HOURS OF OPERATION
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Jul 2, 2017, 6:00 PM CDT

 
The ESSENCE® Beauty & Style Expo is the nation’s highest attended & most diverse beauty fan expo.

Curated by award-winning ESSENCE beauty editors, you’ll get free product giveaways, style consultations, meet & greets with your favorite bloggers, live blogger video tapings, exclusive insights from fashion experts, complimentary style consultations, mini makeovers, and much more!
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SPEAKERS & INFLUENCERS


HOSTED BY ZURI HALL


Andrea Fairweather


Chante Moore


Ellarie


GlamTwinz


India.Arie


Jazmine Sullivan


Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe


Kim Kimble


MahoganyCurls


Miss Tina Knowles Lawson


Mushiya


Tweet


Ty Hunter


Vernon François

 
 

 
FRIDAY
11:05 AM Expo Stage TBD
 
11:30 AM Expo Stage SPONSOR MOMENT
 
12:10 PM Expo Stage DOPE STUFF
with Julee Wison
12:20 PM Expo Stage TBD
 
12:50 PM Expo Stage Debunking Beauty Standards
with Big Freedia
1:30 PM Expo Stage THE VERNON FRANĆOIS SHOW
 
2:00 PM Expo Stage Ageless Beauty: Fashion, Beauty, Love
with Miss Tina Knowles Lawson
2:30 PM Expo Stage Beauty Boss
with Andrea Fairweather & Mushiya
3:00 PM Expo Stage Battle of the Beauties
Team MahoganyCurls vs. Team GlamTwinz sponsored by REVLON
3:30 PM Expo Stage TBD
 
4:10 AM Expo Stage SPONSOR MOMENT
 
4:50 PM Expo Stage Beauty Boss
with Nancy Twine & Katonya Beaux
5:15 PM Expo Stage Street Style Fashion Show
 
SATURDAY
10:55 AM Expo Stage DOPE STUFF
with Julee Wison
11:05 AM Expo Stage Beauty School Live Presents
The GlamTwinz & the Journey to Longer, Healthier Hair
11:30 PM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
 
12:00 PM Expo Stage Ageless Beauty: Reintroducing
Chanté Moore
12:20 PM Expo Stage Beauty School Live Presents
Musihiya Unapologetically Natural Hair Show
12:50 PM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
 
1:30 PM Expo Stage A Fashion & Style Retrospective
with India.Arie
2:00 PM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
My Black is Beautiful
2:35 PM Expo Stage Beauty School Live Presents
Tutorial and Q&A with MahoganyCurls
3:00 PM Expo Stage The Evolution of Tweet
 
3:30 PM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
Palmers
4:10 PM Expo Stage Battle of the Beauties
Team Curly vs Team Straight with Kim Kimble and Friends
4:40 PM Expo Stage The Evolution of Lion Babe
Music, Family & Inspiration
5:10 PM Expo Stage Black Women in Fashion
with Ebonee Davis & Brandice Henderson
5:40 PM Expo Stage Street Style Fashion Show
 
SUNDAY
10:55 AM Expo Stage DOPE STUFF
with Julee Wison
11:05 AM Expo Stage Beauty School Live Presents
Make Me Over with The Cut Life
11:30 AM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
 
12:20 PM Expo Stage Thriving While Black in the Fashion Industry
with Julee Wilson & Michaela Angela Davis
12:50 PM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
My Black is Beautiful
1:30 PM Expo Stage THE VERNON FRANĆOIS SHOW
 
2:00 PM Expo Stage Battle of the Beauties
Hosted by Ty Hunter & Aisha McGraw sponsored by Walmart
2:40 PM Expo Stage The Ty Takeover
with Ty Hunter & Julle Wilson
3:05 PM Expo Stage Beauty School Live Presents
Tutorials by Ellarie & Yoshi Doll
3:30 PM Expo Stage Sponsor Moment
 
4:10 PM Expo Stage Beauty School Live Presents
Tutorials by Ellarie & Yoshi Doll
4:40 PM Expo Stage TBD
 
5:10 PM Expo Stage Street Style Fashion Show
 
 
PHOTO RECAP

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Jasmine Alston, Carl Lynch, Johnny Jones, David Willems, Bennett Raglin, J.R. Thomason, Aaron Thornton, Chris Mitchell, Kim LaGrue, Danielle Miles, NuBuzz Photos/Johnny Nunez, Yolanda Smith, Andi Rice, Randy Jones, Mary Fehr, Walik Goshorn, Gus Bennett, Sasha Matthews, Omika Williams, Jasmine Alston.
 


Festival-attendees pose with “My Black Is…” signs in the My Black Is Beautiful booth.


Yvonne Orji stops by the My Black Is Beautiful booth for a meet & greet.
 
 


Singer India.Arie hosts a meet & greet at the Palmer’s booth.
 
 


Consumers play a game of Beauty Feud presented by Walmart with Ty Hunter.


Consumer shops for the perfect hair product in the Walmart Pop-Up Shop.
 
SPONSORS
 


BLACK WOMEN ARE THE TRUTH

And we want to celebrate you! We are at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival® all weekend long. Grab a friend and join P&G's My Black Is Beautiful as we treat you to hair styling, skin consultations, photo opps, MBIB swag and more. See you there!


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