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CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

By January 27th, 202165 Comments
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!

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
 ^^^that’s the homey Dr. Anderson… family friend, natural hair advocate and right hand man
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

 the crew!
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CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing 
the only pic I could find of hubby… aka, the man behind the camera! Thanks Boo!
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 CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
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 CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

Good friend Nadeira came through… all the way from Raleigh!
CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing

CurlyNikki Does Charlotte- The Debriefing
Top- gifted from ROMWE

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

ShoesZARA (so damn cute)

Tension stretched with Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat and twisted with TIGI Totally Baked!
More pics, scroll through!:


  • hunnybun says:

    ure skin is so luminous its crazy. I went and researched ure skin regimen and modified it and my skin is getting so much better. less id definitely more and girl what chicken legs?

  • Anonymous says:

    You look so beautiful. I love how you take good care of not only your hair but your body also. It is so sad to see so many obese women at these events only worried about hair and not health. Maybe you can share your health secrets and inspire them to live healthy as well.

  • says:

    That looked like quite an exciting event. Energy must've been great : )
    And that ensemble was #boss!

  • Anonymous says:

    I was in the building and it was beautiful to see so many women embracing their natural hair. It made me proud! There were so many different styles, lengths, and hair colors. Amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    I so hate I was out of town and missed it. I see someone I went to HS with and some people I've seen around from just generally going out. Love the platform on the shoes!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki you look nice on every picture. You smile, and eyes says it all. You are down to earth!! Love your personality. Wish I was there, come to Atlanta!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    The event was AMAZING! Thank you so much Nikki and Team CurlyNikki! Nikki is so personable and she actually took the time to speak to each person that took a picture with her and speak throughout the crowd. So down to earth! Looking forward to the next event in Charlotte, NC. Be Blessed!

  • Anonymous says:

    wow!! wont see a curly event like this in Greenville. this only gets me even more excited to be attending college in Charlotte. Hope i get to me you!

  • Anonymous says:

    sooo is there hope for a DC meetup sometime before i graduate in december 2012????


  • NaturalHairMojo says:

    SO GLAD I made the trip into Charlotte from RDU — it was EVERYTHING I hoped it would be and more…the hairstyles, the cute outfits, and of course, YOU, Nikki! It was nearly 9pm by the time I got to the front of the line for my picture and you were still smiling and BUBBLY, treating everyone like they were old friends! What's more…my honey brought his camera to take pics for me, and as fate would have it, it acted a dang fool as soon as I got to the stage for a pic with Nik. Without flinching, her darling husband-slash-personal-paparazzo stopped what he was doing and took the time to try to help him figure out the issue! Between that and the awesome advice from Monica with U R Curly, it was an unforgettable evening. Thanks for putting together such a FABULOUS event and hope your next one is just as successful!


  • Anonymous says:

    Peace/{Bella) Wish u would come close to OHIO, or even come to NY? You all look beautiful, wow!!

  • bobbye says:

    when is there going to be a meet up in Los Angeles…we don't all wear weaves out here:)

  • Miss Kim says:

    Nikki can you PLUULEZEEEE come to New Jersey!!!
    This event looked awesome…I know you did NY, but we need our own love too!!!

  • amma london says:

    may need to plan a trip to the usa just for one of these meetups…love the variety and the beauty x

  • piasamantha says:

    Ok ladies why am I ballin reading these comments. I love black women and to hell with what they say about us not supporting each other(We Do) Nikki thank you so much for being accountable for the platform you have been given. Girl you shine like a brillant star. Charlotte yall showed out! All I can say is Beautiful!

  • Anonymous says:

    You all look like you had a great time. Nik, do you plan to visit Northern California soon…San Fransisco…San Jose…???

  • Rashidah says:

    OMG! It looks like you ladies had a blast and you look great!


