It's always a great sign when you wake up at the end of a long rainy week and find the Sun welcoming you! So I headed out to the Docklands in anticipation of a day of fun, motivation and hair goodies! (check out the pics below!)
It was a wonderful turnout - twice the numbers as last year, if not more!
As always, a pleasure to meet-up with blogger pals. It was also a wonderful way to meet other UK naturals and motivate each other. I also finally wore my hair out in a twist-out puff (a failed flat twist-out) and got loads of compliments - we natural girls really know how to turn a style around!
With talks from the likes of AfroBella (US blogger extra-ordinaire), Dr Hair (ORS Trichologist and mane man) and Design Essentuals, this was a great line up. Two actors from Holby City started off proceedings and then we got to have a candid interview with Afrobella. This was followed by the Charming but frank Dr Hair. He did not pull any punches!
Finally, I must mention the host of hair stylists, dressers and vendors who shared their stories, ethos and goodies with us. The vendors were outside the main event area so we could eat, browse and purchase at leisure.
I had to leave a bit early but as always, I got the kick up the proverbial backside that I needed from Action Jackson. Back to the drawing board and don't stop till I see my name in lights.....lol! A girl can dream right?
Just have to be disciplined, focused and get it done (last year's mantra - re-worded). A deep message I took with me was that the greatest enemy of my success are my average friends!
"I'm natural, I'm blessed, I'm Unique!"
- Thanks to Belinda of BeUnique.
(This year's mantra to remember)
Were you there today?
Enjoy the pictures!
I'm Lola - a hair obsessed doctor who stumbled into running long distances and baking all the cupcakes.
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