Natural Hair Week London 2016

I attended the 4th  Annual Natural Hair Week event held in London over the weekend.  The event was held in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London.

This was my first time attending so I was really excited.  I’ve been natural for over 4 years now so it’s great to attend events in celebration of natural hair and beauty.

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The event launched in 2013 to cater to the increasing number of women and children choosing to wear their hair naturally, as opposed to using weaves or chemically straightened hair. People with natural hair began to focus on holistic wellbeing – health, beauty, nutrition and spiritual growth.

Founded by Vinna Best, Founder of CurlyTreatsBOX and Diane Hall, Founder of I Grew It Long, their vision is to inspire people to be comfortable with who they are from the inside out, embracing the beauty of their appearance – helping them to live a life in keeping with their true nature. As a result Natural Hair Week was created to empower, encourage, educate and elevate women and young girls.

In just three years, Natural Hair Week has fast earned a reputation for being the UK’s leading natural hair and beauty consumer event, welcoming over 5,000 visitors across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and Leeds.

The event was jam packed with workshops and exhibitors.

Here are some highlights of the event:

Workshops:
  • Natural hair care for children – Curls-AuNaturel
  • Adults DIY natural hair products – ManeDivas
  • Children’s DIY natural hair products – ManeDivas
  • Head wrapping masterclass -Lorene Rhoomes
  • Smart hair trichology clinic – Nicola Smart
  • Transitioning 101 sessions – Dr Lola Akingbola
  • Hair loss – Dr Lola Akingbola
  • Common Skin ailments – Dr Lola Akingbola
Some of the Exhibitors:
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We were treated to a performance by LaToria, Inspirational Hip-Hop Soul artist and natural hair enthusiast.

 

I had a really great time at the event, got to meet some lovely brands, natural hair bloggers and vloggers.

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Goodie bag

I’m looking forward to next year!

Check out Natural Hair Week for more information.

I hope you enjoyed reading.

 

Lola 🙂

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