AJANI Handmade was privileged to have participated in the Naturals in Nairobi Curl Talk event with celebrity natural hair stylist, Felicia Leatherwood held in November 2015! Felicia is hailed as the Natural Hair industry’s “Hair Whisperer”, and is responsible for the red carpet looks of Viola Davis, Jill Scott, and Nicole Ari Parker just to name a few! So in that respect, this event was actually a very big deal for the natural hair community in Kenya, just to be able to connect with such talent, based so far apart.
Apart from being great at what she does, Felicia was very sweet and approachable, dishing on all the best practices for natural hair care and styling and also had a few live demonstrations. There were two very interesting panel discussions that ran over the two days and it was truly a weekend treat!
There was an array of other wonderful natural hair care vendors and it is absolutely amazing and impressive just how top notch Kenyan brands are with branding and delivery of quality!
This event and get- together marked a big space for the natural hair community and industry in Nairobi and we feel so honoured and excited to have been a part of this wonderful movement!
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With Sharon Mundia, fashion blogger at This is Ess, natural hair enthusiasts and bloggers; Yvette Kemi of Mane Attraction Sharon Njavika of AJANI Handmade and Sheila Ndinda of African Tresses and Treats.
Event Host Patricia Kihoro and Event Organizer Ayanna James of Naturals in Nairobi
Images courtesy of James Gichanga
There were so many beautiful textures to behold!
Images courtesy of Marion Vionna.
With News personality Terryanne Chebet
Also present were the wonderful ladies of Tricia Naturals and Kurlly Diaries, two natural hair communities in Kenya, as well as media personality Carol Odero and the lovely ladies of Kurly Kichana, a natural hair blog that helped many women in Nairobi figure it all out at a time when there was little representation of natural hair in Kenya. This was an amazing weekend spent learning and networking with very many wonderful women!
We cannot wait for the next edition!