From big chops to twist outs, braids to pineapple buns even weave add ons,
mango conditioners, spritzers, vbloggers, hair magazines,
funky earrings, nail bars,
*deep breath* and food
Curlvolution had it all and a bag of chips. Plantain to be exact.
Held at the Crowne Plaza in the Docklands this event was oozing with style.
Hosted by the funny and motivational speaker
it was set to be an eventful day out for Naturalistas. Hence the name
“Curlfriends day out”
As this was my second natural hair event I had suppressed
my expectations and just decided to go with an open mind.
I was impressed by the layout of the event room
(as an event professional I have a keen eye for detail).
The exhibiting stalls which included Black & Brown, ISIS magazine, Shea Butter Cottage, Beuatella
where stationed around the corners of the room which made it easier to navigate around.
Walking around the room I was inspired by the variety
of Natural hair textures that filled the room
(something I always thought couldn’t be found here in the UK )
stereotypical I know #judgemelater
I couldn’t help but smile and be proud to be amongst such a community.
I also enjoyed the Q&A session where the guest vbloggers
took to the stage to tackle a few questions as well as share their own hair journey experiences.
As Fiona- Love Your Tresses shared a story about how her
commitment to her natural hair journey is an issue to her
boyfriend as he prefers her wearing weaves “the sleek look”
I was taken back to hear how one can wear their hair a certain way
can cause a rift between a relationship.
Which reminded me one of my recent repost which read
Another comment was from a female who expressed her father’s disappointment when she did her Big Chop
and he cried out “How will you get married”?
The emphasis put on hair …Shocking!!
The big chop was performed by the A Team stylists of Adornment365
The volunteers of the Big CHOP!
Emotional Moment for the ladies
Glowing Finishing Touch
Caz and Jen
The lovely Dija
Had jokes with this girl Giselle
It is one thing taking a bold step and decide to transition give up the creamy crack,
do the big chop and become natural -go against the “norm”
It is another to have the confidence to face a society that
subconsciously feeds our minds that to be beautiful you have to have shoulder length wavy flowy hair.
Im disciplined. I’m focused. I’m done.
1) Inspirational talk from Action Jackson-
despite a friend of mine being sceptical about the chanting referring it to a “cult thing”
2) Pamper corner- despite missing my £4 nail offer from Nickys Nails**
3) Goodie Bag- Need I say more
4) Networking Opportunity-
I got to push forward my Earrings collection (yay me)
5) I managed to bag myself some Mango Twist and Moisture Custard from BeUnique
I can honestly say this event was inspiring
enough for me to take a stand and embrace my natural hair.
If all naturalistas take a stand and do not let the status quo faze nor
We can rewrite history and be an inspiration to the future generation.. our daughters.. granddaughters.
Where you also at Curlvolution?
What were your thoughts?