Archive for the ‘Hair Shows’ Category

Natural Hair Care Expos in 2011

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

 Natural Hair Care Exodus will tour to eight states in 2011 revealing loads of extraordinary events with information about natural hair and it’s care. Folks in Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Tennessee, New England, Massachusetts and Ohio, look for dates and cities in your market.

Hey - What happend to New York?!  

Anyway check out the video.

The Nappiology Natural Hair Expo 2010

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I received an email from Nappiology to spread the word.

Nappiology, Inc. is Celebrating their 3rd year Nappiversary!!!

You have already joined the movement, Join the Celebrations!!!


Sunday, November 7, 2010; 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Entry Fee of $10 at the Door 

University of Texas at Arlington; E.H. Hereford University Center; Bluebonnet Room; 300 West First Street; Arlington, TX 76010

For more info visit

Transcendence Natural Hair Show Review

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I’m writing this post at 6:30am on my way to the Food Co-Op in Park Slope. I like to get there early because the place is small and it’s always crowded. Loads of people like to eat organic food for little money and I am one of them. I don’t mind taking the hike from Bensonhurst to Park Slope because to me it is worth it.

I am sitting on an outside train platform waiting for the D. It’s dark. It looks like it could be 10:00 or 11:00pm instead of almost 7:00am! Fall mornings are spooky. The birds are awake and they are busy chatting. I hear a variety of chirps and tweets. I wonder what they are talking about. They are loud too. Uh oh. Somebody got in trouble.

I am thinking about my shopping list as I board the train but, actually, this post is supposed to be about the Transcendence Natural Hair Show I went to last weekend.

The event was free for the public so that is always a plus. The first thing I noticed was the vendors. There were more vendors selling trinkets, jewelry, clothes, purses, natural face products and soaps then there were items for the hair. I was hoping to see hair care products galore plus tools to style natural hair as well as books and even natural hair pieces. This event appeared to be more of an African Arts Festival instead of a natural hair show.

Once I saw that the food was ready I walked in its direction hoping to find a vegetarian dish. “We have curry potatoes you can eat,” the cook said to me. “Do you want to try some?” As I watched the man gather the potatoes on a fork for me to taste I noticed a small piece of meat in the pan. “Oh there is a piece of meat in the dish,” I said. “No it’s not! No it’s not!” “That’s okay. I’ll pass. Thanks anyway.” I was not in the mood to pay for a lie.

I left. I didn’t even stick around to find out if Soul Summit showed up for the house music dance party and I defiantly didn’t go back the next day for the hair show that cost $30. So I did not have a good experience while at my first natural hair show. I wasn’t even inspired to take a lot of pictures but I did capture a few. Check them out below.

Really nice sista promoting her self published book on natural healthcare. I can’t find the literature she gave me, if I even took any, and I can’t read the website on her shirt. Dang!

En’tyce Your Beauty Products is a really cool natural hair care line. Check it out at

Two years of new growth. Her hair looked gorgeous!



Collard Greens


Red Chard


Almond Milk

Sunflower Oil

Sweet Stir Fry Peppers


Long Grain Brown Rice

Red Quinoa

Soy Chocolate Pudding




Transcendence Natural Hair Show

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I cannot believe I am actually able to go to a natural hair show. I also get to groove to House music with one of the best in the business – Soul Summit – later that evening. I always go to their events at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn during the Summer. They are really good.

I met up with one of the organizers, Onyx, and he told me about the hair show. This is going to be my first natural hair show – no – my first hair show period. I wonder what it will be like. I guess like any other expo. Well, check out the information below. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 23 and Sunday October 24; 9:00 – 7:00pm; Sanders Studios NYC; 525 Waverly Avenue; Between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street; Brooklyn, New York.


Some Highlights: Saturday: Soul Summit Dance Party; Sunday: Hair Show from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


Heads Up!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The 2nd Annual Heads Up! A Soulful Celebration of Our HAIRitage will be held on Wednesday, September 29 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Kumble Theatre for The Performing Arts at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. The admission is free to the public.

At Heads Up!, you will join women, men and youth celebrating OUR hair in music, dance, dialogue, film, visual art and more. The theme will be Fearlessly Natural: Getting to the Roots of the Matter.

All hairstyles and viewpoints are welcome.

As usual, I cannot believe this, I will not be able to attend. I am really upset about that because I live in Brooklyn. But for all of my New York readers, especially my Brooklyn peeps, please check out the event. I am sure it will be great!

Good Hair 101

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

When am I going to go to one of these all natural hair events?!  Today one of my Facebook friends suggested that I like “The Peace & Beauty Project” so I did because it is all about living a natural lifestyle. On Saturday, August 28 in Orlando, FL there will be a seminar on making natural and organic products. I wish I could go but I can’t. I already have plans in the works.

As many of you know I make my own natural products. Matter of fact, I will post two new recipes soon. But there is so much to learn in this area. Attending an event such as this would have been very helpful.

I am sorry I will miss it but if you are in the Orlando, Florida area check it out, and afterwards, tell us about your experience.

Miss Jessie’s

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Check out the event below.

Miss Jessie’s

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Last week Miss Jessie’s had a party to launch their move from Brooklyn to the SoHo district in Manhattan. I didn’t even know there was a hair salon in my borough. I also didn’t know Miss Jessie’s is really two women who are sisters. Sometimes I can be so behind the times.

I don’t use their items because, well, I am not all natural yet, and because of my vegan lifestyle, there are certain ingredients in the products that I am trying to avoid such as propylene glycol, mineral oil and other chemicals I cannot pronounce.

However, I am very proud of the extremely beautiful sisters, who are half Japanese. I had a good time at their party. In attendance were a lot of natural heads; some were clients, some were natural hair stylists and others, like myself, just wanted to support.

Check out the photos below from the event.

Beauty Salon Logo

Ti Ti and Miko also known as Miss Jessie’s

With Ti Ti. I should have put my red bag down.

Natural Princess

Natural Heads

Esperanza and Yolanda are going to go and stay natural soon. Again with the red bag.

Natural Head Nysheva-Starr is all smiles.

Sample products that were in the gift bag.

More products from the gift bag.

Miss Jessie’s Brochure.