The Gold System – By Legendary Hair Expert Andre Walker – Hits The UK!

Last month the UK welcomed Oprah’s stylist Andre Walker to town!

Enter our contest for a chance to have your hair styled by Andre Walker on November 13th in the UK! Ages 10 and up are eligible to enter. Step 1: Make a 30 second or less video clip explaining why you should be in Andre’s Chair. Step 2: Email your video to Step 3: Good Luck! We will be in the UK on Sunday, November 13, 2016! If you are available to sit in Andre’s Chair, you are eligible to enter. Follow us @AndreWalkerHair for updates.

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Andre knew he was going to be a stylist from a young age and in the mid eighties worked to open his own salon in downtown Chicago and quickly became well-known among Chicago’s fashionable elite for his hair and style expertise. In 1986, Andre noticed that the newest talk show host in town could use a little “hair help.” He sent a note and flowers to this new host, who was none other than Oprah Winfrey, and the rest is history. Oprah called Andre to style her hair for one day. Then she called again…and again…and again! Their working relationship now spans over 30 years!


 Andre is also a seven-time Emmy Award winning hairstylist and author and during his tenure with Oprah was tasked to create a new style for EVERY cover of O magazine, demonstrating his creativity and vision. The image cover below went viral and it certainly had the ‘wow’ factor!


I was invited to attend the UK launch of Andre Walker’s hair care range and hear from the man himself and his business partner Dianne Hudson.  Dianne met Andre when working as Producer and then Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show. After winning nine Emmy Awards, launching Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah’s Angel Network and overseeing the building of The Oprah Winfrey leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, Dianne retired from television. Almost immediately, Dianne and Andre started making plans to create a superior line of products for all hair types.

Still on a high from our U.K. Launch! Andre Walker products are now available in Europe! Head over to to order your set of products today!

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The event was hosted at the Icetank space in Central London. The drinks were flowing and there was an opportunity to mix and mingle and to check out out the products before the presentation…

Just a flavour of the products and and the crowd! @andrewalakerhair #brownbeauty #beautychat #instabeauty #hair #afrohair #afro #kinky #curly #relaxed #texlaxed #haircare #expert

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…oh and to take a selfie or two 😜😜!

So many great memories from the Andre Walker Hair UK Launch. It was selfie central! #UK #spellbeauty @spellmagazine

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Andre and Dianne then took to the stage to introduce the Andre Walker Hair Gold System. Taking over two years to formulate, the Gold System provides the perfect solution for wavy, kinky and curly hair types. Featuring an oil rich formula, the star ingredient in all Gold System products is Mongongo Oil. Extracted from the exotic Mongongo nut found in the southern regions of Africa, it has been used by African women for many years.


Did you know that Andre is also credited as the creator of the original Hair Typing System™ used by the haircare industry today? The Andre Walker Hair Classification System allows people to identify their specific hair type, giving them a better understanding of their own hair texture and the best way to care for it.


Depending on your hair type and how you wish to style the hair you can chose from the following products to achieve your desired look:

Beautiful Kinks Styling Créme Gelee. The Beautiful Kinks strong-control styler for kinky hair worn natural is the perfect blend of crème and gel, eliminating the need to mix products. Kinks are moisturised, stretched, defined, and shiny and never crispy, flaky or dry.

Get It Straight Styling Créme. Perfect for styling natural or relaxed hair or extensions with heat.

Beautiful Curls Styling Crème. For dry, textured, curly hair and extensions, the Beautiful Curls Styling Creme offers effective control for hair types that need moisture without the weight. Lighter than our Beautiful Kinks Styler, Beautiful Curls offers just the right control to fight frizz and dryness, and is never flaky, crispy, or dull on the hair.

The hair of the models below were styled with the above products from left to right, accordingly (Dianne is second from the left!). Each of the models’ hair was cleansed and conditioned with the Ultimate Moisture Sulfate-Free Shampoo and the Ultimate Moisture TKO Conditioner prior to styling.

Classic style. #awh #uk #beautiful #truebeauty

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The range also includes the Q Oil Quench-Essential Oil. Q-Oil which stands for “Quench-Essential Oil”, is Andre Walker’s solution for dryer hair types. Featuring the purest Moroccan Argan Oil and the ultra-rich African Mongongo Oil, Q-Oil nourishes hair, fights frizz, makes hair more manageable and adds amazing shine between shampoos.

The range is available from Spell Beauty.

I will be testing the range out over the next few weeks, so look out for my review in the new year!

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