Our Crowning Glory Event June 14-16, 2013, New Orleans LA


Natural Hair Community is hosting our first event June 14-15, 2013 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel 701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans LA, theme for the event is Our Crowning Glory.

On June 14, 2013, we are having a Meet & Greet dinner at Ralph & Kacoo’s from 6-9pm in the historic French Quarter. The $48 admission price covers a 4 course dinner, with your choice of 3 entrée’s and entry to the event.  A product swap is planned, gift bag distribution, cocktail hour and dinner.  Ticket for the dinner are on sale now thru Eventbrite.com; http://crowningglorymeetngreet.eventbrite.com/#

June 15, 2013 our actual Crowning Glory Event from 1-5pm, speakers will discuss the impact of hair & the African-American community, health nutrition, making your products Dwana Makeba from Beauty On De Bayou will show us how to style our hair for the professional workplace, special occasions and everyday and roundtable discussions.  Vendors will be on site, giveaways are planned.  Tickets for the June 15th event are on sale at Eventbrite for $15.  http://naturalhaircommunity.eventbrite.com/#

If you would like more information about vendor opportunity, please send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com, I will send you a vendor application package. Space is limited and Early Bird pricing is available.

If you need a hotel room, I have secured discounted room rates at the event location the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel call  877-999-3223, rooms for a single/double are $114, triple/quad rooms are $134.  Rooms are limited.  Make sure you are a part of this great event!!!

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Twist-out Tips!! Reposted from Nappturality Patricia Deecoily Gaines


Reposted from Nappturality…Patricia Deecoily Gaines

1. Twist your hair when it’s dripping wet.

When your hair is wet, is able to snap up and lock in your twist, whether it is a fat twist or a thin twist. Tightness and shrinkage of your coils is what makes twists last so love your shrinkage. If your hair starts to dry, have a bowl of water handy to re-wet as you go along.

2. Use a creamy, conditioning leave-in before using a gel.

This will ensure your hair stays soft and conditioned after it dries.

3. Do not use any product containing glycerine.

Glycerine will attract moisture to itself and make your twists fluff out and lose their shape faster.

4. Use a strong holding gel without alcohol.

Use a natural gel with a firm hold. I use aloe gel but flax is also a good one. Make sure it does not contain ANY alcohol because that will dry your hair out and make it poofy and frizzy very quickly.

5. Use a shea butter based product on your ends. Every day, put a little whipped (light) shea butter on your ends to keep them from frizzing out and ruining the shape of the twistout.

6. Retwist your hair every night.

You can use a light spritz containing oil and water to twist your hair at night. Even using a light gel on your dry twists will help hold it the next day. The water will help to re-set your hair each night.

7. Retwist your hair using the same partings.

Try your best to twist the same portions of hair together every time. Your hair will have formed a pattern and with a light feel, you will find where the two sections of one twist will “find each other”. Try not to retwist your hair in a way that does not sit with the previous twist pattern.

8. Tie your twists up or sleep in a satin cap/scarf (or on a satin pillowcase) every night.

Any friction will frizz your twists, so sleeping in satin will keep your twists smooth and shiny the next day.

9. Oil your scalp every day.

Oil helps keep the scalp balanced and will also reduce the effect of sweating on the base of your twistout.

10. Keep your hands OUT OF YOUR HAIR. I know this is difficult, but the more you fiddle with it during the day, the faster it will lose its shape.

More tips:  Try experimenting with different styles during your twist out. As it starts to get to the end of its life, try pulling it (or up) into a bun and retwisting after it is pulled back. Here is an example of my twist out when I pulled it up in the front with a scarf and retwisted it. You can also twist parts of the front and pile the rest on top and secure with pins or combs.

Retwisting or flat twisting the front while leaving the back out is another way to extend the style even longer.

Above all, don’t have unrealistic expectations of your twistout. Understand that in a humid environment, a twist out will not last as long as it may in a drier environment. No amount of gel in the world will hold our natural hair in place when humidity is at 90%.

When it is time to wash your hair again, use some oil and do a gentle pre-detangling first.

Have fun and enjoy your hair!

 

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Natural Hair Community Our Crowning Glory Event June 14-15, 2013


Natural Hair Community is hosting our first event June 14-15, 2013 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel 701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans LA, theme for the event is Our Crowning Glory.

On June 14, 2013, we are having a Meet & Greet dinner from 6-9pm.  A product swap is planned, gift bag distribution, cocktail hour and dinner.  Ticket for the dinner will go on sale January 3, 2013.

June 15, 2013 our actual Crowning Glory Event from 1-5pm, speakers will discuss the impact of hair & the African-American community, health nutrition, making your products Dwana Makeba from Beauty On De Bayou will show us how to style our hair for the professional workplace, special occasions and everyday.  Vendors will be on site, giveaways are planned.  Tickets for the June 15th event are on sale at Eventbrite for $15.  http://naturalhaircommunity.eventbrite.com/#

If you would like more information about vendor opportunity, please send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com, I will send you a vendor application package. Space is limited and Early Bird pricing is available.

If you need a hotel room, I have secured discounted room rates at the event location the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel call  877-999-3223, rooms for a single/double are $114, triple/quad rooms are $134.

Make sure you are a part of this great event!!!

