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Just a few years ago it was hard to find a meetup dedicated specifically to the natural and curly hair community. Now, we need a calendar to keep up with the many events going on that surround our unique, closely-knit lifestyle! Here are some exciting upcoming natural hair events, expos, and seminars happening during the month of October:

Baltimore, MD

Natural Hair Players Night, October 3rd @ 7pm

For a $35 entree fee, watch a fashion award show event that will honor Floyd Kenyatta and include 6 guest speakers, live music, and a great chance to mingle with Baltimore's finest. Get more info at www.hairplayersclub.com.

Miami, FL

Fall in Love with Your Natural Hair 2015, October 3rd @ 3pm

Rub elbows and share hair journey lessons with other product junkies and naturals, and get insight on the latest trends in fashion and hair. Get more info and tickets on coilydivas.com.

El Paso, TX

2015 2nd Annual Black Hair Expo and Trade Show, October 3rd @ 10am

Aimed at both consumers and professionals, this trade show will include techniques, trends, and wellness classes to help others maximize their growth. Get more info on their Facebook, El Paso Black Hair Expo and Trade Show.

Morrow, GA

The Curl Factor Brunch, October 3rd @ 1pm

The Genesis Hair Care team will teach fellow curlies regimen tricks to achieve their best curl definition, elongation, and hydration this fall and winter. Contact Tajuana Hammonds for more information: [email protected].

Brooklyn, NY

Natural Hair and Skincare Tea Party, October 4th @ 1pm

Early bird tickets are already sold old, but for $27 you can guarantee entry into this fabulous networking event hosted by Keisha Reeves of Spa Essentials. Get more info on the expo's EventBrite link.

New Orleans, LA

African Wellness & Organic Beauty Expo, October 10th @ 9am

Workshops that focus on yoga, nutrition, alternative healing, and organic hair & skin care will be the focal point of this cultured educational experience. Register at www.originalqueen.net.

North Hollywood, CA

Kurls on Film: An Event Produced By Felicia Leatherwood, October 10th @ 6pm

This night of laughter and inspiration will be hosted by natural hair guru Felicia Leatherwood and showcase women filmmakers in the kinky curly hair community. Get more info at instagram.com/felicialeatherwood.

Hartford, CT

Natural Hair Affair Brunch Meetup, October 10th @ 11:30

Tickets won't be sold at the door, so make sure you get first dibs on them online at www.brownskinwomen.com.

Chicago, IL

How to Grow Your Hair Longer and Stronger This Winter, October 15th @ 6pm

Chicago winters are brutal. Naturalista Afrobella and Naturalicious CEO Gwen Jimmere will host this advice-packed meet and greet at the Whole Foods in South Loop. Get more info on their EventBrite.

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Naturals Showdown, October 23-25th

This extravaganza aims to excel the overall wellness of the Oklahoma naturals' community. Best part, it will include a chance to shop for the best local natural hair products (last year 90% of attendees purchased products)! Find more on www.oklahomanaturalsexpo.com.

Grapevine, TX

Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo, October 24th @ 11am

The Black Excellence Dinner will be jam packed with the powerful presence of natural hair movers and shakers Tamika Fraser Hines, Myleik Teele, Mahisha Dellinger, Monique Rodriguez, and Janelle Sands, and much more. Purchase your ticket at www.bellakinksdfwnaturalhairexpo.com.

Toledo, OH

Ohio Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Expo, October 24th @ 11am

Ohio's 5th annual hair and beauty expo is completely dedicated to those with naturally curly and coily hair. Enjoy a swag bag full of product samples, a fashion show, and health/hair care classes all for $10. Purchase your tickets on EventBrite.com.

South Orange, NJ

Curl Talk and More!, October 25th @ 2pm

If you are looking for an environment that will empower you and your friends while giving you tips on loving the skin you're in, this lifestyle event is for you. Mimosas will be flowing and conversation will be going. Get more info at www.keirenae.com.

Houston, TX

The Hair Revolution with Corey "StylesbyHim" Ford and Tony "Teequezy" Quarterman, October 25th @ 2pm

Celeb stylists Corey Ford and Tony Quarterman will come together for an intimate hairstyle educational seminar explaining the sew-in "flip-over" method, pixie cuts, and how to color hair the right way. Get tickets on EventBrite.com.

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