The International 'BTGH' Book Tour Hits St. Louis!



Hola Chicas,

Last night I brought the international 'Better Than Good Hair' book tour to my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri!  More than 600 curlies from as far as Memphis (hey Lisa, boo) and Kansas City, turned out and turnt up at The Coliseum.  The very classy affair, complete with signature cocktails, appetizers, gift bags and some wobbling morphed into a 'bout it ass party by the end of the night!  Warning... this post is incredibly pic heavy as it was another E.P.I.C. night!  I'm talking 'everything possibly imaginable, cuz' type EPIC, I mean, 'every photo is cute' type EPIC, or better yet, I mean 'envious people were instantly concerned', type EPIC. Enjoy!

My SheaMoisture Sponsored #BTGH Book Tour


Started in Tokyo, now we here... D.C. that is, and it was fab.  We brought the 'Better Than Good Hair' tour to U Street in D.C. this past Saturday afternoon, and while it was too early to shut ish down, we tried our hardest.  There were
hors d'oeuvres, good music, grown folk drinks, one-on-one consultations and lots o' pics!  Enjoy the view and I hope to see YOU on the next stop *whispers... STL... we turnin' up...on some real levels*.  


 Shondell Harris of SheaMoisture & celeb stylist Diane Bailey: Shondell was cracking jokes and Diane was spitting knowledge. 






Tracee Ellis Ross Has 'Better Than Good Hair'!


So Tracee, aka 'The Homie', bka Miss 'It On a Stick' is #TeamEdges!

Read More and Watch Vid>>>

CurlyNikki Takes DC!

On my way to DC!!! We opened the list for last minute RSVPs, see you tomorrow!



Click HERE to RSVP!

Better Than Good Cash Card Giveaway!

And the winners are...

Loretta P.
Tammy A.
Jenell K.

Congrats!  Emails are in your inboxes! Thank you all!


Purchase your print copy of 'Better Than Good Hair' between today (Monday, March 4, 2013) and Thursday (March 7, 2013) at 11:59pm EST for your chance to win 1 of 3 $100 cash cards

How to enter: 

1. Get the print book HERE, HERE or HERE between the dates of March 4th and 7th 2013.

2. Email your proof of purchase to [email protected] 

Good luck! 
 The 3 winners will be emailed and announced here on CurlyNikki.com. 

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What folks are saying about 'Better Than Good Hair'...

Blue Print 
Awesome tips for every stage of natural hair, very informative and easy to follow. I've gotten three of my friends to buy the book :)

A Must 
Best hair book ever! Helps those thinking about ,are,and have been or a while natural : )) A must for all women # women rock!!

LOVE it! 
I have been natural going on 4 years and I owe every Curl to CurlyNikki, so imagine my excitement when the book was announced! This book is for you, no matter if you are new or seasoned, long hair don't care or TWA, curly, kinky, wavy or wherever you fall...BTGH will help you. What I love the most is it's a collaboration of the natural community. It's not all about Nikki it's about us, everyday naturals trying to keep the curls tight! This book will stay in my hands..it will be a earmarked, written in, marked up type situation. Now when I am questioned about my hair, I will simply say get the book, and all questions will be answered.

Yes I Did it!  
love this book. After reading this book I gained the confidence to "BIG CHOP" Feb this year. My TWA is coming long quite nicely. Lots and lots of information for a newby like me. Very pleased with the outcome thanks to BETTER THAN GOOD HAIR. I have recommended this book to several of my friend who are considering going back to Natural for a heathier head of hair.

Better Than Good Hair Review 
This book was amazing. It covered so much information for the curly world. If you are looking to transition or just keep your curls healthy this is a must read. I really found the products at the end helpful. Thank you Nikki!

Great Read
This book is easy to read, informative, and entertaining. The author keeps natural hair care as simple and cute as possible without being overwhelming. This is a great purchase for anyone new to natural, highly textured hair care. It is also a good refresher of the basics for those who have been natural for some time now.

more reviews on AMAZON!


Story Time With Nikki... 'BTGH is a Bestseller'

Gather 'round, family! I’ve got a story to tell...and it's about time I tell it. Sorry for the delay.


First of all, thank you. Each and every one of you. To those who contributed to “Better Than Good Hair,” bought the book, reviewed the book, and to those who wanted to buy a copy but couldn’t, you’re all a part of this. Thanks for putting up with my incessant tweeting/facebooking/IG’ing. Even I was getting annoyed with myself from all of the promoting. It was a little - atypical.

