On May 18, naturalistas in over 60 cities including Tokyo and the Netherlands gathered to celebrate natural hair for the International Natural Hair Meetup Day. Founded by Adeea Rogers, The Trendy Socialite, the purpose of this event is to set aside a day to gather together the Natural Hair Community to learn and embrace our hair, and each other. I was blessed to be able to co-host this year’s event with Michelle of Desired Beauty Supplies.
The event was held at Baxter’s Sports Lounge in downtown Norfolk, in their chic VIP Lounge. The event sold out a week before, so the room was packed with ladies ready to have fun, and be educated about natural hair. Each attendee received a swag bag filled with at least one full-sized product along with tons of sample size products from event sponsors. The event was presented by Natural Girls Rock, and other event sponsors included Lustrasilk CurlMax, EDEN BodyWorks, Karen’s Body Beautiful, Koils by Nature, SheaMoisture, Blue Magic, Isabelle’s Own, Curls, African Pride, Curls Unleashed, and the list goes on. For our Hampton Roads event, we also had NeNe’s Secret, Design Essentials, and PuraBody Naturals as sponsors. Visit http://www.inhmd.com for a complete list of sponsors and links to their websites!
The event kicked off with a Q&A session with local naturals Ashley of Curly Cubaminican, Sherry of Curly Brown Girl, Deanna of Naturally Creole, Samara of Styled Chic, Shawna of Shawna Locs & Braids, and hair stylist/hair artist Hadney Alexander. They answered questions about fashion and makeup trends, hair care and loc care. Then Wendy (Above & Beyond Salon in Hampton), Prenik (Fruit of the Spirit Salon in Virginia Beach) and the rest of the Design Essentials team took over and did an amazing education session about what products to use to achieve the desired style you want.
The night ended with several giveaways, and shopping with the vendors. The official event photos are coming soon, but to get a sneak peak of all the fun, check out the pictures I took during the event by clicking here!
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I think the folks at Ipsy.com must have heard the cries of their subscribers about the lack of makeup and nail polish in the March glam bag. April’s bag contained both, including a nail polish by Sation in color Love At First Byte. This color is a peachy, flesh toned nude, just perfect for spring.
What They Say
Sation Nail Lacquer is a contemporary beauty company, infusing a creative direction in nail care through a blend of lifestyle aesthetics. The collection features 120 colors from its seasonal & limited collections. Formaldehyde, DBP & Toluene Free. Retails at $5.
What I Say
I really like this color. I’m a fan of flesh toned nail polish because it doesn’t show chips as easily. SinceI type all day, my polish never lasts long so that’s important to me. The peach color also looks nice against my skin. I applied two coats, and so far so good as far as chips are concerned.
Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-hbe23sox9tnbp4u
The Return of the Curls ‘Curls Gone Wild’ tour is coming to Richmond, VA on May 4-5, and bringing the beauty experts to YOU! This event presents a great opportunity for attendees to learn tips and technique when it comes to hair and makeup. Vendor opportunities are still available for $275; DEADLINE is April 26. Tickets sales are on sale online until April 30 for $20, and then they will jump up to $30 at the door.
Kira Bell Johnson will be a featured make up artist on Sunday to talk about flawless makeup for all skin types. Having worked with companies such as Aveda, Redken, Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell, this dynamic hair maven has received advanced training at the top color and cutting institutes this country has to offer. And with almost ten years of experience, Kira has developed her own signature style providing her guests with a customized color and cutting experience. This multitalented hairstylist is also a freelance makeup artist providing wedding and special event beauty services in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding areas. Having painted the faces of countless beauties, it’s easy to see why her bridal services are in high demand.
