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We a r I t P i n k h a s b e c o m e synonymous with Breast C ancer Awareness. A nd as b e a u t y b r a n d s l a u n c h a s l e w of initiatives to suppor t the cause, t h e B l a c k Wo m e n R i s i n g U K c h a r i t y i s e n c o u r a gi n g w o m e n of c o l o u r t o s h a r e t h e i r u n t o l d c a n c e r s t o r ie s . F o u n d e r L e a n n e P e r o ( p i c t u r e d r ig h t ) s e t s a shining example by sharing her o w n jo u r n e y o n p a g e 20.

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L e t 's n o t f o r g e t , t h i s m o n t h m a r k s a f e w ot h e r s ig n i f i c a n t d a t e s – f r o m E c ze m a Aw a r e n e s s t o B l a c k H i s t o r y. T h e S p e l l team attended the second a n n u a l M il l io n P e o p l e M a r c h t o g e t t h e p r ot e s t o r s' t a ke o n being a black woman in modern B r i t a i n . Tu r n t o p a g e 14 t o read the inspiring and uplif ting responses.

No more second-guessing: we bring you the know-how

08 LAYER IT UP

Playful layering is on the style agenda

10 LITERARY STARS

Hair and beauty products worth writing about

12 QUOTE OF THE MONTH A dose of positive affirmation

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TA L K TO U S

Some black girl magic from BLM protestors

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19 NOIR NECESSITIES

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UK black-owned fashion brands to know

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20 JOURNEY TO GREATNESS

EDITOR Jemima Cousins SUB EDITORS Gemma Rusiecki, Julie Vuong

Breast cancer survivor Leanne Pero reveals her personal battle to success

WRITERS Jennifer Meredith, Keysha Davis,

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ago when I asked my husband to shave my hair off completely. Since then I've literally gone through what feels like every single stage, and each one has had its own issues. The shaved cut to TWA (teeny weeny afro) was tough because it really took wearing make-up and big hoops almost everyday for me to feel pretty and feminine most of the time. As it started to grow out, I would get funny looks and comments like, "So are you going to wear a wig now?" That was annoying to say the least, but somehow I still had the confidence to push through. Now you can't really tell me anything; now I actually prefer myself with my natural hair over anything else, which is something I thought I would never think or say.

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MEET TALA'S COOL AND CONSCIOUS ACTIVEWEAR

It was a case of blink and you'll miss it for fans trying to get hold of Pat McGrath’s Supreme lipstick, which sold out in 8.2 seconds (to be precise). Savvy spenders are reselling the $38 lippie for up to $999 - we’ll kiss that goodbye!

TALA is disrupting the fashion game with its sustainable, high performance activewear and affordable on-trend athleisure. Created using recycled plastic bottles and factory off-cuts, it offers complete transparency about every aspect of its supply chain as well as the sustainability of each garment. With sizes ranging from XS to XL, its ethos and cool campaigns are geared towards empowering women with flattering fits that are comfortable, functional and encourage ultimate body confidence.

LOG ON

Sa ve VS Splurge

With the online world providing a wealth of haircare information, it can be difficult to wade through what’s right for you. This is where the new Hair Advisor website steps in. With over 500 online reviews and a directory of over 600 hair services, consider it as the Trust Pilot or Hairpedia of the black hair industry.

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GO NUDE Now available in camouflage nude shades, The Wig Fix has upped the ante with its topselling non-slip hair band. The silicone headpiece acts as a protective barrier to secure wigs while also lessening the pressure on the scalp and hairline. Genius, right?

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HOW TO WASH PROTECTIVE STYLES. PERIOD!

