Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Saturday 8 February 2020
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
About Beyond Hair 2020
Founders of Niyo Enterprise Oyinkansola (Oyin) Adebayo and Olaoluwa (Laolu) Dada have spent two years innovating and empowering women through their women-focused brand that uses hair as a tool to economically empower women Niyo Enterprise.
Black hairdressing has been used as a significant tool the Afro-Caribbean community has used to support themselves economically. The creativity and culture around getting your hair done in the black community have opened doors for economic empowerment and career development opportunities for many.
Oyin and Laolu took their social enterprise model business which provided training, teaching and empowerment events to black hair, beauty and business enthusiasts, and are innovating into a tech business. Whilst the company provided community workshops on how to braid and style afro-hair, the other half of the business serviced over 200 clients, through providing afro-hairdressing services. The founders were able to empathise and learn about the pain-points and concerns of their customers. All of this coupled with creating creative campaigns in the UK and in Nigeria on the identity of women through the lens of hair and have been featured in the Black Beauty and Hair magazine on two occasions.
This is why Niyo Enterprise is innovating into an on-demand hair and beauty business. Using machine learning technology to enable AI systems to provide on-demand hair and beauty services via a virtual assistant app – where a booking system meets personal support and consultancy as Siri does for Apple.
Their own experiences as black women needing quality hair services in the Midlands and North England drove them to begin this development. They look forward to launching this app in the autumn of 2020 whilst sharing their journey through their Woke Up podcast.
Beyond Hair Summit 2020
So, what better way to celebrate the innovation of tech and its impact on creative industries than to attend the Beyond Hair Summit 2020? A black women’s summit for all things business, afro-hair and creativity. This year the event aims to help women understand the power of innovation in technology, hair and beauty and creative industries.
The connectivity of digital technology to creativity, hair and beauty.
The Theme for Beyond Hair Summit 2020 is the connectivity of digital technology to creativity, hair and beauty. The digital age has been termed as threatening while also being a bridge to the future. The Beyond Hair Summit 2020 is a starting point for you if you want to kick-start your side hustle or for you to just be able to learn business tips that can be applied beyond the hair industry. Expect tips that will help build a brand or business that thrives!
Network at Beyond Hair 2020
The event is a perfect opportunity to network and connect with afro-hair enthusiasts, businesswomen, beauty influencers and tech-heads. We guarantee you will pick-up tangible and practical skills for Business, Tech and Hair & Beauty experts. You will be empowered to build on your creative idea that you may already have or will have through a very actionable process only birthed through this event!
We will be giving away a £1,000 giveaway to a woman who can pitch the best enterprise idea, this will be a grant towards the development of their idea (only available to Gold ticket holders). To find out more, check out the highlights from previous years and to get your tickets, click here.
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