Does The UK’s Leading Afro Stylist like our hair?

I have decided to have an event!! Whoooo hoooo I’m inviting all the UK Naturals, Transitioners and those who are not yet natural to come and join me for a meet up.  They have them all the time is the US so I don’t see why we can’t have one here.


It will be on the 2nd October at Traffic Bar in central London. It’s on a Saturday so those of you who live far away can come and I am giving you plenty of notice so I don’t want to hear any of you say you can’t make it.


I am still finalising the agenda but I am going to keep you updated along the way (so make sure you are on the mailing list) for more details visit the Events Page

Anyway I was looking for some sort of hair expert to come and give us a talk on the day and I came across a black guy called Errol Douglas.  He is the UK’s leading black and Asian hair stylist he even has an MBE for services to hairdressing and has won loads of awards so I was thinking yeah this could be the dude. He must know tons about hair. Anyway all his work seamed to be pictures of black women with fancy styled relaxers and weaves so I started to think that whist he might know a lot about relaxed heads he might not know much about natural sistas. I decided to keep an open mind and I hunted around the net  to read up a bit about him. Until I came across an interview in Lime Magazine online where in December/Jan he was asked the following 



Q: What is your advice to women with natural hair who find it difficult to vary their hairstyles without committing to a perm?

A:Shave it off. Forget it, no ones interested – only joking. Natural hair that is healthy looks beautiful and amazing. Natural hair that is dry, needs combing out and is picky is awful. It’s not flattering is it?



Wow!  My thoughts were immediately sometimes people say what they really feel when joking and then spend the rest of the time back tracking. Perhaps he is not the man for us. 


The search continues. 


Big up to Lime though, for providing a great, open and honest interview you can read the entire thing by clicking the link below. 


King of the Crop’s Interview in Lime Magazine  


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  1. I’m excited about the event. Keep me posted please and will advertise the event too!

  2. Wow, indeed. He is making money off of Black women’s hair, all the while promoting the notion that our hair does not quite “measure up”. Something tells me he would have a problem with the majority of natural heads out there.
    I had read about him before, but he is definitely not one to support financially, ever.
    The event in October sounds great! I hope I can be there.

  3. Event sounds great! And such a good charity. Nice one Angel. I’m in Birmingham but would love to come also. i will spread the word as well.

  4. @Beatuifulms hun I cannot wait to see you down there

    @Amanda, really? You read about him before, gosh I thought this was a one off. I would be honoured if you came all the way from Barbados to see us. You would have to bring some of your products though.

    @Rach, woooo, yes come from Birmingham and see us it’s for all the UK naturals. I hope you can make it.

  5. I think he’s just being droll. I doubt he’d be dealing with our hair if he really felt that way.

    I think the idea for a meet is great, and I am seriously gutted that I can’t be there, working till 4:30 🙁

    Will there be anything happening afterwards? I need to meet more naturals! I enjoyed reading your interview in lime magazine btw! Nice to meet you on Sat!

  6. Okay, I stupidly missed the last sentence of his reply, about picky… Forget what I said, that response is terrible! I agree with you.

  7. I am not surprised at his comments as relaxing our hair is what makes him his money! So promoting natural hair wouldn’t be in his best interest!! You probably be better off getting one of the girls from youtube to give a talk.

    So glad you are having a meet up, which I will be attending!

  8. @ Bobbie lol, yeah I felt he was redeeming himself until that ‘picky’ part! It would be a shame not to see you. We actually have the venue a little later than five just to give people time to leave etc. I will let you know if I have an afterparty 🙂

    @ Natural PR, what a good idea Thank you! Right I am on it, let me chase a youtuber down and see if she will do the talk.

  9. WOW!!!!

    Shocking comments!

  10. Wow!! NOT KOOL!! But I am not surprised because he is used to Natural Hair! Anyway I think be uncomfortable with a room full of “picky heads” ….Not Good!

    And I am going to be there!!