It's official! I've become one of those spoiled Atlanta naturals that gets to attend fabulous events simply because I now live in the "A." Be jealous!^_^ I can now add Fro Fashion Week to my list of events. I had the pleasure of attending Fro Fashion Week recently and it was everything and more than I thought it would be! There was fierce natural hair EVERY WHERE as well as positive vibes and lots of education.
The first workshop that I was able to attend was "How To Make Your Own Coconut Oil" instructed by Kiyomi Rollins, owner of The Good Hair Shop aka my hair stylist. Yes...I will post notes from the class so that you too can make your own coconut oil. I will never pay $9 for a jar of coco oil again if I can pay $1 and do it myself! Ill take that $8 and put it toward my gas tank funds lol.
|Learning how to make our own coconut oil for a whopping total cost of $.89 (price of a coconut)|
Next up was the blogger luncheon with guest speaker Afrobella...PHENOMENAL!!!! She gave tips on branding, networking, and most importantly, staying true to yourself. "Don't get caught up with the competition. Listen to YOU."
|Patrice (@Afrobella) doing a Design Essentials interview|
"Find your lane. You don't have to stay in it...just know it." Well said Patrice!!
|In case you are wondering, yes Holly's personality matches that smile! ^_^|
|After all the events I've been to I FINALLY caught up with Stacy (@TheSistahChick) My life's mission is complete lol...wait, still have to catch up with Lola of @Lolasgreenhair|
|Naturally Natural Panel: a natural hair model, a natural hair meet up group coordinator and a natural hair salon owner.|
|Erica and Janelle...I randomly met them in the hallway after a workshop...and they randomly meet each other just a few minutes early lol. Instant bond! ^_^ Erica reminds me a lil bit of Whitney (@Naptural85), doesn't she?!|
|This is Jeannell, CEO of Coco Curls, an Atlanta based small business. After trying her wonderful product she has my support! A review is in the works!|
|The view of Atlanta night sky line from the Penthouse Party|
|The Naturally Natural crew...that's Queen in the turquoise dress. She runs the production company documenting Naturally Natural. More details to come!|
|I WILL rock that style when my hair gets bigger! Love it! Oh, and the lady behind her with the fro did NOT use heat...she did scalp braids then took them out and picked her hair out. Hmmm, will have to try that!|
|Fro Fashion Week "swag" bag that every attendee received|
|Curls Unleashed product line|
|Design Essential samples|
|Full size bottle of Coco Curls Styling Aid|
|Full size bottle of JessiCurls DC...tried this before and loved it.|
|My prize from the Naturally Natural Twitter Giveaway. I won by having the best tweet as to why I rock|
"@CurlyandLovely I am natural and I rock because I finally had the courage to do what was best for Me! #naturally natural #naturalhair".....#POW