Sue Omar is a 26 year old journalist with a massive love for all things beauty, style and fitness. After graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Comparative Literature in 2012, she bagged an editorial internship at Pride Magazine where she worked closely under the Fashion & Beauty Editor, Shevelle Rhule, for a few months.
In June 2013, she landed her first full-time role as a Junior Writer at a monthly hair & beauty supplement – available in Pride Magazine and online – called Spell Magazine. During the 19 months that I spent in this role, I produced copy for the publications’ print and digital outlets, covered coveted events such as London Fashion Week and had the opportunity to interview celebrities including Beverley Knight, A*M*E and Dionne Bromfield.
At the start of 2015, she decided to dive into the wonderful world of freelance journalism while she worked on a few personal projects. She trained in radio production and presenting at Westside FM, which led to a couple of live event hosting gigs, as well as a weekly co-host spot on On Top Radio. She also worked with Media Spotlight TV in the Summer of 2015, covering the Island Beats festival at Thorpe Park, where she interviewed celebrities including R&B singer Kieran Alleyne, former Disney channel star Brad Kavanagh and singer/songwriter Jerry Williams, but to name a few.
In March 2015, She also launched her YouTube channel to share her personal weight loss story with the world. In less than a year, her channel attracted over a quarter of a million views and a loyal fan-base of subscribers. The aim of her YouTube channel is to inspire and empower everyday people to get healthy in the most natural way possible. Her weight loss story has also been featured in major media outlets including UK Women’s Health Magazine and BBC Radio 5 Live on Adrian Chiles’ breakfast show.
London-based hair and beauty journalist Sue Omar is hell-bent on celebrating the black woman’s crowning glory: her hair. She will be exploring the mystique of Afro hair in a special six-part series for stylist.co.uk, kicking off with a dedicated look at the politics of black hair.
Sue has been a champion of NoScrunchie from the beginning and we are very glad to have her on board for the 4th Good Afro Salon Awards.
We hope to see you at the awards on the 10th November at the Montcalm Hotel at 7pm. Get your tickets here!