A large group of Latina women showed up at the first Latina Beauty, Hair & Wellness Expo hosted by Latina Media Ventures and held in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Thankfully I was one of the many lucky latinas who attended this awesome expo! Special thanks to LATINA MAGAZINE for making this possible.
I must confess that I was really excited about this expo, that as soon as I found out about it, I said to myself: I AM SOOO THERE!
I am a truly proud latina who loves her culture and embraces everything related to her roots, so this event really meant a lot to me. It was a huge opportunity to interact with many other latinas in the community, as well as having the privilege to be able to see in person the awesome panel Latina Magazine had put together. The panel was composed of celebrities who are a pride for the entire latino community. The panelists were:
Massiel “MankoFit” Arias – Personal Trainer
Denise Bidot – International Plus Size Model
Lenny Santiago – Roc Nation Executive
Adrienne Bailon – Host of “The Real”
Dascha Polanco – Star of Netflix “Orange is the New Black”
And Shirley Velasquez– Latina’s Director of Content Who served as Moderator.
I listened and paid attention to every single word every panelist said. It was inspirational, uplifting, empowering and….priceless! I learned the struggles every single one of them came across to be where they are today, but the lesson or common denominator from all stories was to LOVE YOURSELF just the way you are and to NEVER GIVE UP!
Latina Women Rock!
Below are a few short videos of a few moments I captured that really impacted me. 🙂
In this short vid Massiel Arias explains how everyone is unique in their own way and why we should not care what people think, because every single person has a different perception of Beauty.
Dascha Polanco explains how social media could be cruel sometimes, and why we should not let negative comments coming from the DOC’s (Detail Oriented Commentators) affect us. Enhance what you have and make it work for you. She is definitely proud of the “Mujerón” she is!
She also wonders what does her body has to do with being able to portray a role? She is still trying to break barriers, because there is still a lot of work to do in order to continue opening doors for more latinas in the industry. She is embracing the fact that there are 5 different latinas nominated for Emmy Awards, instead of focusing on the negative like some others, who feel uncomfortable with latinas portraying a role in jail.
I am so grateful for the opportunity of being able to be there and get inspired and uplifted in such a great way! Thank you all for taking the time to try to help out giving great advice to the Latino community.
The Expo was a total success! There were also vendors from everywhere! Hair stylists, makeup artists, entrepreneurs, you name it!
Here are some awesome pics I took, so you can have an idea of the awesomeness of this event!
Monat is a brand that combines ultra-progressive active botanical ingredients with state-of-the-art scientific technologies to bring you safe, high-quality, naturally based, age-prevention products.
Elsi Brea-Arias and Monica Robles from Monat
Here some Jewelry Inspiration from NWLOVELYSTYLE.COM, a brand inspired by the self-confidence and great style that strong women project, and created for that woman with an exceptional and unique personality.
R & R Cosmetics LLC is one of the world’s innovative manufacturers and distributors of Multi Cultural Professional Beauty products. They offer skincare and hair products.
Magik Beauty International offers straightening hair products that controls and smoothens the hair, leaving it soft, moisturized and manageable.
IMYB I Make You Beautiful is a boutique cosmetics company created by artist and educator Danessa Myricks, that focuses on artist education through, books, DVDs, online courses and workshops.
Design Essentials offers premium and quality hair care solutions with the education and knowledge to effectively use them in the salon and at home.
Petruccelli Beauty International is one of the largest suppliers of beauty products in the United States that offers new and innovative products and avant-garde style, as well as educate the professional on new products for hair, skin and nail care.
Lasio, Inc. are the pioneers in the keratin industry, and the first to market with a Brazilian Keratin Treatment. Their products provide the opportunity of bringing luxury home.
MILANI Cosmetics offers incredible quality for an incredible price. It is made for that woman who loves color. They bring their inspiration straight from the streets of Milan.
There were way more vendors, but I couldn’t put them all here. I definitely had a wonderful time at the first Latina Beauty, Hair & Wellness Expo. Patiently waiting for the next one! 🙄 😉
The 1st Latina Beauty, Hair & Wellness Expo Hosted In NJ Was A Total Success! Check Out Some Great Insights Of This Event Driven To Empower Latina Women.