We’re so excited to announce our first event of the year – The Cape Town Naturally Natural Hair MasterClass sponsored by the award-winning As I Am Naturally Africa! Get ready for 4 hours of intense natural hair education, demonstrations, tips and tricks on how to care for your natural hair. Join us as As I Am Naturally’s hair expert, along with influencer Joan Hilman (Jemsofanatural), demonstrate how to tailor make your unique hair regime and how to do some simple styles using their products, ideally designed to nourish our multi-textured hair.
Mingle with other naturalistas on their natural hair journeys against the stunning backdrop of The River Club, while enjoying delicious eats, drinks and entertainment. Of course there’ll be fabulous goody bags, Q&A sessions and giveaways of some exclusive As I Am ranges not on the market yet.
Cape Town Naturally would love you to embrace and take care of your natural hair through self-love, self-acceptance and self-empowerment.
In 2014 a blogger and an entrepreneur met for coffee to discuss their favourite topic: natural hair. They imagined a day all the Mother City’s like-minded curly girls could meet and chat about natural hair. Three more naturalistas – another blogger, a business powerhouse and a marketing fairy joined them to complete the team. The five ladies became leaders within Cape Town’s natural hair community.
In December 2016, they held the first highly successful Cape Town Natural Hair Fest. With more than 800 guests in attendance, it was clear that more events like this were needed. Cape Town Naturally has subsequently hosted small events around Cape Town leading up to what is now The Annual Cape Town Natural Hair Fest – the biggest independent natural hair event in South Africa to date.
Her superpower is staying calm in the midst of any storm! Initially from a background in Public Relations and Marketing, Eleanor is combining that experience with her international perspective of living in the Far East and Europe to bring in new sources of business for Cape Town Naturally. Eleanor is an influencer and digital content creator at Eleanor J'adore, using her online space as a resource for the style conscious naturalista. She is a wife and mother to two beautiful little boys.
Affectionately known as Mandy, this lady has the gift of the gab and she's not afraid to use it! She is an ardent networker and connector who ensures our supporters and clients are happy! With a background in research, marketing and public relations, Amanda took a step out of the proverbial box, when she entered into the world of digital content creation under her brand Cape Town Curly. She is the neighbourhood hype queen, a mother of a teen (your prayers are welcome), and a lover of anything with ginger in it.
Our very own voice of reason! Passionate about entrepreneurship and enterprise development Chantal brings her experience in business strategy and project management to the CTN team. This “behind the scenes” lady has extensive experience in both retail and human resource management. Her experience in managing large teams and multiple projects has led to her being dubbed “The Glue.” When she's not being an Enterprise Development Project Manager, she's the mother of dragons--AKA two boys under the age of 10--and wife to a gentle giant.
Our go-to girl for any technical, development, and design work, she's also a self proclaimed pedant grammarian. Kasuba brings with her a background in media and journalism and is an advocate for inclusion in the natural hair community. Kasuba is the brainchild behind Buuya, a natural hair care brand that pays tribute to Southern Africa. Kasuba spends her spare time doing research, reading, consuming the arts, and being a local tourist. She is married to the love of her life and shares him with their awesome cat!
Whenever we're looking for a deal or want the best quote, you best believe Simone knows a guy! Her expertise in Event management, brand management and marketing make Simone well suited to manage our events and activations behind the scenes. Simone owns her own apparel brand called KroesRocks and she is passionate about education(she's doing her Masters in Marketing with a focus on Natural Hair), dance, and even has a dog who we think loves natural hair products!
The Cape Town Natural Hair Festival is an annual event that brings the South African Natural Hair Community together in one space. You get to be up close and personal with your favourite local and international hair, beauty and fashion brands. With a great entertainment line up, some fresh fashion finds, and, of course, giveaways and surprises, the festival is not to be missed! Come on over for a shopping experience you won’t soon forget! Oh, and did we mention food???
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