2013 Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show
Aimed at pushing our community to rethink and challenge old racial stereotypes and assumptions, the Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show aspires to advance the black community, seeking to provide and outlet for community support around issues of Natural Hair, Health and Wellness.
Historically, we have been brainwashed by society, the media and yes, our own culture into thinking that bone straight or loosely curled (i.e. “biracial”) hair =”good” and that black “kinky”,”nappy”,”coiled” or even “locked” hair = “bad”, because we think it is “unmanageable” or “ugly”. Nothing could be further from the truth. This has adversely affected our sense of self and our standards of beauty. The sad part is that we’ve been relaxing and hiding our naps for so long, quite a few of us have no idea how to take care of our natural hair. Don’t misunderstand, there’s nothing wrong with wearing a weave or a perm, we just need to know we have a choice.
Formerly the Nappy Hair Fair, the Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show exists to cause a shift in such negative mind sets and promote a positive image of people who choose to wear their hair naturally.
This is Toronto’s Only Major Show on the Natural Hair, and Beauty of African Descent people. The show has been a huge success in its first & second year 2003 & 2004, and is continuing to get bigger and better every year.
This exciting event celebrates everything from natural hair care, to holistic health and beauty tips. The show is a one day event filled with something for everyone ~ delicious food, exciting entertainment, vendor marketplace, educational presentations, workshops, spoken word artistry, hair-braiding competitions, a hair show as well as activities for children.
Applying the feedback of attendees, vendors, and sponsors, from previous years, we have made it our goal to assess and improve our weaknesses and build upon the strengths of our previous shows.
The 2013 Toronto Naturals Hair & Beauty Show will have greater attendance, more entertainment, and even more vendors, and this equals phenomenal success for everyone!