On February 16th, Dark and Lovely celebrated the kick-off of its 45th Anniversary with a commemorative event in New York City. Here’s what went down!
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The Healthy Hair & Beauty Affair II was my second ToBNatural event and I’m so excited to share this footage with you! Mane Moves TV was there to capture some highlights and interviews with attendees and special guests.
On July 12th, for the second year in a row, online natural hair magazine Natural Hollywood and natural hair salon Sabine’s Hallway bring The Natural Aristocratic Tea to Brooklyn!
Six months later and almost a year to the date of the first one, I bring you a recap of The Healthy Hair & Beauty Affair II! Shame on me, right? LOL! Ugh. This has been sitting in my drafts all this time. Crazy. Anywho… let’s get on with it! Word on the street is The (SOLD OUT!) Healthy Hair & Beauty Affair II held at The DUMBO Loft was awesome! There were nothing but positive comments from the attendees as well as the special guests AND vendors. WOW! I am so… SO excited that everyone who came out to support had a great time and left feeling inspired and informed. Joining me once again were Chef Keaton with his tasty hors d’oeuvres and DJ Rich Nice to keep things bumping. Photographer Jason John of Xcallibur Photo rounded out our “family reunion”, this time armed with an assistant to capture all the happenings. I set out to make this event bigger and better than the first: larger venue, more special guests, a wide array of vendors and, yes, more coverage… we had Mane Moves TV in the house for video coverage and interviews! Thanks to our title sponsors– Alikay Naturals, EDEN BodyWorks & CURLS- who provided full-sized products plus a gang of other amazing brands, ticket-holders received a hefty swag bag filled to capacity! The afternoon kicked off with “One Time For the Naturals”, an original piece by spoken word artist and author Joekenneth Museau, written just for the event! After giving a shout out to our generous sponsors, I turned the stage over to Tameeka McNeil Johnson aka The Curl Whisperer. Tameeka’s Transformation Workshop was a big hit as she demonstrated a ‘wash and go’ styling technique while answering numerous natural hair questions from the audience. Her wealth of knowledge was evident…
Another natural hair event is upon ladies (and gents)! On December 13, 2014, Niyya Tenee of Locs Revolution brings us Loc’d & Loosed: A Celebration of Natural Hair Unity. Whether you’re male or female, rock locs or loose kinks and curls, this one’s for you! This amazing event will feature vendors, discussion panels with vloggers and bloggers, a live DJ and more! Get your tickets here today! xoxo Toia B.
Hey all my Philly Naturals! Haute Kinky Hair is making moves along with my girl Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks as they hit their second stop on the Protect Your Style Brunch Tour. I had the privilege of shooting the premier brunch here in NYC and it was nothing short of a klassy event. You Philly gals will get your turn on August 16th at Supper on South Street. Mingle, eat, win prizes and soak in some hair care education and inspiration while you’re at it! Get your tickets here! xoxo Toia B.
Hey NYC naturalistas! Get your fascinators and white gloves ready because on Sunday, May 4th 2014 Natural Hollywood, an online natural hair magazine and natural hair salon Sabine’s Hallway will host the inaugural Natural Aristocratic Tea at The Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn. The Natural Aristocratic Tea event, a first of its kind, will showcase natural hair through vintage, contemporary and futuristic styles. Guests will witness a rich display of a natural hair, a fashion show and live performances, while partaking in a British pastime of indulgence, Afternoon Tea. “We are really excited about hosting the very first Natural Aristocratic Tea in Brooklyn. We wanted to showcase the beauty of natural hair, while celebrating the achievements of women of color.” Sabine Bellevue, owner at Sabine’s Hallway Natural Hair Salon Hosted by the award winning Jenell Stewart and featuring special guest Felicia Leatherwood, the event will provide a nurturing platform for women of color while specifically honoring three women in recognition of their positive contribution to help improve the lives of youths living in New York. The inaugural Natural Aristocratic Tea event will be held from 12pm-4pm in a marquee at the stunning grounds of The Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn. Be sure to tell a friend and go here to snag your tickets today! …pinkies up! 😉 xoxo Toia B.
White Plains, NY has been named an official host city for this year’s International Natural Hair Meetup Day aka INHMD on May 30th and will be presented by EMBRACE!
CALLING ALL PRODUCT JUNKIES! Here’s another event to add to your list of places to go this Fall! Un’ruly invites you to start the season off fresh by coming out THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 12th, to The Polish Bar Brooklyn for an evening of product swappage to help you clear out your cabinets, medicine chests and dresser tops. Get rid of those products that did nothing for you and hope to grab some that just might work. Interact with other naturals and chat with our host, beauty blogger Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey! The event is FREE but if you plan to attend, go here to read more about how it all works and let ’em know you’ll be in the house! Look forward to seeing you there! xoxo Toia B.
Hopefully, you’ve already marked your calendars for my second Healthy Hair & Beauty Affair on June 15th. Now it’s time for you to be among the first to secure your spot for what’s going to be an amazing event with healthy hair care as its focus! We’re excited to have hair care entrepreneur Karen Tappin of Karen’s Body Beautiful in the house this time around who will be sharing her hair story! Take in some hair care education with a workshop by “The Curl Whisperer” Tameeka McNeil-Johnson and witness as someone undergoes their Big Chop! Val Joseph aka Mrs. Makeup will also be joining us once more to answer your makeup questions and she’ll be dolling up some natural beauties for our Sofistafunk Skirt Co. fashion presentation with designer Arlinda M. Scarlett Rocourt, creator of Wonder Curl, gives us a demo of her amazing product line and to mix things up a bit, I’ve asked spoken word artist Joekenneth to grace us with a few pieces to inspire the crowd! Enjoy lite bites and nod to some tunes from our DJ while you shop a wide array of vendors featuring hair and skin care items, apparel, jewelry and more. Look out for a full list of our sponsors and vendors in the coming weeks. I have a few fun ideas up my sleeve so, if you don’t wanna miss out, I urge you to purchase your tickets today! See you there! xoxo Toia B.