Archive | August, 2014

Au Naturale Show

13 Aug

I received a text from my homegirl asking if I wanted to help out her family and be a hair model at the Bronner Brothers Natural Hair Show 2014 August 2 – 3, 2014. I said sure!

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Then the panic set in.

I bombarded her with questions. What time? Where? What should I wear? Do I have to wash my hair?

My answers from her were limited as she told me only what she knew. 11am, park here; go there; no big need to wash your hair unless you really need to. OK, cool.

I’ve never been to a hair show and I admit, never had the desire to go. I barely fuss over my own hair on a daily basis, so what was the point of looking at others? Well I was truly mistaken. When I arrived at the Georgia World Congress Center, there were people of all ages from little girls to distinguished gentlemen and a few – ahem – different ones in between.

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I arrived at the Ossat booth and met all parties involved. After a little wait, Bekky washed my hair, treated it and styled it all while cameras were flashing and rolling and doing an interview. Bekky wasn’t fazed. I personally forgot to keep smiling and being personable to people as I was much more interested in my surroundings and picture taking. I realized by the end of the night that I have no interest in being a model. It requires too much talking and smiling. Too much energy.

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All in all, it was a great experience. I give hairstylists so much more credit for their knowledge, creativity, and passion for all types of hair. Thank you Bronner Brothers for opening my eyes to this industry. I just might revisit again…maybe.

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After posting some of these pics on social media, my other homegirl posted this pic and said it best!

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