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Mix-d: Hair Photo-shoot video.

Mix-d: Hair Photo-shoot video.

Thanks to Sophie Pyke for your wonderful photography and to Tamar Mankassarian for the superb video film and edits. We had a great day shooting the video. Thanks to all the models and the Sharp Project for loaning their space. 

About Tamar’s work: 

Tamar Mankassarian is a Manchester based filmmaker of Canadian and Armenian-Lebanese descent documenting the stories and perspectives of different people of mixed heritage around the world.

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Is sulphate-free really better?

Is sulphate-free really better?

Article from Times Beauty section - Victoria Hall, Beauty Editor.  The term “sulphate-free” is the latest talking point in the hair care industry. While concern over the use of the chemicals in shampoos isn’t new, interest has peaked over the past six months, mirroring the rise in popularity for “natural” beauty. Peruse the shelves in any department store hair department or salon, and you’d be hard pressed to find a brand not touting their new “free-from” formula that promises you the hair you’ve always dreamed of in one wash. But should we really be reading the back of our shampoo...

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Why I took the ‘e’ out of mixed.

Why I took the ‘e’ out of mixed.

Mix-d: is pronounced - mixed. When I first developed the Mix-d: Logo, my aim was to create a brand identity which was strong, unique, and favourable. At the same time, it was important to establish a voice which could be trusted and associated with a mixed-race experience. One evening, I was enjoying a drink with a friend and scribbling ‘mixed’ on the back of a beer mat. In an unforced moment of creativity - complimented by an after-work glass of beer.I took the letter ‘e’ out of mixed and replaced it with a hyphen.There and then - Mix-d was born. It occurred...

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The next face of Mix-d: Hair.

The next face of Mix-d: Hair.

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!! Mix-d: (pronounced - mixed) are looking for one male and one female from a ‘mixed’ background, to be the face and hair representative for their new product range. Mix-d: Hair is a unisex haircare range specifically formulated for mixed and curly hair. We are looking for individuals who celebrate their mixed, short, big, curly or wavy hair. Winners will be crowned the face of Mix-d: Hair. They will win one year's supply of the products and act as an ambassador for the brand.About the competition entries we wish to attract:Male and Female - no previous experience required. Everyday people!! Mixed-race....

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I’m all of my mother and all of my father.

I’m all of my mother and all of my father.

I’m Bradley. I’m Mix-d: (pronounced - mixed). But when I started this project many years ago, I couldn’t find the language to express what I felt.There were plenty of people and books that told me I was mixed race. They were right – I am mixed race – but that didn’t capture how I felt, or what I knew to be the experiences of other mixed-race friends and family members. I’ve had many times when I have been accused of not being black enough and just as many occasions when I’ve been told I should be more white. These are the kind...

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