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Curly Nikki and Dark & Lovely Curl Power Event Recap

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I know, I know! This is overdue! LOL!! But, it’s been a work in progress over the last several days. The work wasn’t writing it … it was getting all the pics onto my computer (camera … which died at the event and cell phone), then re-sizing them and deciding which ones to include! As you see … I didn’t make much of a decision! I’m sharing almost all of them!! LOL!!

On to the night!! CurlyNikki sent me an early invite for VIP access to the media event prior to the meet-up. So, my sister Shana, Wei and I got there at 5 to find a swanky space, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music, natural models, Dark & Lovely stylist booths, a green screen photo area, media and lots of lovely naturals. But, because it was early, we were able to easily move around, get seats, get pics with fellow bloggers and see Marsha Ambrosius’s arrival!! I even got to ask Marsha a couple of questions and record her!!! But, I need a space upgrade to load it here … so, you’ll just have to read my recap of it ;)!! LOL!! So, her hair was so fly, big, lush, wavy … I had to ask how it was styled. She said it was sectioned into about 8 and set into Bantu knots with a small amount of the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale pomade gel product!! I also had to say how much I loved her accent and she said that American accents are loved in England! Who knew?!?! LOL!!

Anywho, the event overall was so awesome!! Definitely the best CurlyNikki NYC event that I’ve attended!! The music, the food, the open bar (neither of which I partook in … I don’t drink and y’all know I’m working on this weight thing ;)), the whole thing was just so much fun!!

And with that … check out the view!!

(Click pics to see full-size and read captions!)

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Hairscapades Meet-Up: Confirm Attendance & Updates!!

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Saturday, May 26th
1 – 4 pm

Pooka Boutique
15 South Essex Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050

T#: (973) 954-2471

To all the ladies who made the cut-off for the Meet-Up (first 30), please send an e-mail to hairscapades@gmail.com to confirm that you are attending and your count (1 or +1). Please include your name as it was listed in your RSVP on this post and confirm attendance by Tuesday, May 22nd. I’m going to send an e-mail to all confirmed attendees to bring to the event as I’m strictly limited to 30 people by the venue. If I don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, I will move to the next RSVPs who didn’t make the cut-off and offer them entrance. So, if you are one of those ladies who didn’t make the first cut, send an e-mail to let me know if you’re still interested. If anyone doesn’t confirm, I’ll send any additional entry confirmation e-mails on Wednesday.

UPDATES

Now, for all of the amazing goodies!!!

Thank you to all the companies who have graciously donated samples, giveaways and their time to make this an amazing event!!

One last thing, I’m trying to gauge interest in having dinner after the event for attendees and those who didn’t make the cut-off. There is a spot in Maplewood, Health, Love & Soul (HLS) Restaurant,that we could head over to after the meet-up. But, I want to see how many might be interested so that I can call ahead and make a reservation with the head count. So, if you’d like to do that, please comment below. Thank you!

Can’t wait to see you guys for the fun next Saturday!!

Hairscapades Meet-Up: Orange, NJ

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Saturday, May 26th
1 – 4 pm

Pooka Boutique
15 South Essex Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050

T#: (973) 954-2471

OH YEAH BABY!! THAT’S RIGHT!!! IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!! 

LOL!! So, it’s official!! The second ever Hairscapades Meet-Up is about to go down in my home state! I’m totally psyched to be able to extend an invitation to my tri-state area naturalistas! However, you have to act fast! I’ve been able to secure a gorgeous space full of smell goods for the meet-up, but seating is very limited! So, it’s first come, first serve!! The first 30 ladies to RSVP in the comments section below are in like Flint (+1 guest max please)!!

I’m so excited as I’ve already secured a few great giveaways, door samples and a special guest stylist!! Add to that, the space is awesome!! Check out this video of the grand opening of Pooka Pure & Simple’s Pooka Boutique if you don’t believe me ;)!!

Doing the dang thing!! 

So yeah!! I’m totally hyped and hope to see you there!!


Hairscapades Meet-Up (Washington, DC): The Reboot!

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Saturday, February 18th
1 – 4 pm

Tap & Parlour
2001 Eleventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

T#: (202) 299-0800

OH YEAH BABY!! THAT’S RIGHT!!! IT IS ON!! LOL!! As many of you may already know, I was originally planning a meet-up last October to bring together some of my comrades-in-blog from the Curly Nikki Presents Kim Coles’ Grow Out Challenge and my new friends from Hairscapades. Well, Hurricane Irene decided that she wanted to ruin those plans!

Now, we have reached the end of our first Hairscapades GOC and I thought, “What better time to resurrect the meet-up?!”

