Sunday, April 15, 2012

Trentonians Get A Taste Of The Natural

TRENTON-- People from all around the area came together last Saturday afternoon to take part in the city's first ever all-natural hair and fashion show at the Lighthouse Outreach Center in Trenton. The mood was just right.  The locks were stylish. The garments were dazzling.

This year's event was brought together by Loc Majesty, a local organization that specializes in natural hair care.

Trenton resident and spoken word artist AA Shaqur Towns said that this event was meant to help people heal from the inside out. He went on to say that African Americans need to find a way to redefine beauty for themselves. He said this event helped with that.

Over the years, there have been so many hair shows in Trenton, but none have been all-natural. This unprecedented event was in the works for months before it actually got off the ground last week. Event organizers promoted the event through word of mouth, flyers, and social networks like Facebook.

Vendors from all around the area came out to support the show. From oils and jewelry to shea butter and clothing, there was a little something for everyone.

During the event, poets spoke about the Trayvon Martin case, black beauty, and other things. Trenton native and well-known spoken word artist Narubi Selah was the show's host. Yoga expert and local resident Sa Mut A. Scott gave a talk on the importance of health and wellness.

Please see videos of the event below along with interviews:

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