'Tis the season to be curly with these festive natural hair events.
Temperatures have dropped, snowflakes are falling, and that means one thing: TIS THE SEASON, CURLIES! And this year, the season is filled with haute holiday hair how-to's, 12 days great giveaways, and fa-la-la-la-LOTS of great natural hair events!
BGLH/Taliah Waajid Winter Expo - Chicago
On Saturday December 10th, Black Girl With Long Hair (BGLH) will be hosting it's largest event yet! With over 1,500 expected to attend, the Christmas Fest will feature 80 vendors who will be selling hair and body products, jewelry, vintage clothing and more. Taliah Waajid will be there handing out giftbags filled with samples of her products and will do 3 styling demonstrations throughout the day. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the UIC Forum. For more info or to RSVP, visit BGLH's event page.
Nzuri Hair, Healthy and Beauty Showcase - Houston
Houston is in for some serious natural hair love from the 2-day Nzuri Hair Showcase. Hosted at the Reliant Center, the Nzuri Showcase will feature lots of great vendors, informative classes and workshops (for both consumers and professionsals!), and natural hair competitions including the Little Miss Happy Head Pageant. I'll personally be there covering the event and kicking it with Miss Felicia Leatherwood, who is hosting one of her workshops, as well as the ladies from The Damn Salon. Visit the event page for more info and I hope to see you there!
Mane Event - Los Angeles
TOMORROW, Saturday Dec. 3, Hairs A Thought will be hosting its first natural hair mixer in Los Angeles at Phillippe Chow. Featuring door prizes, "beauty foods," and styling demonstrations by Na-klectic Salon, the event is a MUST for SoCal naturals. Comedienne and naturalista Kim Coles will also be making a cameo! Tickets and RSVPs are required so make sure to sign up!
Curl Crush - NYC
You ever go to natural hair events and find yourself surrounded by lots of gorgeous natural hair only to find yourself back at home with no new tips and tricks of how to get those same looks on your own? Well "Curl Crush: A Speed Hair Event For Your Kinks & Coils” will fix all of that! Designed like an evening of "speed dating," this event will give locals the opportunity to chat one-on-one with fellow attendees as well as some of NYC's hair icons, including Dickey of Hair Rules, Karen of Karen's Body Beautiful, and Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar. The event is taking place on Tuesday Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at the Taj Lounge. To RSVP, visit the event page.
Shea Moisture + NaturallyCurly Pop-Up Shop - NYC
Get a kick out of a hair-filled Tuesday by scooping up some Shea Moisture goodness at their Bryant Park Holiday Store on Dec. 6 from 4-8 p.m. NaturallyCurly's Brand Ambassador Taren Guy of YouTube will be helping shoppers determine their hair type so they can create a customized Shea Moisture shopping experience. You'll be able to sample the goods AND score a sweet 3 for $20 on the products!