Whether it's twists, locks, an afro, or curls more and more women are wearing natural hair styles. One local group is holding an event to celebrate, embrace and support the natural hair movement.

On May 18, 2014, Simply Natural Organicals presents the 3rd Annual North Florida Simply Natural Hair, Beauty and Wellness Expo. It's an event organizers say embraces the "grassroots" concept of uniting a community under one roof to celebrate, embrace and support the natural hair community.

Organizers say the expo will consist of natural hair, beauty and wellness workshops on product knowledge, natural hair care and maintenance, live natural hair demonstrations, a Nubian themed fashion show as well as self-empowerment, beauty and wellness workshops. It will also feature live performances by artists in the North Florida and surrounding areas, and a barber/stylist showcase. Organizers say visitors can also shop with local entrepreneurs and national vendors that will be displaying various products, jewelry, accessories and other items.

The 3rd Annual North Florida Simply Natural Hair, Beauty and Wellness Expo will be held on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Marriott at 4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance and 20 dollars at the door.

For more information call (407) 733-­?0705 or visit http://www.simplynaturalhairexpo.com