Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareUnedited and Motherhood Reconstructed
What does natural mean in 2017?
Saturday 20th May 2017
4.00pm – 6.00pm
The Village Centre, Willington Road, London, SW9 9NB.
For black women across the diaspora, the choice of how one wears their hair is at times more than simply a personal choice. Often, it’s rife with social and political implications that can have a profound impact on all aspects of one’s life.
This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the beauty and visibility of natural hair. The Black hair care industry is worth £88 million and as utilising the rise of social influencers to reach a new audience.
This panel of industry influencers will discuss hair maintenance, wellbeing, hair stories, style options, professional experiences and reflections on what it means to be natural in 2017 in an inclusive and lively environment.
Sandra Brown-Pinnock - Owner of Xsandy’s hair and beauty retail chain and hair brand (https://xsandyshairandcosmetics.co.uk/)
Stephanie Sey - Consultant Trichologist (http://stephaniesey.co.uk/)
Yvadney Davis - Freelance fashion stylist specialising in children’s fashion and founder of the Mums That Slay blog for stylish mum’s that are passionate about self care (http://www.mumsthatslay.com)
Comfort Nsek - Simply Comfort Hair heat free mobile hair service and Trainee Solicitor (https://www.simplycomforthair.com/)
Dr Samantha Z Tross MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth) -
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Tross)
The panel will be moderated by Leah Samuel and Tamu Thomas of Motherhood Reconstructed.
You can read some information about the previous panelists here.
Tickets for the event are £5.00 - £10.00
There will be limited tickets available at the door.
Children under 16 are free.
Discussion - Series 1
The growing number of Black women transitioning from chemically relaxed to natural hair styles has inspired a strong sisterhood within the hair care community. Yet it has also spawned divisions between wearers of relaxed hair vs. natural and has led to a debate among over what it means to be natural.
Some natural hair advocates believe that natural hair refers to texture, not colour or length, and as long as the chemical structure of the hair is unaltered, it can be considered natural. Supporters of this argument would likely consider commercial hair products, wigs, weaves, and even hair straightening with a hot comb, acceptable hair care options that fall under the natural-hair umbrella.
Others argue that the natural hair movement is a celebration of Black women’s beauty, hair textures and hairstyles, and so wigs, weaves, hair colouring, extensions, or using a flat iron do not constitute being natural.
Also hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.
Info: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111