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s ’ t a h w e d i s n THE NEW NORM

If someone had told us this time last year that wearing a face mask in the pub would be the new norm, we would have R O F L – q u i t e l i t e r a l l y. A n d y e t here we are making adjustments t o a l l a r e a s of o u r l i v e s . So, have you discovered any n e w f o r m s of n o r m a l i t y i n t h e p a n d e m i c? B e t t e r w a y s t o s h o p, perhaps, or more practical hair a n d b e a u t y h a b i t s? W h e t h e r your answer is yes, no or m a y b e , t h is i s s u e i s f u l l of f r e s h ideas to enhance your new routine.

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Breaking beauty news and hair happenings

06 MY UNTOLD HAIR STORY

Hair entrepreneur Freddie Harrel charts where it all began

06 My untold hair story

F r o m t h e r i s e of b e a u t y s u b s c r i p t io n b oxe s a n d v i r t u a l m a ke-u p a p p s ( p . 5) t o p o s tC o v i d f i t n e s s a d v i c e ( p . 2 0) a n d new ways to create content for y o u r s o c i a l s ( p .19), w e' v e g ot a l l the inspo you need.

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08 DRAW THE LINE

All eyes are on the graphic liner trend

10 NEVER FALL SHORT OF STYLE

The Feme Collection Ponytail takes the humble hairstyle to new lengths

12 GRIDLOCK

Lockdown hair & beauty must-haves

14 WHY HAIR OILING IS THE PERFECT WINTER HAIR REMEDY

TA L K TO U S

This ancient hair ritual will stand your locks in good stead

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16 SPELL LOVES

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Feed your inner product junkie

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19 ARE YOU READY FOR REELS?

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EDITOR Jemima Cousins SUB EDITORS Gemma Rusiecki, Julie Vuong WRITERS Jennifer Meredith, Keysha Davis,

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DESIGNER Marzena Wilk COVER COURTESY OF SPELL BEAUTY FULL CREDITS INSIDE BACK COVER

20 POST COVID FITNESS: IS THE GYM FOR YOU? Take our quiz and find your workout plan

22 BULLETIN The latest news and offers from spellbeauty.com

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Amber (A): The success of our podcast has truly been amazing. We’re so happy to know that we can reach people worldwide and educate them on topics whether it's political or fashion-based. It feels like we're building a community of likeminded people. A: We’re passionate about representation in all areas and levels of the fashion business. While it’s great for brands to collaborate with black influencers and creatives, we want to see more representation in organisations where it really matters. Incorporating diversity really makes a difference; it moves brands away from seeming performative or disingenuous in addressing ongoing racial inequality.

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HER STYLE SECRETS Power duo Prinny Rae (left) and Amber Leaux (right) call out brands and raise issues within fashion and black culture on their weekly Her Style Secrets podcast... Read the full interview at spellmagazine.com

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Prinny (P): I believe that cancel culture is necessary to hold brands to account. However, the problem is that in this day and age people quickly forget and go on to support and buy from the brands that they had cancelled momentarily. This makes it difficult for brands to take accountability and respond in an authentic way, because they know they just have to do a few performative things to tick boxes and regain support from consumers. P: I fall in love with every new episode of the podcast that we record. My favourite is one of our more recent recordings called Just Vibes. It covers so much from blind dating, the message behind Cardi B's song WAP to crazy life epiphanies.

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Revolutionary grooming service NewFade provides luxe yet affordable male hair loss solutions. Founded by a trio of medical professionals (pictured), they've utilised their expert knowledge to create bespoke hair replacement units based on the latest male styles such as afro twists, classic high tops and the London wavey.

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FFS Beauty handpicked 20 women from all walks of life for its latest #effortlessbeauty campaign - celebrating the female form in all its glory. The subscription service beauty box, which specialises in hair removal, has now reached a record 100k subscribers.

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TAP & TRY Get a makeover without leaving your sofa with Collection Cosmetic’s virtual try-on app. A great way to try out new products in a pandemic and experiment with over 70 make-up shades using model images or by uploading a selfie, is this the future for cosmetics?

