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The Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show

Hi Beauty Lovers,

Since going natural in 2010, I have to say the Natural Hair community in Nigeria has grown and advanced in Leaps. There are now more Natural Hair experts and Salons, Bloggers, and most importantly available hair products. As a Beauty blogger transitioning, I frequented the Kinky Apothecary website (then Blog) for tips and purchased hard to reach products on the site as well. It has been amazing to watch the growth of the Website, as well as the many strides its founder, Nibi Lawson, has made in the Natural Hair community in Nigeria.

One great stride was the First Ever Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show that was held last Saturday May 16th at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.

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The event, a commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the Kinky Apothecary, showcased a panel of Natural hair experts and Celebrity stylists as well as Natural Hair product Entrepreneurs.

The event was Amazing! It was well planned and showcased a lot of great vendors in attendance. The experts from the UK/US did a good job of speaking to attendees and answering questions, especially Celebrity Stylists Felicia Leatherwood & Obia of Obia Naturals.

The hall was split in two, one side for the panels, and the other for the vendors, so people could either sit up front and listen while speeches were going on, or shop and mingle.

Celebrity Stylist, Felicia Leatherwood, demonstrating on a participant

Celebrity Stylist, Felicia Leatherwood, demonstrating on a participant

Shoppers checking out the various Vendors

Shoppers checking out the various Vendors

 

The event showcased a lot of vendors with a range of products. They included: R&R Luxury, Namaste Organics, Shea Moisture, Ajali, Obia Naturals Ours by Juliada, Sacred Beauty (selling makeup and beauty accessories, offering threading and skin analysis services), The Nail Bar, Caven & Etomi (Printed Afrocentic T-Shirts), Organic food – Uwa Earth (they sold made in Nigeria Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter, Red Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, among other products), HeatFreeHair, Design Essentials. Refreshments in the form of Bubble Tea (@BubbleTiiNg) were available, as were discounts on some products and services.
Vendor: AJALI Naturals

Vendor: AJALI Naturals

 

Vendor: Curly Q

Vendor: Curly Q

 

Vendor: Design Essentials

Vendor: Design Essentials

 

Vendor: Ours by Juliada

Vendor: Ours by Juliada

 

Vendor: Heat Free Hair

Vendor: Heat Free Hair

 

Vendor: OBIA Naturals

Vendor: OBIA Naturals

 

This Event was also well attended by Various Media outlets including EbonyLife TV, Spice TV, Bloggers/Beauty lovers – Beauty in Lagos, Louisa Kinoshi of BeautyRev, Oreka Godis, Schullz (Classic FM), Sope Martins (Smooth FM), Folu Storms, Lola Maja,  and Antonia Soares (Editor, Complete Fashion Magazine) amongst others.

Heat Free Hair Founder, Ngozi Opara and Lamide Akintobi of EbonyLife TV

Heat Free Hair Founder, Ngozi Opara and Lamide Akintobi of EbonyLife TV

 

Kinky Apothecary Founder, Nibi Lawson and Cynthia Kamalu of EbonyLIfeTV

Kinky Apothecary Founder, Nibi Lawson and Cynthia Kamalu of EbonyLIfeTV

 

Ijeoma of @KlassyKinks

Ijeoma of @KlassyKinks

 

Overall, this was a fantastic event, enjoyed by everyone that attended. Major Congratulations to Nibi Lawson of The Kinky Apothecary! Can’t wait for Next year’s event!

 

 

 

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