So let me ‘splain. When I first started writing this book two years ago, it was indeed simply supposed to be a resource for all of you. The publishers were mildly excited and I was just an innocent little Smeagol (Lord of the Rings), happy about being an author. As the project progressed, I quickly realized what the new platform could mean for our community... how it would inspire even more textured women to embrace their natural hair and how it could push us into the realm of 'mainstream', getting us ever closer to changing the beauty standard. But for this to happen, we’d have to get attention and the way to get attention in this country through books, is to get on the best selling lists of one of the top five newspapers. And it wasn’t long before I was Golem, vomiting purple and pink all over the blog and bombarding you all with advertising/campaigning in order to get the precious get on the NY Times Bestseller list.


CharyJay Reviews 'Better Than Good Hair'!

The homie, CharJay, received her copy of 'Better Than Good Hair' and shares her thoughts! Enjoy!


CN Says:
Please buy the book TODAY, not tomorrow, TODAY!  This is it! Trying to push to Top 20!   

Also, Amazon dropped the price of my book to $8.90! But the SheaMoisture coupon u get for buying it is still $10! #dothemath #getthebook #btgh

Buy the paperback book, here!

Register for your coupon, here!

Thank you thank you thank you!

Get 'Better Than Good Hair' TODAY! This Is It!

This is it. 

I need you gals!  Why? Because I want us to make waves. I want us to be the norm, mainstream. Never should we lose our individuality - but at the same time we should be wholly identifiable as those women who said “You know what? I. Love. MY. Hair.” Numbers are what matter here. I told you before - the world is watching.

This post is like that moment in many Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes when Will looks directly in the camera, or the camera zooms out and you see the studio. Completely transparent.  So who’s going to be my DJ Jazzy Jeff banging on the drums?!

So if at some point in the future you’re planning on buying a copy of the book for your co-workers, your sisters, your momma, your babysitters, your mailman, your milkman, your pushaman (if you’re into that kind of thing, lol), or your best curlfriends, please do so before TOMORROW NIGHT! This is the only time that counts (and print copies are the only ones that count)!

You drop the mad beat and I promise we’ll hit the running man together.



Check out my interviews with Steve Harvey and Russ Par where I discuss the book and why I'd appreciate your support-

Listen to my Steve Harvey Interview

Listen to my Russ Par Interview

Also, Amazon dropped the price of my book to $8.99! But the SheaMoisture coupon u get for buying it is still $10! #dothemath #getthebook #btgh

Buy the book, here!

Register for your coupon, here!

ONLY 1 DAY LEFT for this promotion!

WhimsyCurl Reviews 'Better Than Good Hair'!

While Googling around for initial reviews of 'Better Than Good Hair', I stumbled upon Danielle, aka WhimsyCurl's vid where she shares her thoughts after receiving the book yesterday!


CN Says:
Danielle is a regular CN contributor, curlfriend and hot momma!  I'm so very proud of our book and consider it the community's book.  Thanks everyone for your support!!!!

Better Than Good Launch! This is it!


Hey Ladies,

This is it! Launch day! And I’ve teamed up with SheaMoisture to bring you another great giveaway for the Better Than Good Hair release!

The beauty is in its simplicity:

1. You buy a print copy of BTGH between January 29 and Feb 2 (before 10 pm EST) HERE, HERE
or at your local bookstore.

2. Register & SheaMoisture sends you a $10 coupon.

Thats it. No catches, no gimmicks, no contest. You’ve just got to act while supplies last ‘cause chiiiiiiiild if half of you out there are as big of a product junkie as you say you are, these coupons won’t last!

The best part? The book is $10, the coupon is $10, so it's like stealing from me! If you already bought the book don’t be mad, just grab another copy - ‘cause you KNOW you were heading here any way!

*in my Morgan Freeman voice* While supplies last. Void where prohibited. This offer not valid to haters. Action figures sold separately, lol.


Lastly, wanna chat it up?  Sweet.  Simply forward your proof of purchase for 3 print copies of 'Better Than Good Hair' (dated Jan 29- Feb 2 before 10pm EST) to me and we'll schedule a 30 minute Skype (or iChat, FaceTime or Gchat!) session and gab about your hair regimen, blogging goals, life, Scandal, Housewives... whatever!  Send me an email with your proof of purchase to [email protected] and we'll get it popping!

You Get an iPad! And You get an iPad! (week 8)

Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 8 of the 8 week long 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign. Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner (creative) and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area.
Finally, every participant who submitted proof of purchase during the 8 week promotion was eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!).

THANK YOU to everyone that participated. The emails have been hilarious. I sincerely appreciate your support.