Four steps to effectively shampoo and condition your hair while it’s safely tucked away

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It’s easy to neglect your cleansing regime when your hair is in a protective style. After all, a big part of the appeal of braiding your hair away is the low maintenance required. But styles such as crocheting and weaving can make it difficult to wash your own hair and gain access to the scalp. As a consequence, this can result in heavy product build-up, itchiness and dry flakes. So for a dramafree washday, follow these four steps…

STEP 1: Use the correct cleanser If you’re at the two-week mark of wearing your protective style and you’re starting to experience build-up and maybe the odd flake, it’s time to give your hair and scalp a good cleanse. Choose a shampoo that contains calming ingredients like peppermint or tea tree oil. You can use your fingers to gently massage and remove dirt and grime, or search for a shampoo bottle with a nozzle head to directly apply the product to the scalp. To rinse, use the shower head and run water along the lengths of the hair. Refrain from washing the hair vigorously, as this will cause it to unravel and lose its neat appearance and natural sheen. STEP 2: Pamper and treat your scalp If you wear a protective style you should really commit to good scalp care during cleansing time. Doing so will ensure your natural hair remains healthy and thrives during protective styling. After shampooing, reach for a scalp care treatment containing a cocktail of ingredients like peppermint, apple cider vinegar and shea butter, which will help soothe the scalp and prevent flaking and itching. STEP 3: Use the right styling products After you’ve invested so much time (and money) in your protective style, you might be concerned that washing your hair may interfere with how it looks. Because if it’s done incorrectly, there is a risk of the hair unravelling, matting or becoming extremely dry. To avoid this, follow the cleansing steps above and pay attention to the styling products you use. Gently towel dry your hair and extensions with a micro-fibre towel to prevent breakage. Once dry, apply a styling mousse to the lengths to eliminate strays and flyaways. Alternatively, you can clean the scalp without getting the hair wet by using a dry shampoo. Simply rub the product between the parts and along the braids for an instant refresh. STEP 4: Go gentle when drying If you choose to blow-dry your hair after shampooing, use a low heat setting to prevent your extensions from becoming parched and low on lustre. Allowing your style to dry naturally will help keep it looking its best. Once dry, your protective style will feel fresh and revitalised. Resume with your regular styling regime and repeat this cleansing process in 10 days’ time for optimum results.

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WASHDAY ESSENTIALS 1. Philip Kingsley Re-Moisturising Shampoo, £20 Give hair a quick hydration boost with this moisturising gem. The smooth nozzle top makes it easy to apply product directly to the scalp before gliding down the hair. 2. As I Am Naturally Dry & Itchy Scalp Care Oil Treatment, £10.99 Bolstered with scalp healing natural ingredients such as olive and tea tree oil, massage a few drops of this quality oil into your scalp after cleansing and let it get to work.

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3. Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Wave Whip Curling Mousse, £6.99 Whether your protective style consists of human or synthetic hair, apply this buttery formula to help retain your hair’s texture and prevent messy-looking strays. 4. Sta-Sof-Fro Wigs & Weaves Refresher & anti-Itch, £5.99 To remove scalp build-up, apply this anti-itch non-drip spray directly to the scalp and tracks underneath your style to gently lift build-up and for an instant refresh.

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5. Flora & Curl Gentle Curl Towel, £18 Replace terry towels with this smooth and ultrasoft curl-caring hair wrap. It minimises frizz and absorbs water at a faster rate - helping to dry your hair more quickly. 6. GHD Helios, £159 Always up on the innovation, this ergonomically-designed dryer by ghd controls the air flow, giving you a game-changing blowdry that delivers healthier results and cuts down on style time. SPELL

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TOPSHOP blazer, £59

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Sashay into autumn with a chic layered-up look. Go for a statement dress or two-piece paired with a double layering of outerwear. Colour block your outfit for a maximalismmeets-minimalism showdown, or clash your hues and prints to create all-over interest.

