The 2019 Shades of Beauty Expo will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Minnesota on Saturday, July 13, 2019. It will be a day jam-packed with activities and exhibitors! And, It's All About You! (Your health and beauty, that is.)  We are working hard to develop a schedule of activities that you will enjoy and plan to release the 2019 schedule this spring.  In the meantime, take a look at the wonderful activities that we presented in 2018.

2018 Minnesota Expo Schedule & Activities

10:00am-12:00pm Ambassadors of Beauty Brunch featuring keynote speaker Dr. Reatha Clark-King Join us for brunch as we celebrate members of the Twin Cities 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.

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 massages and blood pressure screenings. The first 250 attendees will receive goodie bags of health and beauty product samples from brands from across the country.

12:00pm- 6:00pm There is Beauty in Differences: Put A Stop To Bullying (Kids Corner)

Beautiful Like Me Coloring Contest  Stop by the kids corner to create a colorful masterpiece and enter it into  the coloring contest. Judging will take place at 5:30pm.

12:30pm - 1:00pm Story Time with Princess Tiana Spend quality time with our favorite Disney princess, Princess Tiana. She's joining us for a special story time and then hanging out to take pictures with our young beauties and beaus.

1:30pm - 6:00pm  Anti-bullying themed discussions, craft projects, and games

12:30pm-6:00pm Unique & Wonderfully Made (Workshops/Panels/Demonstrations - a prize will be given away at each session!

12:30pm-1:00pm  Shades of You Fashion Show (Main Stage) - Join LaToya Bell of Brilliant Chic as she shows you the power of color in your wardrobe. You'll learn about "The Six Color Codes" (based on the combination of skin tone, hair color, and eye color), best trend colors for fall, tips for styling family portraits, and more. Models will demonstrate these tools using fashions from Coco's Fashions and Boutique.

1:00pm-2:00pm  Radical Self-care and Transformative Healing: It All Starts With You (Main Stage) Join Jasmine Boudah, Essence Jones, and Shaundelle Darris as we discuss how to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. 

2:15pm-3:15pm  Cooking with Coco and Lala (Main Stage) Join Coco and Lala as they whip up a couple dishes that prove eating healthy can be delicious. Be prepared to sample something amazing! 

3:30pm - 4:00pm Zumba/AfroBeats Fitness Demo (Main Stage) Fitness doesn't have to be boring! Join Val "I am Zumba" Turner of Noir Elite Fitness as she shows you fun ways to stay in shape.

4:00pm - 4:30pm  Next Level Natural Hair (Main Stage) Join Melissa Taylor, Owner and Founder of The Beauty Lounge, as she shows you how to take your twist out to the next level. Tired of the same 3 hairstyles?  Learn how to elevate your style in a few simple steps.  Melissa will demonstrate 3 beautiful styles for any occasion. 

4:30pm - 5:00pm  Hair Crush Style Show and Talent Showcase (Main Stage) Produced by HBW Extensions

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 Soon:

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

Brunch $50 (tickets not available at the door - must purchase by July 5, 2019 )