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Hair show to feature local hair stylists, young designers


The second annual Delta All Natural Hair Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The show will feature demonstrations by professional hair stylists who embrace all-natural hair and a fashion show by two young Arkansas designers. Three professional hair stylists will perform demonstrations of styling natural hair, with questions and answers to follow.

Katrina Robinson, a traveling stylist from Arkansas City, has been styling hair for 10 years. She does all types of styles, but natural hair is her specialty. In the show she will present styling demonstrations with different hair types and lengths.

Erin McLamore is a stylist from Denver, Colo., who has been in Arkansas for two years. McLamore has been styling hair professionally for one year but has been in the business for 10 years. Currently at Grand Elegance Salon in Pine Bluff, she specializes in protective styles to help individuals transition from relaxed to natural hair. She will present two demonstrations in the hair show — one child and one adult transitioning to natural.

A muliticultural stylist, Lakeesha Reynolds grew up at Lonoke. Reynolds graduated from Velvatex College of Beauty Culture in 2003. She has been a stylist for more than nine years. She will present one demonstration in the hair show.

The event will include a discussion of alopecia, hair loss or baldness, in men or women facilitated by Edna Lindsey, owner and operator of the Trichology Hair and Scalp Clinic.

The show will also feature Terrell “Throad” Young, a young rapper from Little Rock. Young recently performed at Wild Wood of the Arts Park, Club Sway, Club Trois, Barnes and Noble, Southern Café and Music Hall Industry. He also had a song on 92.3 for three weeks in a row and competed in a national poetry slam.

To conclude the day’s event, two young African-American Arkansas-based designers will present a fashion show. Aaliyah Fisher of Dumas launched her clothing line when she was only 13 with Brandon Campbell, founder of Little Rock Fashion Week. This made her the youngest fashion designer ever to showcase her line in Fashion Week history, according to a spokesman. Since then she has done numerous shows, such as Midsouth Fashion Week in Memphis, Designer’s Choice, Runway Revealed, Modeling for a Cause, Izsomie Fashion Show, Paul Mitchell Hair and Fashion Show, and New York Fashion Week. She designs for both children and adults with vintage looks inspired by 80’s and 90’s fashion.

The other designer is Serenity Clark, a 10-year-old model from Bryant. In 2012, she entered the Little Rock Fashion Week’s Youth Sketch Design Competition and won in her category. She has modeled in the state’s top fashion shows, including the Pine Bluff Bridal Show, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show, Little Rock Fashion Week, the Fantasy Hair Show, Little Rock’s Designer’s Choice Fashion Preview, the Paul Mitchell Hair Show and others. She has been cast to model in Dallas Designer’s Choice Fashion Preview in November.

Serenity’s models will display examples of her work marketed as Serene Designs by Serenity, which specializes in hair bows, bow gracelets, head bands, bow ties for men, and other accessories. Her website, www.serenedesignsbyserenity.com, will launch Saturday.

Advance tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased at Fathers & Sons Clothier, 2801 S. Olive St.; or Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing, 1001 Wright Ave., in Little Rock. Tickets may also be purchased for $25 at the door on the day of the event.

For more information, contact Dorothy Singleton at 870-718-3836.