THE HUMBLE CO Cloth Face Mask, £4.99

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MY UNTOLD HAIR JOURNEY

By Freddie Harrel

Photography by Ben Fourmi

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We all have a hair story to tell. Some might be successful while others may be filled with disasters and setbacks. Either way, they’re all worth sharing. Freddie Harrel, founder of Radswan (formerly known as Big Hair Don’t Care), has a journey steeped in twists and turns - much like the coils on her newly relaunched naturalinspired wig range. In a candid conversation, she reveals where it all began for her burgeoning hair empire...

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“If my life depended on me styling my hair, I’d be in big trouble. I’ve managed to get the most basic skills down, but I’ve had some major run-ins over the years. Especially that one time during a semester in Shanghai when I saved for months to get a $500 lace wig only to have glue dripping down my forehead.

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“I wish I was more patient and conciliant. But I struggle, be it with my hair, career, shoes or houses – you can’t tell me I can’t get what I want and expect me to run with it. There’s always a way...

“But that’s what makes the journey interesting. Hair is a playground where all the Freddies in me feel they can go all out safely. Hair to me is Sundays kneeling between your mother’s or auntie’s legs; it’s your cousin or newlymade friend combing lovingly through your hair while you detangle your life out loud. Hair embodies my freest and earliest form of self-expression. I’m a shape shifter. I get to forever reintroduce my various angles and tell all my stories to a world that often feels constrained and biased. “When it comes to shopping for self-expression, in particular hair, my experiences have been jarring. As a consumer, I want to know that the brand I’m buying from is a brand that actually cares about me and not just about the money they’re making. So, in 2014, I decided to design my own wigs and clip-ins with a contact in China that I found on a hair forum. Big Hair No Care launched in 2017, but we quickly had to pause it.

FUN FREDDIE FACTS

“After doing pop-ups in London, Paris and NYC, spending years building an online community around my musings as a misfit and hosting confidence workshops for the similarly anxietyridden and not-good-enough women around me, I had created way more than a hair brand - it was a movement. But it needed back-up, so we raised $2m from an all-female group of kickass investors. Hair is always going to sell, so to me it’s almost indecent to just leave it as that.

1. French Cameroonian Freddie has lived in London for nearly a decade. 2. She started her career as a digital strategist working for ASOS, Vestiaire Collective and Topshop. 3. Her YouTube interview Before I Am Woman, Before I Am Black, I Am Freddie Harrel has received over 222k views. 4. Her favourite fragrance is Parisienne by YSL.

“Black hair is culture; it’s always been the safest and boldest form of self-expression we’ve resorted to. It’s sisterhood, it’s therapy and it’s community.”

5. Freddie’s hair company Big Hair No Care has recently rebranded as RadSwan.

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UOMA BEAUTY Afro.dis.iac Liquid Eyeliner Cleopatra Ink, £16

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NYX Matte Liquid Liner, £7

FENTY BEAUTY Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner, £18 SPELL

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The perennial ponytail will always have a place in our hearts. From low slung pin ups to slick backed tie-ups, consider it a style saving updo that rescues us from bad hair days… again and again. But rather than take it for granted, remember ponytails can be seriously chic and with the launch of The Feme Collection Ponytail, it’s time to recharge and power up your pony days once again. In total the collection houses eight styles ranging from lengths 19” to a showstopping 36”. Ideal for days in the office or nights out on the town, you can dress your look up or down depending on your mood. Head over to spellmagazine.com for updo style tips and much more ponytail inspo.

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KINK 24”

SWING 36”

Featuring four new styles: Kink which has a blown out yaki texture; Frisky a waterfall of soft French waves; Sashay a bevy of bouncy curls and Swing the ultimate statement piece, these easy-to-wear hairpieces are the perfect option for pony styles of every kind. Made with effortless application in mind, the in-built comb and velcro lining makes it extra secure to withstand every hair flip. Plus, the on-trend wraparound feature gives the finish a seamless natural blend that won’t give away your style secrets. Prices from £14.99, shop spellbeauty.com.

