‘Fro Fashion Week
made its New York debut this weekend at the Sheraton Brooklyn Hotel and I was all too happy to spend lots of time talking fashion and ‘fros with beauty brands and natural haircare bloggers and enthusiasts while discovering new ways to style my own mane.
‘Fro Fashion Week launched in Atlanta in 2011 and is the brainchild of Tarin Boone, Founder and CEO of Naturally Me! Media. With sponsors including Curls Unleashed
, Motives for LaLa
, IMAN Cosmetics
and Alikay Naturals
, ‘Fro Fashion Week aims to give naturalistas the chance to experience the high energy and excitement of Fashion Week by offering fashion, beauty and haircare products geared specifically for them. The four-day event featured Pop-up salons, fashion shows, hair shows, styling demonstrations, product sampling and one-on-one beauty consultations.
Lucky naturalistas were treated to styling sessions, samples and in-depth product information from newcomer BASIC Hair Care
|BASIC Hair Care Pop-Up Salon|
I’ll admit, I used to think that I had to straighten my hair if I were attending an event that was super fancy so it was great to see The Hair Elegance Hair Show presented by Jennifer Lord of Natural Hollywood that focused on creating styles with natural hair that are perfect for a grand night out. The diversity of the looks created with flat twists, locs and braids was inspiring! My favorite was this edgy mohawk below. LOVE!
|Jennifer Lord (right) of Natural Hollywood fuses natural hair and glamour.|
Jennifer also spent some time taking questions from the audience and treated us to a fishtail braid demonstration. It was pretty impressive and so simple to do!
|Fishtail braid demonstration.|
I also got a chance to grab a few minutes on camera with Melanie Yvette who writes the Beautifully Brown
column for a newly re-branded EBONY.com. Beautifully Brown focuses on beauty products and tips especially for women with dark brown complexions. I’ll post that video after I’ve had a chance to do a little editing.
|Melanie Yvette of ebony.com|
Tomorrow, I’ll post some of the best looks from the GOTHIX runway show that fused couture textured hair with high fashion. Stay tuned and thanks for reading! And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram
for more great snaps!
images by patranila