For the past 10 years, black women have fiercely begun to accept their natural hair with various braid and Afro styles. Through the weaves, faux eyelashes and more, black women are now on the cutting edge of black hair power. In addition, support in the form of federal laws and the recent legislation for the Crown Act has been introduced to end race-based hair discrimination. To expound on the natural hair care global trend, the inaugural Natural Beauty Fest was recently held inside the Jacksonville Equestrian Center for a celebration of natural, beauty products and services for all people. Attendees experienced an array of of over 200 vendors showcasing all types of hair, skin and beauty care, fashion, fitness, wellness, art, jewelry, food a vaccination station and more!
The diverse event included a main stage with live music and special guest Mrs. Yandy Smith Harris from Love & Hip Hop New York. The goal of the event was to draw attention to the importance of unity in our communities, and building relationships to draw attention to the global trend of women embracing their natural beauty. Naturalistas in attendance were education and inspired by the natural movement and lifestyle.