@karenbritchick

LAYER IT UP

H&M snake print trousers, £24.99

@nycxclothes

PRIMARK double breasted coat, £35

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A TALE TO TELL... 1. MANTA Healthy Hair Brush, £25 Want more good hair days? Then now is the time to introduce your tresses to a game-changing styling tool that works wonders on both natural curls and hair extensions. Cue MANTA’s Healthy Hair Brush, a flexible tool that fits in the palm of your hand and glides smoothly through tresses, detangling and styling with the utmost ease without snagging or breakage. 2. blackUP Strobing Primer, £29.50 It’s easy to skip the priming stage before applying a full face, but once you use this complexion-perfecting base you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it. Blur out imperfections with minimal effort and set your foundation to a flawless finish that lasts all day. For no make-up days, smooth a few drops onto clean, bare skin for an instant healthy glow. 3. Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil, £48 For a good multi-purpose product you can do no wrong with Manketti Oil by award-winning hairstylist Charlotte Mensah. The viscous oil is fuelled by some of nature’s most hair nurturing ingredients and has been sustainably sourced from the Ghananian Manketti nut. Use as a scalp oil, sealant, hot oil treatment or to intensify your deep conditioner on wash days. 4. WISHFUL Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, £34 The words enzyme and scrub might sounds harsh and abrasive. But this gentle and yet powerful exfoliator – founded by make-up mogul Huda Beauty – can be used every day on non-sensitive skin. The enzymes in question are BHAs (basically all the good stuff to make your skin glow); expect results in as little as 10 days. 5. R&R LUXURY Serenity Shea Oil, £15 Sourced straight from Africa, Serenity Shea Oil from R&R Luxury is infused with nourishing natural ingredients and antioxidants that hydrate and soothe even the driest skin types. A real treat for thirsty complexions and a must-have for the coming winter months, massage its luxuriously whipped formula onto your skin straight after a shower or bath for the best results.

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Hair by @MichelleThompsonHair. Model: @iamdunn. For full credits turn to page 23

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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ALWAYS STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND NEVER LET WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE SAYS DISTRACT YOU FROM YOUR GOALS — Michelle Obama

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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement sparked some very real and raw conversations on the racial injustices that people of colour face in their daily lives. Over the last few months, protesters across the globe have challenged allies to show support to BLM beyond posting a black square on the ‘gram for #blackouttuesday. In the quest for change, protests have been one of the go-to measures to fight against systemic racism in the UK. On August Bank Holiday, we attended the annual Million People March where around 400 demonstrators walked through West London to show a united front and voice their concerns and struggles in today’s Britain. With October honouring Black History, this month’s Street Style special celebrates blackness in all its unfiltered glory. #blackgirlmagic

@ourtimeyouthagency

Black History Month special

SAVE THE DATE With Covid-19 curbing the possibility of future protests, here are some safer options to explore and celebrate Black History Month. #YoungandBlack – Being black in the workplace • 28th October Free online event exploring black identity within the UK, particularly in the workplace. Black Lives and the System Multiple dates through October Join a virtual conversation to share your experiences in engaging with different systems.

Alexia, 45, Youth services

Imani, 18, Student

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“My hair is part of my identity

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black woman. Self-love is important,

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regardless of gender or race.”

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Emma, 26, Actress

Georgia, 23, Music marketer

“Being a young black woman to me

“Being a beautiful black woman

For me being black is about pride.

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in 2020 requires a lot of strength

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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 and stories the Spell team is obsessing over this month

THROWING SHADE

The boom in colour cosmetics has been a welcome phenomenon for women of colour. Joining the expanding circuit is a new black-owned British brand called Emolyne Cosmetics. Frustrated by her struggle to find matching nail and lip shades, the brand’s founder Emolyne Ramlov set out to create her own range in which all 30 shades were an exact match for women across the diaspora. Prices start from £11.

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

@nails_and_soul Caption: Why not fun colours for fall? #nailpolish #nailsaddict #opi #nailsdid #nailsart #losangeles #silverlake #nail #bigapplered #matte #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailart #naildesigns #nailsnailsnails

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@stephanieyeboah Caption: Sometimes when you’re feeling a bit shit and are having a low self-esteem day, it’s nice to look at previous pics of where you felt most confident and pretty, and remember that you are indeed, *that* bitch.


RECESSION-PROOF BEAUTY

With localised lockdowns and talks of a major recession looming, now’s the time to seek out products that will save on the pennies.

