Entrepreneur of the month: Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka, Founder of The Afro Hair & Skin Co.

By 31st March 2017Success Stories
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Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka, Founder of The Afro Hair & Skin Co.

The Afro Hair & Skin Co. is an independent afro beauty and wellness business located along the beautiful English coast. They are dedicated to creating truly organic and natural products carefully crafted by hand, using fresh natural, and locally sourced ingredients that will feed the skin and hair with all the goodness necessary to blossom and be truly healthy.

Born in Manchester and raised in a Nigerian and predominantly vegeterian household, Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka has a degree in English Literature and Media Studies and has always had an interest in health and wellness. During her career, she managed to get a 3-months internship at a small publishing company based in Stockholm and ended up staying for 4 years in Sweden. Being there gave her a renewed sense of purpose, reconnected her to her identity as an African woman and ignited the desire for her to create a space for black wellness. Very influenced by her mother’s stories about making her own skin-care, she developed her range slowly and carefully over 5 years through a process of research-based learning, testing and a lot of trial and error. Her facial oil Flow was recently featured on Vogue.com as one of the best skincare products for people of colour.

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