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While we continue to social distance, keep up appearances with these non-essential goodies

Top row from left: Tangle Teezer Back Combing Hairbrush, £10 Middle row from left: Creme of Nature Shine & Hold Control Glue, £4.49 • Sienna X The Facial Polish, £33 • got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray, £1.89 Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer, £24 Bottom row from left: Amika Normcore Signature Shampoo, £14 • Emulsion Green Tea Extract, £12 • Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave-in Conditioner, £15.99 • Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit, £10.99; CBD Facial Drops, £9.99 SPELL

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Hair oiling is a traditional method that has historical roots in India as well as throughout Africa and the Diaspora. The image of a black mother applying oil or grease to her daughter’s scalp is an enduring one. Harnessing the healing properties of natural oil by applying it to the hair and scalp is proven to prevent dryness and breakage. And this timeless ritual continues to be very effective for most types of afro textured hair.

During these times of heightened stress and anxiety as we all try to function as best as we can amid the pandemic, a scalp massage using therapeutic oils is also a great way to practice some self care. So from new launches hitting the shelves to some cult favourites, here’s our pick of top oils for your arsenal that have been designed to fix hair concerns of every kind while revitalising the scalp and calming the mind...

Why hair oiling is the perfect winter hair remedy The hair healing ritual that doubles up as a pamper sesh

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Summer seems like a lifetime ago. And as we embrace autumn and all the seasonal changes that come along with it, it’s imperative that we adapt our haircare routine too. Common hair concerns during the cooler months tend to be dryness and brittleness. But fear not: incorporating hair oil into your regime can rescue weather-worn tresses. In fact, it’s a tried and tested approach for maintaining moisture and healthy hair.


DEEP TREATMENTS

SCALP CARE

Whether you’re pre-pooing (using a treatment prior to washing your hair) or applying oil as part of your post-shampoo regime, deep treatments are great for reducing damage and dryness. Whatever your hair’s porosity, Wow Oils Extra Virgin Oil (£7.99) works wonders at replenishing weather-worn strands. For a deep conditioning pre poo treatment, try Leonor Greyl L’Huile L’Huile De Leonor Greyl (£29.60) and Olaplex No.7 Bond Oil (£26) that can be used without heat or steaming.

Specially formulated scalp oils like ORS Saw Palmetto Oil (£5.66) or Afrocenchix Lightweight Scalp Oil (£15.99) are great for this time of year. Indulging in a five minute massage will open up the pores, reinvigorating the scalp and alleviating tightness – a common symptom of dryness. The pipette on Affirm Progrowth Oil (salon-only) is useful for sectioning and applying the oil directly. Massage in a circular motion using the tips of your fingers, allowing the oil to penetrate the scalp.

BLOW-DRYING

L.O.C METHOD

When preparing your hair for a blow-dry, oil-based heat protectors are great for shielding the hair from thermal damage. Opt for lightweight misting sprays such as KeraCare Thermal Wonder 6 in 1 Protector (£9.50) or Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Oil (£11.48), which pack a serious hydration punch with only a small amount of product required. Alternatively, if you’re air drying or want something a little heavier, reach for a cocktail mix like Ojon’s Rare Blend Oil (£12) for a moisture hit.

The L.O.C method consists of layering the hair with a liquid, oil and cream to prevent moisture loss. The oil acts as sealant, smoothing down the cuticle to reduce split ends while restoring the natural lustre of the hair. Multi-blend formulas like Herbal Essences Hair Oil Blend (£2.97) and Ouidad Mongongo Oil (£38) double up as a leavein conditioner and finisher. Meanwhile, Aveda Dry Remedy Oil (£22) has a spa-like scent that will leave you feeling relaxed in no time.

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spell loves FEED YOUR INNER PRODUCT JUNKIE From skin flare ups to budget beauty, here’s a round up of the latest launches the Spell team is obsessing over this month

CANTU GOES GREEN

Avocado and natural hair are a match made in heaven - and the proof comes in the form of Cantu’s latest range. Utilising the hydrating properties of avocado alongside other curlconditioning ingredients like shea butter, this green army is well worth working into your winter haircare arsenal. Prices from £4.49

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Pics & captions we’ve liked on the ‘gram this month

@allysarochelle Caption: In my personal opinion it’s best to take your time, post when you feel ready, get out comparison, stay in your own lane, heal your trauma, and let your business fully form in its own time.

@typologyparis Caption: Our Tinted Serums suit all skin tones. Based on Fitzpatrick’s scale, which regroups 6 skin types according to skin tone & reaction to sun exposure, the range is available in 6 light coverage shades. SPELL

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@tatianaelizabethh Caption: Before ANTM for the longest I was @sensationnel_hair’s main model… just thinking about the journey makes me smile, there’s always more to accomplish, but I’m so appreciative for the growth.

