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Event Recap: 3rd Annual Naturalista Hair Show

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Hey Cuties,

We are mid-way into the week on this fine Hump Day, hope all is well. We’ve had fall like temps in the DMV area with splashes of sunlight. I officially rocked my Uggs over the weekend and my fringe moccasins yesterday. Hello Fall, how you doing? I have 11 more days until my 36th birthday.

I mentioned the Naturalista Hair Show last month and wanted to give you a recap of this year’s event. Last year was my first time attending and I learned to flat twist. This year I tried something new and now I’m hooked.

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L to R: @CurlsandCouture @HeyFranHey @ilovealimara @mycandishoppe @napturalnicole

Things kicked off with this blogger panel of amazing women. Read blogger but do hear business women. These ladies are much more than bloggers and they were sharing their experiences with us. We hear about bloggers who quit their 9 to 5 to blog full time. We hear about them making six figures but don’t know how. Everything that glitters isn’t gold.

@CurlsandCouture: Shared that after being laid off from her job she decided to do blogging full time. She is also in medical school. She kept it real and also let us know she gave her up apartment and moved back home to make her dreams come true.

@HeyFranHey: Shared that her medical troubles {kidney complications} played a huge part in her blogging full time. She found herself in the bed a lot as a result of her discomfort and blogging kept her connected with the outside world. She stays true to who she is as a person on her blog and people love her for it.

@ilovealimara: Shared her personal domestic violence story on her blog and was shocked to see the support she received. She received a message from a young lady that said her story caused her to leave her abusive situation. From then on Annisa knew she wanted to do more for her community.

@MyCandiShoppe: Shared her fears of providing for her family and running a business. She now does this full time but has to balance motherhood, a marriage and a business.

@NapturalNicole: Was the moderator but she is so dope. She recently quit her 9 to 5 live on Periscope after making six figures from blogging. She explained that she didn’t just wake up and quit. She created a place for herself to go. Lesson: Don’t quit your job without a plan. Now she teaches people how to Monetize Thyself.

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Vendor: Tre Bella Wigs

I fell in love with the wig in the middle. I’m not a wig girl but I’m trying to grow out my hair and I want to be cute while I do so.

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Hair Salon

You could also get your hair styled, from flat twist, to bantu knots, to extensions, to a being set on rollers. These ladies were styling folks up; great service at a discounted price. If I had known I would have brought Nori to get her hair done. That would’ve saved me 3hrs of my Sunday.

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Nail & Massage Station

It was a packed house. Discussion would take place on the stage. You could listen while getting your nails done. You could get a massage and zone out from all the noise around you. You could shop, shop, and shop some more.

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Men’s Perspective Panel

Ladies the things we worry and care about are NOT the same things our men care about. Stop getting on his nerves about something he isn’t worried about.

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Hair & Fashion

The fashion and the hair game will keep your head on a swivel. Kriss Mincey {R} of the Artreprenuer ™ sang her face off. She was also the Naturalista Hair Show model from last year. I’ve been stalking following her on IG ever since.

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I <3 dope women!

I love when I run into my Cuties on the street.

L to R: Angela Walker founder of the Naturalista Hair Show & Owner of N Natural Hair Studio.  Erin, Bag Ladies Radio. My Bloggy Boo Diana Ramsey, Sisters with Beauty. Another Boo Jonna, Naturally Glam. Mary @NaturalHairforReal she also participated in my hike earlier this year. The beautiful Hey Fran Hey.

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Cocktails & Giveaways

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Henna

Myself and these dope Cuties got Henna tattoos. This was a first for me and I totally loved it. After having to be still so it could dry. 

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Cuties w/ Henna

This was my second year attending and covering and I look forward to next year.

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Hope to see you there.  Chat with me in the comment section below or FBIG or Twitter.

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Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Keisha

    What a great recap! I long for my loose nap days after having locs because the styles are endless!

  2. Whitney 'Nic' James

    Great recap. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

    This sounds like it was a great event. I use wigs or Senegalese twists as protective styles and I love that curly Tre Bella wig in the middle as well! 😀

  4. Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)

    I which I could have attended. Simple awesome!

