While today was the third and final day of the Essence Music Festival, the excitement stayed sky high pumping energy through Downtown New Orleans. The NaturallyCurly posse spent the day strolling the city and scoping the sights looking for some of the freshest natural hair and taking street style shots. First we spent time at the Essence stage in the Convention Center and walked the show floor scoping the big stages and brands. Then we swung through the African Pride Beauty Suite again to chat with Dr. Kari Williams about keeping braided styles healthy and Strength of Natural Director of Marketing Charlene Bastien about the launch of their new Shea Miracle product.
Finally we spent the remainder of the afternoon at "Fierce, Fly, Fabulous" checking out the vendors and catching up with the event organizers about what inspired the event before speaking to a group of naturalistas about the natural hair blogging industry.
All in all it has been a great weekend filled with inspiring conversations, music, and experiences. Be sure to keep an eye on our YouTube channel as we upload all the interviews from the weekend. But for now, we present the Day 3 Essence Music Festival Gallery.
Essence Music Festival Day Three
More scenes from the The Big Easy
A two-strand twisted updo
More two-strand twists: an updo and down
Dr. Kari at the African Pride Suite
A fluffy tw0-strand twist out on the Essence show floor
Cassidy striking a pose with the owner and founder of L.A.C.E
A gorgeous loc'ed updo
Gorgeous curls on the Essence show floor
Dr. Kari's loc'ed bantu knot hawk
A gorgeous updo by Dr. Kari. See more here!
A cropped natural style
Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey (a.k.a. BeautifulBrownBabyDoll) at Fierce.Fly.Fabulous
Jasmine Powers of Natural Hair Parade and Stephanie of Gulf Coast Naturals: the organizers of Fierce.Fly.Fabulous
Check out more of our Essence Music Festival Coverage here!