CurlyNikki Does NYC- UPDATE

Due to the enormous response and large space, we've opened thangs up! 

The people demanded it!

If you've RSVP'ed (emailed [email protected] with the number of folks attending with you), then you're in and we'll see you on Thursday!

Can't wait to meet you all!


If so ever there was a time to rush to your inbox and RSVP for some ish, this is it. 

This is not a drill. 

Space is super duper limited... like 300 people limited... and yes, Tracee Ellis Ross, the Queen herself, will be in the building! Oh, and of course entry is FREE! I hope to see you there as we celebrate the SoftSheen Carson Optimum Salon HairCare Miracle Oil Line!

CurlyNikki Does New Orleans- The Debriefing

Was up in NOLA going hammer for all of 1.5 days, but in that short time I:

-Stayed at a Pool House - on a street called Belaire!  Only thing missing was DJ Jazzy Jeff #SummerTimeSwag #Fresh

 -Ate at Mother's AND Acme (and scheduled a subsequent appointment to have my cholesterol checked)

 -Partied into the night with the Curlies & MIZANI - enough said, y'all know how we do.

 -Sat front row at the Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory (St. Louis Legend!) Stand-up, whereafter I had to photobomb Paul Mooney just to get a pic.

 -Drunkenly harassed Mannie Fresh as he crossed the street by screaming out AYYYY MANNNY! MAAANNNNYYYYY!!!!

 - People watched and managed to talk about this scruffy looking man, with mismatched clothes hopping out of a large SUV. Turned out to be Trey Songz. Now get this - he pulled up to a crowded car port packed with people and no one else recognized him either, lol!

 - Made it to the airport where we ran into Pooch and Hosea from The Game... walking hella slow with what appeared to be their mommas, cousins and aunties in tow! 

CurlyNikki Does New Orleans- RSVP Today!


Today is the LAST day to RSVP... 

Hope to see you on Thursday night!
Oh and the venue is outdoors... so yeah, dress appropriately.

NOLA Curlies!

I'm heading your way in exactly two weeks from today! I hope you'll come out and join me and Mizani for some curl time!  There will be free appetizers, gift bags, styling demonstrations and lots of mingling.  And of course, entry is free!  This is basically an awesome party with some pretty dope styling demonstrations! 

The fun will be had at The Sugar Mill and will run from 7-10 pm, so mark your calendars!

The RSVP page will be up tomorrow, but I wanted to give you the heads up! 

See you soon,


CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

On Saturday, more than 800 curlies descended onto Charlotte's swanky SUITE to celebrate the amazingness that is natural hair. There was great music, mingling, a lil' wobbling and lots of laughs.  The Design Essentials and UR Curly sponsored meetup brought out folks from as far as Georgia, DC and South Carolina.  The hair was sick, the fashions haute and the atmosphere... bomb.  We had a blast.  Thank you Charlotte curlies for your hospitality!

 In other news, if anybody happens to come across my voice, let it know I'm looking for it.

Check out the view!

 ^^^that's the homey Dr. Anderson... family friend, natural hair advocate and right hand man

 the crew!

the only pic I could find of hubby... aka, the man behind the camera! Thanks Boo!



Good friend Nadeira came through... all the way from Raleigh!


Top- gifted from ROMWE

Skirt- Arden B (old... I wore it on the Tyra Show back in 2010)

Shoes- ZARA (so damn cute)


Tension stretched with Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat and twisted with TIGI Totally Baked!

More pics, scroll through!:

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte, NC! (UPDATE)

So the confirmation emails went out with 'a ticket' to print, and those of you with +1 or +2s are concerned about your ability to get your friends in.  Sorry for the glitchiness... guess I was doing the most, lol.  At any rate, no worries!  Ticket or not, come on out! See you soon!!  EXCITED :)


 *does Beyonce shoulders* I told you gimme a minute and I'd be right back...

It's been 8 months since my last meetup, but I think I'm ready if you are.  So...Charlotte Curlies...
I'm heading your way this month!  Sponsored by UR Curly and Design Essentials, it'll be very reminiscent of meetups past, with an upscale feel, complimentary gift bags and appetizers, drink specials and lots of hair chat. Oh, and of course, no entrance fee! I plan to kick it with bof' feet and hope you come out to help me shut it down!

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 6pm-9:30pm
Where: SUITE - 210 East Trade Street  Charlotte, NC 28202
WHAT: A glamorous get together for you and your curlfriends to mingle with and get to know other curlies in your area. Hell, make it a date night and bring the boo!

Appetizers and gift bags will be provided (get there early!). The bar will be open, with specials, but that one's on you boo!

