YES Tennesha 

WHO 

My name’s Tennesha. I’m a brand strategist + content creator from London, working across the fashion + beauty industries

FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO 

I love telling stories! Everyday, I get to work with brands to figure out the most authentic way to share their “why”

AN UPLIFTING SONG 

Depends on the vibe! If we’re just doing something chill, it’s Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl. If we’re going OUT out,  it’s Roy Davis Jr – Gabriel

A CHILL OUT SONG 

James Blake – Forest Fires

PODCAST 

Serial or How Long Gone

ONE FILM 

The Godfather is the greatest movie of all time

ONE BOOK 

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

A SWEAR-BY BEAUTY TIP 

Makeup wipes + micellar water do not do the job of a cleanser 

A SWEAR-BY HAIR TIP 

Never let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t wear your hair

A SMALL JOY 

Making my own coffee every morning

HAIR WASH ROUTINE 

My hair is THICK – high density, low porosity + it’s relaxed. I wash in 2-4 sections, shampooing twice with a hydrating shampoo. I then usually do a quick treatment – either intense hydrating or a protein treatment

WHY DIZZIAK 

It WORKS! 

GREAT HAIR MEMORY 

Either my undercut or my mum’s response to my pinky-blonde fade

NIGHTMARE HAIR STORY

For my first professional haircut (aged 20), I went to a well known Black hairdressers salon in town. It was the mid-00s so I wanted layers + red streaks. I got what I asked for + loved how it looked but the haircare advice was lacking. I was told “you don’t need grease” but I wasn’t told about keeping my relaxed + now colour-treated hair hydrated or keeping heat to a minimum. I’d go over + over my hair with straighteners + eventually lost about 4” of one huge streak of red 

ICONIC FIGURE 

Larry David. Name someone more funny?

IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW

NYC! It’s one of my favourite cities, I’m past due another visit

ONE THING YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO 

I’d love to build some apart-hotels in Anguilla, where my family is from

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE

Sounds cliche but “follow your gut” has never failed me