Welcome to the home of the Halo Collective

We are the Black hair revolution

We are an alliance of organisations and individuals working to create a future without hair discrimination, founded by young Black organisers from The Advocacy Academy.

Race-based hair discrimination has been illegal in the UK since the the Equalities Act became law in 2010, and yet it still happens all the time.

For too long, Black people have been told that our hair textures and hairstyles are inappropriate, unattractive, and unprofessional. We’ve been suspended from school, held back in our careers, and made to feel inferior by racist policies and attitudes.

Together, we are fighting for the protection and celebration of Black hair and hairstyles.

Our Mission

Our mission is to end hair inequality for good.

Why We Exist

Hair discrimination remains a source of racial injustice with serious consequences for Black people in the UK.

Despite hair being a protected racial characteristic under the law, there is a widely held belief that Black hairstyles are not suited for formal settings, and may be unhygienic, messy, disruptive, or unkempt. These ideas strike at the freedom and dignity of Black people and serve no purpose other than to instil shame in us about our Blackness.

No one should have to change their natural or protective hairstyle in order to thrive. Together, we will ensure that all Black people can learn, work, and live free from hair discrimination.

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58%

of Black students experience name calling or uncomfortable questions about their hair at school

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1 in 4

Black adults had a negative experience at school in relation to their hair texture.

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46%

of parents say their children’s school policy penalised Afro hair.

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1 in 5

Black women feel societal pressure to straighten their hair for work.

(The Good Hair Study by Perception Institute & The Hair Equality Report by World Afro Day & De Montfort University)

Our Stories

Read more about the impact of hair discrimination and share your story

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Join the Fight!

We'd love you to get involved. Read more about our three part campaign strategy and decide how you want to join the fight.

Collective Members

Meet our trailblazing Halo Collective partners!

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Become a Halo Collective Member

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