The 2015 Curlvolution show was the UK’s annual natural hair event where women of all nationalities and ethnicities were able to come together to network, socialise and to talk all things natural. Only in it’s fourth year, Curlvolution has begun an exciting revolution and community which focuses on natural hair and skincare products that are available not just in the US but also growing rapidly in the UK. By bringing worldwide brands and vendors together to the Hilton Hotel on Saturday May 23rd, allowed all coily hair females to heighten their knowledge on their mane with some of the most influential women within the haircare industry.
With vendors like Mane Divas, Beauty By Zara, Pieces By Keke, Super Funky Me, AyaMour, Fashion Fair and headline sponsors ORS and Beautiful Textures, amongst many more, the Hilton was buzzing with fabulous women who came to invest in their kinks and coils. From handmade hair and skincare products, to silk bonnets, having your make up done, to one off African inspired jewellery, to well known brands like Camille Rose, Thank God It’s Natural and Shea Moisture available on the day, had everyone socialising sharing experiences and swapping tips with other women.
With funny man and motivational speaker Action Jackson as the host of the event, this year the show had a variety of workshops and speakers to bring a diverse perspective on the world of natural hair and beauty. This year Curlvolution addressed the business side to the industry with the workshop titled “The Business To Blogging” hosted by UK’s Laila aka (Neffy Fro Fro) and Pelumi who discussed how bringing their natural hair journey to a digital platform has bought them immense success in the business world, and how achievable it is to attain. The make up master workshop delivered by US make up specialist Kluermoi was an incredible insight into the world of contouring and how to achieve the look that’s right for you. And for the new natural newbies that have decided to rock the fro, You Tube vlogger and natural hair expert Jenell Stewart gave a talk and shared her journey which was made insightful with tips and advice on washing styling and gaining that length!
The founders of Curlvolution are on to a good thing here when it comes to providing a growing platform to connect with others. The event embodies a place where free expression of natural beauty is embraced, honoured and empowered. With “going natural” becoming a trend in communities, all over the UK, the only way the Curlvolution show is destined to go, is up.