Margaret Nagle, head of policy and public affairs at Wing, gives us an example on how they've adapted to the pandemic.
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2020 is the unofficial year of the hot brush. From Revlon’s One-Step Dryer to BaByliss’ Rotating Blow-Dry Brush (both of which promise a smooth, salon-worthy finish), we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to smart tools that mimic professional hair treatments in the comfort of our own bedroom. As lockdown rules loom and with salon closures potentially impending, the hot brush trend shows no signs of slowing down. The latest brand to get involved is ghd, with its Rise Volumising Hot Brush. Since its launch in August, the brush has earned sell-out status, with ghd announcing multiple restocks and launching the tool onto ASOS, Cult Beauty and John Lewis to meet demand. The Rise promises volume and body with a styling temperature of 185 degrees to minimise damage, while bristles boast “cool touch” technology, which supposedly makes it much easier to get into the roots for added lift. The round barrel makes waves and curls easy to achieve but it can also be used to straighten and smooth hair. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ghd hair (@ghdhair) on Oct 4, 2020 at 5:04am PDT So far, so good, but unlike the Revlon and BaByliss brushes, the Rise is meant to be used on dry hair, so you need to either air-dry or rough-dry your lengths first. Still, the reviews speak for themselves, as do the salon-worthy curls and waves flooding Instagram. Is it really worth the hype? Here’s what happened when two R29 staffers gave it a go… Jacqueline Kilikita, Beauty Editor “I’m a big fan of the ghd Curve (a wand that produces the coolest S-waves in seconds) and ghd Platinum straighteners – nothing smooths my thick, wavy and often very frizzy hair better – so the Rise Volumising Hot Brush had a lot to live up to. The tool itself is incredibly light and features plastic teeth, exactly like the round brushes hairstylists use during a professional blow-dry. Unlike the Revlon brush, the heat isn’t like a hairdryer, it’s more like a tong, so the tool itself makes no noise apart from a little beep which indicates it’s ready to use. On Instagram, most hairstylists have been working on long hair, producing beautiful, voluminous, waterfall waves, so I was interested to see how it would work on my long bob. I separated my hair into very small sections and wrapped it around the barrel of the brush. I curled upwards so my hair was wrapped around the whole barrel, held for 10 or so seconds and released. The first wave was incredible and looked really retro on my short hair. But my hair is super heavy and so it dropped very quickly. To combat the dreaded fall, I’d advise having a can of hairspray on hand to spritz each section as you go. If your hair is thick or curly, you might have to go over each section more than once. I’ve tried pretty much every hot brush out there and they all tug at my hair, often pulling it out, but not this one, which is a big plus. While it curls and waves expertly, you can’t feel the heat at all, so it’s really easy to get right up to the root for extra volume. Some sections looked just a little bit too pin-up for my liking but if you don’t curl upwards and just brush straight down, you can use the tool to straighten out any mistakes. While it does exactly what it says on the tin and makes hair look freshly blow-dried, I prefer the ghd Curve as the waves look a bit more modern.” Jessica Morgan, Staff Writer “At first glance, I was disappointed that the ghd Rise doesn’t work on wet hair. As someone with 3c/4a curly hair, in order to use the brush I had to blow-dry my hair first, therefore adding more heat to my hair. That said, using the tool afterwards was very easy. I attempted to follow the instructions by watching the ghd Rise ‘how to’ video on YouTube to master the technique. I struggled initially because of the angle I had to use the brush at but once I got the hang of it, I could see that my roots were gaining volume. I really did like the curl I achieved. It almost made me look like a 1950s housewife, or an extra in The Stepford Wives, which I wasn’t exactly mad at. I loved the volume the brush gave my hair, although it wasn’t as straight and silky as it would have been had I gone to the hairdresser’s for a professional blow-dry. Overall, it’s a really good tool to have at home if you want to give your hair some extra va va voom. For those with afro hair textures, it’s probably not a tool you’d automatically reach for because you have to blow-dry your hair first, which ultimately leads to more damage. I won’t be using it every day because of this, but it’s great to have at home for special occasions.” Refinery29’s selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! As part of our business model we do work with affiliates; if you directly purchase something from a link on this article, we may earn a small amount of commission. Transparency is important to us at Refinery29, if you have any questions please reach out to us. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Is Revlon's One-Step Dryer Really Worth The Hype?R29 Tries Hair Straightening BrushesThis Smart Tool Gave Me A Salon Blow-Dry At Home
