The Naturalista Hair Show Recap #iAmN

This weekend the Naturalista Hair Show took over Silver Spring, MD for two days. They had speaking panels, vendors, a pop up salon, fashion show and my favorite hands on classes.  There were hairstyles for days all up in there. Color, not colored, long, short, loc, twist, two strands, TWAs, you name it I saw it.

When I arrived there was a line of folks, I checked in and got a program and this cute VIP Box.

I carried this program around like it was my bible. lol Essentially it was for this event; it told me what was going on, when it was going down and where it would take place. I also took notes. {Don’t judge me}

I kicked my morning off with a Flat Twists class.  Susan Peterkin-Bishop of Jaha Hair Studio was our instructor. She was the bomb! I’ve been cornrowing hair for 20 years but for the life of me I just could not flat twist. The concept was just lost on me.

Mannequins were all set up for us to practice on. Susan gave us several demonstrations then allowed us to practice on our own. As we struggled figured things out she would come around and have us demonstrate our technique or the lack thereof and assist where needed. I am proud to say I totally learned to flat twist. I styled my mannequin girl all the way up. SCORE!
I can’t wait to practice on my daughter. I hope she is game for it. hahaaha
Susan was so amazing she allowed us to record her demonstration.
I ran into Cathy there, we promised we would speak the next time we ran into one another. She and I grooved out to the Black History Band.
I met NaturallyGlam at Blogger Week earlier this year and she and I have been virtual friends ever since. We’ve attended several events together this year and we worked together on this event. Love her!
This is Angela the lady of the hour, she put this entire event together.  I met her at the INHMD earlier this year and she has a natural hair salon in Silver Spring, MD.
Angela and Kriss Mincey she was the face of the Naturalista Hair Show this year. If you’ve seen any of the promotional materials her beautiful face was on it. Not only is she a cutie pie, she has a great personality. She moderated a few panel sessions. She also sings, I had no idea. Her voice is incredible. Check her out!
The Black History Band performed in the VIP room was a stone cold jam session. They were so refreshing! Real men, real musicians that play real instruments. OHHHHHH OKAY!

I was moving the entire time.
Here are my goodies I picked up from the vendor area:

Loved this necklace, it speaks to my love for things outside of the box and my crafty spirit. I could totally make this or I could just buy it from SanJules. You will see this on a chest near you.

I fell in love with these earrings too. I’ve been on ear bobs (post/stud) for about a year now. Can’t wait to rock these joints. These are SanJules as well.
Dottie Green (right) makes these products herself. These gals were hilarious, we had each other laughing the entire time. The owner’s last name is Green just like mine. We had to stroke our egos over such a great last name. They had great energy and loved my From Mi To You custom chuck’s so much they snapped a picture of my shoe next to my bag with their name on it. hahahah
1. Citrus Lavendar Hair Treatment Oil 2. Lemongrass Humectant Leave in Hair Treatment. I’ve been spraying this on my formerly shaved sides. It makes them soft to the touch and it smells go good people will want to sniff you. lol 3. Lemongrass Natural Hair Pomade THEY SMELL AMAZING!
The event wrapped up on Sunday with the Mysterious Afro Love Affair Runway Show
I didn’t get a lot of pictures because the mood lighting wasn’t working with my camera. The apparel was bold, vibrant, asymmetrical cut, and styled for both men and women. The hair styles added another layer to their looks.
One dude had locs in his beard that went down past his belly button.
I have soooooooooooo many questions.
The show was good but these girls here, oh they made it better. Laughs for days!
If you didn’t make it out this year make sure you get your ticket for next year. Thank you to The Naturalista Hair Show, while I was not paid for this review I did receive a complimentary ticket to this event for being a blogger affiliate.

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Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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