Hope to see you there!

p.s.  I need some volunteers to help me with the event... making sure ish flows smoothly and things of that nature.  If you're interested, email [email protected]!  Thanks!

Starting a Natural Hair Organization in College

Skyy writes
, I would like to start a natural group on my campus, but I don't know where to start. So just looking for a little bit of direction.

Know what you want: Most groups start with a mission, and as cliche as it might sound, it's not a bad place to start. Figure out what you want to get out of this group on a large scale, and then come up with specific things that will help you get there.

Figure out who's interested: Starting a Facebook group or having a quick meet and greet at a coffee shop is a way to get some support as you start. It's also a good way to figure out what people want out of an organization like this: is it totally social? Do they want product swaps? Styling tutorials? Discussions about the culture of natural hair? These are great questions to ask. Gauge the interest of the people you wish to serve, and go forward from there.

Strength in numbers: Reach out to another established organization and see if they're willing to co-host or co-sponsor an event before you start your own group. It'll help you get a sense of what goes into planning and executing a successful event. Starting a group alone is a huge responsibility for one person to take on. Get a core group of people who are willing to put in the time and effort and combine forces.

Have resources: People are going to expect you to have answers to all of their hair problems, so make sure that you've done your research. There's nothing worse than the blind leading the blind. There's a lot of information out there, and people will look to you as expert. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you are going to offer... and follow through.

Be patient: You're taking on a leadership role, and it requires a lot of time and energy. Make sure you're doing it because you love the cause, and things will be a lot easier.

(E-How has some helpful tips on to start a college organization.)

That's what I got. Any suggestions?

CurlyNikki Does NYC!

*singing* concrete jungles where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do...

I'm so friggin' excited. Hope to see you there!

RSVP now!

CurlyNikki Does LA-Grow Out Challenge Wrap Up

So I've heard many a nasty rumor and generalization about the 'spoiled little LA girls' that Kanye affectionately refers to. I've also heard that weaves rule the day and that you'd be hard pressed to find a natural hair beauty walking the streets of Hollywood. Well Saturday night, I think we blew those stereotypes out of the water.

For the last 6 months, thousands of bloggers shared tips, learned together and of course, made new friends while writing about their experiences growing healthy natural hair. On Saturday, August 13th, Kim Coles, Jessicurl and I hosted the Grow Out Challenge (GOC) Wrap Up Party in Los Angeles to celebrate the end of the journey. I can't even begin to describe the spirit in the room. Hundreds of gorgeous women (and men!) came out to celebrate the awesomeness that is our hair. The food was decadent, drinks delish, and venue. OMG. The venue. I wouldn't have expected anything less LA. Thank you.

Check out the view--

Want more pics? Check out my FB page!

CurlyNikki Does Los Angeles

Yep. It's happening.

I told you I was headed to a city near you...

Join Kim Coles, me, Jessicurl, and Lynn W.,—the winner of the Grow-Out Challenge—for an evening of glam natural hair fun! All guests will receive a goody bag, light hors d'oeuvres, the opportunity to watch live styling demonstrations by Dr. Kari and Mahogany Hair Revolution, and a chance to win great prizes from Jessicurl and CurlMart.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (credit card only). There are a limited number of tickets available, so don't wait to buy yours! Save $5 and reserve your spot by purchasing your tickets beforehand at CurlMart.

Once your ticket is purchased you will receive a confirmation email, which will serve as your actual ticket for the event. Please bring a printed version of this confirmation email or show it on your smart phone at the door for entry. This is an all ages event. You must be 21+ with valid identification to be served at the bar.

All attendees must adhere to the House of Spades policies. NaturallyCurly is not responsible for any stolen or damaged property during the Grow-Out Challenge Celebration. Terms are subject to change without notice.

When: Saturday August 13, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

: House of Spades
215 W. 6th St., Penthouse 16
Los Angeles, CA

Sorry there's a charge. Y'all know I do my best to offer these gatherings for free... but LA venues are expensive as hell! Hope to see you there!

CurlyNikki Does St. Louis- The Wrap Up

Five hundred curlies and natural hair advocates came from near and far (Kentucky, Indiana and KC was in the house!) to mingle at EXO lounge in St. Louis, Missouri. The event, sponsored by Shea Moisture, was absolutely fabulous and I must say… my hometown represented well! After a brief welcome from yours truly, the ladies talked it up all night and many came back out to the after party! The venue was gorgeous and managed to hold us all, the food delicious, and the giftbags chock full of goodness!

I guess to briefly sum it up--

Hundreds of natural beauties + Shea Moisture + Free stuff = amazingly awesome times.

Check out the view!

See more pics, here!

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