The self-proclaimed largest celebration of natural beauty and healthy living has been postponed, according to organizers.
The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle Event has been canceled over concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
The event, which was scheduled to be held April 25-26 at the Georgia International Convention Center, typically attracts more than 30,000 attendees in a two-day weekend, according to the former event page.
Organizers posted a notice on the official hair show website saying the event had been canceled over “the global concerns surrounding COVID – 19 concerns around the world and factors beyond our control.” They added that the action was taken “as a precaution to protect our attendees and staff. Wellness is at the core of our events mission and your safety will always come first.”
“We greatly appreciate your continued loyalty and thank you for your patience during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you at our next event,” the notice concluded.
Taliah Waajid also took to Instagram to issue a statement in video form.
The tickets have a no-refund policy. Attendees who purchased or acquired tickets from Eventbrite will automatically have their purchase transferred to next year’s hair show, an email sent to ticket holders said. Alternatively, guests can email firstname.lastname@example.org to have their registration transferred to the CKC (Curls Kinks & Culture) Party in the Park Sept. 12.
For more information, visit the hair show FAQ page.
Concerns about the coronavirus have resulted in the cancellation of several events and large gatherings. The AJC will monitor these announcements and keep you informed about any postponements, rescheduling and cancellations, but it’s best to check with venues or event organizers before making plans to attend. To get the latest on the coronavirus, download the AJC news app.
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