On June 25th, up and coming female entrepreneurs gathered at Polish Bar of Brooklyn for Cocktails & Connections, a beauty industry mixer where they would be able to network and learn from the success stories of some of NY’s top beauty mavens. Although experiencing record temps in NYC there was nothing but positivity in the room. Speaking of positivity, a portion of the proceeds from the event was donated to Petals-N-Belles, a non-profit organization headed by Damali Elliott which is committed to empowering young girls in various areas of life… how cool is that?! The lineup went something like this…
Essence.com’s Nicole Melton and celeb stylist Ursula Stephen were a pleasant surprise! Each special guest spoke candidly about the experiences that led them to the job of their dreams. #dowhatyoulove (one of my favorite things to hashtag!) seemed to be the running theme as each spoke of their rise to success in the industry.
The evening featured great music by DJ Jason Grae, mini manis, cocktails and some tasty (and super cute!) cupcakes provided by BCakeNY.
I reconnected with Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks Salon and was FINALLY able to meet Ylorie Anderson of Brown Girl Marketing after only connecting on social media for the longest.
Each attendee walked away with a goodie bag full of beauty items from some of my favorite brands.
For more of what went down, check out the video below… Enjoy!