Monday, July 13, 2015

Return of the Curls Natural Hair Weekend 2015

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This past weekend I attended some of the events from Return of the Curl natural hair weekend.  It was held in the city of Hampton, VA.  The pre-event party Koils-n-Kocktails was held Friday evening and was hosted by Pamela Jenkins (the creator of Koils by Nature) along with Adeea Rogers (the Trendy Socialite) and Constance Cash of Team Natural.  Unfortunately I did not attend that event...there's always next year.  Saturday I attended the expo and hair show and as usual Return of the Curls did not disappoint.  There were vendors galore and workshops which I'll briefly discuss.  Naptural Nicole was absolutely amazing and if you missed her workshop as a blogger you missed a treat.  My blogger friends Natural Allure, Naturally Creole, and Naturally Glam were on the panels so I had to support my girls.  I was on the move so I did not get an opportunity to see Miguel Nuñez.  Also Tanya Wright from Orange is the New Black was there and there were quite a few people waiting to meet her and get photos so I did not get an opportunity to meet her as well.  There were a lot of vendors so I'll list the ones I picked up cards and information on below:

*Alodeuri Jewelry & Accessories (earrings featured in my event recap video)
*Bonnie Love Boutique (bonnet featured in my event recap video)
*Janomi Hair, LLC
*Samirah Jewelry
*SereNiti Bath, Body, and You
*J'Shea Essential Oils
*Nicole Rose Boutique
*Henna Sooq
*P3 Style
*Natural by Design
*Salon Noa
*Naturally Nadine, LLC
*Dark and Lovely
*Uncle Funky's Daughter
*Eden Bodyworks
*Tree Naurals (product featured in my event recap video)
*Todd Parson
*Visual Artist Hiecue
*Char Lovett Creations (Headbands featured in my event recap video)
*The Remedy Hair Salon
*Melody Matthews & Associates Real Estate Professionals
*Curl Prep Hair Solutions
*B.A.A.B.S Beauty Boutique & Bar
*Flippin Fros
**If any vendors are missing I apologize....there was so much to see.**

There was also an after party which was hosted by Tribe Called Curl affectionately named Kinks and Drinks a cocktail affair which was sponsored by Shea Moisture.  After being at the expo all day I was super tired and decided to go home.  All this really means is I need to be better prepared for next year.

On Sunday I attended the blogger's brunch with Shalleen-Kaye of Natural Hair Does Care as the host of the panel.  Myleik Teele, the CEO of curlBOX, as the featured speaker.  As usual Myleik delivered an amazing and inspiring speech.  The other bloggers provided great information as well.  The other bloggers included: Naturally Glam, Adeea Rogers, Naturally Fashionable, and Vaughan.  The brunch was delicious and the swag bags were filled with four full sized products.  Keenya also gave away copies of Curly Nikki's book.  I truly enjoyed myself.  Return of the Curls organized a great event and I'm looking forward to next year already.

Don't forget to save the dates for next year.