March 18, 2016 (BIRMINGHAM, AL)— The Visions Beauty 5th Annual Natural Hair and Health Expo (NHHE)achieved record-breaking attendance, welcoming more than 5,000 natural hair, beauty and health enthusiasts to the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center on March 12.  The expo has evolved into Alabama’s largest natural hair show, and is among the must-attend “hair show list” to travelers from as near as Atlanta, Ga. to as far Detroit, Mi. The Simmons brothers, owners of Vision Beauty Distributors and creators of the annual Natural Hair and Health Expo, offered attendees a full day of hair, beauty and fashion; preventative health services; and inspiration to “Love Your Natural You,” the theme for the 2016 expo.
“I reach out to the Birmingham natural hair community each year to see what they want to see at our annual shows,” says expo co-founder Victor Simmons. “This year we were seriously pleased with the turnout. It’s our fifth year and our hard work is paying off. We are connecting with stylists, bloggers and the healthy living community from all over the Southeast and some from the North. Each year we plan to do it bigger than the year before and with the grace of God, and the help of our amazing core team, we’re succeeding!”
Key Highlights from the NHHE included:
The “What Men REALLY Think…” all men’s panel presented by SHEEN Magazine and hosted by SHEEN’s editor in chief Sammi Haynes. This panel featured actor Christian Keyes, “insta-famous” Instagram models Joshua Benoit and Donnell Blaylock, Pastor Adrian Davis, and motivational speaker T.W. Dawson. The men shared their thoughts on relationships, natural hair, love and romance.  A natural hair chat hosted by mega YouTube star Taren Guy focused on extension dependency and how to embrace your natural hair and length. During these discussions, attendees gathered to ask questions as well as shared their thoughts on and personal experiences with the related topics.

All Male Panel “What A Man Really Think” hosted by Editor In Chief Sammi Haynes hits high numbers likes on social media


With Christian Keyes, T.W. Dawson, Pastor Adrian Davis, Donnell Blaylock, Joshua Benoit and T.W. Dawson serving women a candid dose of What Men Really Think…

Men Go Shirtless for Breast Cancer with models from Radar Men hosted by SHEEN Magazine to illuminate the audience awareness to be screened

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Congratulations Ms National Hair & Health Expo 2016 Pageant- Whitney Gay, 2nd Runner Up; (with Sammi Haynes) Jazmund Walker, Winner; and Keisha Jones-Peeples, 1st Runner Up.

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25708260741_7e490f7dbc_k72 R&B Songstress Vivian Green light up the stage with background singers

DSC_4574Print72 Bodies in check, oh my! Hair Blogger Taren Guy with SHEEN Magazine models