  • Brandi aka ShawnBran of YT of PrettyBrand of Twitter says:

    My Hubby and I had an AMAZING time at the CN Meetup in the Queen City aka Charlotte NC. Here is a video of the 400+ Naturalistas doing the Wobble. Near the end I capture my hubby Shawn who had a chance to reconnect with his friend from Atlanta, Tyrone – his wife is with Design Essentials! See men can get a lot out of these meetups as well! Look at CurlyNikki's good friend doing the wobble with all those ladies; priceless!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Why am I still trying to recover from Saturday! Y'all go hard… dayum!!! Thanks for showing me a wonderful time and for keeping me laughing. You dolls were absolutely fabulous! I can't wait til next time! Love you guys and thanks for all the sweet comments and your support and love!


    p.s. hubby says hi and thanks too!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I loved the event Nikki! So glad I got to meet you. You had a smile on your face from the time you walked in until it was over! I noticed the look on your hubby's face as the women were so happy to see you, he truly loves you! Black Love, love it! I hope you enjoyed Charlotte and I hope you come back. And I got my pic!:-)

  • Anonymous says:

    Looks Amazing! I can't wait to see you in New Orleans. Shout out to the Crescent City Curlies.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey thanks for the back of the hair shot, Nikki. I don't see the 4b section!

    Love the look you projected. I think you should have worn more of the Ruby Woo to bring out the sophistication–wink wink!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, I'm actually surprised Suite let all those black people in. I bet the owner was cringing the whole time seeing how they have a percentage of black patrons they allow in on any given night. This was the most they've seen since opening the club, lol!

  • Derika says:

    I loved your whole ensemble! The fit, hair, everything! I'm glad you had a great turn out! Looks like it was fun!

  • Annie L. says:


    Congratulations ladies and congratulations Nikki for organizing, managing and leading these affairs with such dignity and grace. Just stunning!

  • Taliah Shiree Graves says:

    Looks fabulous!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow! Check out the next movement! #naturalhair So many beautiful heads of hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    Full.of.envy right now lol

    -Gina B

  • MelMelBee says:

    Look at Bran, Tash and Jas all up in the mix! LOL! Love it! All I know is this Nikki, I sent them a video to show you. If you didn't see it…let me know, because I have some words for them if they didn't show you! LOL!

    @Bran…if you and Nik are cousins, that mean that she's my cousin too, because we cousins…HAHAHA!

    You all looked sooooo HAWT!

  • mrskw7 says:

    One word…FABULOUS! I had a ball. Thanks Nikki

  • Ti'ana Branham says:

    It was truly an honor getting to meet you Nikki!
    You're an amazing woman and role model, the event (venue, location,dj,etc.) was perfect, and it was wonderful to see all of us beautiful sisters uniting πŸ™‚ You and your husband truly are a dynamic team and have given me and my friends hope about finding a love so awesome, lol!!

  • Anonymous says:

    What a turnout. I'm inspired by Charlotte.

  • Dr. J says:

    We did it big in Charlotte! I still say that first pic is epically distorted lol

  • Anonymous says:

    The event was awesome. She touched my hair. Screams then runs off stage. Lol I felt like I was meeting a celebrity.

  • Marie Young says:

    Glad the event turned out, as I see SPECTACULAR! Wish I could have attended…. #sadface

  • nfaith2821 says:

    I concur! It was an amazing event. Well planned, great location, beautiful people, and such a positive vibe. Nikki it was such a pleasure. Thank you so much for dedicating your time to bringing us together in the name of something positive. Where else can you go and have 800 women with no cussing, fussing or hating! It was all love- women (and a few men- lol) celebrating each other. You and your hubby look like a great team. It is great how supportive he is. Thanks for being such a positive influence on so many! Be blessed!

  • Anonymous says:

    I cannot believe I was stuck in a hotel room in Greensboro and this was going on in Charlotte. I wish I knew about this.

  • 803momof2boyz says:

    I really enjoyed myself at the event! It was hot as I don't know what but, I still had a ball! Nikki is beautiful on the inside and out! Thanks for taking a picture with us! My 15 year old son loves you and he couldn't wait to see the picture I got with you! I loved your hair too! I think I will be revisiting that Redken because it had my hair so soft when I was relaxed. Btw, you and your husband make a good looking couple! You got yourself a good one girl!

  • Dark-n-Lovely says:

    Looks like fun!!

  • moya says:

    NIkki why y y cant you guys do a meetup natrual in Boston…sad :(. come on lots of nAtural up in the ARea. like plze plzze!!

  • Naturallyme09 says:

    Thanks Nik for visiting to the Queen City and planning a successful event !!! It was a pleasure meeting you and we had a blast πŸ™‚ Love the pics!

