RAISING MUMS

0 Raising Mums by Karimi Kagwe

At the end of October 2015, I was 37 weeks pregnant expecting a little bundle of joy. That month turned out to be one full of many transitions. I had been working at the same place for over 8 years, that was the same month I left employment. Many still think that decision was hasty […]

PUTTING TOGETHER ‘ALL OF JUNE’

0 All of June by June Gachui

In our latest issue we shared a truncated version of the interview we had with June Gachui of All of June on P30-31. We’re excited to share the full interview, hope it gives an insight into the amount of work and dedication it takes to put together a world class show. How many people and […]

LOCAL ADVERTS EMBRACE AFRICAN STYLE TREND

0 Colorful Life by Crown Paints. Images courtesy of Shitawa Bah, Digital Strategist, Crown Paints.

Written by Nakhulo Khaimia: The African themed fabric is featuring more and more in local adverts. As you drive around Nairobi, you will spot at least a billboard or two with Kitenge, Ankara or Lesso fabric on display. The trend is being replicated on digital marketing platforms such as websites and on social media. There is […]

THE LOC LOVIN’ ISSUE

0 Maya Amolo Loc-Lovin' Issue

In this 4th Issue of Hairpolitan Magazine, we are loving us some Locs! I remember standing in a butchery in Langata, where I grew up, when a slinky man with 3 dreadlocks (I kid you not) walked in. Despite the locs looking flat, matted and brown (not a sexy well dyed brown, but Kwashiorkor type […]

ACCESSORIZING WITH JEWELRY

0 Model Anita Juma wearing Alexander Betty Jewelry and from wearing Kiki Kamanu from Designing Africa Collective

Interview with Charlene of Alexander Betty What are the basics of accessorizing with jewelry? Jewelry helps to enhance your overall look so whatever piece you choose to go with, your accessories must compliment your face shape and skin tone. Your skin tone determines what colours look best on you and does not refer to whether […]

CONTAINING A GOOD IDEA

2 Maureen Murunga, Amadiva Beauty

I was patiently waiting to talk to Maureen Murunga of Amadiva Beauty. I had known it would be a long stretch to see her so soon after the launch of her latest project that happened on 7th February, so I was grateful for the chance. It’s not every day you hear of a hairdresser, established […]

FEEL GOOD AT HISIA SPA

0 Nzisa Waki

It’s a bright and sunny morning. I hitch a ride with my husband as he leaves for work and request him to let me off at my neighbour’s house. My neighbour and friend is the award-winning photographer Jeri Muchura of Photos by Jeri. We are on a joint assignment to review a Spa for Hairpolitan. […]

SISTERLOCKS DEMYSTIFIED

0 Kirigo Kabuga

I installed my Sisterlocks in October, 2015. Since then I have struggled to explain what exactly they are. I opted for mine to be thicker than the average Sisterlocks, therefore I can see why people confuse them for regular dreadlocks. A few Sundays ago, I was at Studio 28, on Peponi Road just before you […]

THE BACK-TO-BASICS ISSUE

4 Anita Juma, 2016 Cover Girl Winner

Click to read the entire magazine online. Happy New Year Hairpolitans! It feels great to be back. So great in fact, we’re doing a Back to Basics Hairpolitan edition. We’re throwing it right back to the first step we all took when we got into the natural lifestyle; the simple little things we used to […]