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06 THE GIFT GUIDE TAILORED TO YOU Your Christmas wish list starts here
20 The Yearbook
F i n a l l y, i f y o u'r e p l a n n i n g t o b e m o r e m i n d f u l i n 2 0 21, y o u c a n a l w a y s m a ke a s t a r t w i t h y o u r h a ir a n d b e a u t y r e gi m e . S k i p t o o u r e c o f e a t u r e o n p a g e 16 t o find out more.
08 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS Team Spell share their gift longings
10 THE SILVER-HAIRED INFLUENCER
60-year-old Valerie Lewis is setting coveted colour trends
12 SPELL LOVES
Feed your inner product junkie
14 STYLE REPORT RECAP
The looks that stole the year of lockdown
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16 CLEAN & CONSCIOUS
We highlight the brands making big ethical efforts
19 HOW TO BE FINANCIALLY FEARLESS
Rainchq CEO, Davinia Tomlinson, wades in on money matters
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The custom uses of shea and giving back to women in Africa
Shea, or Nku as it is known in Ghana, has been a popular natural remedy for centuries and is considered the secret to ageless skin. In some parts of West Africa, when a new baby is born, it is custom for the child’s grandma to give them their first bath before moisturising their skin with shea butter. My husband’s mother did this for my first-born daughter and it is said that this will set the baby up with good skin for life.
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This initiative is already alleviating poverty among rural women in Ghana. In the long term, it will provide employment opportunities for them as well as young people’. This year we began construction on our own processing centre, which will employ 50 rural women. We will pay them above the national average, meaning they can get out of the poverty trap and begin to have savings. This will help to empower the next generation. Starting my own skincare company hasn’t been easy, but I am passionate about empowering women, giving back to the community and sharing the beautiful raw materials we have in Africa with the rest of the world.
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Great for warding off winter colds and flu, South African plums, peaches and nectarines are packed with powerful immunity-boosting nutrients. These seasonal fruits are available in supermarkets from November to May and plums from the end of December. Head over to spellmagazine.com for some inspirational recipe ideas.
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Unleash your inner domestic goddess and have a go at knitting (yes, we’re serious)! Buzzy social media pages such as @blackgirlknitclub are making it a trendy pastime. We Are Knitters' knitting kits come with an easy-tofollow guide so you can have a go at making something to wear.
DIGITAL SPACE FOR BLACK BRANDS Jamii is the go-to online destination for buying black. Get your Christmas shop on, discover niche brands and access exclusive discounts by visiting lovejamii.com.
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A GIFT GUIDE TAILORED TO YOU Avoid the last-minute panic with these thoughtful festive buys Like every New Year, 2020 started with so much promise. But with the impact of Covid-19 derailing so many dreams and ambitions while threatening the fundamentals of everything we hold dear, treating those we love and haven’t seen for months is an act worth fulfilling.
However, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is no small feat. So, to point you in the right direction, we’ve collated a Christmas gift guide that caters for all - from family, friends and lovers to lifestyles, personal interests, and of course budgets. Happy shopping!
