It was an exciting day for me as I rushed to get dressed for the much awaited, Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show. I have been growing an afro a year, you see, so imagine my joy when I hear the words "show" and "afro" in one sentence. So off I went, alighting at the closest tube station to the show venue, the Business Design Centre in Angel Islington. I was amazed by the huge stands that had been put in place displaying quite delectable products, all for afro hair!!! Side Note: By Afro, I don't just mean natural, unprocessed hair, I refer to all textures of African hair. Accompanied by my girlies, Tomi and Sunbo we strolled though the stall, in search of treats and tidbits for Afro hair.
|That's me in the middle with Tobi and Sunbo|
It was great attending such an event as this, that creates a platform for African/Afro Caribbean hair and beauty in London. It would have been nice if more attention was paid towards
nappy natural hair, as there was more focus on wigs and weave-ons. However, there were products for hair and beauty as well as clothes and accessories. Many people were surprisingly nice and friendlier compared to events I have been to in Lagos. It was easier to compliment someone's outfit or hair or ask to take a picture with them.
The highlight of my day was meeting a lot of creative and beautiful African beauties(both men and women) and getting to watch the fashion show. I'm definitely looking forward to the next event. I think shows like this should happen more often.
Enough stories for now, enjoy the photos below.
|I met the lovely Mumplus2 on my way to the event. Love her hair!|
|Thanks to the ladies at Mary Kay for a free makeover|
|TheNaprika, An Afrotastic lady and oh yeah that's me! The lady at Mary Kay though to me give me red lips as it matched my jacket (^_^)|
|Me and the gorge Trish of Britpopprincess|
For more information on the Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show, please visit www.afrohairshow.com.