Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show 2016 – Event Recap

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 Flyer

Last Saturday, I spent my day at The Kinky Apothecary’s Natural Hair and Beauty Show. The event had several well-known speakers, a whole host of vendors, and lifestyle and beauty zones. I missed the event last year. 🙁 From all the recaps I read, it seems like I really missed out. So, I made it a priority to make it this year.

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 Program

I was most looking forward to seeing Felicia Leatherwood (for hair tips), Yagazie Emezi (because she’s amazing), and Wunmi Akinlagun (for styling tips).

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 - Gaelle Prudencio, Felicia Leatherwood, Wunmi Akinlagun

Felicia was supposed to do a live big chop but I guess the model couldn’t make it. 😥 She still dished out some great information and some product recommendations.

I enjoyed the event. It was pretty well organized. The venue was beautifully set up. However, I was a bit disappointed in the turnout, especially for the talks. Considering how much effort and publicity went into it, I thought more people would have come. It could be scheduling conflict or the ticket price point. I’m not really sure.

I enjoyed all of the speakers and I learned something and/or was inspired by each of them. Stay tuned . . . my lessons learned post is coming soon.

It was also nice to catch up with some blog friends and meet new ones, like Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow & Savvy Chic Hair Beauty Hub, Vivian of Skinny Brownie, Kenzo of Black Prophecies, Deola of Omoge Mura, and Coco of Albimazing. I missed a few people too like Alex of Nappy Haired and Ella of Natural Girl on a Budget. If you have sharp eyes, you may see some of them in the vlog.

Enjoy the pics and video. You see more pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #NNHB2016.

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 - Updos from The Kinky Apothecary
Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 - Savvy Chic Stand
Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 Vendors
Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 - Felicia Leatherwood's Quick Updo

Felicia Leatherwood’s Quick Updo

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 - Audience

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 - Kiitana Crochet Tutorial

Results from Kiitana’s Crochet Tutorial

Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 VIP Lounge
Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Show 2016 Speakers

Did you attend #NNHB2016? What did you think of it?

Image Sources: Self & The Kinky Apothecary Instagram