Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Natural Hair Show '10: Vendors & Afros

Okay darlings...this is the last installment of my 2010 World Natural Hair Show coverage. I know one thing, I WILL be back. I had such a great time at the show. I felt like I missed a lot though. I didn't get to talk to as many vendors as I wanted to. And I didn't go to any workshops. I would love to attend some loc styling workshops next year.

As far as vendors go, uh...there were A LOT! And the sad thing is, I missed the names for a lot of them. Take this lovely lady for example.

She was selling a toooon of DVDs. I purchased one for loc styling but man...I can't find it anywhere! If and when I do, I'll be sure to review it because I was super impressed.

The vendors were a mix of well known brands and smaller brands. Of course I was all over the baby brands because I LOVE supporting fellow entrepreneurs. There were a ton at the show. Sista girl had a mess load of shea butter. Darn my locs for not liking shea butter!

 The Kinky Curly sisters were in the house in a major way. They had curly models and were shingling right there on the spot.

Don't y'all ask me nothing about shingling because I sho don't know. Check out this thread on It talks a little bit more about what shingling is. I still don't get it though. HA! Speaking of the Kinky Curly models, I ran into the gorgeous Denise!!

Denise did my Clumps of Mascara business cards and I'm tellin' y'all...I get nothing but compliments on them. I'll be working with her again soon. Yay for Fourblend! She comes highly recommended from me.

And Jamaican Mango & Lime were there!

I haven't used them since loc'ing but I LOVED them when I was a loose natural.

And of course Taliah Waajid, the presenter of the hair show was allll around the showroom.

I'm a loser because I STILL haven't tried her products.

Lysandra, the founder of Darcy's Botanicals was there!

I just had to give her a huge hug and let her know how much the blogosphere loves her. I love love love her products!

And now for some random afro shots...

Okay, honestly, this sista made me want to comb out my locs and rock a fro again.

If y'all thought I was bad coloring with locs, Lawd...all I did was color when I had a fro.

All of that thick and luscious and beautiful hair. I love it!

Tis all from the show, loves. I hope you enjoyed my installments and I betta see all y'all there next year!

Other posts from the 2010 World Natural Hair show:
A Look at Uncle Funky's Daughter
When Curls Meet Locs 
My $10 Do 
The Loc Rockers


Unknown said...

I am so jealous of you and allll your fantabulous trips!!!! I wanna go!!!

It looks like you had tons of fun! I am going to definitely have to look into this (or other natural hair events) for the future!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I can go next year.

Titus 2 Thandi said...

If we had such in SA, I'd def attend.Thanks for doing this.It's so cool for those of us who'll never see one..Unless we emigrate, which isn't about to happen anytime soon :)

Naturally Sophia said...

I'm sorry I missed you. It would have been great to meet you. There were so many vendors and people there. I think they should make it run several times throughout the year.

Anyhow, loved clums of mascara and this one too. :)

B said...

I so hope I get to see you guys at the next one! And Thandi, we'll just have to bring it to you. :)

Naturally Sophia, OMG, I though I saw you but wasn't sure. Shoot...will definitely have to hug your neck next time. And YES, I'd love if this event was at least twice a year.