Naturalistas gathered together for an afternoon of good conversation and fabulous entertainment Sunday during Natural Hair Bride’s Glitz Glam & Curlz: A Bridal Affair, which was held at Chicago’s Marriott Midway hotel. And, SBH was there to get the scoop straight from the front lines.
The event kicked off with a VIP brunch, which included a panel of wedding industry experts and R&B superstar Chrisette Michele moderated by Natural Hair Bride founder Ro’Shunda Russell. After, attendees assembled in the hotel’s ball room for a bridal fashion show, which showed off bridesmaid and bridal dresses from Kasia’s Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique, as well as men’s wedding tuxes from Men’s Wearhouse. After the show, the audience got a special treat with a performance from Chrisette Michele followed by an exciting meet and greet where fans could get autographs and take pictures with the gorgeous singer.
“I think [Natural hair] is more than a trend. I really wanted to cater to women who are seeking hair and bridal [styling] and accessories,” Russell says about the event. “That’s what this show is about—it’s about women of color coming together and celebrating unity of love and happiness and matrimony.”
Natural Hair Bride, founded by Ro’Shunda Russell is a go-to source for naturally curly hair and bridal inspiration.↓
One of the fabulous models shows off her Natural coils while modeling a tea length gown.↓
Natural strands are tied up in a half-up style and given extra flare with a sparkling hair accessory.↓
Gorgeous locs are pulled into a half-up style for a cool, sophisticated silhouette perfect for any fashionista bride.↓