With only a few more sleeps until THE most exciting beauty event for women of colour in 2018 and we are wondering if like us, you have put together a to-do list of everything you want to see and do? Shades of Beauty Live is going to be LIT! I mean, have you seen the list of speakers, exhibitors and workshops?
It’s a roll-call of the sparkliest, savviest and entrepreneurially-minded women in the UK and even further afield, doing what they do best, sprinkling ‘Black Girl Magic’ and you don’t want to miss a minute of it. To help make sure you don’t, read our list of “10 Things to Do at Shades of Beauty Live”
Take a selfie with your favourite influencer!
This event is bursting at the seams with influencers and popular bloggers so make sure you are camera ready.
Quaff grown-folks juice! All Hail HappyDown
All visitors will receive a free cocktail on arrival from Happy Down. If the Melanin Magic is working overtime on your skin, be sure to bring some ID.
Learn to lay a frontal weave like a pro!
If you’ve ever wondered how Kelis achieved that seamless frontal weave? And who gave Maya Jama those long flowing ‘I can’t believe it’s a weave’ hair? Wonder no more, as celebrity hair stylist, Kevin Shanti, will be revealing his secrets through his ‘How to’ workshop.
Up the ante with your ‘brow game’!
Are yours sisters or twins? What do your eyebrows say about you? Are they the right shape for your face? Hollywood Make-Up artist, Jackie Mgido, will be giving a make-up masterclass on how to upgrade your brow game.
Show your ‘fro some love!
If you suffer from dry, itchy flaky scalp, slow hair-growth or thinning hair, head over to Root2Tip’s ‘Harvest Hair Growth Method’ workshop. Learn all you need to know about haircare and how to grow a healthy mane.
Get a mini makeover
Head over to the MUA Bar and test free colour matches, makeovers and mini consultations from professional MUAs Kushty Cosmetics and Jacque Mgido.
Embrace the bold and beautiful
Summer is the perfect time to try new bold colours, so you won’t want to miss MUA and Makeup Educator Nikita Baffour’s workshop, ‘Women of Colour Can wear Colour’.
It’s good to talk
From discussions covering perceptions of beauty, colourism and religion, join the conversation featuring some of the most influential voices in beauty, hair and business. Don’t worry about missing a talk either. Talks will be streamed so you can catch up via the screens in the main conference hall.
Fill up on food for the soul
If those hunger pangs start to show up, there’s no need to leave the event. Simply take a break and catch up with friends or make new ones whilst enjoying some delicious African / Caribbean food that will be served all day.
Shop till you drop!
Treat yourself to something new from leading global brands such as Palmer’s, Cantu and Twisted Sista – and don’t forget to support the many black-owned businesses, including Primal Beauty, Kushty Cosmetics and Afrocenchix. You’ll get great tips and advice as well as some amazing deals!
Now, like every good party, you won’t be leaving empty-handed. The organisers are gifting all visitors with a goody bag filled with lush quality goodies to take home and try – don’t forget to grab yours!
If you see us there, don’t be a stranger and say hi!
Royal Horticultural Halls
The Lindley Hall
Find out more information, or buy tickets: www.shadesofbeautylive.com