Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Grammy nominated R&B songstress Ledisi made a special appearance on Sunday evening during the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in Atlanta, GA. The beloved singer-songwriter and natural hair diva attended the 25th Anniversary celebration for hair dynasty, Design Essentials. She is the new Brand Ambassador for the company and stopped by to salute the McBride family on their huge accomplishment.

Ledisi with Darlene McCoy

 Ledisi and Atlanta media personality and singer Darlene McCoy

The celebration took place at the majestic 200 Peachtree venue and was attended by a number of stylists, tastemakers and Atlanta celebrities including Dedra Allen from WEtv’s “Cutting It In the ATL,” Radio One personality Darlene McCoy, and Oprah Winfrey’s hairstylist, Andre Walker.

Group Photo 2

 Ledisi with McBride family

Earlier that day, Ledisi hosted a fan meet and greet at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show as well as an “Intimate Truth” Empowerment Session where she dished about defining her own style, embracing her unique beauty and loving her natural hair. Attendees also got an autographed copy of her Ledisi Lockbook, featuring inspirational style tutorials by Design Essentials.

Check out more photos below:

Andre and Dedra

 Andre Walker with Dedra Allen

Group Photo

 Atlanta press—Kodak, Adrienne, Darien—with Darlene McCoy

Kim Ford April Love

Jubilee Magazine’s Kim Ford and Ask April Love’s April Love

Ledisi on stage 3

 Ledisi singing “Congratulations” to the McBride Family on 25 years as hair industry leaders

Andre McBride and Shalonda Armstrong

Andre McBride and Shalonda Armstrong

Cornell McBride with Mr. McBride

Design Essentials’ Curtis McBride with his father Mr. McBride

Ledisi singing happy anniversary

 Ledisi is a nine-time Grammy nominated singer, actress and natural hair icon

Ledisi with Family

 Ledisi with the McBride family

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