Salon Day Out: Photos and Notes

This past Sunday, I attended the hair/beauty meetup called, Salon Day Out. This event was organized by Naija Hair Can Grow (congratulations on your 5th anniversary), and Savvy Chic Hair and Beauty Hub.

Unlike what we're becoming accustomed to, this event celebrated all hair types - Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Loc'd and everything in between.

Faux locs meets real locs 

She's a naturalista who's a hair stylist and makes fabulous custom wigs, like this one.

Anyone recognize Ekene of TheKinkAndI?
There were lots of vendors selling hair and beauty products, and of course, African Naturalistas was there as well.

The first part of the event saw 4 panelists and the host tell us their Healthy Hair Journeys.

Atilola aka Miss African Naturalistas (as I like to call her), was one of the speakers.

A recurring theme from everyone's presentations was "What works for me, may not necessarily work for you." For instance, one person mentioned that she loves tea rinses, which another person's hair dislikes. For some people, Aloe Vera Juice is the shiznit, and for others, they get reactions. The things to take away in your quest for taking care of your hair are that
  1. There are no hard and fast rules - besides making sure your hair/scalp stays clean and moisturized (water is absolutely necessary)
  2. If you want to try out a product, use a sample and test a small patch of hair. 
  3. Know your hair! You are unique and so is your hair. Know what works and what doesn't
  4. There will be setbacks in your journey. Don't beat yourself up about it. Just continue from there or restart if you have to. 

The next part of the event was different stylists doing live demonstrations. Patrick's Beauty Zone showed how they cut and blow out a weave.

Kemi Lewis showed us one of her signature updos, done on one of her blog readers.

The third section was Dabs showing how she installs instant faux locs. I had volunteered myself, and gotten most of it done the Friday before. On Sunday she demonstrated it live to the audience. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Dabs came up with a way to install faux locs that literally cuts the time in half. I was pretty much done in 3 hours, instead of the standard 6 to 8 hours it usually takes. 
Source: Alice Kingsley
Source: Kemi Lewis
The most thrilling part of the event, I unfortunately missed. It was a "Hairlista Battle" that saw 2 teams perform different tasks, eg. recreate a particular hairstyle, create an avant-garde look, and others.

Source. This was the look they had to recreate

Avant-garde looks. Source: Kemi Lewis
Team On Fleek ultimately won the battle. Their prize? $100 each and N100,000 worth of products from Design Essentials (one of the event sponsors)!!!

Kudos to Dabs for a great event, and congratulations to her once again.

There are more events coming within the next few weeks - Enugu Naturalistas Meetup (Enugu, obviously - TOMORROW), Naturals in The City (Lagos - 20th) and Locs Appreciation Day (Lagos - 27th), Afrotastic (Ghana - July 11th - AN will be there)

Have a nice weekend :)


  1. Aww, memories!!! *sniff*. The battle was epic. The whole event was just wooooooowww.

  2. What about Abuja? Seems no natutals meet up happens in this town

  3. I really wish i was there.

  4. Blessings and thank you for virtually taking me to the hair show event, I enjoyed myself.
    Keep up the good work Atilola, you doing your thing, much success.


    1. When and where is it taking place in Lagos

  5. When and where is it taking place in Lagos

  6. What a great event!. please where is the next event in Lagos taking place. Please reply via Thanks while await your reply.

  7. What a great event!. Please where is the next event in Lagos taking place. Reply via Thanks while await your reply.

  8. Kudos to Dabs! Both teams did well in recreating the hairstyles and I like their!

  9. I must ask, the lady with the blue and black dress with the bow in her hair. Is that bow her real hair? Amazing either way :D


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