On July 16, Memphis will host its first Natural Hair Care Expo. The Tennessee Natural Hair Care & Wellness Expo will be a fun-filled event with vendors, workshops and classes, held at The Memphis Airport Hotel & Conference Center (2240 Democrat Road) and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Natural hair is taking over the world and this conference is a part of that phenomenon, showcasing stylists, fashion, natural hair models and beauty and wellness products.
• Beauty With A Conscience: Choices for Your Whole-istic Health
Leah Patterson of Etniq Minerals
• Healing Minds Thru Healing Foods, Vegan Style
Bastet Ankh Re, Chef/Owner, OC Vegan Foods
• Living Fibroid Free
The Herb Sistah
• The Philosophy and Politics of Natural Hair
Pearl “The Hair Deva” Walker of Legacy Locks, Braids, and Natural Styles
• Transitioning to Chemical-Free Hair
Takeisha Berry-Brooks, Owner/Stylist, A Natural Hair Affair Beauty Lounge
• Hair Jewelry: The Art of Adornment
Sarah Elliott, Owner/Designer, Sarenzo Beads
• I’m Natural, Now What and Hairlocking 101
• Restoring Mind, Body and Spirit through Meditation
Local natural beauty and wellness web site All Day Natural and Dreadz N’ Headz owner Malaika Tamu Cooper (of Baltimore, MD) have teamed up to produce the Memphis expo.
“Memphis has always been known as a city of great food, rich history and a distinct culture,” said Miss Lycia, of All Day Natural. “With this expo, we now want to put Memphis and the Mid-South on the map for being a hub of entrepreneurs and experts in the areas of natural hair care and wellness. I am thrilled about this opportunity for people to connect, learn and celebrate the versatility, uniqueness and dynamic beauty of natural hair.”
The Natural Hair Care Expo’s roots are based in Baltimore, where it has attracted thousands from all over the world. Now in its eighth year, the Natural Hair Care Expo is growing and expanding into other cities all over the country. In 2010, the event successfully expanded into Cleveland, Ohio and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
For more information visit www.tnnaturalhaircareexpo.com. Interested vendors should