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@stephanieyeboah Caption: pretty pixie by @patricehector . #thecutlife #atlantahairstylist#pixiecut #shorthair


NIGHT-TIME BEAUTY HEROES

DIVINE EYES Self-heating Steam Eye Mask, £21

When we sleep, our skin goes into repair mode. And as we rest, our body can put all of its energy into cellular repair, which includes rejuvenating and renewing the skin. So for an evening ritual that’s sure to result in a glowing complexion come sunrise, look to these beauty night owls to aid your skin’s overnight repair.

TISSERAND AROMATHERAPY Sleep Better Pillow Mist, £10.20

TIRED faace Mask, £22.50

PANTENE PACKAGING

Since unveiling its new look in spring, we continue to swoon over the packaging for Pantene’s revamped Gold Series. The glossy illustrations of big curly haired gals sporting afros of all shapes and sizes makes us want to purchase the entire collection as a keepsake. But if you do happen to break open a bottle, expect the same richly hydrating formula that’s perfect for all curl types.

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LOTTIE LONDON X LAILA LOVES

As the saying goes, ‘all good things must come to an end.’ And this was certainly true when the first instalment of Lottie London and Laila Loves’ make-up edition sold out in under five days. But to our relief, the influencer has joined forces with the fun-at-heart brand for a second drop. This time round the range includes a multi-shade highlighter, glitter liners, lip balms and an eyeshadows quad set. Prices start from £4.95. SPELL

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Just when you’ve got the hang of IGTV and Stories, in comes a new sharing feature on Instagram to get busy perfecting. Having launched a couple of months ago, you can’t have missed all the slick and snappy clips of outfit changes and make-up transformations which Reels is so good at showcasing. Also, Insta’s algorithm is all about promoting Reels right now, so there’s a good reason to jump on board ASAP. Many of you might already be happily in the swing of creating your own epic Reels. But if you’re still on the fence, here’s everything you need to know…

What’s the quick lowdown? Reels has been dubbed Instagram’s version of TikTok. It comes at a time when the Chinese app has been under threat of removal by some countries. Essentially, Reels is a way to record 15-30 second clips to Instagram’s music library and you can edit the video within the app, adding augmented reality filters, timers, captions, hashtags and more. You can check out all the Reels in the Reels Explore Page covering everything from beauty transformations to dance offs. There’s also now a tab on your profile for any uploaded clips.

BRILLIANT BEAUTY REELS TO FOLLOW AHLIYAH MICHELLE If her captivating head wraps weren’t enough to lure you to her Instagram page, then Ahliyah Michelle’s Reels are guaranteed to get you pressing play and subscribe. Expect insane graphics, smooth voice overs and finished beauty looks that are banging. Oh and there’s some great haircare tricks thrown in too.

AALIA COSMETICS As the queen of beauty transformations, Aalia’s work was just made for Reels. There’s plenty to dig into on the London-based make-up artist’s Reels page (as well as her IGTVs too, btw). And there’s no way you won’t be inspired by her colourful creations and cool selection of music picks.

AKESHA REID She’s a dab hand at creating IGTVs that bring a unique fun vibe to hair and beauty. And now, Akesha’s taking her talents to Reels. As a leading beauty journalist, she’s brimming with knowledge about the latest launches and trends while her videos are a playful reflection of her infectious personality.

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Camera at the ready! Press record and create one or a series of clips to complete your Reel. There’s a progress bar at the top of the screen to see how much of your allowed 15 seconds is left.

Open the Instagram camera in exactly the same way to use Stories, and select Reels on the bottom scroll bar. You will then see the editing tools stacked on the screen’s left-hand side.

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Done? Simply tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen once you are ready to publish. There are tons of options to personalise your Reel. Add a caption, hashtags and cover image – it’s ‘reely’ a lot of fun!


