My hair has gone through multiple changes over the years. When I was very young my mum would have me out and about with the standard young-black-girl mickey mouse hair puffs (the same hairstyle I’ll one day give to my daughters!) When I got a little bit older my mum would then braid my hair herself every two weeks – can we not all remember the pain when growing up of your mum doing your hair? (for me – that brush through the afro brought so much painnnn). I starting getting my hair professionally done when I was around 8-10 years old; the first time I visited the hairdressers’ was for my First Holy Communion and as per, I got braids done.
Throughout my younger years I would have all different types of braided hairstyles: from twists, to cornrows, to box braids – of all different shades of brown – you name it, I probably had it. Eventually I got to the age where I could determine what styles I wanted (and it wasn’t all down to my mum), so I started opting for clip-in hair extensions. I wasn’t quite a big glamorous weave (I wasn’t allowed to have a weave at the time), but the clip-ins allowed me to have some versatility in terms of colours, length, style – the lot. For my sixth form prom, I got a weave in for the first time, and since then this is the main style I’ve dabbled in, just as I find it’s easy, saves a lot of time, and allows for a lot of versatility.
The hair industry is one of the biggest money making industries in the world. For example – every time I get my hair done – which is around every two months – I pay £70! That’s £420 a year… on hair! And if I’m buying some new extensions? You can add another £100+ to that number. The hair industry is changing all the time: from people shaving their hair off/doing the big chop, to people backing the natural hair trend – we’re currently going through a very interesting time in the world of ‘hair’.
If you’re a hair lover – then I’ve got the giveaway from you. Let me introduce you to Hair in Motion – an event which is set to become the biggest hair expo in the U.K.. Headlining the event will be Anthony Cuts and Tokyo styles, two U.S. celebrity hair stylists whose resume’s boast names such as Naomi Campbell, Tamar Braxton and Kylie Jenner. The event will be held at the Hilton Metropole in London over 22-23 September 2017.
What can you expect?
- A masterclass and workshops from the two celebrity hair stylists
- Access to a range of world-class (and world wide), hair focused businesses
- Meet and greet with the celebrity hair stylists
- Networking opportunities with industry professionals
The tickets are actually on sale for £35 upwards to £650, but you’ll be able to get two press passes for free!
Entering is simple…
- Follow me on either Instagram [here] or Bloglovin’ [here] (one entry for each – but only one needed!)