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Natural Hair Community Meet & Greet June 14, 2013 New Orleans LA


Our dinner menu has been set for the Natural Hair Community Our Crowning Glory Meet & Greet June 14, 2013  from 6-9pm at the New Orleans School of Cooking.  Tickets will be available 12/24/12 at Eventbrite.com, tickets for the actual meet up on June 15th from 1-5pm at the Wyndham Riverfront are now on available at Eventbrite.com for $15 per person

The price is $60 per person for the Meet & Greet Dinner which includes: Cocktails, 2 hour cooking demonstration, 4 course dinner and recipes of the menu prepared by our chef.   Menu is as follows:

Soup: Corn and Crab Bisque
Appetizer: Petite Crab Cake
Entrée: Catch of the Day with Seafood Stuffing & Lemon Butter Caper Sauce, Garlic mashed potatoes & Seasonal vegetables
Dessert:   White Chocolate Bread Pudding

If you need a hotel room you need to call Wyndham Reservations at  877-999-3223, the code for the discounted rooms is Natural Hair Community, the price is $114 for a King/Double bed.

Space & rooms are limited on a first come, first serve basis, be sure to get your rooms & tickets ASAP!!!

 

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Advance Tickets/Hotel Rooms Available for Our Crowning Glory Meet Up June 14-16, 2013


Tickets for advanced purchase of the Natural Hair Community Our Crowning Glory Event June 15-16, 2013, are now on sale!! They are $15 as well as the Early Bird Registration for hotel rooms at the event location the  Wyndham Riverfront Hotel 701 Convention Center Drive, New Orleans.

Our sponsors are Texture Me Natural, CC’s Naturals and Lovingly And Natural Designed. June 15th from 1-5pm at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel will be our actual meet-up, speakers will talk about the impact of hair & the African-American Community, health & nutrition, demonstrations of how to style your hair for the workplace, special occasions and every day.  Making your own products as well as other roundtable discussions.  Vendors will be on site with products for natural hair, accessories, clothing & other items ticket price will be $15 for early bird registration & $20 at the door.  The tickets will be available at http://naturalhaircommunity-eac2.eventbrite.com/#

You may contact the Wyndham Reservations at: 877-999-3223, mention Natural Hair Community when making your reservations.  The EARLY BIRD RATE IS $114 PER NIGHT AND SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

Several giveaways are planned.  If you are interested in becoming vendor or attending the event please send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com and I will send you a Perspective Vendor Application and or secure your spot, space is limited so get your tickets early!!

Gift bags & giveaways will be available.  I will keep you informed of any updated information.our tickets early!!

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“Our Crowning Glory Natural Hair Community Sponsor’s June 14-16, 2013 in New Orleans


I am so pleased and excited to announce the sponsors of the Our Crowing Glory Natural Hair Meet-up,  June 14-16, 2013 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel located at 701 Convention Center Blvd in my hometown of New Orleans, LA.  Texture Me Natural, CC’s Naturals and Lovingly And Natural Designed have graciously agreed to be a part of this meet up.  I am so thankful and excited to have them as sponsors forour event.  I will post links to their websites where you can order & try their products, and after using them you will love them as much as I do!!

June 14, 2013 from 6pm-9pm, a meet & greet along with a product Swap at the New Orleans School of Cooking in the historic French Quarter.  The price will include cocktail hour, followed by a 2 hours cooking demonstration of authentic New Orleans cuisine and dinner.  The meeting space will hold 68 persons and you will be able to purchase tickets thru Eventbrite.  Giftbags will be available!!

June 15th from 1-5pm at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel will be our actual meet-up, speakers will talk about the impact of hair & the African-American Community, health & nutrition, demonstrations of how to style your hair for the workplace, special occasions and every day.  Making your own products as well as other roundtable discussions.  Vendors will be on site with products for natural hair, accessories, clothing & other items ticket price will be $15 for early bird registration & $20 at the door.  The tickets will be available the 15th of Jan also on Eventbrite.  Several giveaways are planned so be sure to get your tickets early!!

If are coming from out-of-town, I have secured rooms at our Meeting site the Wyndham Riverfront for $114 per night as well as the Hyatt Place, which is located on Convention Center Blvd. ½ block from the Wyndham same price.  You are not required to pay for the rooms at the time you make your reservation but you will need to secure your room with a credit/debit card.  THE $114.00 PER NIGHT IS EARLY BIRD PRICING 30 ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE & AND YOU MUST CONTACT ME TO RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD PRICING AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED BELOW.

I am so excited about this 2 day event and I hope to see you there.  If you are interested in becoming vendor or attending the event please send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com and I will send you a Perspective Vendor Application and or secure your spot, space is limited so get your tickets early!!  Gift bags & giveaways will be available.  I will keep you informed of any updated information.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register, again send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com

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Natural Hair Community Crowning Glory Meet up June 14-16, 2013


I wanted to just confirm some thing the hotel rooms and the $114 is EARLY BIRD PRICING….I have a block on 30 rooms, many of you have confirmed your hotel with me. Those 30 rooms are confirmed at $114, if there are overflow and you want a room, I can get you rooms at a slightly higher rate if you want to be in the Meet Up location for convenience, that rate is $149….THOSE WHO CONFIRMED WITH ME WILL GET THE EARLY BIRD PRICING. I think that is only fair. I am still working with other hotels trying to get good pricing.  Again the event dates June 14-16, 2013.

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