Whoohoo! The International Lock Conference.

Oooh. I'm so excited. This Saturday is the 16th Annual International Lock Conference. This is the one time of year when I get to stock up on Carol's Daughter products courtesy of my fave Germantown hairstylists, Leroi and Cinzia Simmons, purchase special rollers for spiral curls and by hard-to-find hair jewelry. I also like to buy early  Christmas presents;  all-natural soaps make great stocking stuffers.

The two days are slated as a celebration of  kinks, afros and twists - all natural black beauty. And it's not just about hair, there are vendors on hand selling makeup, perfumes and flowing dresses as well as books by local authors.

2010 Locks Conference poster

It all takes place  Saturday and Sunday at North Philadelphia's Walter D. Palmer Charter School located at 910 North 6th Street (at 6th and Popular.) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 215 438-8189 or 1 888 305 3186. There is a $5 donation at the door. Come out for a day of fun, family. oils, incense and vegetarian fare.

Hope to see you there.