Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy 2B Nappy Expo, Killeen, TX

 Luvina Ann Norwood-Sabree (center) founder of Nappy Headers meet up group in Kileen, TX

Last week I took a short road trip to Kileen, TX to attend another natural/health hair expo in Texas.  One of the things I hoped was that I'd see vendors  I didn't at the previous expo I attended.  There were plenty.  I had such a great time.  Here's a recap of my trip to Kileen...

Struck by so much beautiful brown beauty as soon as I walked in...as well as the Shea Moisture booth right at the entrance.

Goodies by Shea Moisture...


I stopped by to speak with Photographer Larry J. Stephens CEO of EncoreHD Hair Magazine come to find we were already friends on FB. EncoreHD Hair Magazine will feature natural hair styles and will be visiting Dallas, early 2012...I'm already signed up to participate!


Here's a booth I was happy to see again....these are the lovely Ladies of Lock Couture.  As I browsed earrings at her booth the pretty Sis (I forgot her name) standing in the center of the photo below approached me and thanked me for mentioning and showing her work in the last expo post.  That was sweet...feels good to know she got a chance to see it.
I love it!!
Shea goodies...I regret not taking a pic of the name of this booth but it was packed full of shoppers...I had to get in where I fit in just to get his shot.  


I love incense!! I used to make them back in the day so I stopped and spoke with the owner for a bit.  I tested a few scents and with the help from the owner, some he liked, some I liked, we both settled on Touch by Burberry.  Been wearing it ever since...it's niiiice...

MaX Oil and Incense Kileen, TX

I just love this Sisters Artwork...I didnt get her info...big regret.

It was cute seeing all the little ones walking around with their faces painted :o)

I learned A LOT at this booth, My Divine Delivery.  This Sister, Myquel Bender blends teas customed made with herbal combinations from customers request or she can suggest blends based upon what your own personal needs are.  I stood around and listened as she enlighted other visitor on an herb used for female mood elevating...you could'a heard a pin drop.

You can find My Devine Delivery online [HERE]


Beautiful Melissa owner of The Urban Rose home accesories....

 I'm a sucker for pretty packaging...Thanks Melissa!

You can check out more from or place orders from Urban Rose.com [HERE]



I HAD to patonize this Sister.  It was love at first sight with her long pretty loc's and she sold the prettiest pure horn jewelry I'd seen in awhile.  The company is called Earthbalisms.  Offering product from fair trade, natural, a nd sustainable resources. Handmade soaps, bath bombs and more...for more info about Earthbalism products go [HERE]



...and of course I stood around this booth for a minute. I stood in awe at her speed, again, when grooming this Sisters loc's watching  Malaika Tamu-Cooper owner of Dreads N' Heads Salon in Baltimore, MD.  She also held a workshop during the expo.



Where there's henna...there's me...had to stop and get mine in... ;O)

Cute!


Riyike Jewels by Anike Faleti...so pretty.  You can check out more of her designs when you visit her webiste [HERE]


400 Years Without A Comb showed on the big screen...nice.
I didn't catch this Brotha's name but he was the MC announcing the preformers and had major jokes..I was rollin'. 

You can tell his hands were movin'!!..and lil' mama's too.


Black is so beautiful.

I didn't attend any of the workshops but I'm they were awesome and very informative.  I stood in the lobby and on looked at the Sista's waiting for the next class.

I just love long loc's....

...and so I decided since I was in a city I'd never visted before which happened to me just next to the largest Army base in the world, I decided to walk around a bit.


 Enjoying the Artwork posted in the lobby of the Convention Center....


I stopped and picked up a few brochures just in case I return and need to know whats poppin' in Kileen ;o)
 On to Fort Hood. Luckily I was rolling with a friend who is an Army Vet and I was able to go on base.  I was hoping I'd run into a few Naturalistas on base...and I did...passed out a few cards.
 Army Headquarters


 Expo Hair Do...super simple.

Courtesy of EncoreHD


HHG!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! It looked like it turned out to be a great event! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great post and review! Thanks so much for sharing. I hate I couldn't be there but I will be in the building next year!

    Many blessings!

    ~Chari
    https://www.facebook.com/ChariTs.Inspirational.Creations

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  3. This is Luvina. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! I tried to post under my Google account and it did not allow me to. I will post this on our pages for all to see. Save the date for next years expo, Nov 18, 2012!

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