I think I first heard of the Afro Hair and Beauty show (AHB) when I bought my first Black Hair and Beauty magazine. It is largest hair show specifically for afro hair and has been running for the last 30 something years.
For the past 5 years I’ve trotted along, to the Islington Design Centre, where it is held, on the last May bank holiday. And I think this year is my last. I didn’t enjoy it. I only bought my ticket because Taliah Waajid was advertised as one of the exhibitors. On getting there I was told they hadn’t turned up. I was devastated, I’ve wanted to try their shea-coco line for a long time and it is quite hard to find the full range here.
For such a large show I felt there wasn’t a lot of brands for natural hair. There were big brands and lovely smaller business. Especially downstairs which was set up in form of a market place where mostly African wax-print (ankara) clothing were sold.
I guess I’ll just stick to smaller natural hair shows.