We’re back with a list of great brown beauty events taking place in September. Tons of fashion events plus empowering conferences with inspirational speakers. What a great month of black beauty! Before stepping out make sure to shop makeup for darker skin tones at Melariche.

2/3 September – Beneath Your Beauty – #BYBLondon is a two day event aimed at providing you with more than just brunch, boutiques, and networking – our desire is to affirm you in your beauty and equip you with confidence to live boldly and beautifully. Featuring a panel discussion on beauty and self-esteem with: Rita Balogun (CEO of Radiant London Salon), Amina Habeeb (BET Int Presenter), Debbie Shasanya (Asos Magazine Coordinator), and Amy Donaldson (Natural Hair Vlogger). Hosted by Joy Ubani (Founder of Beneath Your Beautiful). Buy your tickets today!

3 September – Africa Utopia Catwalk – An informal fun catwalk featuring African traditional peaces mixed with street wear with creative direction by the Haiti73 Agency. Tickets are FREE and you can find more details here.

10 September – 2nd Annual First Lady Conference – The First Lady Conference is back for the 2nd year with amazing new guest speakers who are dynamic in their fields.  Melariche is a proud to be a sponsor for this great event and will be giving away a huge £100 gift prize. This year we are super excited to have guest speakers including: international hair and makeup artist Malkia Roberts, Sandra Whiteman Daily – blogger and founder of HUGHmagazine, mumprenuer and founder of DesignHues.co.uk Nkechi Jaja and black Up Cosmetics – international makeup brand for women of colour. Come and enjoy a day full of insightful information and the opportunity to network with these outstanding women. Refreshments and goody bags will be available to make your day that much fun and fabulous. Tickets are FREE and available here.

9/10 September – Africa Fashion Week – After 2 seasons at Olympia London, Africa Fashion Week London returns to the West Hall showcasing authentic style from African-inspired designers and featuring international afrobeat artiste,Yemi Alade, as their 2016 brand ambassador. See exclusive catwalk appearances from up-and-coming names, established designers and the best African models from the continent. Browse hand-picked artisan accessories or buy distinctive fashions from the best of the exhibitors. African-inspired design is dominating the fashion scene – make sure your wardrobe has a little bit of Africa this summer. Tickets for the 9/9 show can be purchased here, and tickets for 10/9 show can be purchased here.

18 September – TreasureTress VIP Mini Me Afternoon Tea – Curly Girls (under 12) & Yummy Mummy’s alike will be treated to an intimiate afternoon of tea, treats, and exploration of kiddie’s Natural Hair Care. We’re inviting you to join us at the chic B-Bakery in Covent Garden where we’ll be celebrating the precious bond between mothers and daughters over a cuppa and cupcakes for a discounted £33 for both Mother & Daughter (exclusively priced early bird tickets). Our fab event includes: Afternoon Tea, Live talk/discussion, Question and Answer session with leading UK Blogger – Naturalbelle, Creative activities for kids, Photographs and Goodie bags. Tickets available here.

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23rd October – Mahogany Bridal Fair 2016. The largest African Caribbean Bridal Show continues to be a stand out bridal show that not only caters for the traditional bride to be, but also focuses on fashion for the fashion conscious bride who is looking for something eclectic and unique for their special day. Get your tickets here.