During the break, we were also able to mingle with the other lovely ladies in attendance and check out the vendors. I enjoyed meeting a lot of the vendors and even took pics with some of them! There was a great variety of items for sale including hair products, hair accessories, jewelry, clothing, & natural hair t-shirts (which I can't get enough of). I couldn't resist buying this cute little handmade tissue box cover!
I also met these lovely ladies and learned that they are the owners of Naturally Chic Hair Salon, which I will definitely be contacting in the near future for a hair appointment for my daughter's hair.
Following Jamesha there was a Panel Discussion. The Panel consisted of my friend, Mary Taylor (Everyone's Favorite Curlfriend @naturalhairforreal), who invited me to the event, Nile Fossett (16 yr old Natural Hair Blogger & Entrepreneur, Nerdy Natural), Simone Little (Natural Hair Care Specialist, www.simonesstyles.com), and Jamesha Bazemore. The Panelists answered a lot of the audience's questions and touched on topics such as the divide within the natural hair community, natural hair envy, and the wash-n-go for 4c type hair. I could definitely relate to Mary's experience of learning to rock her frizzy, "end of the day" hair as if that was how it was meant to be. I've learned in my short time of being natural that CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING!!
The last presentation was a makeup demonstration by Sade Robinson (Mirage I-Art) which was kinda hard to see but Sade did provide some helpful tips for applying makeup. I was happy to learn a new way to apply my eye shadow. Sade informed us that packing on the shadow allows you to use less shadow as opposed to brushing it on. I also learned to blend in a circular motion instead of sweeping it across back and forth.