OLIVER BONAS Daphne Loop Pendant £36
SYMTHSON Burlington Zip Front Briefcase £597
GINGKO Halo One Bluetooth Speaker – Walnut £139
VERSACE HOME Slippers £180
ABERCROMBIE First Instinct for Men and Women EDP 50ml, £21.50
FOREO Issa Kids £99
ANINE BING Pure Noir Eau de Parfum £149
AUTHENTIC BEAUTY CONCEPT Hydrate Box £57
AVEDA Hand Relief Hydration Trio £20
CHARLOTTE TILBURY & BENEFIT Most Wanted £10
SHREDDY Extra Heavy Short Exercise Band £14
TOPSHOP MELLIE Black Toe Cap Boots £89.99
BIG HAIR Healthy Hair Bundle £51
SOAPSMITH Columbia Road Soap £10
BLACK POWER Art by Brooke Danaherart £40
All we want for Christmas…
Elephant & Bamboo Gold Mulled Wine Candle, £28
Team Spell reveal what’s on their wish list for Santa
“A Christmas candle always ignites my festive spirit. This one is loaded with some of my favourite smells - vanilla, ginger and yummy mulled wine - while its plush gold packaging makes it shelfie-worthy, too. If I’m lucky enough to receive this on Christmas Day, I’ll upcycle it into a penholder once the candle is finished.” Jemima Cousins, Spell Magazine Editor
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“I always advise clients to invest in quality tools and this styler from ghd ticks all the boxes. High performing and beautifully packaged with a vanity case, the iridescent white gloss coating over the plates makes it look unique and very Christmassy.” Lathaniel Chambers, Lathaniel’s Couture Hair & Beauty NYX Professional Makeup 24 Day Advent Calendar, £50
“This gift set sits at the top of my wish list. Bonnets and headscarves never stay on my head all night, so it would be nice to rest on a luxury silk pillowcase and wake up with frizz-free curls. That’s my definition of beauty sleep for 2021!” Sue Omar, Freelance beauty writer
Slip Eyemask and Pillowcase Gift Set, £119
“I knew I wanted this advent calendar as soon as I saw it. Packed with a few of my faves, including Whipped Cavier Matte Lipstick, there are so many gems I’d like to try that it’s going to be a struggle not to open all the windows on the first day.” Carine Lopez, Spell Beauty Customer Service
The silverhaired influencer
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60-year-old Valerie Lewis is redefining what it means to have grey hair #bigmood
GREY MATTER Redken Color Extend Graydiant Shampoo, £13.50
How much do you think you have spent on hair dyes in your lifetime? It’s difficult to say how much I’ve spent. I liked having different coloured hair – brown, blonde or plum were the main shades I went for. But, for me, it was never really about hiding my grey. Plus I’d been colouring my hair on and off since my late teens. Looking back do you wish you had just let your hair go grey naturally? The growth of greys seemed to accelerate in my late forties around the front and it felt as if I was having to dye my hair every second week or so to cover them up. Menopause started for me at 48 (following a full hysterectomy) and I was fed up with thinning hair so that’s when I decided to cut my hair short and go natural. Any advice on keeping grey hair looking silvery and bright? Using shampoos and conditioners that contain violet toning pigments, like Dove’s Silver Care, will help keep your hair looking silvery and bright. Nourishing hair proteins with keratin repair actives will make strands more resilient to damage as grey hair can be quite dry and fragile.
Dove Silver Care Conditioner, £1.75
Nunaat Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask, £5.99
What do you think about the silver hair trend among Millennials? Trends generally become mainstream as this one has. I see it as a positive in that it serves to indicate or show to the world that having grey hair, regardless of whether it’s from a bottle or nature’s own, is not unusual. Nor is it something that anyone, no matter whether they are 20 or 85, should feel they have to hide. I’m proud of my natural hair, it’s like Pantone shade Silver is the New Grey!
When did you start going grey and how did you feel about it at the time? I was 25 and having my hair done when the hairdresser noticed a grey hair. I’d been through a very traumatic, stressful time the year before and put it down to that. As I couldn’t see the hair, I didn’t really give it much thought to be honest. And even when more grey appeared in my late thirties and forties, it didn’t really bother me as they were streaked evenly through my hair. People even asked if I’d had it done at the hairdresser’s because I used to relax and colour. I got bored with black hair, so I would change colour frequently.
Turning grey is a fact of life. Yet, when most women start seeing their first greys in their 30s, many flock to the salon and spend hundreds of pounds to cover it up. But this isn’t the case for 60-year-old Valerie Lewis, who partnered with Dove last year for a campaign celebrating silver-haired sirens from all walks of life: “I didn’t really give it much thought to be honest - I’ve got natural grey hair and I’m proud of it,” she says. Hailed as The Lifestyler, the certified life coach and curator of blog page Visualise and Bloom, is passionate about endorsing intuition, creativity and self-love. And when it comes to the latter, hair can often be a good starting point, right? “Society pressures you to look young - and for some reason, grey hair is viewed as dull, drabby and for ‘old’ people,” she says. Since partnering with Dove via her socials (@visualiseandbloom), Valerie has effortlessly redefined grey hair as chic, fun and sophisticated. We find out where it all began…
How to go grey gracefully Silver stars worth following on the ‘gram Still think grey hair looks frumpy? Take a look at these beauts who are transforming the silver hair mindset. Statement bold cuts, quality haircare and bags of confidence are the order of the day.
