The NBWN is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising the status and position of black women in all walks of life.

We provide dynamic initiatives, enabling women from diverse
backgrounds and occupations to develop strong professional and social contacts; high quality training and education programmes;
leadership and national recognition.


Alison Edwards

While sitting on the floor, painting the faces of children in a South London Day Nursery, a quiet storm of motivation began to build in Allison Edwards until this crescendo of desire moved her into the area of beauty. Her career opened in the major cosmetic halls of the UK's leading department stores working with the leading Houses of Beauty such as Clinique, Estee Lauder, Flori Roberts, Fashion Fair and Latoya Jackson's Mahogany Image.

It was not long before Allison went straight into the music scene working with various bands, the likes of Boney M, Imagination and Loose Ends. Her creativity, style and innovation in the world of beauty bought her to the attention of theatre producers and in 1988, she landed herself the role of Make up Director to Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame. This was a major West End Musical with a touring cast of 100, which ran for ten years. Not one to sit still for long, between tours, Allison ventured into the world of image making for performers - most of her slick work being captured on the pages of glossy magazines.

Allison can also be spotted on the set of film and television, Channel 4's Get Up, Stand Up, Night Out at the Empire, Granada's The Murder of Stephen Lawrence and presently Anglia Television's The Trisha Show, appearing as a regular expert for the make over programmes. Other credits include Mariah Carey, Mark Morrison, Ice Cube, Candy Staton, Soul II Soul, and UK's top selling pop diva Gabrielle.

Allison currently holds the position of National Make up Artist for IMAN Cosmetics Limited. Today you can not turn the pages of a magazine without seeing Allison's name credited to a piece of work. It can only be said that when it comes to imagery and style forecasting, Allison surely is the woman at the cutting edge.

Now Allison is concentrating on merging her many talents to introduce to you …… The Beauti Bar.



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