About The Ohio Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Expo
About the Expo:
The purpose of The Northwest Ohio Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Expo is to Educate attendees about natural haircare, Embrace the culture and the industry the natural hair movement has created; to Engage with the local businesses in the marketplace and to Empower guests to own the rights to the natural hair styles and aesthetics that were bestowed upon us at birth from our ancestors.
The Northwest Ohio Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Expo is the only event of its kind held in Toledo, Ohio. Now in its 6th year, the expo has drawn over 1000 visitors from across the US! It began with an idea and has grown into an experience that combines the spirits of African culture, community commerce and family reunions under one roof. Through the building of relationships in the community with free workshops and classes throughout each year as well as a salon/boutique, The Kitchen Salon is the main sponsor of this annual event.
Megan Davis, Expo Director, says, “This Expo has something for every natural hair enthusiast — with info-filled seminars, hands-on workshops, entertainment, food, and several local artisans and businesses owners exhibiting the latest apparel, products, tools, and supplies. It’s like planning a party for 500 Curlfriends! We have guests from across Ohio and the US come for the full day of festivities.
About The Kitchen Salon:
The Kitchen Salon is a trusted resource for natural and locked hair. The website serves as an educational tool to provide in depth knowledge of common issues facing naturals from styling tips to locking methods and hair loss. The online store is an extension of handmade products including the Aloe Leave In conditioner which is the best seller-sold in the salon and now available on the website for shipping.
About The Founder:
Megan Davis is a Natural Hair Culturist in Toledo, Ohio. She is a seasoned workshop presenter having held dozens of workshops over the last decade. Her work in the community is the foundation for establishing a salon to provide basic services to naturals including in depth consultations, loc installations and maintenance, and referrals to healthcare and other salon professionals for special cases.
Davis states that “Natural hair care is a valuable resource to obtain, that is passed on from generation to generation. Most often discussed at kitchen tables, the art of creating hair care products, styles and maintenance routines were practiced since before our foremothers were enslaved. It is my duty as a mother to share these valuable tools, methods and resources with the daughters of the future.”