SAVE ON SALON TRIPS The Feme Collection Lace Wig, from £29.99

SAVE ON LASH EXTENSIONS NARS Climax Extreme Mascara, £22 SAVE ON MAKE-UP Lottie London Tapered Blending Brush, £5

ECZEMA AWARENESS

Bioderma product expert say, “In winter the skin experiences more often extreme dryness breakouts, such as eczema flare ups. It’s important to moisturise at least once a day both the body and face, with a richer texture than the one used in summertime to add an extra layer of protection.” For eczema prone skin, the Atoderm Intensive Balm (£20) is a must-have to restore the skin barrier and soothe itchiness.

Photography by Fay Summerfield Hair by Sheree Angel Make-up by Hellie Last and Rhian Williams

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PRECISION PARTINGS

From geometric to asymmetric, if you want to execute some precision partings then it’s well worth investing in the right tools. Our top recommendation goes to Kent Salon professional handmade combs. The impressive flexinite technology means each comb is flexible enough to not break and withstand high temperatures making it perfect for ceramic heat styling and protective styling. Prices start from £10. SPELL

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Style up your wardrobe with a few black-owned things…

MAMATER

HOUSE OF RG

CANDY PALAZZO

LOUD BRAND STUDIOS

Marilyne Kekeli launched her ethical jewellery brand, Mamater, in 2018 offering an array of accessories from elegant earrings to a 24K gold-plated statement necklace. Available to purchase online, Marilyne is also the brainchild of pop-up event Good Makers Fair, which invites designers from all backgrounds to showcase and sell their products. “Designers in general struggle to find affordable places to sell their products and that difficulty doubles when it comes to designers of colour,” says Marilyne. The new collection, Nouveaux Préludes, features jade stones and opalescent pearls adorned on gold frames.

House of RG is a Blackowned fashion brand by British-Nigerian designer Dorothy Ogwuru offering sophisticated styles for both men and women. From embellished dinner blazers to trendy bomber jackets, every item in the collection has been carefully crafted by hand: ‘’The true intricate hand craftsmanship that involves spending up to 560 hours on one piece is totally worth it if it means transforming someone’s look,” says Dorothy. With pieces made using the finest fabrics such as rich velvet and adorned with crystals and gold detailing, House of RG is the epitome of luxury fashion for less.

Founded by Black-British designer Latoya Gabbidon, Candy Palazzo is a unique brand that features two-tone palazzo pants with pops of colour and playful prints. From neon shades to tropical textures, the collection is made up of contrasting hues and signature designs. “I created the brand because of my innate love for bold colours, which is what inspired the half and half design concept,” says Latoya. Made for women of all shapes and sizes, Candy Palazzo pants feature flowy fabrics that fit to flatter and look great all year round. Perfect for holidays or a night out, they look great paired with statement accessories.

Founded by Black-British designer Jedidiah Duyile, Loud Brand Studios launched earlier this year with a desire to diversify the industry both on a UK and global scale. The fashion studio recently made headlines when an asymmetric-print-dress from the collection was worn by Kylie Jenner, who later tweeted a shout out to the brand for their amazing clothes, resulting in the entire online collection selling out in less than 24 hours. From vintage-inspired dresses to cute co-ord sets, Loud Brand Studios stocks styles that are timeless with a modern twist - making it a definite one to watch for the future.

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Leanne Pero is an entrepreneur, fighter, survivor and inspiration. Born and raised in South West London, she prides herself on being an active member of the community, having set up a dance company, charity and most recently - penning her first selfhelp book for women battling cancer. Here we catch up with the trailblazer to talk about her experiences and how they've paved the way for her journey to greatness. As a survivor of breast cancer, you’ve started your own charity, The Leanne Pero Cancer Foundation. What compelled you to do this? When cancer came into my life it gave me a wealth of experience. Then when I got given the all-clear I felt empowered to make a positive change, particularly within the black community. My foundation houses many projects and the most successful one to date is Black Women Rising UK. This is all about helping women use their voices

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cancer twice, and the first time I was only 10 years old so I don’t remember much. Her second battle with cancer started six months before I was diagnosed and in the end we had different treatments.

