Organisers have also invited bloggers and entrepreneurs with different focal points to document their experiences at the expo from their respective perspectives. Leah Misika, Lynn Komu, Lorna Mabuku as well as Varaa Hambira are expected to be live blogging at the event, giving their followers an insight into their different areas of expertise that range from fashion design, blogging, modeling and entrepreneurship as well as an interactive discussion that touches on different aspects of beauty.
Taking place on 9 September at the IUM Dorado Park campus in Windhoek, the expo will offer a platform that will introduce different topics and activities to those in attendance. With an African-inspired theme, organisers are promising a beautiful setting that will celebrate all things African.
As usual, vendors will be present to offer shoppers an array of beauty and hair products, food, beverages, home-made organic products, natural products for hair, skin and even beards. Others will bring in international hair care brands, hand made jewellery, local cuisine and so much more.
“Our wonderful sponsors 99FM will be covering the event and reaching a wider, more diverse audience, Tamasa Trading will indulge us with some lovely wine tasting whilst guests can have their cars washed by My Mobi car wash,” said Zodidi Gaseb who is one of the founders and organisers of the event.
An event that aims to celebrate and create a culture of appreciating the diversity of Natural African hair and beauty, the expo still strives to mark a very important shift in the way beauty is viewed not only in Namibia, but in Africa as a whole.
Gaseb is proud of what the expo has achieved in such a short time, saying “Three years on, what have been the greatest achievement is that we’ve had an increase in local entrepreneurship, especially from women. A widespread acceptance of natural hair in the workplace and in society in general. More and more discussions that raise awareness of self-love and acceptance as well as putting Namibia on the map in terms of relevant trending discussions and events.”
The international brand Wahl will also be showcasing activities on trimming hair and beards for men, and teach men through a Q & A session.
Keeping to the high standards set in previous years, this year is expected to be bigger and better than ever and revelers of all ages can expect to be entertained throughout the day. The expo will take place from 10h00 till 17h00. Tickets are already on sale for N$100 via www.webtickets.com .