Dallas area natural hair enthusiasts are invited to hear thought leaders in the natural hair industry as they discuss new products and techniques at the Natural Hair Expo in Addison on Aug. 10. This year’s featured speaker is Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, writer, publisher, speaker and consultant to the cosmetology industry.
Other speakers will include Charnika Jett, a journalist and videographer, Karen Wilson, a licensed cosmetologist and instructor, and Betty Murray, nutritionist and holistic health counselor.
“The purpose of the event is to further educate African-American women about their natural hair and how to maximize hair growth through nutrition and proper hair care,” said Audra Cooper, event sponsor and owner of Naturally Divine Beauty Supply and Salon in Dallas.
Workshop topics will include the science of Black Healthy Hair Growth Seminar; Maximizing Your Hair’s Potential, Going Natural? Transition VS Big Chop; The Natural Hair Boom; All About Texture and Natural Hair Styling and Nutrition and Eating for Optimal Hair Growth.
Audrey Davis-Sivasothy was born in Alexandria, LA, and works as a freelance writer, publisher, speaker and consultant to the cosmetology industry. A trained Health Scientist, Audrey has written extensively on caring for hair at home. Sivasothy is author of two hair care books, most notably The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care.
The website and book, as the title indicates delves into the science of hair. It includes an overview of the two important parts of your hair: folliciles and oil glands – even explaining how our hair grows and why it is different:
“Kinky hair fibers are produced from elliptical or oval-shaped hair follicles in the scalp. (Caucasian and Asian hair fibers grow from round or circle-shaped hair follicles; these fibers tend to be slightly larger in diameter than black hair fibers and the follicles more densely distributed than black hair follicles.),” according to BlackHairScience.com.
The Science of Black Hair has been featured by Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, Sophisticate’s Black Hair, and Hype Hair Magazines. This comprehensive book has also been adopted for cosmetology training courses and continues to maintain international bestseller status in the US, Canadian, UK, and French fashion/beauty book markets.
Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Rd., Addison. $20. 972-450-6241 naturallydivinebeauty.com/events/