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Natural hair was everywhere! From TWAs (teeny weeny afros) to massive fros! I felt as if I was attending a natural hair show. It was great to see everyone represent their beautiful curls. I couldn’t stop looking. It brought joy to my heart seeing this!
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I spotted some of the most creative updos during the ESSENCE festival. From braided updos, to lcos. The updos were cool, chic, and I am sure it kept the ladies cool from the New Orleans humidity! The creativity was awesome!
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I am a fan of all hairstyles and hair types and I am a huge advocate for expressing yourself through your hair. I noticed bold hair colors such as blue, vibrant reds, oranges, etc. I was a great! The confidence and beauty shined through the women that were attending the festival.
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I spotted this fab stylist after eating dinner the first night. He was so down to earth and he even told me that his clients have mentioned me! I was so shocked and excited. That was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
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I also ran into people that wanted to touch my hair or take pictures of it. I thought it was pretty cool and I thank all of you for your nice compliments. Everyday I styled my hair slightly different to change up my look. I kept the styles simple and fun.
Jessica Lewis's tutorials have received more than 22 million views on the MahoganyCurls YouTube channel, and nearly 500K follow the Macon, GA native via social media.
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