2016 Presenters

The Edmonton Natural Hair Show is about stylish hairstyles, practical tips, and expert advice. We also love to engage in meaningful discussions about all things natural hair. Here are the sessions, workshops, and discussion panels to look forward to at the show.


How to transition to natural hair | biracial hair by NiLo

Nichola1 NiLo is a natural stylist who is specialized exclusively in loose and loc’d natural hair. Without the use of pins, clips, or added hair, she channels each client’s personality to create a style that’s unique and comfortable. NiLo focuses primarily on the holistic health and long-term progress of your hair, by setting up and working toward your specific goals. NiLo’s talent in Jewelry making also allows her to customize loc and natural hair jewelry, and fit your wedding headwear securely on your hair. Email today for video and live consultations, speaking engagements, weddings, and photo/videos shoots. If you are looking for an imaginative and knowledgeable stylist, NiLo is That Girl You Should Know.
Website: www.ThatGirlYouShouldKnow.me
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Naturallyeg/

Natural hair in the media | biracial hair by Portia Clark

portia seatedPortia Clark is the host of CBC Edmonton’s afternoon radio show, Radio Active. She’s been with CBC for 18 years. Portia started her career in Halifax and came to Edmonton in 2000 to read the afternoon radio news at CBC Edmonton. Portia anchored the station’s nightly newscast for 8 years as well.
Twitter: @portiaclarkcbc
CBC Radio Activehttp://www.cbc.ca/radioactive

Choosing the right products for your natural hair by Adeola Adegbusi

adeolaAdeola Adegbusi is the creative founder of www.coilsandglory.com, a natural hair care website for beginners with highly textured hair. Aside from her website, Adeola has also shared her knowledge with naturals around the world through websites such as Black Hair Information, Bella Naija, Black Girl Long Hair, Curly Nikki, Kinky Curly Coily Me, Natural Hair Kids, and Naturally Curly. Adeola is passionate about helping newbie naturals to understand their hair better. She can be reached via her website for further inquiries.
Website: www.coilsandglory.com

Natural hair demo by Emmy’s Elite Extensions

Emmy's EliteEmmy’s Elite Extensions is a place where we make our clients feel special and treat them like royalty. Emmy’s Elite is a royal house where your hair is pampered and treated by professional stylists to maintain a healthy-looking hair. Once you experience Emmy’s Elite, you won’t be disappointed.
Website: www.emmyselite.com

Natural hair in the workplace| self-image by Leah Dejenu & Sean Henry

leahA graduate of the University of Alberta, Leah is currently working as a Youth Outreach Coordinator at Y.E.G. (Youth Empowerment Group). Advocacy is something that is a part of my daily life. However, I overall advocate for self-love and awareness weather it’s through providing workshops or just having a heart to heart. My goal is to create a safe space for everyone I encounter in my life.

seanMy name is Sean. I grew up in Edmonton and I’m of Jamaican descent. I’m currently a pharmacy student at the University of Alberta, and a member of Y.E.G (Youth Empowerment Group). I want to see a world where we have autonomy in our choices, and I believe we can achieve this by empowering with self-love.

Leah and Sean are members of Y.E.G (Youth Empowerment Group), a youth-led initiative by the Africa Centre.


He Said / She Said discussion panel by various participants

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A selected panel of men and women will share their opinions and experiences on different natural hair questions and topics, such as natural hair and dating, perception of natural hair in the global society, and myths and stereotypes about natural hair, just to name a few.

Natural hair Q & A by various local hairstylists

local stylistsA selected panel of salon owners and independent stylists will provide tips, advice, and answers to your hair questions. Bring your smart phone to take notes.