WHO IS B?

My name is Barbara. Some people call me 'Babz' and some people call me 'B'.

I was born in Nigeria, raised in England and now reside in France.

 

During my childhood, I was surrounded by family members who wore their hair in different styles. I was fascinated by the luxurious nature of black hair and the many diverse ways black hair could be worn. Like most young black girls, I spent many hours getting my hair combed, braided and styled. At the age of 10, I was sent to work in a hair braiding salon by my mother to learn how to braid. She told me that I would oversee taking care of my younger sister’s hair when we finally migrate to England.

 

While growing up in England, I would regularly braid my sister’s hair, and also my friends and other family members. I always received praise on my braiding quality and creativity. In fact, I never gave up an opportunity to braid hair, even if it was for someone I just met!

 

While studying in France, I also carried on braiding for friends and their family members. Over the years, I have become even more passionate about braiding and hairdressing in general. So, I decided to get formal training, in order to turn 'Lush Braids by B' into a hair styling company.