New Orleans Natural Hair Expo Mission
The New Orleans Natural Hair Expo featured workshops, product demos, bloggers, blogger panels, sponsors, vendor mall, catered refreshments, cash bar and a DJ to get the party started. The overall goal of the event was to offer a classy environment that celebrates natural hair.
Hair Expo Experience
I arrived at the New Orleans Natural Hair Show with my hubs and he was such a good sport. He was not impatient or annoyed by hair overload. He just let me live in the moment and have a blast.
There were a number of vendors, bloggers and event goers in attendance. I even got a chance to meet two really awesome friends in person: VeePeeJay and Bebezazueta. It was so good to meet them! They are beautiful inside and out.
Hair Expo Purchases
Many vendors offered free samples while others only had product available for purchase. I have a hard time buying on impulse in non-refundable environments because I like conducting research before making purchases. Unfortunately, this was not an option at the hair expo because of the fast pace environment.
As shown in the video below, I purchased from the following vendors:
NOTE: Curlkalon has awesome customer service. They quickly resolved my issue without hesitation or complaint.
Hair Expo Tips for Next Year
– Bring a quality camera. I own a Canon 70D which is a huge and heavy camera. I left it home because I didn’t want to be bothered with the bulk. I immediately knew that was a mistake when my phone was taking dimly lit photos.
– Bring business cards. How silly did I feel saying I’m a blogger without having any business cards on me. What a newbie mistake.
– Do my research! I will know what vendors will be attendance and plan my purchases accordingly because vendors were offering some awesome, too good to pass up discounts.