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Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most exciting British cultural events of the year. While 2020’s celebrations were held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carnival remains one of the most important street parties for Black Britons and people all over the world. Now famous for its multiculturalism, it was originally an attempt by its founding mother, Claudia Jones, to unify a community torn apart by racism, riots and oppression. Jones, who was born Claudia Vera Cumberbatch on 21st February 1915 in Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, dedicated her life to the fight against racial discrimination and oppression, relentlessly championing issues such as civil rights and gender equality. In 1924 Jones moved to New York City’s Harlem neighbourhood with her parents and three sisters. But her education was cut short by tuberculosis and the damage to her lungs, as well as severe heart disease, plagued her for the rest of her life. For over 30 years Jones lived in New York where she discovered her passion for writing and journalism, becoming an active member of the American Communist Party, which allowed her journalistic and community leadership skills to flourish. By 1948, she was editor of Negro Affairs for the party’s paper The Daily Worker and had evolved into an accomplished public speaker on human and civil rights. But her voice landed her in trouble. Following a string of arrests after her controversial political activity in the US, she was imprisoned and deported to the UK in 1955. It was here she continued her impassioned journey to give a voice to the unheard, tirelessly campaigning against the injustices faced by London’s West Indian community. In 1958, Jones founded Britain’s first major Black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Caribbean News which, she said at the time, stood for “a united, independent West Indies, full economic, social and political equality and respect for human dignity for West Indians and Afro-Asians in Britain.” A year later, in 1959, Jones launched Britain’s first Caribbean carnival, a street party celebrating the rich culture and history of Afro-Caribbean people in Britain, in response to the 1958 August bank holiday Notting Hill riots. A plaque sits atop a house on the corner of Tavistock Road and Portobello Road in Notting Hill, cementing her success in the very place where she laid the foundations for celebrating Black culture. Jones died on Christmas Eve in 1964, aged 49, after suffering a heart attack caused by heart disease and tuberculosis. She was buried to the left of her hero, Karl Marx, in north London’s Highgate Cemetery. The legacy she built connecting Britain’s Caribbean community ensures that she is remembered as the mother of Notting Hill Carnival, a festival still celebrated and loved to this day. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Mary Fillis, The Black Tudor SeamstressUnforgotten Women: Mary Prince, The AbolitionistGen Z On Being Young & Black In Britain
Manhattan label Rowing Blazers has championed tongue-in-cheek preppy style since it was founded in 2017 by US national team rower Jack Carlson and his partner, champion oarswoman Keziah Beall. Giving oversized rugby shirts, cricket jumpers and Oxford button-downs a lively spin with rainbow brights and playful logos, the menswear brand subverts bourgeois Ivy League and Oxbridge style to create contemporary pieces – think blazers with piped edges and baseball caps with kitsch slogans – whose fans include Timothée Chalamet, Thundercat and Benny Drama. While we’ve been wearing the menswear pieces slouchy and oversized for some time now, Rowing Blazers launched its inaugural womenswear collection earlier this month, hooking up with the makers of two of Princess Diana‘s favourite knits just in time for season four of The Crown. A match made in heaven, Diana’s Sloane Ranger style made her a preppy pin-up from the moment she married Prince Charles; today, the late princess’s ’80s and ’90s wardrobe continues to inspire everyone from Virgil Abloh to Gigi Hadid. Carlson teamed up with designers Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir of London label Warm & Wonderful to recreate their black sheep jumper, which Princess Di often wore to polo matches, styled with a Peter Pan collar shirt and jeans. He tells Refinery29: “It was magical. Working with the original designers is what makes this so special. Joanna and Sally are great fun and their stories from the early days of Warm & Wonderful are brilliant. I can just picture them in the early ’80s, at a market stall in Covent Garden, selling their jumpers to pop stars and Sloane Rangers.” Carlson also joined forces with Gyles & George, the brand that popularised playful novelty jumpers in the 1980s, to recreate its “I’m a Luxury Few Can Afford” knit. Princess Diana most famously wore this piece with a stiff-collared white shirt when photographed at home with William and Harry, sporting the most ’80s bouffant imaginable. “Designer Gyles Brandreth is a legend!” Carlson tells Refinery29. “A true polymath and a novelty jumper icon.” Both knits, priced from £250, are available in Selfridges from today. Whether you’re a monarchist or not, our collective fascination with Princess Diana – from her marriage and personal style to her philanthropy and tragic death – refuses to wane. “I’m American but my family and I lived in London when I was a kid in the early ’90s,” Carlson says. “I think everyone looked at Diana’s style. My mum certainly did! She had one of the original Warm & Wonderful sheep jumpers.” Why does Carlson think Diana’s sartorial legacy continues today? “She was ahead of her time. She perfected the art of mixing high and low, and blurred the lines between menswear and womenswear. In a weird way, she was doing streetwear before streetwear was a thing – but at the same time, she was the archetype of the Sloane Ranger! She was all of these contradictions and that’s what made her so iconic – and what makes her so relevant to what’s happening in fashion now.” Beyond her kitsch knitwear, Carlson says: “Princess Diana wore a double-breasted blazer better than anyone – better even, perhaps, than her ex!” There’s still inspiration to be found in Prince Charles, though: Rowing Blazers has recreated the numbered cotton polo T-shirts favoured by the prince. Still, there’s no overshadowing Lady Di’s eternal style. Nab a knit, quick, before The Crown airs next month and inspires everyone else to pay homage, too. Rowing Blazers’ “I’m a Luxury” and Sheep Knits, £250, are available at Rowing Blazers and Selfridges now. Refinery29’s selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! As part of our business model we do work with affiliates; if you directly purchase something from a link on this article, we may earn a small amount of commission. Transparency is important to us at Refinery29, if you have any questions please reach out to us. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?How 'The Crown' Will Handle Charles & DianaYour First Look At Princess Di & Margaret ThatcherEverything We Know: Season 4 of The Crown
