Phoenix International Natural Hair Meetup Day & Expo
Third year host, we plan to make this year bigger and better!! International Natural Hair Meetup Day & Expo is an annual one-day expo. Its purpose is to allow the opportunity for women across the country to meet in their own communities while networking, sharing and meeting (virtually) other women across the country participating in meetups and expos on the same day. Natural hair meetups are events designed to share information, techniques, inspiration and products to aid individuals in their natural hair journey.
Workshop: Natural Hair Kitchen Concoctions
Candace Kelley - Curl Prep
Get on an apron and get in the kitchen with 5 time Emmy-nominated journalist and natural hair expert Candace Kelley. Volunteer to mix up a recipe and learn about everything from making natural color concoctions and hair butters to conditioners to storing. Everyone walks away with samples! Candace is author of Coif Cuisine: Natural Hair Recipes for the Hair & Now and creator of the natural hair line Curl Prep Natural Hair Solutions found in Whole Foods Markets.
Workshop: Living Beyond Existing (Total Evolution from the inside OUT)
Lonee Taylor M.Ed
Lonee Taylor is an Inspirational Speaker, author, WORKshop Facilitator, online radio personality and founder of Lady's Living Life. She has earned her voice and uses it to help others rediscover their own. Coupling her personal experiences with her professional learning's, Lonee Taylor successfully leads ladies along the path of total evolution from the inside out. Lonee Taylor specializes in unscrambling the messages so no- thing is lost in translation.
Live Demonstration: THE BIG CHOP! performed by Tameeka McNeil-Johnson
Tameka McNeil-Johnson - Jaded Tresses
Tameka aka #thecurlwhisperer brings more than 20 years of experience to her clients and fans not only in the salon, but through unique, live appearances by leading educational workshops, performing hair makeovers and receiving those who want to transform their hair journeys. We cannot wait to share her exciting energy with Arizona!
Workshop: Let's Talk About Texture -A Curly Conversation
Moniek James-Eldridge - Confetti Collective
Founder of The Confetti Collective. She began her official natural hair journey when her daughter took notice of her straight hair and called it pretty. Moniek immediately washed her hair and wore a twist out the next day to make sure her daughter knew that her own texture was pretty too. After moving back to Arizona in 2013, Moniek became astoundingly aware of the lack of products, resources and information available to southern, AZ. Her goal was to fill the gap. Starting with the Facebook page, Sierra Vista Naturals, she blogged about her experiences, experiments and adventures of learning her hair all over again in a new climate. This journey has led her to, The Confetti Collective - exclusively inclusive
Workshop: Hi, My Name Is _____, and I'm A Product Junkie
Nadira Chase - Adiva Naturals
Named one of the Top 40 under 40 by Style Weekly, Founder and Chief Executive of Adiva Naturals was 11 years old when she made her first hair product. Nadira Chase is a Cosmetic Research Specialist, developer and manufacturer of Adiva Naturals LLC Hair and Skin Care Products. Nadira is a retired natural hair care specialists and Master Loctition as she still serves as a consultant to many of her colleagues in her industry. She has been a passionate entrepreneur in the natural hair, skin and wellness industry for over 15 years. Adiva Naturals LLC is a carefully developed handmade line of natural products created to suit the healthy needs of people with a particular focus on African American hair and skin types.
Workshop: Transitioning - Embrace the Good and the Challenge
Sharon Cooper-Lashley - Twist & Stylez Salon
I have been in the hair care industry over 20 years. I have trained with top celebrity stylist like Patric Bradley, Talia Waajid and Janel Sealy-Smith. I decided to become a natural stylist when I myself transitioned to natural 10 years ago. I have a stong passion for what I do, I understand that transitioning is a journey and with all the information floating around that it can also be overwhelming and for that reason I take great pride in teaching women different ways to transition without doing the Big Chop.
Workshop: Retaining Moisture - How to Achieve Balance
Vivian Jackson - Southern Sassy Curls
With over 2,000 YouTube subscribers, Vivian is the founder and creator of Southern Sassy Curls. She has the knowledge and experience with multiple products that work and may not work in our dry environment. Lets get ready to discuss retaining moisture!
Workshop: Nutrition & Diet - Becoming a Healthier You (Instructor TBA)