The weather is warming up and those maxi skirts and sun dresses are in full effect. We are now about to enter a zone that every natural has been before. And if you haven’t, here’s your chance to make it happen. We’re talking natural hair show and expo season. Some of the hottest natural hair events are quickly approaching and if you are not there, well let’s just say you just better be there. Spring and summer are prime event seasons. Naturals will travel from the east coast and to the west coast and vice versa just to take part of these events. So, the next question is “what are these events?”
Our first stop is the world’s largest natural hair show. The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show is being held April 26 and 27, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. This event brings out the crème de la crème of the natural hair community. Top vendors as well as top bloggers, vloggers, and social medial divas will be in attendance. This event is sure to keep you busy the entire weekend as there are parties and other shows going on as well. If you live up north and can’t make it down south, you’re in luck. This show just so happens to travel to New York in July (July 19 and 20, 2014).
Next on the list is International Natural Hair and Meet up Day, also known as INHMD. This event is held across the country and in several countries outside the United States on May 17, 2014. I attended this event last year here in Houston and it was very nice. There are vendors, stylists, and workshops going on to help answer your burning questions or to give valuable information. I like this event because it brings all naturals together with the same purpose, for the same cause, simultaneously around the world. That’s powerful.
This last event is brand new but it will be one of the hottest events this season. The New Orleans Natural Hair Expo being held July 5-6, 2014 brought to you by Monique (@itsmeitsmo on social media) is sure to bring the party. I mean its being held in THE party capital, New Orleans, LA (which is my hometown) and its smack dab in the middle of the Essence Festival weekend. This is the PERFECT time to plan a girl’s weekend. The event will feature The Monroe Sisters (MsVaughn and Meechy) as well as StrawberriCurls of New Orleans, Louisiana. There is also a brunch on Sunday that is sure to give you everything you’ve ever wanted in life, food wise that is. If you are live in or near New Orleans, be sure to check this event out.
Tickets for these events, and more are on sale now. Of course my list is not extensive, as there are tons of events and shows to attend this season. To see what else is going on in your area, visit http://www.mynaturalhairevents.com. Enjoy and be sure to take lots of selfies.