Yo the DC/MD/VA is poppin for natural haired ladies! Here are TWO upcoming events for those living close to our nation’s capitol! The best part is that these are on the weekend so I can actually make them! I am not sponsoring or a part of these events, I just gladly support events I plan to attend and local curly girls who are doin their thing :o)
THIS Saturday, July 28 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at N Natural Hair Studio 11207B Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Check out the deets below and be sure to RSVP!
Wonder Curl’s DMV meet-up. This is an event for you to come to the salon and learn more about the Wonder Curl product line, how it can be added to your hair regimen or your child’s regimen and how to use the product properly. This is a free event and if you follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook you will get the opportunity to win a free Wonder Curl Service.
Saturday, August 4 from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Loft Area of Busboys & Poets @ 5th & K in Washington, DC. $5 a ticket
There will be Swag Bags filled with goodies, including products from CURLS, available to the first 50 people to RSVP. To get your ticket & Swag Bag, visit the eventbrite page DMVNaturalHairMeetup.eventbrite.com to RSVP!
N Natural Hair Studio in Silver Spring, MD is having another hair event that is NEXT Thursday, July 19! I think the idea of this event is genius. I will do my best to make sure I get there ASAP after work!!
Check out the deets below:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 | 3PM- 7PM
N Natural Hair Studio
11207B Lockwood Drive | Silver Spring, MD 20901
On Thursday, July 19th we will be hosting a DIY Event. On this day for $35 you get a shampoo and your choice of one of our treatments. Following your shampoo and treatment you will get the opportunity to try any and all of our products for free. You can even complete your whole head w/ two strand twists if you’d like. We are pretty much giving you the freedom to use the salon as if it was your own! We are doing this to introduce the great products we carry and give you any guidance in choosing what is right for your hair. As always, The N team will be there to answer any questions.
Click HERE to check out the treatments they offer! I wonder if I can get them all! lol
Now I always thought that meetups were kinda corny and never thought I would join in on them #dontjudgeme lol but things change…I’m going to a natural hair meetup ;o)
NNHMD is an annual one-day event. Its purpose is to allow the opportunity for women across the country to meet in their own communities while networking, sharing and meeting (virtually) other women across the country participating in meetups on the same day. Natural hair meetups are events designed to share information, techniques, inspiration and products to aid individuals in their natural hair journey…
Attendees of the natural hair meetup will be able to:
Meet other naturals in their area
Gain exposure to natural hair product lines and companies
Learn the process of planning and executing a natural hair meetup (event hosts)
Meet natural hair and beauty bloggers and Youtube vloggers
Network with other natural hair meetup organizers (event hosts)
Discover resources, techniques, products and people that can serve as inspiration and information for the natural hair care journey
This blog has definitely pulled me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to open myself up to more people, it’s truly been a blessing and I don’t take the opportunity for granted. So with that said….I will be at the meetup sponsored by Koils by Nature!
Here’s the info for the Washington, DC/Maryland/VA
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 12pm – 5pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria-Old Town Area Hotel 5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303
Angela Walker of N Natural Hair Studio is having an AWESOME event coming up on Wednesday, May 16th… It’s a Big Chop Event!! Check out the details below..
The event is from 12 noon-6pm and N Natural will be offering a FREE big chop service to every attendant of the event! Yes did you read that?? Free big chop for every attendee!! If you have been debating on cutting off those last few inches of relaxer, this is the perfect opportunity. I say go for it!! I’m all for the big chop :o) It gets better, with each BC, you’ll also get a consultation, shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner. I swear, it is soooo much easier to go natural nowadays… go for it ladies!! #teamnatural lol
Oh and there will also be yummy cupcakes, champagne and sparkling apple cider (#winning!) And the infamous Dr. Phoenyx Austin will be in attendance (Google her!) and earrings created by Alex from the Good Hair Blog will be for sale as well!
Click the flyer to go to N Natural’s website for more info!
Last Saturday I hit up the grand opening of N Natural Hair Studio in Silver Spring. The studio is in a nice, low-key spot on the second floor of an office complex off Colesville Rd. and New Hampshire, right across the street from the Enclave Apartments. When I arrived, there was a short line to get in and the owner, Angela, was at the door greeting everyone as they walked in. They also collected the contact information for everyone as well on their nifty iPad, definitely a smart business move :o) It was my first time meeting the owner and she is so sweet and very professional. She was so bubbly and super excited about her new business venture :o) I wish her much success!
Angela (on the right) and Tizita Araya
Her studio is a cozy, natural haven with bright orange décor accents, which gives it a very welcoming feel. Oh, and I can’t forget the cute cupcakes with the frosting decorated with her logo! She sells several brands of natural products and offers a slew of services. The Sugar Scalp Exfoliation treatment caught my attention hehe….(I’ll be using my $20 off gift certificate I got in my goody bag!)
Her prices seem reasonable although I am not so keen on natural hair salon price points (she charges by the hour for most services) and her skills for styling hair, especially locs, are phenomenal. The following are some of the services N Natural Studio will offer:
Loose Hair Services
Two Strand Twists
Flat Twist Up-do
Sugar scalp exfoliation
Cuts & trims
These are the product lines she currently carries:
Alikay Naturals (caught my eye! Anxious to try!)
Joie Naturals (MyGel)
Walters Wholesome Goods Honey (the only black honey bee keepers in the DMV area!)
Ginger + Liz nail polish (vegan, animal friendly nail polish collection run by two young and fabulous black women out of New York)
The grand opening also included special guest, Dr. Phoenyx Austin, who was promoting her book If You Love It, It Will Grow! A Guide to Growing Long Afro-Textured Hair. Not only is she and her hair gorgeous, but she’s also a physician, author, media personality and entrepreneur and is well-known in the natural hair community for her guest appearances on blogs like CurlyNikki and BGLH (she’s super google-able). Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to chat with her (just snapped a few pics) because she had quite a line waiting but I heard a ton of great things about her and her book. I may just have to pick up a copy myself!
Check out N Natural Hair Studio if you’re in the area! I think having a local natural hair salon in Montgomery county is great because there definitely is a need for them. That truck all the way to DC can be a super process lol