It is no secret that for a long time, shopping for beauty products formulated for our skin and hair type has been a challenge. This has resulted in a surge of entrepreneurial women who have taken to their kitchens and made their own.
On a mission to combat common hair and skin conditions caused by harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives found in readily available products, these women have made the conscious decision to use target driven, natural ingredients. Initially selling to family and friends, it has been difficult to locate these products as many are only available online or at natural hair/beauty events.
Lorraine James opened @Bar London on 10th of March 2016, a new multi-brand boutique for natural black owned brands catering specifically for women looking for natural products, perfect for their skin and hair type. She comments, 'Women of colour need to know that brands are not just selling to them but are genuinely interested in who they are, this is our goal.'
@Bar, 8 Queens Parade, Walm Lane, London NW2 5HT
Nearest Tube: Willesden Green