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As part of our Afro Appreciation events, we want to give you the opportunity to find out more about this wonderful hair texture.

Join this workshop to find out more about Afro hair and how to style it!

Our workshop is for those who have Afro hair and those who may have friends, family, colleagues, and participants with Afro hair i.e. teachers, care workers, and stylists.

This is often a skill that is overlooked in a variety of training contexts which can lead to people with Afro hair having unpleasant and traumatic experiences.

We have the power to avoid that by coming together to share tips and ask questions.

Gege – The Afro Curly Hair Coach

“I’m a Natural Hair Expert with over 13 years of professional experience in hairstyling and coaching. I’ve always loved everything hair, especially natural hair care.

My passion for hair is enormous and I enjoy working with all aspects of hair care, design and styling. I’ve styled many hair types across different ethnicities – from naturally straight, to wavy, to curly and coily hair, with specialty in curly and afro hair conditions.

I understand afro hair is one of a kind, that requires much love and care. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, and with such a diverse variety of afro-curly hair, I’m always asked a lot of questions. 

As an industry leader, I have created proven hair products, styling services and expertise, which have helped thousands of clients locally and internationally. My standard of care is second to none. 

I’m the owner of GlamGorgeous Hair, a salon listed as one of The Best Salons in the UK for Afro Hair by Refinery29 (2018 & 2019) and one of the Braid Destinations in the UK by Spell Magazine. I’ve also worked on various productions at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester including King Lear and Dollhouse where I supported the Theatre Crew with training and knowledge of afro, curly and mixed hair types.”

Learn more at Gege’s website here, and follow their Instagram here.

World Afro Day®

These events aim to support and uplift the mission of World Afro Day. World Afro Day is a global day of change, education and celebration of Afro hair and identity. Since 2017, they have been endorsed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human rights.

Learn more here.


If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10 – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

Once you have been booked in a wheelchair seat once, you can book online from then onwards and do not have to call our box office team to facilitate your booking. Please do reach out if you have any questions about this process.


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  • Price
    £10 standard ticket | £20 standard ticket + goodie bag
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
    All ages welcome!
  • Running
    90 minutes
  • Booking info

    There will be the option to purchase a standard ticket or one that includes a goodie bag providing you with the basics that you need to style afro hair

  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Thursday 15 September 5:30pm
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