THE NOOK WINNER!

Reggie's Toast
"Cheers to the long awaited launch! Popping bottles with Curly Nikki!"
CN Says: A girl after my heart!


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Latoya’s graffiti


Kandace's Doll House
"FINALLY...on the couch with Nikki!"

Just 'Cause...

Nikki's rap
CN says: Extra dope. 


iPAD MINI WINNERS!!!!!

Stephanie Polk of Round Rock, Texas

Gina Richardson of New Orleans, LA


Congratulations to everyone!  As always, thank you for your continued support and participation in all things CurlyNikki.com.  I sincerely appreciate it! Stay tuned for an exciting 'Better Than Good Hair' launch week announcement! 

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! (week 7)

Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 7 of the 8 week 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign. ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area. Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!) at the end of the campaign! 

The winner!

Joy and the FLOTUS
"I was sitting down thinking what if the Obama family could share the book with African American sisters around the world! How much of an impact that would be."


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Johnnie’s microscope
“I am looking forward to scoping out this book."

Naima's PJ'ism
"I NEED HELP!!!! CANT WAIT TILL MY BOOK SHIPS!"



If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting on another re-print, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday!  This is the FINAL WEEK!

Kim Wayans Reviews 'Better Than Good Hair'



Hola chicas!

Actress Kim Wayans recently received an advanced copy of my new book, 'Better Than Good Hair'. Nervous as hell, I asked her to send along her thoughts after she had time to dive in.   This would be my FIRST review. Late last night, during one of the many impulsive refreshings of my inbox, her name appeared. Everything went slow motion.
Hey Nikki! 
Just finished reading BETTER THAN GOOD HAIR. I really enjoyed it! It's conversational, funny, informative and inspiring. You (and Ernessa) did a great job! The book covers a lot of ground, and I'm sure your readers will be thrilled to have such an amazing resource at their disposal. I feel very proud to have written the Foreword for you. Congratulations. Hope you sell a ton!!! 
Talk to you soon. 
Peace & Love,
Kim
 
P.S. - I loved your Prologue!
After first reading it in private all creepa style, like it was my GRE scores or a paper I was just handed back, I read it aloud to hubby, immediately forwarded it to Momma, and after asking Kim's permission, I'm sharing it with you.  I know it's good... it's better than good, but it feels amazing to know someone else thinks so... someone I greatly respect and admire. I'm sure you'll love it too!

Later Gators,
Nik

p.s. the #Nook #iPadMini giveaway is in full swing with another cycle ending tomorrow!  Get your submissions in, we're less than 2 weeks out!  

I Need Your Help! (& win a $400 Shopping Spree!)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who pre-ordered 'Better Than Good Hair'! I seriously appreciate your support! On some real levels. Stay tuned because in the next few days, there will be another shopping spree giveaway!  Folks who have already submitted their pre-order status are automatically eligible! 

And the winner of the signed, advanced copy of Better Than Good Hair and the $400 Romwe shopping spree is... 

Justine Robinson of Woodbridge, VA!!!!!

Congrats DIVA!

Respond to my email ASAP :)

recent Romwe pieces I've worn...

It's about to go down. Thats right! It's almost book time. In T-Minus 15 days, 'Better Than Good Hair' will be on shelves. I hope y'all are as excited about this as I am! And before January 29th comes (and I'm as nervous as when I'm slowly tearing into a can of biscuits), I want to take a sec to tell you something: I need you gals!  Why? Because I want us to make waves. I want us to be the norm, mainstream. Never should we lose our individuality - but at the same time we should be wholly identifiable as those women who said “You know what? I. Love. MY. Hair.” Numbers are what matter here. I told you before - the world is watching.

This post is like that moment in many Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes when Will looks directly in the camera, or the camera zooms out and you see the studio. Completely transparent.  So who’s going to be my DJ Jazzy Jeff banging on the drums?!   YOU! Buy the book for your co-workers, your boss, your teachers, your babysitters, your mailman, your milkman, your pushaman (if you’re into that kind of thing, lol). You drop the mad beat and I promise we’ll hit the running man together.


Later Gators,
Nik

p.s. 

In conjunction with the other giveaway, here's another...

All you have to do is: 

1. Pre-order the print version of the book, HERE
2. Email your proof of purchase to [email protected]

For your chance to win:

 a $400 Romwe shopping spree + an advanced, autographed copy of 'Better Than Good Hair' (so you can give yours to your best curlfriend!) 

Already on pre-order status? As long as you've emailed me (for the Nook & iPad giveaway), you're already eligible!  

