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UK’s Biggest Natural Hair Festival to Celebrate Black Culture

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UK’s Biggest Natural Hair Festival to Celebrate Black Culture
Bigger, Better, Brighter- Introducing Beauty, Wellness & Black Empowerment

London, UK - April 24, 2017 - For so long, Black people have experienced discrimination because of the colour of their skin and texture of their natural hair. Although, the standard of beauty is becoming diverse, the gap is still wide apart - progress is slow.

Afro-textured hair is still perceived as political - Young people around the world are still being told that natural hair is unacceptable for school, many women still wear a weave or wig to work because natural afro hair is seen as “unprofessional’, andbanning men from wearing their hair in locs is not considered racial discrimination - all recent news.

However, many Black people refuse to conform to mainstream society's views of what is right. Phrases such as “Black Girl Magic, Black Girls Rock and Black Boy Joy” are used both online and offline to take back ownership and shape the narrative of Black Beauty.

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After 4 years of delivering the UK’s leading natural hair event, the team, headed up by Event Director Vinna Best will continue to celebrate and provide the creative platform for the celebration of natural afro hair, empowerment and wellness.

CurlyTreats Festivalwill take place on Saturday 5 August 2017 at the ILEC Conference Centre Earl’s Court, London.

“CurlyTreatsis continually looking for ways to enhance our visitors experience, to provide greater value for those who love to attend Natural Hair Week (now CurlyTreats Festival). CurlyTreats Festival is a fantastic day and was created for our visitors who enjoy natural hair and beauty and look to us for additional benefits such as beauty sessions, product offers, expert recommendations and feedback on your natural hair and wellness journey. This year's CurlyTreats Festival (Formerly Natural Hair Week) will take place in London only. With the additional naturalwellness branch of our event offers more presentations, workshops, exhibitors and networking opportunities to make feeling great easier." - Founder and Event Director Vinna Best.

Press Contact

Sian Nelson
Event Manager
Sian@curlytreats.co.uk
https://curlytreats.co.uk/london

Notes To Editor

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For information and to buy tickets for CurlyTreats Festival visit CurlyTreats Festival www.curlytreats.co.uk/london, join the Festival community: follow us on Twitter@curlytreatsfest, Instagram @curlytreatsfest #CurlyTreatsFest and become a fan of 2017 CURLYTREATS Festival on Facebook.

Hashtgag: #CurlyTreats #CurlyTreatsLondon

The official sponsors of CurlyTreats Festival London include Cantu, Mixed Chicks, Creme of Nature, LottaBody, GroHealthy and Softn' Free.

Attendees and visitors can expect a beautiful fusion of inspiring natural hair and wellness offerings at CurlyTreats Festivalincluding;

1.     International celebrity MahoganyCurls aka Jessica Lewis

2.     Fashion Show in celebration of Black Girl Magic

3.     Featured hair and beauty workshops and interactive discussions

4.     Empowerment Experience Stage will feature conversations and keynote addresses with influencers such as Lekia Lee - Afrovisibility and Aaron Wallace - Shear and Shine

5.     VIP Lunch: 3-course lunch with your fave bloggers including MahoganyCurls

6.     Natural Hair Demos by Cantu Beauty: Where All Coily Curly Textures Matter

7.     Holistic Hair & Health Workshops by Afrocenchix & Leah Salmon, The Naturally You Coach

8.     empowHER Lunch & fun activities for girls & parents/carers

9.     Children’s corner – fun, interactive activities and storytelling

10.   Afro Men Hub: FREE shape-ups, beard care & skin care advice for men

11.   Awards for Best UK Social Influencer, Natural Hair & Beauty Brand, Fashion & Style Brand and the legendary natural marketplace where you can network, greet, ask questions and network with exhibitors and makers of some of the world’s most valuable natural hair and beauty items you wouldn't want to be without.

Let’s not forget the Barbershop, Braid Salon and African face painting.

About CurlyTreats:

Empower. Educate. Entertain. Elevate.

CurlyTreats London, as the UK’s largest natural hair and beauty annual event, we explore everything from natural hair care, black beauty, body positivity and colourism, to finding the best hair care product for all of the textures. https://curlytreats.co.uk/london

CurlyTreatsBOX, a monthly curly hair subscription service. The effortless, convenient and fun way of discovering products for natural hair - minimal effort. https://curlytreats.co.uk/box

About Vinna Best:

Since 2013, Vinna Best has been delivering natural hair events around the UK, in major cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, and Bristol, encouraging black women and girls to be and feel empowered, unravelling the negative stereotypes that surround black women’s hair. Beyond natural hair, Vinna is an advocate for equality and economic empowerment. Her voice has not gone unnoticed, as Vinna continues to make a difference speaking at conferences, universities and radio shows such as BuzzFeedUK, The Voice Newspaper, University of West London & the BBC.