The Denver metro area looked more like Seattle during the month of May. However, the sun finally decided to make an appearance this weekend. This made for great weather and a big turnout for the International Hair Meetup Day Colorado (INHMD) on Saturday.
|Fashion Show Segment|
The event was an annual celebration of natural hair and this year Colorado was included as one of the participating locations. The meetup was presented by Design Essentials and coordinated with the help of local group, Colorado Urban Naturals, which is led by Phaedra High. It was apparent that a lot of hard work and care went into bringing this event together so kudos to all who helped out.
|Andrea Grady of Colorado Urban Naturals|
There were people of all ages present and lots of natural hair styles to admire. I was there to participate in the Bloggers and Stylists panel discussion. I enjoyed sharing information with the audience but also learned some things that may help me on my own hair journey.
|Upper left; My Mom and I having fun at the event. Upper Right; Me speaking on the panel
Bottom; Rhonda Lee and fellow Bloggers on the panel
(upper right Photo Credit @NaturalCharisma on IG)
|Lovely Naturalistas Asia and Kenya
with their gorgeous locks
|Tanya with Ajaya Body Inc.
who makes bath and body products
Thanks for the Shea Butter!
|Having a little hair talk with Marilyn after the panel discussion|
|Tiara Beasley (CEO) and Micah Curtis (Co-Counder) of Chic Love Naturals
It was lovely speaking with these two about hair products
|Carol Richardson and Dana Simmons of
who were food vendors for the event
There was even a live demo of a crochet braids install at the Glam Bar.
|I was so happy to speak with Micah Sims who is a
Hair Stylist who specializes in Natural Hair
She does braids and starts locs too
Overall the event proved to be a very positive one for local naturalistas and for the black community as a whole. If you missed it be sure to follow Colorado Urban Naturals on Facebook for upcoming events. It looks like they are currently working to bring us another Denver Natural Hair Expo in September. Be sure to watch this space for more on natural hair tips and event updates!