The ‘fros and curls were in full-effect as hundreds of natural-haired women converged upon Atlanta for the 15th annual Taliah Waajid’s World Natural Hair and Beauty show.
Although I’m not newly natural, attending hair meet-ups is a relatively recent phenomenon in my world. I’d heard stories of massive crowds and treasure troves of free samples at hair events like these, so I was pumped. I didn’t even let the twenty minute wait in parking lot traffic, only to be redirected across the street, deflate my excitement bubble. Not even the thirty minute wait in line to purchase tickets was able to steal my joy. My curls were poppin’, I had my list and clipboard in hand, and my camera in tow. I’d reached the natural hair Mecca and I was on a mission to conquer my first coil show.
Once inside, I was pleasantly surprised that despite the crowd, walking around was a breeze. Yet, as I circled around to find out what vendors were actually there …
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