Curls & Cocktails, Natural Hair Shows, Luv and Learn Your Hair are all just a few of the awesome natural hair events I’ve attended. The natural hair community is steadily growing and natural hair events are a great way to get out and meet some amazing people who already share something in common with you. There are so many different things you can get and learn from different types of events.
Make New Friends
My favorite event, Curls & Cocktails, is hosted by one of my favorite curlfriends @halfietruths (Kenya Patterson). It is a monthly event held every other month in Atlanta or Nashville where a bunch of amazing naturals (mostly from instagram) come together to hang out, mingle, talk about hair and have a cocktail or two. She started it so that we could all meet some of our favorite instagramers and also bring women together that share a common mindset. So many great connections and friendships have been built because of Curls & Cocktails.
Education and Exposure to products and Techniques
Natural Hair Shows are amazing places to find a lot of information about haircare and also discover new haircare lines. I owe a lot of my haircare knowledge to hair shows and sitting in on some of their classes and workshops where instructors go into detail on various haircare topics. I also found some of my favorite hair products at natural hair shows. There are also hair events that serve as a happy balance of both education and networking, like Luv and Learn Your Hair, hosted by Taren Guy. This particular event was amazing because there was time to socialize with everyone there and network with one another. Afterwards, there was a panel segment where we all talked about different issues in the natural hair community and ways that we could all change to make it the best community possible.
Overall, I think that attending natural hair events will help you to enjoy your journey so much more because you will be able to meet and connect with so many amazing people who can not only help you with your hair journey, but also inspire your life journey.
Have you ever been to a natural hair event? What did you gain from attending? Have you made any new friendships from going?