POST COVID FITNESS:

IS THE GYM FOR YOU? Take our quick quiz

1. How often do you visit the gym per week? ☐ a. Four to five times per week ☐ b. Two to three times per week ☐ c. Less than twice a week

2. How do you find the gym experience? ☐ a . V ery positive. I feel confident and

supported b. OK, a bit out of my depth ☐ ☐ c. Self conscious and uncomfortable

3. When you’re at the gym what exercise do you typically do? Image courtesy of Tala

☐ a. A mixture of cardio, weights and classes ☐ b. Mostly cardio and group classes ☐ c. Just classes

MOSTLY As

With lockdown restrictions in place, keeping our bodies moving is more crucial than ever. The gym seems like a good fit for you. You’re engaged, comfortable and getting the most from your money. Keep up those gains!

MOSTLY Bs

The gym definitely has its benefits, but you could also consider home or outdoor training to meet the same health goals while saving a bit of cash. Feeling physically and mentally stronger will help spur you on to keep on the right track.

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MOSTLY Cs

The gym doesn’t feel like home for you and that’s OK. The gym environment is not for everyone and if you’re not feeling it, why punish yourself? Explore the option of a private studio that offers small classes or free online fitness videos.


#MOTIVATION

INSTA FITNESS STARS TO FOLLOW @jessicaennishill Gold-winning Olympian Jessica Ennis has developed fitness plans for all via @wearejennis. From pregnant/postnatal workouts to advanced home sessions, find your fitness plan today 418k followers

Newly published statistics show that 50 per cent of new gym goers cancel their membership within six months while others admit paying for a gym membership they rarely use. If you want to stay on top of your fitness goals but lack the motivation, here are some tips to whip you into shape!

PICK A SKILL YOU’RE GOOD AT

The fastest way to fall off any fitness programme is by choosing activities you don’t like. If the thought of burpees or an armystyle bootcamp with a drill sergeant shouting in your ears fills you with dread, then don’t sign up. Choose an exercise or skill you want to become good at and dedicate your time to that. Seeing improvements is motivation in itself, especially when it’s something you never thought you’d be able to achieve. Not sure where to start? Write down a list of what you enjoy and over the coming weeks work your way through. After all, you might just surprise yourself.

FIND A WORKOUT BUDDY

Having someone to go to the gym with makes it much easier to stay on track. You can motivate one another by working out in pairs and partaking in some friendly competition. Challenging yourself is a healthy way to attain goals - you’d hate to be seen as the one who could only do three reps when your friend can do four. But whatever you do, don’t turn it into a ‘frenemy’ situation. If you can’t find a workout partner, put it out there on social media or an online fitness forum. This could be a great opportunity to network and build new lasting friendships.

MAKE THE INVESTMENT

@iamchrissyking New York based fitness coach Chrissy King helps her followers improve their relationship with their bodies by sharing her own story from yo-yo dieting to falling in love with strength training 68.4k followers

Signing up with a personal trainer (PT) is an expensive option, but ultimately you will reap the rewards and save money in the long run. A PT will help you understand how to meet your goals, map out planned exercises and assess your technique to make sure you’re exercising correctly. This is an important stage that is often overlooked and can lead to back, shoulder or knee strains developing over time from incorrect movement. PT sessions range from £30£80 depending on location and experience. However, some gyms also offer a trial session - so keep an eye out for those.

@peachy_physiques Qualified personal trainer and strength building coach Davina offers one-to-one fitness workouts via zoom for just £15. Sculpt, tone and workout to your favourite beats in the comfort of your home 2,372 followers

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CREATE A PLAN It’s important not to overwhelm yourself by creating a gruelling training regime – something we’ve all most likely been guilty of. Unachievable goals are the quickest way to dampen your motivation and call it quits. If Friday evenings are usually a girls’ night out, then plan your training around the days and evenings you know you’ll be engaged. If you know you can only manage two sessions a week, then plan for two and a home session later on in the week. Remember, not only is consistency key, your fitness journey should be enjoyable and work for you on all occassions. SPELL

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Launches, promos and discounts you don’t want to miss

MID-LENGTH MASTERPIECE #SpellSquad member Fatou served I Woke Up Like This vibes with The Feme Collection Wig Teased Midi. Get fashionable while working from home with this naturallooking wig, available in seven natural shades for £18.99. What will you wear it with?

GLAMVENT THE NEW NUDE

With beauty advent calendars abound, which should you buy? We love this jam-packed chest of drawers by Charlotte Tilbury, £150.