This contest is only 48 hours long and closes on Wednesday morning (Jan 16, 2013) at 10:30am EST.  Good luck! 

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! (Week 6)

Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 6 of the 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign. Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area. Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!) at the end of the campaign! 

The winner!

Angela presents, *in her best Oprah voice* CurlyNikkkkiiiiiii!
 CN says: Homegirl's photoshopping skills are the realest. 


Honorable Mentions!

Taisha's Museum

Tamara's Calendar


If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting on another re-print, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday!

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! (week 5)


Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 5 of the 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign.  Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area.  Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!) at the end of the campaign! 


The winner!

Chelsea's news report- 



Honorable Mentions

Sherri's curlfriends-


Melda's Tokyo swag-

If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting on a re-print, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday!

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! (week 4)


Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 4 of the 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign.  Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area.  Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!) at the end of the campaign! 


The winner!

Shaela W.'s Monopoly 
"I created BTGH Monopoly because this book is groundbreaking and the first of many to follow, just like Monopoly was. Plus, all great things in entertainment get their own version of monopoly. I incorporated things that I felt would be in the book as well as a few customized tokens.
In a few years, this is what I see for the book that helped launch an empire."


Honorable Mentions!

Carine's Game Show



Cynthia D's Resolution- 
I'm having a not-so-good hair day, so I didn't even want to post my picture with this hair 'don't'! That's why I can't wait to get your book so I can become a hair 'do'! Lol! 



If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting on a re-print, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday! 

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! (Week 3)

Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 3 of the 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign.  Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area.  Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!) at the end of the campaign! 

Based on the stats, you were more likely to win this giveaway than to run into Olivia Pope at a presidential side piece convention. While that may not be entirely true, your chances of getting this Nook Color are pretty fricking good! Good luck next week everybody!

WINNER!


Alicia T.
"At a young age my little one will know healthy hair starts from the inside."
CN says: Make sure that Nook goes to Baby Girl! Too cute, lol! 


Honorable Mentions


Carine’s No Lye Lotto

Kristi S.
"I preordered Better Than Good Hair...what's next for Nikki? A children's book?! #curlynikki #cantwait #crafty"

If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting on a re-print, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday! 

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! (Week 2)

Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 2 of the 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign.  Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area.  Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis (with gift receipts!) at the end of the campaign! 

Based on the stats, you were more likely to win this giveaway than to run into Olivia Pope at a presidential side piece convention. While that may not be entirely true, your chances of getting this Nook Color are pretty fricking good! Good luck next week everybody!

WINNER!

Shannon's Periodical- 


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Alicia's Creative Impatience-

Cicily's Law of Attraction-

Thanks to everyone for your support and amazing and entertaining submissions!  Don't forget to re-enter each week!


If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting on a re-print, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday! 

You Get a Nook! And You Get a Nook! And You!

Hola Chicas,

So yesterday closed out week 1 of the 'Better Than Good Hair' pre-order campaign.  Up for grabs was a Nook Color for the winner and priority admittance for them and a guest to the next CN event they attend in their area. The honorable mentions get their shine on, and of course the priority admittance (+1) to an event in their area.  Finally, every participant is eligible to win one of 2 iPad Minis at the end of the campaign! 

Based on the stats, you were more likely to win this giveaway than to run into Olivia Pope at a presidential side piece convention. While that may not be entirely true, your chances of getting this Nook Color are pretty fricking good! Good luck next week everybody!


After narrowing it down to 3 pics, I called The Dr. Anderson for a second pair of eyes- 

Me: Which of these do you think should win?
Jon: Oh I don't kno- wait. Wait is that, a LIFE SIZE APPOINTMENT CARD?
Me: Thats a regular sized - no, no, you're right.
Jon: Nikki she had to cut and paste FIVE TIMES. There are less impressive science fair projects! I could just see her at home on her living room carpet like this. She gets the Nook.

WINNER!

Tery's Appointment Card



HONOROABLE MENTIONS

Ambria's Curlfriend-

"I pre-ordered my book, had to call my curlfriends and tell them to get
there's too!"


Amber's White Boy-

"...educating the "others" about natural hair can be fun!" (click to enlarge)

Thanks to everyone for your amazing and entertaining submissions!  Don't forget to re-enter! 



If you want to (1) ensure you’re not waiting for your print copy, (2) qualify to win a Nook Color and/or an iPad mini, and (3) show your support for *curly girls everywhere*, order your copies NOW! For official rules, click HERE and get your entry in before next Thursday! 


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