2018 Arkansas Expo Schedule & Activities

The Shades of Beauty Expo is the freshest and boldest health & beauty event to hit Central Arkansas! The Expo will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Arkansas on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  One Jam-Packed Day! And, It's All About You! (Your health and beauty, that is.) 

12:00pm-6:00pm 2018 Expo Open: Guests Welcome and Registration

Health and Beauty Products Trade Mart (Corporate brands and Small Business Product Expo -Stamp your Passports!)

Free Stuff! Be sure to stop by for free blood pressure screenings and massages. The first 250 attendees will receive goodie bags of health and beauty product samples from brands from across the country. Prizes will be given at each workshop, main stage demo, and panel discussion.

Kids Corner Loving who you are and the beauty inside of others starts early! The Shades of Beauty Expo organizers want to foster self-esteem in our youth and help stop bullying. With that in mind, the 2018 Kids’ Corner theme will be, “Celebrate the beauty in everyone. Stop bullying!” Age specific contests, discussions, story readings and activities in the Kids’ Corner will be designed to help youth: see their self-worth, overcome the negative impact of being bullied, realize their worth is not dependent on or diminished by the abilities of others, problem solve ways to stop bullying when directed at them or others, show compassion for victims of bullying, and address the importance of looking for, supporting, and celebrating everyone’s beauty.

12:00pm Ambassadors of Beauty Awards Join us as we celebrate members of the Central Arkansas community who work tirelessly to improve self-esteem among women and girls of color, minimize the health disparity gap, promote self-awareness, and encourage others to be the best that they can be. This year's Arkansas finalists are Rhonda Aaron, Akissi Brooks Hill, Veronica Neal, and Sona Shekhawat.

1:00pm-6:00pm Unique & Wonderfully Made (Workshops/Panels/Demonstrations - a prize will be given away at each session!

1:00pm - 1:30pm Fitness Demo (Main Stage)Staying active is an important part of your overall physical and mental health! Join our fitness sponsor, Wow Fitness, for a fun and interactive fitness demo.   

1:30pm - 2:30pm Radical Self-care and Transformative Healing: It All Starts With You (Main Stage) Join Krameelah Banks, Kimberly Key-Bell, Cheryl Jackson-Golden, and  Beatrice Terrell as we discuss discuss how to heal from past trauma and strengthen ourselves mentally.

2:30pm - 3:00pm Shades of Fall Fashion Show (Main Stage) Produced by Sugar Boutique

3:00pm - 4:00pm How To Get The Natural Hair Magazine Look In Less Time (Main Stage)  In this workshop, Alisha Davis of Real Natural Salon will give a tutorial on how to achieve different looks with natural hair.  Using live models and the Real Natural Solutions hair care line, Alisha will show you how to get a variety of professional hair styles at home. 

4:15pm - 5:15pm Cooking With Harambee Market (Main Stage) Join Melanie Lacy of Harambee Market Little Rock as she whips up dishes that prove eating healthy can be delicious.

Stay tuned as we finalize other workshops/discussions/and demonstration that will occur on both the main stage and in the kids corner. 


Tickets On Sale Now:

Adult Expo $10.00 (Early-Bird Price) Cost will be $15.00 at the door

Youth $5.00 (Early-Bird Price) Cost will be $8.00 at the door