I was honored to be invited as part of the press to this competition. It took place in a beautiful art gallery in downtown Atlanta. It was catered by Lush Life catering who offered a delicious array of hors d'oeuvres and trays complimented by the bar offering two delicious citrus based champagne cocktails. The cocktail hour was marked by models showing fantasy styles by James Harris.
The competition opened with introductions by Dwight Eubanks of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame. Specials awards were given to members of the Atlanta stylist community then the models were brought out covered. The stylist were given a short time to finish their looks and answer question before judging.
The most pleasant part of the experience (outside of the food) was speaking with Oliver. He has a head full of glorious locs and showed a great knowledge and appreciation for natural hair. He spoke with passion about coloring without damaging the hairs integrity, using as many natural ingredient as possible and how most color damage is because hair is being processed twice, relaxing and coloring. Oliver feels that "natural hair is like a blank canvas" for colorist and enjoys coloring it.
Mahogany Boisseau of Naptural Roots magazine & Oliver Adams of Too Groovy Salon