Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2015 Review


Curlvolution 2015 Event Review

Thanks to Brown Beauty Talk Saturday morning found me at the Hilton Canary wharf for the 4th Annual natural hair show Curlvolution.
When I arrived to collect my tickets I was surprised to be given VIP wrist bands for me and my guest.
 Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth I thanked the staff and headed off the ‘Passion to platform - the business of blogging' 
Workshop which was hosted Laila 'Neffy fro fro' and Pelumi 'CFYH' by which I has previously purchased a ticket for but obviously no-longer needed oh well.
The 'Passion to platform - the business of blogging' was quite informative and defiantly gave me food for thought regarding the direction that I would like to take my blog in.
I also was for the happy for the opportunity to see some other blogger that I had me met at previous events.

One the work shop was over we were all given goodie bags containing ORS goodies than we had to run across the hall for an
 interactive styling workshop hosted by Felicia Leatherwood who is a Stylist to the stars has been dubbed the Natural Hair whisperer.
 I had previously met Felicia Leatherwood during the Brit Beauty mixer last year and found her to be very personable, informative and gave good tip for managing natural hair.
Once the work shop was over we made our way to the main hall where a
 I would have to say that the event was a huge success with a bigger better line up of events and workshops which included a mix of UK and US talents.

 There was also a good selection of venders that included;
  Big Hair, 
Mane Divas, 
and A-touch which is the hairdresser that did my Crochet Braids who was even able to give me a quick cut as I had told her that I had made a bit of a mistake opting for such a long length.

The event closed with a Panel discussion, which was focused on 50 shades of brown [the inclusion of brown beauty in mainstream beauty.
Many good points were discussed and one of the thing I took away with me is the I have a choice in where I spend my hard earned coins and that choice is quite powerful and influential. If I am not happy with the service I am being given I will speak up and let them know that they will not be seeing my hard earned pounds again.
I all also try my best to support black owned business where ever I can.

Did you go to Curlvolution?
What were your thoughts?

Natural Hair Week London 2015 Event Review

This weekend the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square was invaded by hordes of natural and fabulous for the natural hair week.
Launched in Spring 2013 and Co-founded by Author of the book 'I grew it long' Diane Hall and creator of the hair & beauty blog 'Officially Natural' Vinna Best, 'The natural hair week' has quickly gained momentum among Natural haired honeys.

Silently cursing myself for being late as I arrived at the venue I was not surprised to see the venue with women eagerly looking at all the natural hair exhibitors. On arrival I was greeted by the staff and given a raffle ticket (Which I lost ) and a goodie bag (I was a VIP ticket holder you know) which included a bottle of Hairfinity (Woop).
I was not surprised to see the venue packed with ladies eagerly looking at all the natural hair exhibitors from Cantu to ORS, checking out the hair demonstrations and taking in the seminars and workshops.
Unfortunately as I arrived so late I didn't really get to attend any of the seminars or workshops but I enjoyed checking out the products on offer many of which were being sold at discount prices especially for The Natural Hair Week even thought I was not meant to be spending money this month I did indulge …..
I do regret not buying anything from Cantu because when I got home and tried out some of the samples they smelled lovely and left my hair feeling super soft.
There were also.
I really enjoyed myself at this event I just wish I arrived earlier and brought more cash with me.
Did you attend The natural hair week?
What were your thoughts?
Photos taken from the Natural Hair Week Facebook page 


The WITJ Natural Hair & Beauty Expo 2015

After its launch in August 2013 The ‘Woman In The Jungle’ Natural Hair & Beauty Expo which was created by Wunmi Akinlagun a UK based natural hair & beauty blogger via the online platforms Woman In The Jungle is back for its third on installment Saturday 13th June at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London, and will also be taking place at the Holiday Inn, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham on Saturday 6th June.

sponsored by You Be-Natural’- Luster Products The ‘Woman In The Jungle’ Natural Hair & Beauty Expo  has quickly been dubbed one of the UK's largest and most highly anticipated natural hair experiences.

Woman in the Jungle’ Natural Hair & Beauty Expo is an event dedicated to the Natural Hair & Beauty industry and it brings most fascinating spread of hair rejuvenating oils and creams, dandruff control oils and hair accessories. Also leveraging interactive hair, beauty, style & wellness workshops; quality UK & International vendors, an in house salon, makeovers by Fashion Fair UK, live entertainment and much more.
Seven workshop sessions on the day will include (but are not limited to);
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'Shrinkage and Safe Straight Styling - Natural Hair with zero damage'
Sponsored by You Be-Natural with professional natural hair stylist & YouTube Guru Monica Stevens of Mo Knows Hair and international celebrity stylist Kevin Pendleton.

Red Carpet to Real Wear
 Sponsored by Design Essentials Naturals Coconut & Monoi.
A celebrity transformation session delivered by brown beauty YouTube pioneer Destiny Godley & Natural Hair sensation Vaughn Monroe of Ms VaughnTV.
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Perfecting Protective Styling
hosted by Cantu Beauty. Presented by natural hair specialist
Anastasia Chikezie of Purely Natural Hair Salon London and protective styling maven Chiaka Valentina.

Three Girls Talk Curls
 with event founder Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle,
Ginny Pettitt of Fro Girl Ginny & Farida Sharma of Curly Proverbz.
These three ladies with
different textures share different curl definition techniques and products to get the most out of
your hair.

A Look at Locs
 with Helen Mensah of Huntress Locs. Helen will demonstrate her most
requested creative sisterlocks styles, offering advice for maintaining healthy locs and getting
started on your loc journey.

Wrapping up with the 'Women's Empowerment Panel
 hosted by Young
Ladies Club founder and life coach Hannah Oyewole who over the last couple of years
has been dedicated to Empowering women through her words.

Panellist will also include six phenomenal other women who are leading experts in their respective fields chatting it up about beauty, business, life & metal wellbeing.
If you are interested in The WITJ Natural Hair & Beauty Exposè  #TheWITJExpo2015Tour (Birmingham & London) the dates are:
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Saturday 6th June 2015 10am - 6pm - Holiday Inn, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham,
Purchase tickets HERE

Saturday 13th June 2015 10am - 6pm - Grange Tower Bridge Hotel,
Purchase tickets HERE

30% when you use discount code WITJ30 on check out at to redeem offer. Offer ends 6:00pm 11th June




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