  5. Nicole

    Gorgeous ladies and Loved the henna too! Looks like such a great event, thanks for sharing your roundup.

  6. Kasi

    Looks like a really great event, thanks for the recap! Everyone looks so lovely, loving the fashion and hair like you said! Maybe I can attend next year!

  7. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    This sounds like it was a great event. I think it’s so great that CurlsandCouture was able to turn a negative into a great positive.

  8. lisa

    This looks like it was a fantastic event. There were so many unique women to learn from!!

  9. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    What an amazing event that was, huh? Love that you got to meet so many great people and look at some awesome new products.

  10. Liz Mays

    Wow everyone had some inspirational things to share. Those henna tattoos are awesome!

  11. Jenn

    That looks like a great conference! It looks like you had a lot fun!! That henna work is beautiful! I have always wanted to do that! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

  12. Adriana

    Looks like a really fun time! I bet you learned a lot too! Love the idea of this kind of thing!

  13. Jeanette

    Sounds like a great event and learning why some started what they do is awesome! That story about the women who was abused that helped some one else leave their abusive spouse is AMAZING!!

  14. Reichel

    Sounds like an amazing event! 🙂

  15. Claire

    This is awesome! Natural hair is so beautiful!

  16. Joann Woolley

    Looks like a lot of fun and informative too – I’ve never done henna before but think I need to add it to my bucket list!

  17. Christine @MomsNCharge

    This looks amazeballs! I really wish I could’ve attended but will definitely be on the look out for it next year. I’ve never got henna but now you make me want one.

  18. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    This looks so much fun! I would have been there if it was just around my area, you all look like you had a blast! the henna tattoos are gorgeous!

  19. Dogvills

    Sounds like a fun time. You all looked like you had a blast at the hair show. I love the Henna tats!

  20. Chubskulit Rose

    I love a woman who can rock just about any hairstyle. Those henna tatoos are so cool.

  21. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    Looks like such a fun, great event. Look at all the beautiful people! Your smiles are shining!

  22. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    That looked like so much fun. I love that so many people have found ways to make money online.

  23. Ashley

    Such a great and strong group of women- I love it! The henna tattoos look gorgeous and it looked like a fun event.

  24. Ann Bacciaglia

    This looks like an amazing show to go to. I love Henna tattoos. I was just playing with a home kit last night.

  25. Bree

    I would have been a kid in a candy store at this hair show! OMG!

  26. Rosey

    I can relate to the gal who stayed in bed blogging to stay connected. I’d like to do that while resting. I’m on babysitting duty though, so no rest for the weary. 😉

  27. Evelyne

    What a fun event! I love the real stories that the Bloggers shared – and even though it’s easy to get sucked into the black hole of social media – it is so important to do as you say, and stay true to yourself and your readers.

  28. Shaney Vijendranath

    Love your henna! I can’t remember the last time I put it on. These glitter ones are gorgeous.

  29. Valerie

    I had a great time volunteering at the event this year and plan to be back next year! So sorry I missed you ladies :(…I was running around with my head cut off! This event was amazing and the blogger panel was on point!

  30. Bonnie @wemake7

    What a great event! I have never heard of a hair show before. How fun!

  31. HilLesha

    The styles of those wigs are beautiful! I wouldn’t mind attending a hair event like this someday.

  32. becka

    It’s always so much fun to get together like that. I love the Henna!

  33. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    Sounds like a great time! I’d love to attend something like that.

    I really love the henna too. I’ve been wanting to try that forever!

  34. Holly

    Sounded like a great event. Love the henna! Glad you got to run into so many amazing people.

  35. Tanay

    I looooooove that henna. I almost want to go natural again! These events always look so much fun.

  36. Karneisha

    I love attending natural hair shoes! I learn sooo much about protective styling and products!

  37. Ashleigh

    Looks like it was a really fun time. I love that they had a variety of things to do/see, great way to not get bored.

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