ACTRESS KIM COLES FEATURED GUEST AT NAPPIOLOGY EXPO IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA
Expo attracting women from across the country for natural hair care
Hurst, Texas – July 17, 2012 – Kim Coles, actress, comedienne and the new co-host of the TV show, “Are You Normal America?”, will be the guest speaker in November at the 2012 Nappiology Expo in the Dallas suburb of Hurst. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, Texas. Workshops and exhibitors at the Fourth Annual Nappiology Expo will provide information on the flexibility of natural hair.
Kim Coles is known for her trademark micro-braids and has not relaxed her hair since 1988. Coles began wearing different natural styles in 2011 and shares her natural hair journey through You Tube and other social networking sites. “This is my personal hair journey into the realm of natural hair,” Ms. Coles told fans on her website. “I have learned a lot about self-acceptance and self-love and I’m glad that I took a leap of faith to show the real me.”
“The natural hair care industry has exploded since we started doing the Nappiology Expo just four years ago,” said Nappiology founder De Johnson, who has worn a natural style for 22 years. “There are so many more natural hair styles, products to take care of those styles and natural styling techniques options for the 21stcentury African-American woman.”
The Nappiology Expo is taking on more national attention this year with speakers, attendees and natural hair bloggers coming from across the country. Pearl Eva Walker-Ali plans to travel from Memphis, Tenn. to attend the Nappiology Expo in Hurst this year. “I have booked a bus that holds 56 people and we are excited about coming to the Expo,” said Walker-Ali, owner of Legacy Loc and Natural Styles. She has worn her hair natural since 1999.
“Some of the women who are coming don’t have natural styles yet; they just want to get information on how to make the transition,” Walker-Ali said. “I am a natural hair stylist and I am always interested in learning about the latest techniques for natural hairstyles.” Walker-Ali will be a vendor at the expo promoting her new book “Locks, Braids, & Natural Styles…Things You Want to Know!”
Kim Coles will be one of the presenters for 10 workshops scheduled for the Saturday expo. Her session is called “Kim Coles' Hair Journey.”
Additional workshops include:
TRANSITIONING TIPS FROM THE PERM TO THE NATURAL HAIR
Instructor- Denice Valentine, owner of Neicy's Natural in DeSoto, Texas.
HAIR LOSS CAUSES – NATURAL TREATMENTS
Instructor- Ansylla Ramsey - stylist and founder of My Hairitage Holistic Hair Care in Clinton, Md.
SALON OWNERSHIP MAKE IT HAPPEN – MAKE IT LAST
Instructor Anita Hill Moses - stylist and owner of Braids and Dreds in Richmond, Va.
ALL THINGS SISTERLOCKS INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
Instructor- Gretchel “GiGi” Johnson - Sisterlock (TM) Consultant in Bedford, Texas
There will also be a panel of natural hair bloggers discussing the positive aspects of being natural and their hair testimonies. National blogger and author Rene Syler, who has a natural hair testimony of her own, will moderate the panel. Panelists include Sherrell Dorsey of Organic Beauty Vixen in New York, N.Y.; Brandie Gilliam of Organic Beauty Talk in Dallas, Texas; Tamara Floyd of Natural Hair Rules! in Houston, Texas; Julian Rita Addo of Bella Kinks in Dallas, Texas and Briseida Bethancourt of Hairs a Thought in Austin, Texas.
The Nappiology Expo kicks off with a social networking event at 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Hurst Conference Center.
For ticket and sponsor information on the Nappiology Expo visit: www.nappiology.net
About Nappiology: Nappiology is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) natural organization dedicated to educating, embracing, and celebrating the natural beauty of African American hair. Nappiology is an active social networking hair group based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that provides local workshops and an annual expo that attracts national participation by attendees, stylists, natural hair product companies and natural hair bloggers.