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25 Top Black Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022

We are happy to announce that Rachael Twumasi-Corson, CEO of Afrocenchix was featured in the HSBC & UK Black Business Show's 25 Top Black Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022 list. 

Afrocenchix Is Crowdfunding With Seedrs! 🎉

Capital at risk. Approved by Seedrs. We're crowdfunding! 🎉 We wanted you to be the first to know we're launching a campaign on Seedrs, offering you the chance to buy equity in Afrocenchix. That way, you can share in our mission and grow as we grow.

Challenging Hair Discrimination In Schools

We need to have an honest conversation about discrimination in schools. The devastating case of Child Q has shocked many of us, but it’s sadly not an isolated incident...

Afrocenchix Wins The Treasure Tress TT Awards!

We're so proud to have won two awards: Cleanser Of The Year and Vegan Hair Brand Of The Year for the first ever Treasure Tress TT Awards. The Treasure Tress Awards provides the curly community with the chance to have their voices heard by casting their votes on the best products...

Google Backs Afrocenchix In $1.2m Seed Round!

After a successful Pre Seed Round in 2019, we're delighted to have been backed by Google in this $1.2m seed round and named one of the "hottest Black-led startups in Europe.”

10 Afrocenchix Wins in 2020 We're Grateful For

What a year 2020 has been! We are no strangers to hustling, however, this doesn’t mean we’ve found it easy and we’ve taken some major hits due to the pandemic.  But overall, we’re fortunate to say we’re doing well and this year has made us appreciate our wins even more so! Which is...

We Won! Afrocenchix Wins The Consumer & Luxury Rising Star BBBAwards!

The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards), founded in 2014, celebrates the outstanding performance and achievements of black professionals and business owners in the UK. On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank our community and the BBBAwards team. We're so proud and thrilled to be nominated and selected...

Celebrating 10 Years of Afrocenchix! Transforming the Beauty Industry

It’s been 10 years since Joycelyn & Rachael met at university and bonded over a shared problem. Their haircare and beauty products were threatening their health and they didn’t work. A decade on and Afrocenchix has delivered over 25,000 safe, effective products to people all over the world!

Navigating Covid-19 – Surviving & Adapting as a Small Business

Afrocenchix was born out of recession. In 2008, when the last economic crisis occurred, Joycelyn and I met, then started mixing products in our university kitchen soon after. We registered as a business in 2010, simply to collect the prize for the Ethical & Sustainable Business Innovation Competition we’d won....

We've been nominated for a Sunday Times Style Beauty Award!

We’ve just been nominated in The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2020 in the Best Afro Hair Brand category! It’s a huge honour to receive a nomination for the largest consumer-voted beauty awards in the UK and we wish to thank you for your support.

Afrocenchix take home ‘SME Business of the Year’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2019 Precious Awards!

The Precious Awards celebrate and champion ambitious women of colour that are growing innovative and successful brands. The 13th annual Precious Awards were held at The Waldorf on November 8th, 2019. Afrocenchix founders Rachael Corson and Joycelyn Mate won two awards including the SME Business of the Year Award.

We're updating our prices and launching a new look and our subscription service!

We’re excited to announce that next Saturday we’ll finally be launching our new look which includes the brand new packaging so many of you voted for! View this post on Instagram Thank you to everyone who voted! We’ve totalled up the #whiteisalright👍🏻 and #brownformycrown👑 results from indiegogo, insta, Facebook, Twitter and...

Afrocenchix selected for Backstage London accelerator alongside 4 Black Owned Businesses

We're pleased to announce that Afrocenchix is among the first 25 companies backed by Backstage Capital’s new global accelerator program! We're honoured to be in the inaugural cohort with fellow black-owned businesses Gal-dem, Trim-It,  Tambua Health and Vitae London who are all doing amazing things. We've spoken before about how little venture capital is invested in women and founders of...

We Won a WeWork Global Creator Award!

In October last year, we won the top prize in the Business Venture category at the WeWork London Creator Awards. That meant £275k and the chance to compete in the WeWork Global Creator Awards for $1million! Joycelyn flew to New York at the end of November and secured us a spot...

Our Best Moments of 2018

What a year it has been! 2018 was a challenging yet very rewarding year for us at Afrocenchix. We started Afrocenchix because we couldn't find safe and effective natural products for Afro and curly hair and we did not imagine that we'd be where we are today! We usually joke between us...

We Won!

Image credit: WeWork Joycelyn's epic jump captures how we feel right now.  Last night, we won the WeWork Creator Awards! A very pregnant Rachael (you can spot her and the bump in red) pitched to Vanessa Kingori (publishing director at British Vogue), Ashton Kutcher (actor and investor), Jonas Templestein (co-founder of...