Holly Byrd Miller will also be another featured make up artist. Holly Byrd Miller is the owner and lead makeup artist for Makeup By Holly. She has more than 15 years of experience as a makeup artist. Holly is also a professional makeup artist instructor at LB Beauty Academy. Holly provides makeup artistry services for all occasions including weddings, fashion shows, photo shoots, runway, and Television. For additional information, please reference the web site at http://www.makeupbyhollyb.com/
Janel Cealy Smith will be a featured celebrity stylist. Celebrity Hairstylist Janel Sealy Smith has spent more than 20 years studying and developing her craft. As a gifted Cosmetologists, Janel has mastered the art of a multitude of unique and creative techniques including her world famous Puzzle Cutting and her J-Factor Weaving Techniques. As the owner of Cocoa Mane Hair Salon in Brooklyn New York her phenomenal styling has been featured in a plethora of magazines. Her salacious styling has graced the cover of the HAIR Gallery Step-by-Step magazine on more than one occasion. She has won countless hair competitions and is a sought after educator for Hair & Beauty Trade Shows across the country from Bronner Bros and I.H.S., to the world famous Premiere Shows in Orlando Florida & Birmingham, AL. She is also recognized worldwide for her outstanding step-by-step educational DVDs. Her genius when it comes to Editorial Styling puts her at the top of the list to call for major Hair & Beauty companies looking to start or expand their lines of products and grow their portfolio of styles for marketing their brands.
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When this post hits the website, I’ll be en route to Raleigh, NC with fellow blogger Ashley of Curly Cubaminican! We are so excited about our weekend with all the naturalistas of North Carolina. To kick the weekend off, I’ll be hosting my second Glam Night Out event tonight at the Aloft Chapel Hill hotel. I have some fun and interactive things plans for the ladies that I hope they enjoy. Chassity Bynum of Its More Than Just Lipstick will be doing a live makeup demo, and Chic2ndSkin will be showcasing her jewelry made with the natural girl in mind. You might even meet some of your favorite bloggers based in the Carolinas, like Adeea of The Trendy Socialite, Ashley of FabEllis, and Cristi of AllThatsGold! By now, ticket sales have ended so if you missed out this time, don’t let that happen again
On Saturday, come out to the Nusol Natural Hair & Beauty Expo at the Durham Convention Center! We will be there mixing, mingle, shopping and networking all day! This event looks amazing, with Leela James speaking and performing live, as well as tons of seminars, vendors, fashion segments, musical performances, poetry performances, giveaways and more. Sponsors include Whole Foods and SheaMoisture! Tickets are still on sale online, and can be purchased at the door as well. If you see me, come take a pic with your girl! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://brookshirebranding.wix.com/nusol2013
Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter @NaturallyGlamTV and Instagram @NaturallyGlam for updates and pictures throughout the weekend!
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Can you believe it? We are TWO weeks away from the Richmond, Virginia Return of the Curls ‘Curls Gone Wild’ Natural Hair Expo and Hair Show. The two-day show will be held at the Richmond International Raceway on Laburnum Avenue. If you are interested in showcasing your business at this event , please email firstname.lastname@example.org. April 26 is the last day to participate as a vendor so don’t delay!
Return of the Curls is proud to be partnering with Kidz Can Come to provide a safe, adult-supervised daycare at the Richmond event for attendees to bring their child(ren). The daycare will be available Saturday and Sunday. Attendees of Curls Gone Wild will be offered an affordable, safe, supervised Kids Corner where their child(ren) can watch a movie, color, play games and participate in scheduled activities while they enjoy the event. For more details, please email email@example.com.
Join @ReturnoftheCurl and @frizzfreeCURLS for a Hair Tweetchat! Ask questions on hair hygiene, products, styling, and more. Join in on the Twitter fun on April 25 at 7pm est! Use #ROTC13 as the hashtag to follow the conversation, and make sure to follow both accounts. Win prizes and giveaways during the tweetchat as well! CURLS will be giving away 10 kits of Crème Brule and Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste during the Tweetchat so be sure to participate. I will be chatting away so come join me @NaturallyGlamTV!
Karen of Karen’s Body Beautiful will be back again this year as a speaker and sponsor! Karen’s Body Beautiful is one of my favorite product lines, so I’m excited to be able to pick up a few of my ‘holy grail’ products at the show. Karen is such a kind person, and very knowledgeable about product ingredients and what our hair needs. You don’t want to miss her segment!
For more information or to sign up for the Return of the Curls email subscription so you can stay in the know for all things ROTC, visit http://www.returnofthecurls.com!
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