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
First it was toilet paper and then pasta. Now the latest quick-to-sell category spurred by the pandemic is wigs. According to The New York Times, salon closures are encouraging black women to protective style - leading many to resort to stockpiling extensions, hairpieces and accessories of every variety. But fear not: these new picks from The Feme Collection are available to buy now on spellbeauty.com. Afro Puff, from £17.99
Lace Wig, from £29.99
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@panteneuk Caption: Great hair days are for everyone and this is why we have partnered with @thedresscodeproject, an alliance of safe hair salon spaces to launch in the UK and provide positive hair experiences for all.
@mybrownbox Caption: This is your midweek reminder to chill out, check in and give yourself some credit. Stop being so hard on yourself. You’ve accomplished amazing things and will continue to accomplish amazing things. SPELL
@biancamillerldn Caption: Our 8 Shades on mannequin legs. The team painted these by hand specifically for @qvcuk. Which best represents your shade of nude? #nude #nudelegs #nudefashion #nudehosiery
@redefiningour Caption: Both sorrow and joy shape our souls. All experiences are healing; even the devastating ones. It’s our attachment to comfort and having our way that makes life a struggle. Flow with life.
Sheer, full coverage, dewy, matte… there are so many foundation finishes on offer it can be difficult to choose. To escape the minefield, lean towards buildable formulas that allow you to customise the end result. The trick is in the name: build gradually to achieve your desired finish.
HUDA BEAUTY Faux Filter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick in Lava, £32
HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation, £51
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NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation, £28
SUSTAINABLE (but no less beautiful)
With environmentalist groups calling for the fashion industry to acknowledge its part in the climate crisis and create planetfriendly alternatives (turn to page 16), online accessories and jewellery retailer, Seekd, has sought out designers ahead of the curve. Its selection of exquisitely-crafted jewellery collections can help us all play our part in making the world more sustainable.
THE ART OF DOUBLE CLEANSING
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Double cleansing is a twostep skincare technique often used to unblock clogged pores and thoroughly clean the skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation over time. Get a head start on great skin for the new year with The Glow Pot’s Wash & Cleanse Set (£25) - a duo boasting anti-inflammatory, soothing and cooling ingredients.
TREND: Graphic Liner
Trends come and go, but there are some looks we want to hold on to. From Ciara’s wooden hair beads in our April issue to the Katega sisters’ well-thought-out layered looks from October, what’s your favourite trend of 2020?
STYLE REPORT RECAP TREND: Cool Tones
TREND: Sheer Fashion
TREND: Folk Fashion
TREND: Brushed-up Brows
TREND: Beaded Braids Ciara
TREND: Nail Art
TREND: Layered Fashion
TREND: Nineties Minimalism
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DYSON Supersonic Exclusive Copper Gift Edition, £299
As we all become increasingly conscious about the products we buy, beauty brands that take their environmental commitments seriously are really coming into their own. Here are some planet-friendly innovators making a big difference...
From the ingredients selected to its clever packaging solutions, natural haircare brand Airfro has made sustainability part of its DNA. The sleek aluminium bottle housing its hero 00.3 Dfy Curl Refresh spray is both contemporary and sustainable. Once empty it can be refilled using a custom Airfro eco-pouch, which is costeffective and made from 90 per cent less plastic than regular bottles. It’s well worth adding to your eco-friendly list!
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Clean & Conscious DAME
Aiming to eliminate 15 per cent of the 1.3 billion disposable tampon applicators discarded in the UK each year, DAME’s launch of the world’s first reusable alternative is innovating our monthly cycles. Its award-winning design is easy to use and conveniently self-sanitising: simply insert your tampon, rinse and go. It works with every tampon size and lasts for life, so you can get on with your period without adding to plastic waste.
