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4 Apr 2016

Mahogany Naturals Product Launch- Part 2

Whilst at xSandy's I also got the chance to speak to the award-winning, mother of two, Tope Beesley, who is the founder of Mahogany Naturals.

Me: What was the inspiration behind Mahogany Naturals?
Tope: Firstly, I'm a natural hairstylist. MY client base is diverse, so I work with White women, Black women, Mixed Race women, and women with various hair types whether that's straight, wavy or curly. I am a mother-of-two, and having used store-bought brands on my daughters' hair and skin, I found that the products just weren't working. Y'know my daughters would get itchy scalps, have build up on their scalps and their skin would be dry, horrible and irritated. My vision was to create a Black-owned high-end brand, which uses completely natural products, is luxurious and was child-friendly.  
Me: What does your product range include?
Tope: So I have hair, bath, body and children. I have natural deodorant spray, body butter, body oils scrubs and more.

Me: Quite a lot of companies make natural lines, and then we as consumers sometimes find out later down the line, they're not natural. What's your stance on that?
Tope: I believe you are what we eat. When I say my products are natural, they are. My products are vegetarian-friendly.
Me: You've said that the demographic of your clients is diverse. How have you found support from different races?
Tope: It's funny you ask that actually, because I have noticed that a lot of my customers are US-based. I do feel that with the Natural Hair Movement taking off in the UK, we are starting to see more Black-British customers starting to jump on the bandwagon as well and that's also been reflected in my sales.
Me: Thanks for taking the time out to see me today.
Tope: No problem. Thank you. 

Website: www.mahagonynaturals.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/topebeesley

As always until next time, stay blessed and beautiful dolls. LAM xoxo

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