Bellas, I have been to the mecca of natural hair and it is beautiful! This past weekend, Atlanta was the place to be for anyone with natural hair. Let me take you through the whirlwind, through my eyes! And be forewarned, this will be a VERY photo-heavy post!
When I got to ATL on Friday, the first thing that blew my mind was the Atlanta Airport Skytrain. The future is here and it’s in Atlanta! All you have to do is walk across the street from the airport, take the elevator to the Skytrain, and the first stop is the airport-area hotels. Since I was staying at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, it was just one stop away from the airport! SO convenient!
When we pulled up to the venue, I already knew event organizers LexiWithTheCurls, MahoganyBella, and Me My Hair and the City had already sold 650 tickets. I knew the event was highly anticipated. But pulling up to the event and seeing a LINE of natural haired beauties wrapped around the building…was BANANAS.
From the minute we walked in, I felt like a rock star. Flashbulbs were popping everywhere. Everyone wanted a hug and a photo. I was standing amongst my fellow Huetiful hair idols and natural hair superstars Taren619 and Natural Chica. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it was an awesome and surreal experience for all of us.
Seeing the effects of your hard work like that, and getting SO much love from people who have been reading you and watching you and supporting you…it is a truly amazing and beautiful thing and I’m so honored to have experienced it.
Me and Felicia Leatherwood!
Re, me, Luvvie.
Me and Lexi – clearly she’s cracking me up! OH, and what am I wearing?
The crew from Thirsty Roots came through and shot this AMAZING video.
So yeah, I totally thought he was taking still photos every time he was shooting video. D’oh!
And that was just Friday night. What an AMAZING night.