For queer freshers who are being COVID-secure right now, this is a message urging you to remember that your group of university friends are out there, they just might be a little harder to find under lockdown. But when you do, it’ll be so worth it. Finding mine changed my life. Before I went to university, I had never really dated anyone. I hung around being ‘the funny one’ while my small-town mates got off with one another in varying combinations of couples. I did manage to snog a girl from the year above around the back of Sainsbury’s (by the bins) but honestly, until I left for university, I had never really felt any comfort in my own skin. I think back now and realise it’s because I didn’t know anyone who saw the world like I did. When I got to university, I ripped the plaster off quick. Within two days all my flatmates knew I was gay and I was ready to start colouring in the blank page in my life. It turned out that the blank page was more like a few blank pages. See, I thought I was just lacking in romantic relationships but that wasn’t true. It turned out that what I really needed at that point in my life was to find a community, not a girlfriend. When I saw posters around campus for the LGBT Society, I can’t lie, I was truly desperate to walk into a room to see a load of women I fancied. At the first meeting, that didn’t happen and I left feeling frustrated. I already felt like I had missed out on the fun of being a reckless teenager and here we were, freshers, awkwardly sipping Diet Coke from plastic cups under the sterile lights of a lecture hall. I stopped attending the meetings for a little while but soon the loneliness crept back in and so I forced myself to try again. This time, after we got past the terrible small talk, my world changed. I made friends who had watched the same obscure TV series as me just to catch a 10-second, lacklustre gay kiss. I made friends who had just as much passion for fancy dress as I did because we were used to going to the club with no intention of making anyone fancy us. I made friends who fancied the same women as me and we talked about crushes like I’d heard my straight friends do. It turned out that what I really needed at that point in my life was to find a community, not a girlfriend. To have a group of people who ‘got’ it without me having to explain why. I needed a group of people who could understand how I was experiencing the world because they were experiencing it the same way. It’s not until you’re part of a crowd like this that you realise how tiring it is to be the odd one out. The LGBT Society gave me a weekly appointment to check in on the part of my life that had been scrunched up like a piece of paper for 18 years and for many others at the meeting, I saw it was the same. After years of introverting ourselves in our small towns or less than understanding families for fear of standing out enough to be picked on, we could finally be free. And oh my goodness, did we celebrate that. I’m so sad that there are freshers this year who aren’t experiencing the same joyful liberation which so many of us felt back then. Being away from home for the first time, surrounded by people who don’t know you, is perhaps one of the most powerful moments of self-realisation for anyone. Being stuck in student halls doing lectures over Zoom can’t be quite the same thing. We all feel like caged birds right now and you more than anyone know how it feels to have clipped wings. That’s not to say there isn’t stuff going on worth seeking out. I still follow my old LGBT Society on Facebook and I’m so glad to see them reaching out to make contact with students in this particularly contactless time. This week they’re celebrating Black History Month with a movie night raising money for a Black LGBT charity. They spoke about Mental Health Awareness Day last week, reminding people to reach out to them. They have drop-ins and guest speakers and parties via Zoom and I’m so proud that they haven’t given up just because times are tough. If societies can be active during this time it will be a lifeline to many. For any first-time university students reading this, if your experience so far has been seriously hampered by COVID-19, please make the time to reach out to your LGBTQIA+ society. We all feel like caged birds right now and you more than anyone know how it feels to have clipped wings. Your societies are the jumping off point for a vital part of your university experience; a chance to find a crowd to be a part of and to feel like you belong. Yes, Zoom meetings can be awkward but do not let COVID stop you from colouring in the pages of your life in the brightest, proudest colours. Once this is all over, you have so much more to look forward to. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Lockdown Uni Students Speak OutUni Students Are Taking Drugs Out Of BoredomThe Challenges Of Coming Out Amid COVID-19
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