With that being said, I would like to extend an invitation to all readers, GOCers (old and new), kinky, coily, curly, transitioning, contemplating transitioning, big chopping, lurking ;) and/or natural hair enthusiasts to the Hairscapades Natural Hair Meet-Up!!

So, come out and hang with me in DC on the 18th!! Meet fellow naturals, talk about products, techniques, styles and accessories. Also, bring your unwanted, never opened, partially used products, tools and/or accessories for the Product Swap Meet!! You’ll get rid of those “#FAILS,” in order to make room for that item (or two or ten … PJs, you know who you are) that you always wanted to try!! Lord knows y’all probably don’t need to bring anything as I’m sure I’ll have a box or two (yup, I’m one)!! LOL!! Oh, and maybe … just maybe … I might have a goody or two up my sleeve;)!  So, come out and admire the rainbow array of wonderful kinks, curls and coils that will surely be on display!! You’re sure to make a new “curlfriend” or two … or, ya know, twenty!!!

Please view the EVENT for the Meet-Up on the Hairscapades FB page and RSVP as I’m trying to get a head count. And, spread the word ;)!! Can’t wait to see you all!


CANCELED: Hairscapades Natural Hair Meet-Up Announcements

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8/25 UPDATE: Regretfully, I am canceling the Meet-Up that was scheduled for 8/27 as the weather does not appear as if it wants to be at all accommodating.  I am sooooo bummed, but, in the interest of ensuring that everyone remains safe and sound, this event will be re-scheduled to a later date. Don’t want anyone on the roads during a hurricane trying to make a Meet-Up.  Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement and stay tuned for the new date, which will be announced in the next couple of weeks!  

Saturday, August 27th
2 – 5 pm

The Bohemian Caverns
2001 Eleventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

T#: (202) 299-0800

If you live on the East Coast and always wanted to attend a Natural Hair Meet-Up, come out and hang with us!! All kinky, coily, curly, transitioning, contemplating transitioning, big chopping and/or natural hair enthusiastst are welcome. Meet fellow or aspiring naturals, talk about products, techniques, styles and accessories. Also, bring your unwanted, never opened, partially used products, tools and/or accessories for the Product Swap Meet!! You’ll get rid of those “#FAILS,” in order to make room for that item (or two or ten) that you always wanted to try!! Last, but certainly not least, you’ll get to admire the rainbow array of wonderful kinks, curls and coils that will surely be on display!! So come out and make a new “curlfriend” … or two or ten!!!

And this just in:

SCARLETT, THE CREATOR OF WONDER CURL, will be in the house!!  Scarlett will be discussing what makes Wonder Curl unique and will provide a live demonstration of  her products.  There will also be a Q&A session. (Btw, the TnC pictured above was done with Wonder Curl Butter Than Love. ;))

In addition, I’ve secured a couple of door prizes for the PJs in almost all of us!  So bring a few business cards for the “raffles!”

Finally, I created an EVENT for this on the Hairscapades FB Fan page! Would you please “like” the page and indicate whether or not you are attending the meet-up? And, spread the word to your family and friends … repost … tweet … share … like … PLEASE!! *lol*


Hairscapades Natural Hair Meet-Up: Washington, DC

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Saturday, August 27th
2 – 5 pm

The Bohemian Caverns
2001 Eleventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

T#: (202) 299-0800

As many of you already know, Hairscapades was born out of my participation in the NaturallyCurly.com sponsored Curly Nikki Presents Kim Coles’ Grow Out Challenge (whew, mouthful!). The challenge ended on July 31st, but a few of us who developed great friendships through our GOC blogs wanted to meet in person and the idea of the meet-up was born. Hairscapades inadvertently became the platform to organize this event, which has grown to include far more than the original group of GOCers.

Now, we would like to extend an invitation to all readers, GOCers (old and new), kinky, coily, curly, transitioning, contemplating transitioning, big chopping and/or natural hair enthusiasts to the Hairscapades Natural Hair Meet-Up!!

So, if you’ve always wanted to attend a Natural Hair Meet-Up or just couldn’t make the LA event due to “locale challenges;),” come out and hang with us!! Meet fellow naturals, talk about products, techniques, styles and accessories. Also, bring your unwanted, never opened, partially used products, tools and/or accessories for the Product Swap Meet!! You’ll get rid of those “#FAILS,” in order to make room for that item (or two or ten) that you always wanted to try!! Last, but certainly not least, you’ll get to admire the rainbow array of wonderful kinks, curls and coils that will surely be on display!! So come out and make a new “curlfriend” … or two or ten!!!

8/20/11 UPDATE: I created an EVENT for this on the Hairscapades FB Fan page! Would you please “like” the page and indicate whether or not you are attending the meet-up? And, if you wouldn’t mind, spread the word ;)!! You guys rock!