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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

8th Annual Black Natural Hair and Health Expo to Feature Woman With the Largest Afro in the World

The 2019 Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo in Killeen, Texas will feature Aevin Dugas, Guinness World record holder of the world’s largest afro.

Aevin Dugas

Aevin Dugas

Killeen, TX — The 8th annual Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo (AFNHHE) will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center at 3601 S. WS Young Drive in Killeen, Texas. The event will feature workshops, demonstrations, entertainment and a natural hair and fashion show for children and adults directed by Runway Fierce and a natural hair contest. The Expo is expected to attract attendees from nationwide. Free gift bags to the first 100 attendees.

This year’s special guest is Aevin Dugas, Guinness World Record Holder of the World’s Largest Afro (Female). Aevin will be there to display her afro and take pictures with the attendees. Performers at previous Expos include actress/comedienne Kim Coles, comedian Michael Colyar, violinist Daniel D., R&B artist Noel Gourdin and L.Young.

In addition to more than 30 booths and exhibits covering natural hair and health, the expo provides workshops for attendees, which include information on women in the military wearing their natural hair according to the military regulations, natural hair care, and hair braiding and many others.

“I hope that people are educated and empowered by learning more about their natural hair and health,” said Luvina Sabree, founder of the Expo and the owner of So Natural Catering. Sabree is an Army veteran and a registered nurse.

AFNHHE will be the main drop off location for CTX SHIELDS. They will be collecting bottled water, personal hygiene and feminine products, backpacks and more for our homeless community. For more information, visit www.uglyzcosmetics.com/shields-of-love.

So Natural Catering will be the main caterer at this event. So Natural Catering was renovated by Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible. They prepare catering meals from scratch to include vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, keto and heart healthy. They also offer event venue rental, cooking classes, a juice detox program and meal prep. For more information, visit www.sonaturalmarket.com.

General Expo tickets are $15, if purchased in advance, and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets and vendor booths at http://afnhhe.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.afnhhe.com. If you are interested in conducting an interview, contact Luvina Sabree.

This event is supported, in part, by funds from the City of Killeen, Texas, Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenues and other funding sources as stated in contract.


Luvina Sabree