This past weekend I attended the Fro Fiesta; this was the first hair event I had ever attended – events such as these are very few and far in between in Durban so I was super excited for this one. I get super jealous when I read about and see photos of hair events in other parts of the world and thus I was really glad to finally have one of our own. I had a great time; I even brought along my baby girl and she had a great time as well (I think!). Read further to see photos from the event and what went down.
I didn’t have time to take proper pictures because I was juggling a lot of balls, but here are some of the good ones I managed to take that captured the essence of the event.
The event was held in one of the event rooms at the Garden Court on the beach front. It was separated in 2 – there was the vendors area and the area where we sat and listened to the talks.
I was happy to see a number of locally made products on sale, you guys know how I like buying products ‘off the shelf’. There were other brands there whom I hadn’t heard of before – my local vendors list was definitely expanded.
Tropical JBCO were there
So was The Perfect Hair – their products are going to be available at Edgars at the Pavillion and La Lucia soon… yay!
There were also vendors selling bonnets, t-shirts and headwraps
Locally made products all th eway from Limpopo 🙂 – I love how local products are expanding to include conditioners.
One of my favourite local products, Afrilove, was also there. Nonzuzo is going to be adding a leave-in conditioner to her range.
A brand that I didn’t know about before going to the event, the owner of the brand did a headwrap tying tutorial – she is so talented!
Said headwrap tying tutorial in session
Whitney was also there selling her microwave-able heating caps and crochet hooks. Her heating cap is a favourite of mine, it makes deep conditioning / prepooing with heat such a breeze! She’ll be launching an online shop soon, look out for that.
Dineo from SheerDee gave a talk on how to live a healthy lifestyle
I met a reader of the blog, yay! Her hair gave me life, she’s so beautiful! Thank you for the support 🙂
That’s the bit that I captured from the Fro Fiesta, there was lots more happening that I unfortunately did not capture, I will do better next time. I enjoyed the event thoroughly and thank youto the organisers for organising a hair event for us Durbanites 🙂 – I’ll definitely be attending next year’s edition.