The Shades of Beauty Expo is produced by Twin Cities based Highly Favored Events, LLC. Sherryln Thompson is the founder and CEO of Highly Favored Events. She is a veteran event planner with a wide variety of experience, having produced and/or coordinated elegant weddings, private events, community festivals, and elaborate corporate seminars and conferences. Sherryln recognized the challenge for people of color to find the right products for their hair, complementary makeup shades and overall products that embrace and celebrate their beauty. Thus, The Shades Of Beauty Expo was created to honor the beauty of women of color, and to offer an opportunity for attendees to learn new techniques for better hair and skin care, while gathering information about available beauty industry products which complement and cater to their unique skin types and cosmetic needs. She also seeks to encourage our sisters to love themselves from the inside out by caring for their bodies through healthy eating, physical fitness, regular doctor visits, and more.