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Who doesn’t love a health and beauty expo and who hasn’t wished they could make it to ATL to see the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair, health & Beauty show that’s been so successful for the past 17 years? Well, if you in the New York area or will be this weekend then you need to make your way to the biggest and best Natural hair, beauty and health expo this year!

“Taliah Waajid has been the proud presenter of the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty show for over 17 years in the city of Atlanta, GA. Taliah is now bringing The World Natural Health & Beauty Expo to New York City. This show creates a much-needed arena for consumers and beauty professionals to come together to learn and exchange information about healthy hair and skin care, healthy living, the latest beauty products and more.”

Still unsure about going? Well, here are 5 reasons on why you need to be there!

Live Entertainment
With hugely popular artists like Reesa Renee, the R&B musician, songwriter, lyrical poet and proud natural from the DMV area and Ginelle, the singer/songwriter, model, aspiring artist and a natural hair vlogger from the NY area you can’t miss it! There is also DEIZAL, and up and coming rapper from Baltimore with a powerful story to tell and they will have the ever-popular Spoken Word segments with Robyn “BE” Baxter, poet, who uses Visual Art-Poetry-Radio-Graphic designs to express herself from Harlem, NY and Marella Eliza, model, writer, and performance artist originally a southern girl but now bringing her voice and talents to New York.

There are more spoken word artists sharing their love of the written word that will be showcased right along with comedian Del Harrison and the host Don Jenkins. The list isn’t even done as more entertainment gets announced daily!

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Workshops
Hair & Beauty workshops are for those interested in managing their natural hair and natural living. They are fun interactive and open to all attendees so no worries on extra fees. Have Patrice Stephens explain the hair myths that get thrown around YouTube that may confuse and steer you in the wrong direction. Watch Calla Johnson show you just how you can maintain your natural hair with an active lifestyle. If hair and makeup is your bag then get the expert tips on Glamour Makeup application from Regenna Carson or find out the true and safe way to straighten your tresses from Elia Josephine Deleon the co-owner of the Elia hair Salon.

Professional
For the professionals who may be attending you won’t want to miss out on the natural hair movement and have the right tools and knowledge to make your business grow. Learn how to properly work with Custom Top Units from Tomeka’s Beauty and Dr. Meena Singh will explain how to identify, prevent and manage hair loss by black men and women who may be your clients or prospective clients. Know the basics so on hair loss to give your clients the best care necessary. Beef up your business by learning all there is to know from Janel Sealy Smith on Protective Styling and Weaving Natural hair and James Mack will school you on the proper cutting techniques that will help you become one of the best barbers and stylists in the country. More classes on growing your business, your knowledge and your brand are being included daily and by no means are these the only workshops that will peak your interest and improve your craft.

Manufacturing
These workshops are open to the all and are about learning from the industry’s leading manufacturers about natural hair products and how to properly use them with Shea Moisture and Taliah Waajid just to name a few. Diane C. Bailey, and well-respected natural hair care expert will explain the proper usage of Shea Moisture products to get better and consistent results and healthier hair. Taliah Waajid’s styling team will be answering questions and giving on the spot live consultations on your natural hair problems, concerns and setbacks. More workshops from the industries finest will be added daily.

Health & Wellness
If healthy eating and living is important to you then you don’t want to miss these workshops and classes on Yoga, Zumba and cooking demonstrations. The focus on all workshops is proper nutrition, exercise and creating an inner peace that bring about a better way of life and living. There will be classes on juicing, skin care and weight loss but through smart and healthy means. Experts in the field will be Tracy Warfield, a registered Yoga Teacher and RYTCertified Pilates Mat Instructor and Dana Tarasavage who will be introducing and explaining Ashtanga Yoga. Cookie Elizabeth will get you sweaty with Zumba and Indhiar Santana and Violet Santana will share their knowledge on juicing and proper weight management for a healthier lifestyle.

Learn about children’s natural hair care and not just apply what you use on your head to theirs. The products, the purpose and the point of caring for their tresses differently you’re your own and rearing them to love their natural texture. There will be free health screenings and let’s not forget all the free products that you will be walking away with. Hair care, beauty, makeup, food…the list on free stuff will be vast and as more companies are added to the list so will your swag bag of samples and full sized products for you to try, fall in love with and share.

You will walk away with a stronger knowledge and confidence on natural hair, natural living and product management that will give you the tools to make the right choices on your hair and lifestyle. You don’t’ want to miss such a great expo that will have wall to wall venders showcasing their latest and greatest products and keep you ahead of the rest on what’s in, what’s out and what’s up and coming. See you there!

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