Natural hair experiences and meet ups have become a place of love, acceptance, and self worth for women of all shades and hair textures. While we know that there are plenty of hair and beauty experiences to catch in your city, we wanted to share the top natural hair expos you can add to your list to look forward too this season.
Founded by Taliah Waajid herself, this hair, beauty, and health experience in College Park, Georgia is considered the first “largest and most influential natural hair show in the world”, says NaturalHairShow.org. With over 30,000 people in attendance, this expo seems to have something for everyone. There’s only 24 days left to grab the family and purchase tickets for the 18th Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair, Health, & Beauty Show on April 25th & 26th so get your tickets now if you’d like to attend!
The Nizuri Natural Hair, Health and Makeup Festival is the “largest African-American holiday shopping festival in the USA”, notes Naturalhairfestival.com. The co-founders Leola and Tessy Anifowoshe started the expo in 2009, and have totaled over 20,000 attendees within their 5-year run. Aside from showcasing natural hair stylists, the Houston, Texas festival is like no other, with its signature Top Chef food competition and the Battle of The Brushes makeup artist contest.
The INHMD allows women, bloggers and vloggers to host a one-day event in their communities to network and meet up fans, followers and fellow peers alike. The meet-ups happen across the country and in Amsterdam, where hosts can learn how to plan and execute natural hair events, women can meet their favorite beauty bloggers and influencers and everyone can take away a bit of hair and beauty inspiration from one another. Check the site to see if there will be a meet-up in your city!
Natural hair vlogger sensation, Taren Guy (@Taren916), curated the Luv and Learn Your Hair multi city international tour. She has gone from the East to the West Coast to Europe, discussing natural hair and social issues. Check out Taren’s site for future details on her upcoming tour dates.
Marisa Peal is a Philadelphia-based natural hair blogger and cosmetologist covering the science of natural hair and beauty on OrganixLocs.com. For more hair + beauty updates follow her on Twitter and Instagram.