During the UK's Black History Month 2023

The School
of Afro Hair ​

Sat 7 October 2023
Hammersmith, London

A day of talks focused on Afro-hair education and empowerment. As a part of the CURLYTREATS Festival, taking place during the UK’s Black History Month 2023 in Hammersmith, London, on Oct 7th, this empowering event is not to be missed. Learn from seasoned experts, gain invaluable insights, and embrace the richness of Afro-hair culture. Connect and celebrate with like-minded attendees who share your passion for Afro hair. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

🕒 Saturday 7 October, 10 AM to 7 PM
📍245 Hammersmith, Floor 1, London, W6 8PW
🎉 Part of CURLYTREATS Festival

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Sat 7 October | 245 Hammersmith, Floor 1, London, W6 8PW

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Sat 7 October | 245 Hammersmith, Floor 1, London, W6 8PW

Speakers at The School of Afro Hair 2023

Sat 7 October | 245 Hammersmith, Floor 1, London, W6 8PW

Talks that Matter: The School of Afro Hair 2023 Schedule

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
( 1 Hour )

Registration & Networking
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
( 1 Hour )
Nurturing Your Crown: Seborrheic Dermatitis, Scalp Health, and Afro Hair

Join us for a talk and Q&A on Seborrheic Dermatitis, scalp health, and Afro-textured hair needs. In this engaging session, our expert will delve into the causes, symptoms, and effective management strategies for Seborrheic Dermatitis, paying particular attention to its impact on afro hair.

Speaker: Lola Dansu – Aesthetician & Founder of ASME Beauty

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
( 1 Hour )

Anatomy of Afro Hair Strands: Understanding the Science of Breakage

Join Rachel Sey in a Q&A session as she dives into the structure of a single hair strand, emphasising the uniqueness of Afro-textured hair and its tendency to break easily. Gain insights not just for the scientifically curious but for those seeking to grasp the root causes of their hair challenges. Equip yourself with knowledge to make informed decisions for healthier hair.

Speaker: Rachael Sey – Trichologist & Founder of Cherub London

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ( 1 Hour )
The Root of the Problem: Tackling Causes and Solutions for Hair Breakage

We’re going beyond the science to offer real-world solutions for your hair problems. Understand the everyday reasons your hair might be breaking. This isn’t just about what’s happening on a microscopic level; it’s about your daily habits, like how you comb your hair, the tools you use, and even how the weather affects it. You’ll learn practical tips and long-term strategies to stop your hair from breaking and help it grow stronger.

Speaker: Althea Hamilton – IAT Certified Hair Practitioner & Cofounder of BIG Nanny’s Hair Products

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ( 1 Hour )
Product Overload: Making Sense of Hair Care Products

Overwhelmed by countless hair care products for Afro-textured hair? Unsure about key ingredients? Join our session led by Jessica Oduro, Afro Hair Expert & Founder of TIPH’ARAH, who will decode ingredients like sulphates, silicones, and natural oils. Learn to navigate product labels and pick what truly suits your hair needs, from moisture to curl definition.

Speaker: Jessica Oduro – Afro Hair Expert & Founder of TIPH’ARAH

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
( 1 Hour )
Breakthrough Medical Treatments for Hair Loss

Discover the newest, science-backed treatments that are known to actually work, and get expert advice from Dr. Lola Akingbola, who has over 17 years’ experience in dermatology, on what to ask your doctor, which blood tests to request, and when to see a dermatologist. Don’t miss this empowering opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to reclaim and improve your self-confidence.

Speaker: Lola Akingbola – Dermatologist, Author and Educator

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
( 1 Hour )

Championing 50+ Black Businesses in the UK at Novotel London West, just 2 minutes walk from the School of Afro. Step into the vibrant world of Black-owned businesses at the Culture of Black Business Marketplace, as part of CURLYTREATS Festival. From handcrafted jewellery, empowering stationery to hair care, skin care, unique fashion pieces, and much more, this marketplace brings together an array of products and services, all created with love and passion from Black creators.

Elevate Your Afro Hair Care Journey.

Discover expert tips for caring for and maintaining Afro hair! Participate in talks led by seasoned afro hair care specialists and experts. Elevate your hair care routine and deepen your appreciation for Afro hair. Don’t miss out; secure your seat for the School of Afro Hair now!

Strengthening Afro Hair Communities.

Discover a thriving community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for Afro hair. Engage in meaningful discussions, share experiences, and exchange ideas with fellow attendees. Expand your network and find a strong support system within this  community.

Overcoming Afro-hair Struggles.

Join us to tackle issues with your Afro hair, from dryness to breakage and volume management. These session talks offers expert guidance, providing solutions to overcome common concerns. Learn essential tips for moisture retention and gentle handling techniques to promote healthy hair growth.

Sat 7 October | 245 Hammersmith, Floor 1, London, W6 8PW

The School of Afro Hair

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