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Behind the Scenes at the 4th Annual Nappywood Los Angeles Natural Hair & Lifestyle Expo!

Behind the Scenes at the 4th Annual Nappywood Los Angeles Natural Hair & Lifestyle  Expo!

The 4th Annual Nappywood Los Angeles Natural Hair & Lifestyle Expo was held at the Reef- Magic Box on August 5-6, 2016. The community and cultural extravaganza included the 2nd Annual Boys and Girls Sankofa Natural Hair Parade, Keynote Empowerment Speaker Lisa Nichols, and the 6th Annual International Black Hairitage (IBH) ‘State of the Natural Union’ Live Stream Panel & Think Tank.

 

The 6th Annual IBH ‘State of the Natural Union’ Live Stream Panel & Think Tank provided an opportunity for industry leaders to discuss topics that currently affect business, economics, and culture of the international natural hair care industry.   This year’s #RETOUCH theme addressed laws and state legislation that may impact natural hair care specialists, beauty supply owners, and consumer health.

The 2016  panelists were as follows:

Moderator Crystal Mitchell,  Director, Recycling Black Dollars

Panelist #1 – Tamara Johnson-Shealy, Founder, The Concerned Beauty Professionals and Politics Beauty, National Advocate for Beauty professionals, Candidate for State Senate District 40, Atlanta, GA

Panelist #2 – Dr Kari Williams, President of California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, Founder /CEO of Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic, Celebrity Stylist

Panelist #3 – Nourbese Flint, Program Director, Black Women for Wellness

Panelist #4 – Attorney Tracy Sanders, Author/Founder, Natural Hair and the Law

 

The 4th Annual Nappywood Los Angeles Natural Hair & Lifestyle Expo attendees mingled with celebrity guests, received swag bags with natural hair care products, enjoyed the fashion showcase, and gained valuable information during workshops.  The workshops were practical and focused on natural hair, health, beauty, and economic empowerment.  Some of the highlighted workshops were: “Caring for Organically Grown Hair,” “Talk Texture by Creme of Nature,” “Natural Hair Styling for Children,” “Natural  Makeup & Skin Care,” and “CEO Bootcamp Workshop Series.”

 

The 4th Annual Nappywood Los Angeles Natural Hair & Lifestyle Expo attendees mentioned the event as an educational and fun experience.  Natural hair care product giveaways and hair styling demonstrations were an added plus for naturalistas!  The gathering of leaders in the natural hair care industry, variety of natural hair care vendors, and trendy natural hair models inspired many to plan for next year.

 

More Information:

http://www.nappywood.com

http://www.lanaturalhaircareexpo.com

 



Tracy Sanders is an attorney, author, and speaker in Los Angeles, California. She earned a Juris Doctor degree at the Syracuse University College of Law in 2002, Master of Public Administration degree at the University of South Carolina in 1998, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of South Carolina in 1995. Tracy enjoys yoga, traveling, and community service. She is particularly interested in community service initiatives to help young people achieve their education and career goals. Tracy has made TV appearances on networks such as ABC, FOX, MSNBC, WE, and TLC.


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