and stories to help others and aid in emotion and mental healing. Did witnessing your mum’s battle with cancer make you feel more prepared for your own fight, in some respects? There’s no preparation for cancer. No matter how many people you know that have had it, no cancer patient is the same. Everyone deals and copes with it differently. My mum has had

Dance has helped you through many painful experiences. Why do think that is? I was sexually abused when I was 10 to 13 years old. When I decided to speak up on the matter, nobody believed me at first. So I moved out of the family home and lived with my estranged father, where I realised life was not going to be the same again and that I was responsible for myself. I remember those few years vividly. Trying to bring my abuser to justice (which eventually fell apart), I went through a terrible time and suffered from PTSD. It was dance that saved me; it built me up and gave me confidence and self-belief. I knew I wanted to give back and share it with other young women going through similar things. Using my painful experiences hasn’t been easy as I’m

Speaking of self-care, you have now written and published a book. This month you’re also launching Black Women Rising magazine. Please tell us more... Before being diagnosed with breast cancer, I’d just turned 30 and felt it was time to share my trials and tribulations of overcoming sexual abuse, depression and PTSD. The book, like all my work, was designed as a self-help guide and tells my story alongside offering some motivational tasks too. As for the magazine, this is a dream come true. It will be aimed at empowering women of colour through their cancer journeys with inspirational case studies, treatment advice, hair, beauty and wig tips as well as lifestyle advice and tips for family and friends. Follow @blackwomenrisinguk

Beauty & the breasts

Self-care check-in

In honour of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, beauty brands are launching philanthropic initiatives to help you look and feel gorgeous

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BOBBI BROWN is donating the full RRP for each Powerful Pinks Luxe Matte Lip Colour Duo to the BCRF

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still very much traumatised. Acts of self-care are essential to my daily routine and I try my best to keep selffocused at all times and also switch off for some much-needed 'me' time.

JO MALONE is donating £20 from the sale of every Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 100ml to the BCRF

BOBBI BROWN Powerful Pinks Lip Duo, £32.50

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GHD Pink Collection, from £149

JO MALONE Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, £69


THE SPELL-OMETER What’s hot and what’s not in the world of Spell

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

HEAD START

@yutybazar

The Feme Collection Mannequin Heads are lightweight and portable wig stands for keeping your favourite unit detangled and in shape. Each head comes pre-fitted with a secure, nonslip wig net to keep your wig in place. Available in sizes large and small with a choice of two skin tones.

FASHION TAKEOVER INTELLIGENT The social media BEAUTY

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app is launching its very own series of Fashion Weeks and we’re all getting front row seats.

Black-owned beauty site YutyBazar offers personalised product recommendations using artificial intelligence. Beam us up!

WOKE AF

HARD TO FACE

New comedy series Woke examines the spectrum of Blackness through a mix of live action and animation.

Louis Vuitton has unveiled a £750 face shield. We’ll pass, thanks.

BEADED BEAUTY The hair styling possibilities are endless with our super soft and lightweight X-Pression Ultra Braid, which is now available in dozens of natural and bright shades. Here is gorgeous hair and beauty influencer @whitneymadueke, who regularly wears X-pression for her colourful protective styling, sporting colour ‘BG’ – the perfect burgundy for autumn.

D IS FOR DEFICIENCY As we retreat inside for winter, vitamin D deficiency symptoms can start to rear their ugly head. Take a multivitamin now to help keep them at bay.

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Want to add some length to your next hairstyle? Take inspiration from #SpellSquad member @grandykat and serve some inches with The Feme Collection’s Flick ponytail. This 27” clip-in ponytail is available in eight shades and can be heat styled to your liking.

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HAIR ASIAM boots.com CANTU boots.com CHARLOTTE MENSAH

charlottemensah.com FLORA & CURL floracurl.co.uk GHD ghdhair.com HAIR ADVISOR hairadvisor.co INSTANT PONY spellbeauty.com KENT SALON kentsalon.co.uk MANTA mantahair.com PHILIP KINGSLEY philipkingsley.co.uk STA SOF FRO sta-sof-fro.com THE FEME COLLECTION

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