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!
A Message to Our Community – Black Lives Matter
As a community, we‘re collectively grieving. Many of us are feeling angry, sad or numb. We want to see justice and want to see an end to racially motivated murder in our generation. But it’s hard to know what we can do. We feel powerless to make a change as...
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....
The best conditioner you’ll ever use? Here’s 7 reasons why you need Swirl
Swirl started with a dream. We wanted every woman with Afro or curly hair to look and feel her best. We wanted all women to be confident knowing that wash day wasn’t full of toxic nasties. We wanted to make sure detangling didn't clog drains and oceans with harmful microplastics....
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.
How Afrocenchix Oversubscribed on Seed Investment Round and Raised Over $650,000
How Afrocenchix raised over $650,000 in VC and Angel investment as diverse underrepresented founders, including a WeWork prize from celebrity judges Ashton Kutcher, Gary Vee, Kristen Green and Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
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...
Afrocenchix voted ‘Best Natural Hair Brand’ in 2018 BBFA Awards
We're pleased to announce that we won the ‘Best Natural Hair Brand’ award! Thank you to every person who voted, retweeted, shared and supported us. We'd also like to thank the panel of judges, we're elated and blessed by the decision!
Hair Science: Afro Hair Care Innovation at InCosmetics
Hair science is key when making natural products. Afrocenchix stay at the leading edge of afro hair care innovation through conferences such as InCosmetics.