Ethical production is at the heart of Lethal Cosmetics’ range and the brand is committed to offering animal and planet-friendly products. Its makeup is cruelty-free and vegan, earning it the title of PETA’s ‘most animalfriendly new cosmetics brand’ in 2017. The brand also offers functional and eco-conscious packaging including its signature empty eyeshadow palettes, from £10, that can be refilled with single shades. SPELL
Boasting a powerful digital motor that’s been designed for super-fast drying, Dyson’s Supersonic Copper Gift edition hairdryer is a great way to put a loved one on the eco-conscious beauty path. Its high-tech design eliminates noise and cuts down heat, moving 13 litres of air up to the amplifier every second. Perfect for all hair types, it cuts down drying time minimising energy consumption in the process.
Results-driven cruelty-free skincare brand Organic Apoteke combines spiritual wisdom and ayurvedic training with meticulous medical research. Founded by holistic wellness advocate Dr Nitasha Buldeo, its products are made using certified organic ingredients. The range aims to respect nature’s resources while delivering clinically proven results. Plus, its packaging is from 100 per cent recyclable materials.
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How to be financially fearless There’s never been a more important time to take control of your finances. Luckily money queen Davinia Tomlinson is on hand to help... A frightening prospect. Rainchq was born out of my commitment to helping women overcome some of these challenges and in particular helping them take control of their financial futures and live their best, most financially abundant lives, once and for all.”
Right now it’s easy to feel like you’re at the mercy of outside forces, with the rules on who we can see and where we can go ever changing. But there are some things we can feel on top of. In fact, when it comes to our finances, it’s crucial to be the boss. Yes, financial management might not sound sexy, but we’re seeing a huge shift in the way we view what we spend and what we save. For instance, you may already be a fan of Vestpod, a female-led company that helps women invest their cash. Or perhaps you take an interest in My Frugal Year, a personal account by Clare Seal, which honestly depicts her struggles with debt and relationship with money. There are some great individuals helping to change our money mindset, who are empowering us to take the leap into investing in our long-term future. Top of the list is Davinia Tomlinson, founder and CEO of Rainchq, whose sound experience makes her a key figure in money matters. Not only does she offer up plenty of advice, but she is also particularly keen to chat about how finances play a big role in who we are be that women, black or city dwellers. “I started Rainchq in 2018 after working in the investment management industry for 15 years,” says Davinia. “I was becoming frustrated with the poor representation of women in
DAVINIA’S THREE STEPS TO FINANCIAL SELF-CARE 1. Do a self check on your incomings and outgoings What were the last three things you spent money on? What were the last three forms of income you received? The idea is to make sure you’re in control of money rather than money being in control of you.
“RAINCHQ WAS BORN OUT OF MY COMMITMENT TO HELPING WOMEN” senior management positions and low engagement of women in general when it came to their finances. “It’s a reality that’s reflected in the data: despite us outliving men, we currently save up to five times less for retirement.
2. Get a rainy day fund If you don’t have a rainy day fund, start one today. Soon you’ll recognise the power of having one in place, especially now given how devastating the pandemic has been on many people’s finances. Start with as little as £1! Your future self will thank you for it. 3. Talk to someone When we think of the gender pay gap, one of the reasons employers are able to perpetuate their discriminatory practices is because not enough women talk about what they’re getting paid. So, turn to a loved one or trusted friend and benefit from their advice. Talk more!
Rich Reads Understand your personal finances and budget your money with these expert books
Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
Secrets Of Six-Figure Women by Barbara Stanny
Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By And Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
For many of us, 2020 has delivered some great highs and terrible lows. So as we wave goodbye to the year that transformed all of our lives, we salute the brands that brightened up our days and made the past 12 months a little prettier
Highlights from the class of 2020…
While 2020 turned into the year of protective styling and lived-in up-dos, it started out on a larger-than-life scale with super-sized hair accessories. Pearl clips, chained sliders and massive faux leather scrunchies had the hair pundits talking (and us stalking social feeds for endless inspo). Award-winning hairdresser Michelle Thompson tells us: “This year has been about comebacks, but with a twist. Headbands and scrunchies were reimagined in a way we’d never have guessed.” Kitsch’s collab with celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan in March was on the money.
