Edmonton, Alberta focus group participants
(Edmonton, Alberta focus group participants March 2014)

Vision Statement

Black Hair spot provides our members with the best black hair content and product information. We create videos and write articles that show Black Hair Spot Members how to style their hair. We create a safe space for black hair conversation. We are the #1 online resource for Black hair care information.

Mission

At Black Hair Spot, we know and love our hair. We are an online community of black women who share a passion for hair education. We teach each other how to care for our hair. We challenge each other to step out of the thick tresses of our comfort zones and try new things. We support each other in the name of healthy hair.

Black Hair Spot is your toolkit for healthy, beautiful hair. We have everything you need to ensure you look good, always.

Our Hair Journal helps you write the story of your hair journey. Your pictures are bound together exactly the way you want them. Like a picture book, your hair journal is filled with memories of your fresh weaves--edges laid smoothly, and your first failed attempt at a twist-out. Your Hair Journal is ready and waiting for you to click through and reminisce with a smile, or a cringe.

Hair Talk at Black Hair Spot only brings truth. Hair Talk articles are written by real people loving and dealing with black hair. The uncensored stories found on these pages will have you wondering who has been listening in on your hair discussions. That's because your hair talk is our hair talk.

You know you can't trust just anyone in your hair. A "trim" does not mean cutting off your new 3 inches of growth. So before you head out to that salon you found in your latest Google search, scroll through our Salon Directory. Read reviews from others about your chosen salon before you step out of that chair unsatisfied and $300 poorer.

Meet Our team Members

Nyssa Cromwell - Founder & CEO of Black Hair Spot

Nyssa

As Founder & CEO, Nyssa is excited to have built a strong team to execute on the vision for this Black Hair Spot site. She has been running a software development and digital marketing agency, called nyche marketing since 2005 and is able to transfer her high tech skills into this passion business.

Reakash Walters - Managing Editor at Black Hair Spot

Reakash

Reakash is a wide-eyed communications strategist based in Edmonton. She is the managing editor at Black Hair Spot. Reakash is a photographer and policy buff who can never seem to talk about black hair without getting political. Reakash has always been a little bit obsessed with black hair and is pleased to have an outlet for her musings.

 Brnesh - Graphic Designer for Black Hair Spot

Brnesh

Brnesh is a 20-something from Edmonton, Alberta with way too much going on for my own good. When she's not working as a graphic designer and freelance writer, she runs a print and online magazine called, Marker; a publication that deals with the arts, culture, music, and socially conscious stories.

Yasmine is an image activist, vlogger and aspiring film producer - Writer for Black Hair Spot

Yasmine

Yasmine is an image activist, vlogger and aspiring film producer. Through her work as a content creator, she strives to find creative ways to advocate and service of honest and diverse images of under-represented people of colour in the media.

Nasra Adem is a 20 year old Edmonton based poet, singer, dancer and actress. - Writer for Black Hair Spot

Nasra

Nasra Adem is a 20 year old Edmonton based poet, singer, dancer and actress. Through her art she aspires to unearth and explore the beauty and love in what it means to truly embrace one's self. Her naturalista journey has been a key factor in her spiritual growth and she is excited to share her discoveries on a POC friendly platform such as this.

A journalism major, Riyah has a passion for learning and seeing issues through the perspectives of others. - Writer for Black Hair Spot

Riyah

A journalism major, Riyah has a passion for learning and seeing issues through the perspectives of others. Born and raised in Kenya, her passion for travelling and learning about herself through other's cultures has brought her to Canada. Being born East Indian in East Africa has given her a unique perspective on issues pertaining to women and beauty. Riyah strives to improve women's issues one article at a time.

Shweat is Communication Student in the midst of a career shift and aspiring Public Relations Professional.  - Writer for Black Hair Spot

Shweat

Shweat is Communication Student in the midst of a career shift and aspiring Public Relations Professional. With her primary focus on school in the past few years, she recently began an internship that's combined her interest in Communications with her admiration and awareness to the importance of interculturalism. Shweat has a strong passion for both writing and black hair so she was thrilled to be invited to write for BHS.

Hope Nsekanabo currently resides in Edmonton and is attending MacEwan University for Dental Hygiene. - Writer for Black Hair Spot

Hope

Hope Nsekanabo currently resides in Edmonton and is attending MacEwan University for Dental Hygiene. Hope was born in Zimbabwe, but is originally from Rwanda. She is second youngest in a family of nine! Hope loves to talk about hair and learn and discover new methods and styles that work well with her sassy, sometimes difficult hair. The people Hope looks up to most for hair inspiration are her sisters and of course her beautiful mother, who treats Hope's hair as her own. Other hobbies include, shopping, hitting the gym, puppies and quoting Mean Girls.