12:22 AM

Annabel Sowemimo

Women Don't Need Vagina Serums

Wednesday 4 July 2018 11:00 AM

Jendella Benson

What Should Light-Skinned Women Do About Colourism?

Monday 18 June 2018 7:00 AM

Audrey Bee

Three Festival Looks For Natural Hair Women

Thursday 31 May 2018 6:15 PM

Furaha F Asani

The Scientific Breakthroughs You Will Want To Know About

Monday 28 May 2018 5:23 PM

Suzy Boboto

Being A Teacher With Natural Hair

Saturday 24 February 2018 3:56 PM

Annique Simpson

Losing My Lipstick Virginity Helped Me Find Self Love

Friday 9 February 2018 8:00 PM

Jumoke Abdullahi

Why I Enjoy Going To The Barbers

Tuesday 5 September 2017 7:19 AM

Korkor Kanor

Munroe Bergdorf & Never Accepting ‘Diversity’ At Face Value

Friday 1 September 2017 7:06 PM

Esther Egbeyemi

I Didn't Experience The Glo-Up... And I'm Ok With It

Tuesday 22 August 2017 7:00 AM

Esther Egbeyemi

Skin Bleaching & The Never Changing Standard Of Beauty

Tuesday 1 August 2017 6:45 AM

Annabel Sowemimo

Black Female Liberation Through The Art of Headwrapping

Friday 14 July 2017 5:55 PM

Bridget Minamore

Why We Need To Pay Black Hairdressers More

Thursday 15 June 2017 12:10 AM

Micha Frazer-Carroll

Black Women Are Not 'High Maintenance', We’re Oppressed

Wednesday 23 March 2016 9:06 PM