Talk 1: Hair Business: Black Hair Credentials

Saturday 9 October 2021

In this open-panel, live studio recording, African & Caribbean hair specialists Yazz and Leslie are joined by others from the industry to discuss how a standardised educational hair curricula and qualifications for African-Caribbean hair practitioners in the UK can be implemented.


Almost indisputably, much good could come from introducing formalised education and qualifications and could also give further validation to professionals who provide services central to the every day UK black experience. So what are the potential pitfalls? And what, if anything, does the industry stand to lose?

How to join the conversation: There are four ways you can take part:

Studio audience: If you want to be part of a small, live studio audience. Please register now. There is also access to the Black & White Noise Sound Art exhibition, DJs and other talks for you to enjoy. We suggest a £2-£5 donation for taking part in the talk on your arrival.

Join the conversation via Zoom: If you’d prefer, join us online and contribute via the chatroom on zoom. You’ll receive your Zoom link after you’ve booked. Suggested donation £2 on booking but any amount is appreciated and reserves you a place in the live discussion.

Be on the panel and help lead the discussion: If you’re in the Black haircare industry and want to be a voice on the panel, please email:

Listen on the radio

This live studio recording will be broadcast during October Please follow us on social media for updates.

Other talks at Black & White Noise Open Booth Day:

13:30: Decolonising Herbal Medicine

15:00: Caribbean Family Tree and RRR’s Friendship Nucleus

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