The Black Student Association held their first annual hair show and vendor expo on Monday, Sept. 26.
Before the actual show began, students had an opportunity to get their hair done and purchase items from the vendors that were present. BSA president Melanie Turner said, “Students should expect to see great things from BSA this year.”
Students then settled down to enjoy the opening act of the show. Kevin “KO” Bosley and Rico “Cadillac Slim” Jones performed an original song titled “Me”. With Turner serving as MC for the night, the participants took the runway by storm, some of them daning along with the music and others simply strutting. The styles exhibited were students’ unique versions of up-do’s and braids. Toni Wade, a senior general management major from Alamo, TN said, “This was my first time being in a hair show and it was a wonderful experience. Diva did an exquisite job on my hair.”
The men weren’t left out. Jamal Akbar and Earvin Venzant were among the few gentlemen who participated in the show. Their hair was cut by fellow UTM football player Markeseo Jackson.
The show was appreciated by students. Laquita Watson, a junior business major from Dyersburg said, “I was glad to see the vendors because it gave us a chance to buy some things that we otherwise couldn’t find in Martin.” The show closed with another performance lead by Rico Jones titled “Cadillac Slim”.
Turner said that the turn out for the stylists was such a success that it will become an ongoing event held every other Monday beginning Oct. 10.