What a year it’s been for multifaceted mogul Rihanna. Kicking off the year with a slew of accessory launches from her fashion label Fenty (turn to page 22 for the latest instalment), she also added the Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara to her beauty line-up. The fat-to-flat brush feature put the mascara in a league of its own and received rave reviews. “It’s a permanent edition to my make-up bag,” says Spell editor Jemima Cousins. Of course, we can’t fail to mention the release of Fenty Skin, another standout highlight to our year. Thank you RiRi!
In June, GB swimmer Alice Dearing partnered with SoulCap in a campaign to break down barriers for BAME swimmers. “Growing up, I was blessed to have had so much support as I worked my way up to swimming for Great Britain,” she said. “But I know that swimming as a sport hasn’t always been seen as accessible to people from minority communities. Increasing diversity in the water is a huge passion of mine, so with SoulCap we hope we can start to dispel those barriers.” To date the brand has sold over 30,000 of its Afro-friendly swimming caps.
Debuting its first collection in July 2020, black-British label Farai London has already started to make major waves in the fashion industry. In its first month of business, its Gaia signature dress was worn by Kylie Jenner for an Instagram post that went viral. Also seen on celebrities Mulatto and Jourdan Dunn, the label’s colourful cut-out mini dress was in high-demand this summer. Inspired by tropical beaches and early 00’s style, designer MaryAnn Msengi is on a mission to create clothes that empower women of all ages to embrace their femininity.
“DIY hair was at the top of the agenda this year”
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AUTUMN The Feme Collection Ponytail
DIY lockdown hair was at the top of the agenda this year and coming to the rescue was the launch of The Feme Collection Ponytail. A classic ponytail never fails to look fashionable, while keeping natural tresses tucked away. From silkystraight strands to loose waves and tight curls, the range features an array of stunning styles in long lengths up to 36 inches. What’s more, the wraparound attachment piece is perfect for superspeedy application.
In October, Sleek MakeUp revamped its iconic i-Divine eyeshadow palette and launched an inspiring film, I Am Divine, featuring influential black-British creatives and changemakers. Its purpose was to uncover why beauty is a form of bold selfexpression and activism in these unprecedented times. BET presenter and stylist Darkwah spoke out to say: “Make-up and activism go hand in hand for me. They’ve both helped me feel better and more confident in myself.” We always love make-up with a meaningful message!
WINTER Joy Adenuga
British make-up artist Joy Adenuga didn’t rest on her laurels during lockdown. With the release of her debut lash collection Lashes by Joy earlier this year, the follow-up to her growing cosmetics empire is (drum roll, please)… Brushes by Joy. “While designing my brushes, I wanted to create tools that could be used for different types of make-up applications that were as multi-purpose as possible,” says Joy. All five brushes are formulated with highgrade synthetic hair and are 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free.
The internet claims to have many so-called beauty destinations, but one worth knowing about for its tech prowess is Yutybazar. Black-owned and allinclusive, the AI driven shopping site implements algorithms to seek out and suggest haircare and skincare products that are suitable for you. Founder Simi Lindgren says: “Shopping for beauty products can be inefficient and expensive when you are not catered for.” Thanks to Simi and her tech team, it has developed a platform that will take us well in to the future.
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Spell Beauty’s five day Christmas giveaway
The countdown to Christmas has begun at Spell Beauty with our five day giveaway taking place between 14th-18th December. Follow and interact with @spellbeautyuk on Instagram this month for the chance to win fantastic hair and beauty prizes from our top brands.
2020 HIGHLIGHT CHANGE Kamala Harris IT UP becoming the first black and first female US vice president turned this year around.
Conscious about saving & sustainability? Blackowned clothing exchange The Dress Change is the place to go! Dr Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm, each £3.49
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH King of Ageing Backwards, Pharrell, has dropped a skincare line called Humanrace!
CRACKING UP With the weather only getting colder, we’ve got our favourite balm from Dr. Bronner’s on hand to keep our lips hydrated.
HIT OR MISS
Christmas shopping season is here - but are you hitting the high street or avoiding the crowds by buying online?
Whether you want to scoop up a treat for yourself or know someone special who deserves a glamorous gift this festive season, keep an eye on social media to be a part of this gigantic giveaway!
With prices starting at $700 for Fenty and designer Amina Muaddi’s second collab, we’re weighing up the cost-per-step.
Merry Christmas and good luck from the Spell Beauty team!
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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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