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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend A Natural Hair Event
Before and after becoming Natural Hair Bloggers and Event Planners, we enjoy attending natural hair events. Here are our TOP 5 reasons for attending natural hair events…
1.Natural Hair Education
Knowledge is Power. At Natural Hair events there’s always an educational component where you get to learn from leading professionals within the natural hair care industry on how to care for your hair at home. These experts are normally hairstylists and/or product makers. These professionals provide styling demonstrations, classes on specific hair care/styling topics, hands-on demonstrations, Q&As, and more.
2. Discover Local Hairstylists
Finding a stylist can be hard. We all fear the scissor-happy stylist that can’t differentiate a trim from a cut. At natural hair events you are introduced to local hairstylists via classes, styling demonstrations or one-on-one natural hair consultations. Going to natural hair events allow you to get a preview of the stylists talent and determine whether or not you feel like you can trust this stylist with your hair.
3. Natural Hair Inspiration
Natural hair events provide a positive atmosphere where people come together to celebrate our kinky, curly, coil, wavy hair. At these events we are surrounded by natural hair inspiration. We can gain inspiration from other attendees, hairstylists, bloggers, styling demonstrations, hair shows and more. Natural hair events are a great source for seeing what styles, colors, or cuts are trending.
4. Explore New Products/Save Money
Natural hair events are known for their swag bags, coupon codes, vendor shopping, and product giveaways. This allows you to sample products of interest without having to spend any money and it allows you to purchase items of interest at a discounted price. An added bonus of attending a natural hair events are there are no delays and no shipping fees when getting products of your choosing. Some events even have ambassadors ready to allow you to sample the product in your hair at the event and provide a personal shopping experience free of charge.
5. Meet Other Naturalistas/Networking
Some Naturalistas have a circle of support and some don’t. Attending natural hair events allows you to meet other naturalistas and potentially add to your circle of support. This is also a great way for Naturalistas new to the area to network and meet new people that could become friends. Some events may even provide games and interactive activities that help attendees mix and mingle reducing the anxiety meeting new people can bring.
What is your favorite part about attending The Kinky Texture Mixer?