For over 20 years, Anastasia has been a mentor to many people and professionals worldwide. In addition, she has also been a brand ambassador and educator for ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) and Cantu. Anastasia was part of the global promotion of these big brands.
She has always been highly sought after as one of the top Gurus and Experts in her field; as an advocate for natural black hair / natural black hairstyles /and natural black hair products.
Over the last 30 years, Anastasia has been repeatedly asked to be the keynote speaker for talks around the world. She has been invited to lecture and to teach at many prestigious and highly celebrated events, where she has delighted audiences with her passion, inspiration, and the contents of her talks. She always has the latest and most up-to-date information to share that people want to know.
She has championed new products as they come onto the market for curly, textured hair and has been the voice that people want to listen to and want to follow. Over the decades, Anastasia has also appeared in several well-known documentaries and films, talking about her views and opinions on natural black hair in today’s world, the effects on children in schools, and society in general. These programmes have been watched by the masses worldwide.
Anastasia is now well established, well respected, and well known as the go-to expert, and the queen of textured hair care and black hair products.
She is recognised and validated for her “3 E’s” …
1. Her ability to share her EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE.
2. Her confidence to talk about her own journey and EXPERIENCES of natural black hair in all its glory.
3. And her skills and abilities demonstrate her EXPERTISE, by showcasing many of the beautiful, intricate, and regal looking hairstyles, proudly worn and adorned by the many trail-blazing women of colour throughout time. Each inspired by the different ethnic diverse countries she’s visited on her travels from around the globe.
As more women of colour are reclaiming their own hair textures and embracing their unique natural coils, kinks, and curls, women everywhere are accepting their own natural hair types. They understand more deeply, now more than ever, about the positive aspects of looking after their curly hair, by using the right hair products, at the right times and in the right way.
So Anastasia is on a mission to help spread the word, to support others in recognising the beauty and benefits of going natural, so they get to embrace the feelings of freedom that it gives when women of colour finally stop putting all the habitual, harmful, and damaging chemicals on their scalp and in their hair.
When they start feeling comfortable enough to wear their natural hair in beautiful braids, with striking styles and unique patterns, or when they confidently wear their hair out freely as cascading locks, or in soft shapely kinks, or an afro coiled curl… it truly feels liberating!
2013 - The BBC Interviewed Anastasia about the resurgence of natural hair and this was aired throughout the world, and was quickly followed by many more interviews. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21455101
2014 - ARISE NEWS interviewed Anastasia about her input in the natural hair industry. http://youtu.be/QtdSerk1QY4
2016 - ITV approached Anastasia about a documentary called "loving you hair" this was shot in Purely Natural Salon
2017 - Ben TV interviewed Anastasia about her presence in the natural hair industry.
She has also had the opportunity to showcase her talent and feature in two films and three more documentaries.
2006 - Sensational Hair Award for best braid
2007 - First runner up Black Woman in Business Award
2008- Sensational Hair Award for best braid
2009 -Sleek Hair Awards braid stylist of the year
2012 - Sensational Hair Award for best braid
2014 - Finalist for Sensational Hair Awards for natural hair styling.
2017 - Finalist for Sensational Hair Awards for natural hair styling.
2016 - Recipient of The prestigious BE Mogul Award which recognises the most influential and inspirational black business owners in Britain.
2018 - The Curlytreatsfest Excellence Award, for best hairdresser.
2018 - Prestigious World Afro Day Awards, for Afro Pioneer, a nod to her extensive contribution to the hair industry.
2020 - Pure Beauty Awards for Best Inclusive Hair Product
2020-Pure Beauty Awards for Best New Hair Product
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