What a turnout!
The queue to enter the Cape Town Natural Hair Festival lined from the door, right into the parking lot.
More than a thousand people attended, making it the biggest natural hair fest hosted in South Africa.
Mothers and daughters, couples, friends, brands and media jam-packed the venue in Parden Eiland as the gusty wind blew us inside.
The atmosphere was incredible.
“What a time to be alive,” I said to a vendor who was selling natural hair colouring books for kids by the Light House Kids Books. Someone’s daughter is going to grow up loving her afro, I thought. And just as I turned around, a little girl was proudly standing with her hands on her hips and head tilted to the side, posing for a photo.
The event had everything you’d expect a festival to be and more. From local and international hair care vendors selling discounted products to clothing with inspirational quotes, jewellery, live entertainment, styling demonstrations, food, and drinks – the festival catered for a full day of fun for families in Cape Town.
Here are some pics of the 2017 Cape Town Natural Hair Fest:
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