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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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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Lorna Kelley of Virginia Natural Beauty has done it again, giving the natural hair community of Richmond, VA and surrounding areas another great event to celebrate OUR beauty. The Natural Hair Photoshoot Party was something new and exciting that we haven’t seen in our area, so I was honored to be on the list of special guests as a blogger to cover the event.
The event took place at Bliss Dine & Wine located in downtown Richmond, VA. Vendors showcased everything from hair products to jewelry, while speakers talked about their natural hair and health journeys. The first 200 guests received a goodie bag with free samples to try, and there were several giveaways throughout the night. Each guest got the opportunity to have their headshot and body shot taken by professional photographers – I can’t wait to see how my pictures turn out when I get them! Oh, and did I mention this event was FREE?
Here are some pictures from the evening, and if this looked like fun to you, be sure to check out http://www.vanaturalbeauty.com for more upcoming events like the Big Chop Party taking place on January 20, 2013!
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The Return of the Curls Holiday Trunk Show is just a couple weeks away! I’m very excited to attend this event, to interview Maeling “NikkiMae” Tapp of NaturalChica.com, and to meet and mingle with all the attendees. Be sure to get your tickets at http://richmondholidaytrunkshow.eventbrite.com!
When these events roll around, I always want to look my best since I know cameras will be flashing. But sometimes its hard to figure out just what to rock that will be fashionable yet comfortable since I’m often on my feet the entire time. For this particular event, I’m looking for Fall-friendly pieces that are chic and trendy yet appropriate for a Sunday afternoon. So here are some looks that are inspiring me as I decide what to wear. Hopefully they will inspire you as you figure out what you’ll be wearing to this amazing event! Let me know which look(s) you’d wear and why!
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Me and my besties had been trying to come up with some type of fun outing for the special ladies in our lives – our moms! Finally we came up with the idea to have a mommy/daughter dinner, where we … Continue reading