With more than 300+ natural hair enthusiasts in attendance…Natural hair wearers flocked to the celebrated event. There was an array of many skin colors and tones along with amazing hairstyles worn with the premise of natural hairstyling. The 2nd Annual Industry Standard Natural Hair & Beauty Fashion Show + Expo featured male and female models of varying body shapes and hair types, modeling this season’s hottest natural hair styles and fashion. Live performances sponsor giveaways, hair demos and array vendor booths to visit and shop.
Consisted of 3 noted respected industry professionals whom know how to style and maintain natural hair. The panel shared their favorite product uses along with tips on achieving key looks with the smoothing and defining the natural curl patterns in the hair. Blogger Naturally Creole shared about using a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar to help revitalize the scalp.
The Monroe Sisters and Style Queue
The Monroe Sisters are a popular Chicago – based Natural Hair and Beauty video blogger duo that began their online presence in late 2010 on YouTube. They have gone viral within their respective online communities and are well -known for their Natural Hair Tutorials, Product Reviews, Hair Styling, Lifestyle, Fashion, and Beauty videos. To -date, Meechy and Vaughn share over 3.5 million YouTube views, 36K Instagram and 10K Twitter followers.
StyleQueue is an online boutique founded by The Monroe Sisters in 2012. StyleQueue.com
features the trendiest finds in fashion for the everyday modern Fashionista. Each item is followed by exclusive styling tips and recommendations emphasizing the product’s quality and texture.
The store also features a “Thrifted” section, granting shoppers the opportunity to score gently used modern and vintage items. All thrifted items are hand -selected by The Monroe Sisters and sold at an extremely discounted rate.
Shopping with the sponsors
Key sponsors such as: Cantu, Cream of Nature, Beyond Expected entwine, tgin-natural hair, Ishimma, African Pride, Nadinola, Blue Magic Argan Oil, Cashmere Curls, Miss Jessie’s, Elasta QP, Q-Redew Multi-Use Hand Held Hair Steamer, Eden Body Works, Vine80, Bombshell, Extrashade to name a few.
Highlights of the Fashion Extravaganza
Brandon ‘Real Talk’ Williams – Maywood, IL (poet, emcee, and playwright) was the emcee of the Fashion show presentation. The local Chicagoland designers showcased their hottest styles on the fashion runway.
• Republican Company
• Hot Chic
• Shelia Rashid
• Milk & Cookies
• Angry Heroes
• 828 Collection Suzanne Opara
• Style Q-New Designs by the Monroe Sisters
Makeup and Hair provided by:
• Kaori Nik Studios- Prop Fixx Lip Pigment (Custom Vegan Colors)
• Sonya Tisdel Studios- Makeup Artistry
• Hidejah Zaimah, Makeup
• Christian Fields-Hairstyling for the models
Performances by: Brown Audio-check out thier site at brownaudiomusic.com
Special thank you to Maya Munro for being a humble host to the media contacts. This was a wonderful event and I look forward to attend the next one in 2014!