Curly on the Beat: Curly Nikki Meet-Up/NC


When I discovered my FB friend, Hair Crush and now Hairscapades GOCer, Jasmine, was attending the CurlyNikki Meet-Up in North Carolina, I immediately begged her for a write-up for the site! And, you know what? She enthusiastically agreed! So, here is a peek into the event from Jazz, our “Curly on the Beat;-)!!!”


by Jasmine aka CurlsDivine

I began my day by washing out my henna treatment, a deep condition and proceeded to compliment myself on my fierce flat twist-out. I was so nervous about my hair not turning out perfect for my grand meeting with CurlyNikki but, to my surprise, it was fiercer than ever. The time came when my friends arrived at my house. I had nervousness, excitement and anxiety all in one bubble sitting in the middle of my gut … but I was ready!

As we strolled past the lounge in my car looking for a parking space, all I saw was naturals here and naturals there. Oh my! I couldn’t wait to get close enough to see the different textures in which God so wonderfully made our beautiful black women of color. I walked into the lounge, and there she was….CurlyNikki! Smiling, happy as ever, just waiting to greet me. I walked swiftly up to her, introduced myself as CurlsDivine and gave her a big hug. Just like the average Joe, she’s a down to earth home girl. Her hair felt like butter. Softer than cotton balls! I thought it was really going to melt in my hands. I asked her a couple of questions, she answered them sweetly, but of course she didn’t want to be rude to the other naturals who were also so excited to see her. So, I continued to walk around and since it was in the dead of a heat wave outside, the lounge was smoking with even more heat inside. I made my way to the bathroom for a quick hair check and, while exiting, I was able to take a couple of photos with CurlyNikki. The only sounds I heard were, “Oh your hair is so pretty!” “Oh my Gosh, how did you get you hair like that? What products did you use?” It was music to my ears to hear so many women complimenting and encouraging each other in an uplifting way. I realized why CurlyNikki was blessed in this area of her life. She truly has a gift. It’s not just about the hair, but more so about, “The self inside of us.” She is just a platform used in order to get the point across from one area to another. I thought to myself, “This woman is famous, or on her way! But, yet, so humble!”

I quickly walked outside with my girls, and there was a crowd of people. I was interviewed, asked questions and posed for pictures. Nikki wants to share her stardom with every woman she touches, whether in person or online. It wasn’t just about her at the meet-up; it was about all of us. WOW! I left with an everlasting impression of joy in my heart. I was sad to see she was moving, but also grateful knowing she’s moving upon hearts and lives wherever she soars. I can’t wait until I meet-up again!

And check out our girl Jasmine in this video clip from the event!:


Thanks for sharing your experience with us Jazz!!  I LOVED it!! I hope that our Natural Hair Meet-up in DC is 1/100th as awesome and inspiring as this event seemed to be!!

(p.s. Check out Jazz’s face in that next to last pic. I do believe she is contemplating reaching out and touching Nik’s hair again!! LOL!!)


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