So here are the Salon Day Out photos from my weekend post from last week. There were quite a number of pictures, so I've put them into collages.
The event was put together by Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow for her blog's 5th anniversary. She also owns the Savvy Chic Hair and Beauty Hub, which is a salon as well as shop for hair and beauty products.
The event was for people with all hair types - naturals, relaxeds, texlaxeds, loc'd, etc. I think that's why she had such a large showing. Seriously, the place was jam-packed!!! She's definitely going to need a much bigger space next time.
There were also bunches of vendors everywhere, and this was the place to come and get all your products... like all the face soap I bought :p
The first part of the event was the panel discussion on their hair growth journeys. It was funny, insightful, and I thank all the lovely ladies for giving their input. A recurring theme from everyone's presentations was "What works for me, may not necessarily work for you." For instance, one person mentioned that she loves tea rinses, which another person's hair dislikes. For some people, Aloe Vera Juice is the shiznit, and for others, they get reactions. The things to take away in your quest for taking care of your hair are that
- There are no hard and fast rules - besides making sure your hair/scalp stays clean and moisturized (water is absolutely necessary)
- If you want to try out a product, use a sample and test a small patch of hair.
- Know your hair! You are unique and so is your hair. Know what works and what doesn't
- There will be setbacks in your journey. Don't beat yourself up about it. Just continue from there or restart if you have to.
The next part of the event saw stylists, Kemi Lewis doing one of her signature updos on natural hair...
And Patrick's Beauty Zone showing a cut and blowdry on a weave. I can honestly say, this is the first time in years that I thought about getting a weave!
The next part was Dabs showing how she installs instant faux locs. I had volunteered myself, and gotten most of it done the Friday before. On Sunday she demonstrated it live to the audience. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Dabs came up with an innovative way to install faux locs that literally cuts the time in half. I was pretty much done in 3 hours, instead of the standard 6 to 8 hours it usually takes.
|Source: Alice Kingsley|
The last part of the event was the Hairlista Battle. Unfortunately I had to leave before this point, but I've got some photos from Kemi Lewis' blog. Team On Fleek and Team Glammly Nappy had to recreate the look below, and also create an avant-garde look, among other tasks. The winning team would get $100 each and N100,000 worth of products from Design Essentials (one of the event sponsors)!!!
Team On Fleek won :)
All in all, it was a great event! Congrats to Dabs! And I'm loving my hurrs!!! If you're looking for any hair events, Naturals in the City comes this weekend, and Locs Appreciation Day next weekend (both in Lagos).
Oooh, and I can't forget that Cakes made their anniversary cake :)