The 20th Annual World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle Event Once Again Proves its Power in the Natural Hair Category
This past April 22-23, Taliah Waajid once again convened the World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle Event (WNHHLE) in Atlanta, Ga. The show which was originally launched as an empowering, exciting annual celebration of natural hair has come to be an essential source for new, emerging and cutting-edge natural hair products and services to store owners, distributors and consumers alike. In response to attendees’ desire to embrace healthier living overall, the WNHHLE has since grown into a life-changing convention aimed at empowering attendees to have a love of total body through healthy living.
This year’s event boasted more than 300 exhibitors and over 50 free consumer health, beauty and professional hair workshops. Additionally, the event featured a Power Panel, a Men’s Den and the introduction of Taliah Waajid’s Protective Styles line of hair care products to its more than 30,000 attendees from all over the world.
The Power Panel presented attendees with a discussion among nine of the most powerful female entrepreneurs in the natural hair care industry. The nine ladies included Ms. Taliah Waajid herself, Courtney Adeleye of the Mane Choice, Jane Carter of Jane Carter Solution, Wendy Levy and Kim Etheredge of Mixed Chicks, Chris-Tia Donaldson of TGIN, Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics, Janell Stephens of Camille Rose Naturals, and Rochelle Graham of Alikay Naturals. Each of these ladies had the opportunity to share their unique and empowering stories of launching their natural hair care lines.
The Men’s Den offered over 5,000 square feet of the men’s products and services as well as a video game station, a pool table, a gaming table and a round-the-clock, on-site barbershop. Presented by the Uncle Jimmy line of high quality men’s grooming products, the Men’s Den also featured a “Fastest Fade” battle and a best beard contest offering cash prizes of $500 and $1,000 respectively.
Besides the amazing reception to the event’s Culture Vibe Music Fest which featured live performances from several musical genres, attendees packed such workshops and classes as “Debt Ain’t Natural,” “Progressive Barbering Tips and Trends,” and “The Truth About Natural Hair.” Attendees were also eager to learn about the Protective Styles line newly released by Taliah Waajid. This latest crop of hair care products specifically targeted at those who protect their natural hair by wearing weaves, braids, wigs, updos, and faux locs strengthens, conditions and protects hair from hair loss and hair thinning before, during and after protective styling.
Just as it did this year, the WNHHLE will continue to provide quality products at the best, largest, most influential and most informative show of its kind. For anyone who missed this April’s event in Atlanta, they can look forward to the next event scheduled to take place in Atlanta during October of this year. The Curls, Kinks & Culture Festival promises to be a family-friendly extravaganza showcasing live music, food and drinks, and natural hair care vendors.
Article courtesy of Taliah Waajid.