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New York, NY (April 19, 2017) — The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® will hold a first-ever “Beauty Carnival” during this year’s Beauty & Style Expo, the ultimate experience in all things beauty and glam. As the premier beauty authority for Black women, Essence is expecting this new, interactive event to be one of the highlights of the Festival’s daytime programming at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA from 10 am-6 pm. June 30–July 2, 2017 daily.
E! News Freestyle Host Zuri Hall will host the Beauty & Style stage, with appearances from WE TV personality & celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, unapologetically natural Mushiya, YouTube sensations GlamTwinz, natural hair vlogger MahoganyCurls, beauty vlogger and entrepreneur Ellarie, Grammy-winning musician India.Arie, singer-songwriter Tweet, Jillian Hervey of electro soul duo Lion Babe, celebrity hair stylist Vernon François and many more to be announced.
Free and open to the public, the 3-day “Beauty Carnival” will feature exciting revelries for festivalgoers:
· Beauty School: Tutorials, seminars on new looks, tools and styles from expert beauty bloggers and stylists
· Beauty Boss: Hear from ESSENCE editors, beauty bloggers and celeb stylists on hot topics and trends
· Street Style: Get styled to the hilt and walk the runway in a live fashion show featuring members of the audience
· Plus, artist interviews with beauty & fashion icons and much more!
Beauty & Style sponsors & partners include: My Black is Beautiful, Walmart, Crème of Nature, Palmers, Cantu and Strength of Nature. Registration for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival® Beauty & Style Expo is now live! Download the 2017 Essence Festival App to register for the Beauty & Style Expo today.
For more information about the ESSENCE Festival®, visit http://www.essence.com/festival/beautyandstyle, join the festival community by following us on Twitter @essencefest #EssenceFest #BeautyStyleExpo and become a fan of 2017 ESSENCE Festival® on Facebook.