Preparing for the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show 2013


The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Show is around the corner. April 27 and 28, from 10 am to 6 pm, Atlanta, GA. Are you ready? I know I am. If you’re wondering what to expect, how to prepare, and how to enjoy the show, I’ve got the low-down for you.


Now you may be wondering: Tiffany, is it really that serious? The answer, in my opinion, is yes. The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Show is THE event for naturals. People from all over drive or fly to get to Atlanta for this huge weekend. Big and small brands spend thousands of dollars on booth space. Bloggers and vloggers show up. But let’s start with…



You can expect a big crowd. Chances are, traffic getting into the Georgia International may be heavier than just a little bit. The parking lot will be full but you won’t know how crowded it is until you get inside. Once inside, there will be fabulous natural haircuts, colors, and styles on men, women and children EVERYWHERE! And I mean, everywhere!


  • Prepare a list of booths to visit
  • Create a budget (stick to your budget)
  • Research the workshops

If you want to maximize your time, my recommendation is to scour the list of expected vendors in advance of the show. Identify the brands that you must visit. Are you itching for 3 bottles of your holy grail conditioner? Follow their social media accounts to learn of any sales before you arrive. You just may get a hook-up.  Some may even share their booth number so you can figure out where to go.

Budget. Budget. Budget. Can I say that again? Unless you’re the kind of shopper who won’t have buyer’s remorse, figure out how much you want to spend. Before you know it, you may have spent $150 on hair products and you haven’t even gotten any jewelry or apparel yet.

If consumer workshops are your thing, identify what workshops you want to attend.  I’ve been to a few, and like with any show (or conference) they’re hit or miss.


Watch a concert. Hear some spoken word poetry. Talk to other naturals. Compliment the woman next to you on her fierce twistout or beautiful loc’ed updo. Above all else, have fun.

 Will you be attending the hair show?