Chicago ‘s polar vortex did not deter natural hair enthusiasts in attending the event held at the timeless downtown Palmer House Hilton hotel. Between the hours of 10:00a.m-5:00p.m. hundreds of attendees comprised of professionals, students, consumers and vendors flocked in with the thirst to learn, embrace and acknowledge natural hair care!
The Natural hair fest agenda consisted of a day of shopping, education, networking, entertaining and more!
There were 4 key educators with over 90+ years of experience they provided the platform to share, discuss and demonstrate professional tips on the natural hair phenomenon!
Workshop topics and presenters:
- I’M NATURAL! NOW WHAT?
- HAIR LOCKING 101
- CREATIVE LOC STYLING
- HUSTLE 101: Start A Natural Hair Salon With Less Than $3,000
Malaika Tamu Cooper, National Educator
BACK TO BASICS: The Beauty of Wearing Your Natural Hair
Celestine McGee, Chicago Natural Hair Care All Star
I was especially appreciative with the feedback received from my presentation, here were some of the comments from attendees.
1.Melinda Wauzina of Conceptual Beauty Salon-Chicago “I totally enjoyed your segment and loved the format and how you engaged the audience “.
2.Session Attendee (name not given)-“Very informative session, really enjoyed it! My biggest take-away was about using products as a complete system and using one product line consistently for 21 days; then determine if the product is actually works for you …making sure that you are not mixing other brands.
3.Ernessa Tracy Moore-says”Phenomenal Speaker, Beauty Expert, Makeup Artist and Women of Purpose with a warm spirt. Thank you for your kindness “.
- PROPER CARE FOR NATURAL HAIR
- TRENDSETTING HAIR CUTTING TECHNIQUE FOR NATURAL HAIR
- A BURST OF COLOR FOR NATURAL HAIR
Lawanda Madison, Chicago Natural Hair Care All Star
- LEARNING & KNOWING YOUR HAIR INSIDE OUT
Deirdre Keller , Chicago Natural Hair Care All Star
The entertainment included but was not limited to: performances by Michael Jackson (Thomas Stone) and Whitney Houston (Sherie Yvette Withers- Banks) impersonators. They both were amazing.
Some noted vendors and sponsors includes, but are not limited to: WePrint4Less.net as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Without them this event would not be possible.Tropical Roots, Loc Nation, Dudley’s, Wahl, Chez Marie J Jewels, Heart of a Thousand Hills, Dragon Faiya Kreations, and Rose Garner of Lion’s Mane Botanicals just to name a few.
Shortly after the Natural Hair Fest Summit the Afro Fashion Show- Natural Roots of Africa showcased designs by local designers featuring fashions with Africa prints and the model showcased natural ethnic hairstyles inspiring the culture. It was considered as one of the “coldest fashion shows of the year”.
Mark your calendars for the July 16th & 17th for the next Natural Hair Fest Summit which will debut as a 2- day event. Plan to be there!
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