Natural Hair Care Industry Pioneers Discuss the New Direction of Natural Hair Care
Industry pioneers, Taliah Waajid, Erica Blevins, and Jamilah Shakir will be speaking at the Atlanta Natural Hair Care Professional (ANHC Pro) October business breakfast. Each speaker has been in the natural hair care industry for over 20 years. The breakfast is being held in conjunction with International Black HAIRitage Month. The speakers will discuss the natural hair industry and how it has evolved over the years.
Elaine Truesdale, VP of Business Development for Atlanta Natural Hair Care, Inc. says, “I am thrilled to have a panel of true industry pioneers for our business breakfast. These ladies have blazed a trail for all of us in the industry to follow.” Taliah Waajid is a 23 year veteran in the industry. She opened her first salon in 1988 and is the Creator and Owner of Black Earth natural hair products and the World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show, the largest and longest running natural hair show in the country. Erica Blevins’ family has been in the industry for 22 years. Erica’s mother opened the first Oh! My Nappy Hair salon in 1989, bringing a more professional feel to natural hair care services in Oakland, CA. Oh! My Nappy Hair now has three locations and has been listed in Essence as one of the top 100 salons in the country. Jamilah Shakir is a 27 year veteran in the industry; inventor of Easy Braids; developer and CEO of, Saniyyah Naturally natural hair products; and the author of “I Can Do My Own Nappy Hair.”
Atlanta Natural Hair Care Professional’s monthly business breakfast is for salons, stylists, barbers, and students who specialize in or are interested in natural hair care. The breakfast serves as a place for professionals to meet and learn about ideas, products, services, issues, and events that are relevant to the natural hair care industry. The breakfast is free for Atlanta Natural Hair Care Professional members and $15.00 for the general public. It includes of a breakfast buffet, a 30-45 minute presentation from the guest speakers and 30 minutes of open discussion leaving time afterwards for networking. At the breakfast attendees are also introduced to other products and services that are designed to help with the day to day operation and growth of their careers and businesses.
For additional information about Atlanta Natural Hair Care Professional contact Elaine Truesdale at 404.277.5211 or visit AtlantaNaturalHair.com.
About Atlanta Natural Hair Care, Inc.:
Atlanta Natural Hair Care, Inc. assists with the development of natural hair care both as a viable hair styling choice for naturally curly and coiled hair as well as a viable profession. Atlanta Natural Hair Care, Inc. serves as an Atlanta nucleus of natural hair care professionals, providing job assistance, strength of numbers, and visibility to Atlanta's natural hair care industry.
Elaine M. Truesdale
817 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30308