For a select group of women, going natural isn’t just about tossing out that tub of relaxer but it’s also about the friends and experiences gained along the journey. At the Chicago Natural Beauty Expo, hosted by beauty expert Rachel Odem and Miko and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie’s, over 700 curly girls were given the VIP treatment as they tested products, received makeovers and enjoyed the company of fellow naturalistas. For new naturals and veteran curlies alike, everyone had an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Check out the flavorful hairstyles we spotted at the event.