Prior to last weekend, my only familiarity with the Bronner Bros International Hair Show was what I saw in Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair.” Subsequently, I expected nothing but weave, over the top drama and a display of styles not exactly suited for everyday wear for the average woman. I had no idea what a natural like me would find of use in such an environment.

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There was no shortage of extravagantly adorned models promoting a sundry of products and services, including wigs and extensions, glittery makeup, “twinkle tip” nail applications and false eyelashes. There were also demonstrations of the latest weaving techniques, the newest hot tool innovations and the next big thing in hair color, as well as row after row of booths featuring products from old and new brands alike. What really stood out, however, was the emphasis on education (for both hair care professionals and consumers), the importance of maintaining the health of your hair and the overwhelming evidence of the impact and influence of the natural hair movement on the hair industry as a whole.

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There were also numerous celebrity sightings. We spotted a few members of the cast of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta (Dwight Eubanks, Cynthia Bailey, her husband Peter and her sister Mallory), LaTocha Scott of Xscape, the OMG Girlz (including Zonnique “Miss Star” Pullins from the VH1 show “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle”) and Demetria McKinney from the popular Tyler Perry series “House of Payne” just to name a few.

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Needless to say, it was a jam packed weekend full of sights, sounds and remarkable experiences. I’m glad to say we caught most of it on camera! Stay tuned for more in depth coverage of the Bronner Bros International Hair Show in Atlanta, GA.