If you read my previous post then you would know that I was recently in Chicago for a quick and much needed get away. It just so happened that my arrival date was the same date of the Chicago leg of Taren Guy's Luv and Learn Your Hair (LLYH) National Tour. Yay me!
About the event: Taren Guy brings forth a fabulous and unforgettable natural hair event and will be going on a 12 city national tour!
Taren will be speaking on the deeper meanings and issues of natural hair and what it means to her. This segment of the event will be on the more inspirational side with the intent to uplift others to LOVE THEIR HAIR.
Throughout the tour, a variety of hair experts will be helping others LEARN THEIR HAIR by giving very valuable tips on how to be free, playful and versatile without compromising it’s health.[See more about the tour here]
I previously met Taren in NY in October 2011 at the Curly Nikki meet and greet. The lovely and talented Franchesca of ChescaLocs was sweet enough to invite me to this event and from then, I was hooked on the whole natural hair 'movement'. Although I have been natural almost all my life, I never realized that natural hair celebrities existed (as in the case of Curly Nikki, Taren Guy, Franchesca of HeyFranHey, Franchesca of ChescaLocs etc). The intricacies of being natural never really grabbed my attention until then so THANK YOU CHESCA!
The LLYH Chicago was held at The Palladium Castle on Dearborn St. and sponsored by Motions. The panel of natural hair 'specialists' included the Monroe Sisters- Ms. Vaughn and Meechy Monroe, Jennifer Rose, Na'kesha Smith and of course the host, Taren Guy. I was wowed by all the beautiful textures that were flowing through the Castle. From kinky to coily and curly to wooly, every type of hair texture attended the event.
Whenever I get the chance to attend these events, I will definitely embrace to opportunity to attend, not only to network but to also learn more about my natural hair.
Enjoy a few pictures from the event.
Meechy Monroe & I
A natural diva doing her thing. I loved her ensemble!
Ms.Vaughn Monroe, Na'Kesha Smith and Meechy Monroe
The fabulous ladies and I
The incomparable Taren Guy in all her beauty and me
The panel- Na'Kesha Smith, Ms.Vaughn Monroe, Taren Guy, Meechy Monroe and Jennifer Rose
Oh Taren your hair!!!!!
Meechy was listening to the sound man talk rubbish. This was hilarious
All of these beautiful textures