  • BnNappy - Chocolate Hair Affair says:

    Alright alright! Let me tell yawl the most amazing thing about our girl, she walked into the meetup after walking up many stairs in her sexy pumps… Proceeded to stand up in just about the same spot for 3 whole hours!! She STOOD UP in the same spot to take pictures… she was bare able to grab a drink to hydrate. She didn't use the rest room, didn't eat, Nothing! She smiled and took probably more than 1000 pics before she was able to do anything else – great photographer to help her might I add. I love her… so humble, so sweet… I had a blast.

    I love every single pic Nik!!! Because I drove from ATL to CLT and HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE WITH THE CREW… we have moved from BFFs to cousins!!

    You're just lovely… beautiful inside & out. We had so much fun, I laughed so hard, ate too much, and danced too long in my stilletos… but I gotta give it to YOU!! IT ROCKED!

    Thank you so much for the meetup, the fun, the hanging out, the laughs… Come to ATL this year… let's do it all over again

  • Anonymous says:

    I wish I could have been there the picuters were fantastic you could see the love in the room and all that hair whoo! lol. Next event im there.

  • LaTia says:

    Im so glad I got to meet you!

  • Eureka says:

    Swoon for the top!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your events are always so well put together & look like so much fun. Your outfit was bomb ms. Nikki.

    Brooke B.

  • Nyjae says:

    That top is gorgeous Im going to to right now!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your so beautiful and all the curlies who were there as well. I loved your dress, heels and hair it looks so soft and juicy (moisturized) lol.

    Megan Montgomery

  • Anonymous says:

    Inspirational hair! The ladies looked like they were having fun. My only wish (and this said with love) is that we would work harder (as hard) on FITNESS and weight control as we do on our hair. It saddens me to see so many of us struggling with weight. This has become REAL problem in our American society.

  • Anonymous says:

    Kardashian who??? Nikki? World lookout! Nikki, you are definitely becoming a household name and a damn good way!! I am so happy for the love you get wherever you go; now get to the ATL lol!! Gotta love it!

  • Anonymous says:

    NIKKI!!! Please come to Chicago SOON!!!!!- signed chicago Natural πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    GO NIKKI! The event looks so much fun and I absolutely love seeing all of the naturals and their beautiful hair.

    P.S.–I love your dress and the sequin detailing; too cute!


  • Pecancurls says:

    Looks like a great time was had by all! Beautiful ladies. I love to see pics from these meet ups! When are you heading back to Florida?

    CN, you've got me thinking about that Redken butter —- your hair looked fab and I know you must have had some crazy humidity. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    The event so so inspiring. I felt like I was finally at home. Thank you sooo much Nikki for coming to Charlotte! Hope to see you back here next year!

  • Anonymous says:

    NIKKI NIKKI NIKKI!! * say in chant like way*
    Girl you are awesome! All my natural sisters looked amazing! From TWAs to Big A$$ fros the ladies were on their game! I'm so proud πŸ™‚


  • Anonymous says:

    looks like so much fun!!! so jealous right now. u should definitely come to DC!!!! or better yet Howard!

    one question tho: at these type of events have u ever noticed any repetitive hairstyles?

  • Curlylocz says:

    Looks like a fun time had by all. Hopefully Team Nikki will make their way to south Florida soon πŸ™‚

  • Candace4life says:

    Wow that was a great turnout, and love the natural hairstyles on the ladies. But I hope the A/C didn't go out, because 800 plus people wow that's alot of body heat lol.. I would have loved to come but that's like 6hrs from where I stay.

  • Devon says:

    Whoop, whoop look at my girls! Tash, Bran, Jas, Nik ya'll look amazing:D

  • NikkiNukka says:

    yall look great!!!! look at tasha and brandi posin!!!! nice pics!!!

  • A.Wise says:

    Thanks for an Awesome event Nikki!!

  • Ashley says:

    The event was so much fun! I'm sad I didn't get a picture!

  • Quite says:

    Pls come back to Raleigh soon!!

  • Anonymous says:

    It was AMAZING!!! Nikki & her husband are an amazing team! The way the event turned out, Nik is on her way to being the next Oprah:-)

    Thank you for everything.

  • Anonymous says:

    Photos like these make me so proud to be natural. It looks like an amazing event. Wish I could've been there!

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