After months of planning, June came along with our maiden edition of the African Hair Summit.
The African Hair Summit was birthed from a need to educate women on the dangers of exposing our natural African hair to chemicals and encouraging us to embrace what is ours; naturally kinky, curly hair and beauty products.
Adanna Enwezor, the founder and convener of the African Hair Summit, who is passionate about the shift from chemically based hair and beauty products to natural and organic products, sought to bring this problem to the forefront through the Summit.
The two day summit was split into an educational forum and vendors exhibition. It was anchored by both Obinnaya Uruakpa and Mrs Emem Okpashi. The event was graced by speakers such as Dr Oluwakemi Osunderu, alongside panelists such as Igbocurls amongst others. Our ambassador, Kate Henshaw, also shared her personal journey of going from chemically processed hair to natural and healthy hair.
At the exhibition lobby, we hosted a wide range of hair vendors who displayed various products, services and accessories that provide the healthy alternative to chemical based products. Some the vendors included Natural Nation, House of Merola, Wow Braids and Fragrance bar.
Also at the lobby was our ‘Kiso corner’ powered by Lumo Naturals where participants had their hair styled for free by volunteers and selected women from local communities who were trained and paid for that purpose.
Both days of the summit were entertaining and informative with a fashion show by Mina Stones and Fekeye Sekida, and performances by Omoawe and Jessica Bongos.
In all, we are grateful to all our partners, sponsors, participants and vendors for making the maiden edition of the African Hair Summit successful.
African Hair Summit 2017!