The 2017 ESSENCE Festival is making it a year of firsts. The festival recently announced their first-ever ladies night to take place this year, and now they'll be executing their first Beauty Carnival, too. If you're wondering what that is exactly, it's a new, interactive event during their Beauty & Style Expo, held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. During the daytime, festivalgoers will experience tutorials and seminars from beauty bloggers and stylists from the likes of vloggers MahoganyCurls and Ellarie, celebrity hair stylists such as Kim Kimble and Mushiya and appearances by SoulBounce faves India.Arie, Tweet and Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe.
There's more in store for the Beauty Carnival, which will be hosted by E! News Freestyle host Zuri Hall. Attendees can get styled to walk the runway during a live fashion show, get glammed up and learn the latest tools and styles throughout the Festival. With partners My Black is Beautiful, Walmart, Crème of Nature, Palmers, Cantu and Strength of Nature, you can't really go wrong during the 2017 ESSENCE Festival Beauty Carnival. Registration just for the Beauty & Style Expo is now live on the ESSENCE Festival website. While you decide whether to purchase your ticket, watch media personality Gia Peppers describe what you can expect from the inaugural Beauty Carnival in the video below.