LTHYW was created to help black women embrace their natural hair roots, increase self-esteem, and enjoy the company of other natural beauties. This is especially important in today's political climate because women of color need a safe space to be themselves and discuss the issues that are important to them. Hair is the vehicle for this event but the message is so much deeper. At Love The Hair You Wear vendors, male/female models, tutorials, natural hair bloggers and a hairstylist panel unite to create a welcoming environment to embrace who you are. LTHYW is a uniquely curated experience for Natural Beauty Enthusiasts to directly connect natural hair brands that support the multicultural community.
Loving and accepting yourself means loving every part of you flaws and all. This includes loving the hair that grows out of your scalp and not comparing it to any one else. It’s so important to be grateful and find the beauty in each of our natural tresses. The LTHYW campaign, opens up the dialogue and opportunity to network with natural hair enthusiasts, and build a network with other confident natural beauties. Since 2015, Love The Hair You Wear has been a complete success! Love The Hair You Wear welcomes 150+ attendees and was featured on Essence.com NBC Washington and Great Day Washington. LTHYW 2021 took place on August 15, 2021, subscribe to this website to stay tuned for our next event.
Meet the Founder
Vecoya Banks is a graduate of the World Renowned North Carolina A&T State University and trailblazer in the natural hair community. She has been featured on media platforms such as Essence, Good Morning Washington, Great Day Washington and Fox5WTTGDC. This woman of God gave birth to a vision that has inspired hundreds of women of color to "Love The Hair You Wear". As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated she has positively impacted her community through her events that cater to women, children and men. She is a just getting started follow her on social media to stay updated!