Natural Hair icon, Naptural85
From a series of lively panels (ELLE's Joe Zee made a cameo as moderator) to running into our natural hair faves, there was lots to do and see at the first BeautyCon held in New York this past Saturday. As you walked around the Pier 36 venue full of movers and shakers in the beauty world and brand booths (like one of our essentials- American Apparel) featuring new product launches and giveaways, you just couldn't stop our natural hair girls from showing out! In the Diva panel, all about female entrepreneurship, our friends- fashion designers Coco and Breezy spoke about their journey to pop culture stardom and Raye Raye of ItsMyRayeRaye chatted about building a brand and dealing with online negativity. In the talent tent we found crowd favorite Whitney of Naptural85, Vlogger (and Aaliyah look-a-like!) Toostie Time, blogger Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar and droves of other media stars, YouTubers, make-up artists and attendees uniquely displaying their personal style. From twist outs and faux locs to red braids and green TWAs- the natural hairstyles found at BeautyCon were as diverse and beautiful as the women wearing them. We even spotted pink blazer and boho print trends! Check out the pictures below of our beautiful CurlSistas and peep some of the other happenings at BeautyCon. Thanks for the invite! Hopefully this isn’t the last one held in NYC!
ItsMyRayeRaye + Joy Adaeze hangin' in the Insider lounge after their interview.
Epic accessory moment with @glamaholic54
Faux Locs on @sistatothadistant
CurlSistas Creative Director, Joy Adaeze
Nathifa Blake of BRAG
Hot pink blazers
Vlogger + Aaliyah look-a-like, Tootsie Time
Photos by Obi Okere + Joy Adaeze