A podcast about HAIRCARE + INNOVATION, bringing together the most exciting and forwarding thinking pioneers in the hair sphere for raw, fresh and illuminating conversations.
From brand founders to dermatologist, join each week to hear from leading experts who debunk myths, share thoughts and stories that collectively elevate the hair care ecosystem.
The Hair Lab is hosted by Winnie Awa, founder of Carra.co, AI-driven haircare personalisation platform, taking away the guesswork from textured haircare.
On Inclusive Hair Testing - Dr Crystal Porter, Ph.D, Hair Scientist
54:04This week, Winnie Awa is joined by Dr Crystal Porter, Ph.D, a hair scientist and founder of Mane Insights, a company that studies the hair and scalp of people of African descent. As a former cosmetic scientist at Unilever and L'Oreal, Dr Porter was known for her research into the biophysical characteristics of air in pigmented populations. She has also contributed deeply to the scientific community, authoring scientific papers, book chapters and delivering presentations on textured hair. In this episode, they discuss the limitations around hair testing as part of the new product development process and how it impacts people with textured hair. For more information:W: carra.co & carra.co/labs IG: @heycarraW - https://www.maneinsights.com/home/LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hairscientistdrcrystal
The State of Trichology - Iain Sallis, Leading UK Trichologist
41:15This week, Winnie Awa is joined by Iain Sallis, a renowned UK Trichologist and Founder of Hair Medic UK specialising in personalised hair and scalp solutions. Iain is the co-founder of The International Trichology Congress, director of the College ofTrichological Science and current chair of the Trichology ProfessionalDevelopment programme.In this episode, they discuss the state of trichology today and how it must evolve to better meet the needs of all consumers. For more information:TheTextureGap.comW: carra.co & carra.co/labs IG: @heycarraW - https://hairmedic.co.uk/IG: @hairmedic_uk
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Hair Futures - Arnita Wofford, Global Marketing & Technical Director at Univar Solutions
36:29This week, Winnie Awa is joined by Arnita Wofford, Global Marketing & Technical Director at Univar Solutions, a global distributor for specialty ingredients and innovative raw materials. With over 18 years in the beauty industry, Arnita has successfully launched new technologies, managed several brands and integrated marketing approaches in the face of the new media landscape. Her belief is that the beauty industry has a responsibility to create positive change. In this episode, they discuss future trends in hair care through the lens of the consumer and climate. For more information:TheTextureGap.comW: carra.co & carra.co/labs IG: @heycarraW - https://www.univarsolutions.co.uk/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnita-wofford/?originalSubdomain=fr
On Hair Wellness - Mark Blake, International Trichologist & Global Haircare Ambassador
41:19This week, Winnie Awa is joined by Mark Blake, internationally recognised Harley Street Trichologist and founder of Trichology Tablets, a nutraceutical supplement for healthy haircare. With over 40 years experience in his personal practice and as a global haircare ambassador for Nioxin, L’Oreal, Wella and Dyson, Mark has looked after over 250,000 heads of hair - meaning he instinctively knows how hair should look and feel. In this episode, they discuss holistic hair care, why our diet is crucial for healthy hair care and the right way to supplement our diets for our best hair yet. For more information:W: carra.co & carra.co/labs IG: @heycarraW - markblake.co.ukIG - @markblakehair
The truth about hair loss - Sharon Belmo, Medical Doctor, Dermatologist and Afro Hair Specialist
47:34This week, Winnie Awa is joined by Dr Sharon Belmo, UK-trained consultant dermatologist with specialist interests in skin of colour and hair loss. Dr Belmo is the co-founder and clinical lead of the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology Skin of Colour Resource. A passionate advocate for diversity in medicine, Dr Belmo wrote first skin of colour syllabus for UK dermatology specialists, setting a precedence for future dermatologists’ training on darker skin tones. In this episode, they discuss inclusivity in dermatology, the truth about hair loss (especially for black women) and the latest advancements in managing hair loss and scalp disorders. For more information:W: carra.co & carra.co/labs IG: @heycarraW - drsharonbelmo.comIG - @drsharonbelmo
How to create a modern & inclusive hair brand - Cyndia Harvey, International Hair Stylist & Founder of THOM
50:22This week, Winnie Awa is joined by one of fashion's most sought after hair stylist: Cyndia Harvey, International Hair Engineer and Founder of THOM, an award-winning scalp care brand. Cyndia is one of the most exciting talents of her generation, renowned for her bold creations and diverse skillset. Her vision for inclusive beauty has garnered the attention of world-famous names, including FKA Twigs, Naomi Campbell, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean. In this episode, they discuss how Cyndia's background shaped her career, why it is inconceivable to create a modern brand today without true inclusivity and her mission of creating well thought out products that celebrate texture-rich hair.For more information:W: carra.co & carra.co/labs IG: @heycarraW - thishairofmine.worldIG - @thishairofmine