Our Story

Our story is the embodiment of past, present, and future. To know who we are, we must know who we were and where we are going.

The story of Hello Hair is a collective experience, spanning generations of innovation, culture, and love; in all corners of the world.

The Roots

It all begins in the roots, so it’s only right we start with the fam. Author, Anita Grant's dad is a dread “a rebel” and her mom was pressed “a conformist.” Two ends of the broad hair spectrum so she was bound to fall somewhere in between. From plaits for school to the hot combs for special occasions. With the lack of hair care education, she religious wore nylons to bed and her mother was not the nicest to tender scalps.

Hello Hair Black Hair Experience
The Journey

It took Anita over 20 years to love my natural hair. When Anita became a mother to her first child, Tiana, she knew she would intentionally raise her child to love every single part of herself, especially her crown! This lead her to create the Hello Hair book to encourage all little black girls to love their natural hair. This journey has brought forth liberation, inner child healing and an overflow of self love!

The Growth & Goals

Anita is still very much so going through the process of unlearning and relearning! BUT,“Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” - R.W. Hello Hair aims to further contribute to the growing awareness and support for children as they discover the beauty of their unique hair textures!

Hello Hair Inspiration 90s Black Hair Magazines

Black hair magazines

Our inspiration

Hello Hair Children’s Book was inspired by the revolutionary black hair magazine of the 90s. Whether it was Essences, Ebony, Hype Hair or Sophisticate’s Black Hair, the latest edition was always in Grant’s home.

We are celebrating and paying homage to all Black Magazines. When no one else would, black publications created their own lane to honour the culture. Without them, there would be no Hello Hair.

Hello Hair Children’s book is bring back the look and feel with an animated twist!