Championing The Halo Code!
We are proud to announce that we have adopted ‘The Halo Code’. In signing up, we want to make our support clear and reinforce a culture where all Black and minority ethnic staff members feel empowered to be themselves, wear natural or protective hairstyles and wear cultural or religious headwear.
“Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee’s ability to succeed.”
We encourage everyone in our Creative Support community to check out the excellent resources on The Halo Collective Website to learn more about hair discrimination and its history https://halocollective.co.uk/halo-background/