Missguided’s Nudes Collection has arrived, and the inclusive campaign images are the talk of the town.

MERMAID VIBES

BLACK-ISH IS BACK We’re catching up with the Johnsons in season 7 of our favourite sitcom. Kilimanjaro Pillar Candle Set, £35

COVID COLLAB The Jordyn Woods x Pretty Little Thing collab has hit the internet, but we have nowhere to wear it.

Channel your inner mermaid with the new Urban Water Wave. Featuring 18”-long hair with a silky wave, it’s perfect for all styles of braiding including crochet and pick-and-drop. Wear Water Wave straight out of the pack or style to your preference thanks to its innovative heatresistant fibre. Available in 12 classic shades.

WINTER BLUES Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is getting the better of us. Time to indulge in some self care with these candles from Elephant and Bamboo.

WHIP IT GOOD

WFH ESSENTIALS

Last month, influencer Lola Faith was seen pairing The Feme Collection Ponytail ‘Whip’ with an embroidered white blouse and soft glam make-up for a business brunch. At 27” in length, Whip is one of the longer ponytails in the eight-style collection. Price £18.99.

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AFROTHERAPY 235 Fore Street, London, N18 2TZ, 020 8345 5621 ANNE VECK 33 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB, 01865 727 077 APRIL HAIR SALON 5 Bull Street, Burnley, BB11 1DW, 01282 839 726 COBELLA 5 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP, 020 7118 1277 DKUK 191 Queen's Road, Peckham, London, SE15 2NG, 020 3609 0920 ELITE HAIR LOUNGE 24 Sidney Road, London, SW9 0TS, 020 7207 5904 GEORGE KOSIT HAIR 10-12 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA, 0121 622 6782 HAIR 305 305 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2DY, 020 7118 1277 HYPE COIFFURE 186 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TQ, 020 7223 3800 JUNIOR GREEN LONDON 55 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BA, 020 7752 0620 LATHANIEL’S COUTURE 196 Coldharbour Lane, London, SE5 9QH, 020 3601 0683 MIMI ET MINA 16 Needham Road, London, W11 2RP, 020 7727 9356 MY HAIR BAR 22 Warren Street, London, W1T 5LU, 020 7380 0188 NAILS & BROWS 31 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8EJ, 020 7499 5245 NEW YORK HAIR DESIGN 2 Langham Parade, London, N15 3ND, 020 8888 3397 NICKY OLIVER HAIRDRESSING 32 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN, 0161 241 0380 PECKHAM PALMS Peckham Palm Arcade, Unit 1-14 Bournemouth Close, Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4PB, 020 7062 2000 PURELY NATURAL 119 The Grove, London, E15 1EN, 020 8221 0122 SIMPLY GORGEOUS 79 Kingsgate Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 4JY, 020 7625 4500 THE CURL BAR 210 Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 7LA, 020 3667 7204 THE HAIR SANCTUARY 90b Mitford Street, Manchester, M32 8AQ, 0161 536 1249 THINK PRETTY 301 High Road Leytonstone, London, E11 4HH, 020 7232 5168

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NORTH LONDON EDMONTON HAIR & COSMETICS LIMITED 257-159 Fore Street, Edmonton, N18 2TY, 0208 887 6158 HAIRITAGE 1 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT, 020 3417 4844 PAK’S HAIR BOUTIQUE 25 Stroud Green Road, Stroud Green, N4 3EF, 0207 263 2331 PAK’S HAIR & COSMETICS HARLESDEN ­57 Craven Park Road, Harlesden, NW10, 8SH, 0208 963 1730 EAST LONDON BEAUTY QUEEN COSMETICS­Unit 19, 70-73 The Mall, The Stratford Centre, Stratford, E15 1XQ, 0208 534 8786 JUDITH'S HAIR & BEAUTY Barking Rd, London E13 8HJ, 07949 818778 PAK COSMETICS 212 Heathway, Dagenham, Greater London RM10 9NS, 0208 592 9108 QUEENS COSMETICS ­391 Green St, Upton Park, E13 9AU, 0208 471 1699 SUPERGROWS COSMETICS 2 ­ 4-25 Queens Market, Upton Park, E13 9BA, 0208 552 9886 SPELL

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