Sunday, 2 June 2013

Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2013

On May Bank Holiday weekend last week,  Sunday 26th marked the arrival of this years , Afro Hair and Beauty Live. I couldn't have been anymore excited as we got presented with complimentary VIP tickets to be VIP bloggers for our favourite haircare brand ORS (formally known as Organic Root Stimulator)

For those who've never attended, We thought we would provide you with a brief description of the event that has been in continuation for 31 years.

  1. Incredible natural hairstyle inspiration from exhibitors and visitors.
  2. Discovery of emerging talent from fashion, beauty, skincare and more
  3. Impeccable fashion show showcasing an mixture of fashion designers
  4. Workshops , seminars and demonstrations from experts and haircare giants explaining use of products correctly and how to care for your hair
  5. Freebies, so many exhibitors hand out freebie samples to trial and if you purchase then you get even more
  6. Discounted products compared to high street prices.

When we arrived, we decided to check out the ORS VIP Bloggers lounge, where we met Stacey who briefed us on the re-branding of ORS and their new future blogger programme which uses bloggers to help introduce and promote the ORS brand to the public.

The Bloggers lounge was cute, although it was not as exclusive as we wanted, but Stacey informed us that they did try, and hope that next year it will be bigger , better and more exclusive for the bloggers *I guess that's an incentive to return next year*. We also got given a goody bag with free samples and other trinkets.

Of course the first stand we decided to check out was ORS *which seemed to have downsized this year. We didn't buy as much as usual as we still have a lot of products from last years AHBL haul, so this year was more of a top up on our products.

Unfortunately, because we arrived later than we originally planned, we did not get to see the shows or attend any of the masterclasses. Although we did watch the Barbers competition, as they all competed to create intricate designs in approximately 30 mins.

We also saw some great upcoming talented fashion designers, combining the beautifully vibrant African print fabric with Western fashion designs. I was fascinated by the huge selection of clothing, African prints, accessories and jewellery from Online retailer Sapelle and Tore Collections.

All in all the Afro Hair and Beauty Show 2013 was good, however compared to last year the focus did seem to be more on curl defining products rather than natural organic products. After a long day of admiring the new products we went out to eat at our favourite Chinese buffet, which seems to be our annual tradition now.

What did you think of the Afro Hair and Beauty Show 2013?

Hugs and Kisses


  1. love the ankara prints

  2. Thanks again for the blog post.Much thanks again. Want more.

  3. I missed it but would love to attend the next one...
    you both look lovely in the African print skirt and shorts.


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