The buzz of the royal wedding may be over, but with the sun shining and the long weekend
ahead, the next biggest calendar event to look forward to is Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2018
#AHBL2018! This Bank Holiday (27th and 28th May) Europe’s biggest afro hair, beauty and
lifestyle show returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington with ‘the Ultimate
Experience’ to help you upgrade your regime, your style and slay the hell out of summer!
Fashion designers from the UK, Europe and Africa will be waving the flag for 'brand Africa'
showcasing the latest styles and trends in this year’s #AfroPopUp brought to by Haiti73
Agency. From cool and quirky accessories by Joydesioux and art-obsessed Dorcas
Creates, to authentic African wear brought to you by the likes of Noire Velvet, Aquarius
Official and Continent Clothing – handmade by artisans in The Gambia, there's something
for every style on offer . Plus everyone loves popular London-based brand Gita's Portal
who will be showcasing their collection of boldly sophisticated and feminine outfits. Debuting
the show will be Eloli (meaning "it is beautiful”), an award-winning luxury African fashion
brand founded by three sisters from Cameroon offering original designs for both men and
women, as featured in Vogue and Elle magazine.
Discovery and learning are the themes of the day in the experiential lifestyle lounge
produced by Head Fashion curator, Agnes Cazin. Engaging talks will cover everything from
mental health (Manhood & Womanhood Academy), the business of fashion (MNN
agency), bursting beauty myths with Black Skin Directory and special guest, June
Sarpong MBE (author of new book, Diversify) will lead a talk on literature alongside the
authors of Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible.
Exclusive Debuts – International Glow Getters
In need of a new beauty fix? Make like Eva Marcille, Teyana Taylor or Fantasia and get to
know US-based brand Urban Skin Rx – the award winning melanin skincare experts
specializing in skincare for darker skin tones and those with common skin problems. For
luscious shea butter formulations, visit R & R Luxury – all the way from Nigeria! From
essential oils, soaps and home fragrance – they have something for all the family including
children and babies.
Renowned as the place to be for exclusive product launches from head to toe, check out
Palmer’s new body range – perfect for summer glowing skin and keep your hair well
moisturised with Twisted Sista’s Clear + Nourish – whilst your there, make sure you pick up
an invitation to their exclusive lounge, The Kink Back with Treasure Tress and influencer,
Hair Is Simba. No matter your hair type, you will be spoilt for choice with promotional offers
from Camille Rose Naturals, Revlon Realistic and As I Am. Popular global brands
including Luster’s, Avlon and Cantu will be offering free expert tips from award-winning
guests, including Mille Organics founder Monique Rodriguez.
Tickets are available online via Eventbrite for just £12 (+ bf)
Get involved using hashtags #AHBL2018
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