So remember back in May when we went to Carolina to witness Hubby’s doctoral hooding? Well during the ceremony, I received an email from Katie Couric’s crew, asking if I’d be interested in appearing on a show about the psychology of hair. Now I usually think of daytime TV as ratchet, but seeing as how this was the same Katie Couric that buried Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential bid, while simultaneously launching Tina Fey’s career and got Wayne to infamously proclaim, ‘I’m a gangsta Ms. Katie‘, I was like… ‘hell yeah Ms. Katie!’.
So tune in tomorrow at 4pm Eastern to witness not only my 2 seconds with Katie but also the tons of gorgeous naturals in the audience… TIVO it and see who you can spot!
*To find your local tv station and airing time, click HERE!
*Any techies out there? Perhaps you can secure a clip for me to post on the blog?! Email me at email@example.com
The view from behind the scenes-
Gaye (aka SweetDrk1) and daughter Shelbey hung out in the green room on Boogie duty!
*clutches pearls* Miss Jessies w/heat stretched roots via a blowdryer and air concentrator! I was in full product junky mode and tried the Stretch Silkening Cream. As I mentioned in this post, the silkening cream was nearly a win. It gave me stretched, soft, defined hair that didn’t make it more than 12 hours and had this terrible tacky feel to it. But yeah, it looked good!
All in all it was a good experience and I was in the company of some pretty amazing women. It sucks being at the mercy of producers though… I have this love/hate thing with media. It’ll be nice when ‘natural hair’ gets more than 2 minutes on a show. We’re doing it, dammit… folks betta recognize!
Nikki, you are truly worldwide at this point! I remember Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoily Me! sent an email to attend the show with her. Who knew you would have been there! I also met Gaye aka SweetDrk1 at KCCM's Curlfriends' dinner this past weekend. Awesome lady! Nikki, you are definitely an inspiration!
Thanks everyone for tuning in and supporting and thanks for your wonderful comments!!!! Love you guys! xx
Absolutely lovely Nikki! One thing that caught my eye is the henna-kissed hue of your hair in the Katie’s Crew photo. This is the first shot I’ve seen of your hair in the sun and I instantly exclaimed, “I know that hue! It’s henna gold!” Ever since I started hennaing people have told me they can see a difference when I step out into the sun. For a while I thought I must have been doing something wrong or that I might need to add a lil’ indigo because your hair always looks so dark and lovely in photos… Now I see that henna shine. Me likey!
They do make us smile….then they get all grown on us (teenhood ~ who needs it?)!
Aww thank you!! I tell folks all the time I had the MOST fun with that little angel!!
hahahaha they had snacks like fruit & veggies, cheese & crackers.
Yay! Go Nikki! I was soo upset I didnt get to meet you that day. BUUUUUT I see myself all the way to the right with the green dress and BIG hair!!!
Gaye, I travelled the world for my job and had to leave my two babies in the care of paid surrogates. It made it very difficult to do what I knew how to do (and do well) when I was worried about "dem babies". That being said, while we applaud Nik; we also pause and applaud you for doing the real work ~ "Boogie Duty". And I must say….your curls and color were noteworthy as well! Deets!
Good job! I liked your response to the Gabby Douglas question. And your hair looked awesome!
I agree. It's called "politics" among the media.
Great show and Nikki you did a fantastic job with such a short time. I hear ya on the love hate relationship part of the shows. Our hair and issue is a show in and of itself. Melissa Perry acknowledged that. Perhaps you, some fellow bloggers, stylists, hair professionals, Sam Fine or other makeup artists, image consultants can pitch a makeover show for us for TV One, BET, OWN and even other major channel outlets. We're getting there for sure thanks to you and fellow bloggers. Thanks for all that you do given you have a busy life with family and business.
But you know what, I love how you wait 'til the right time to unfold the details of projects, event, etc. Sometimes, it really is best not to rush it and wait for the optimal time.
Ummm, so Nikki girl, did I miss the book deal memo?! I'm in STL and the airing of the Katie episode is now on Channel 4, and I'm just finding out. Nevertheless, congrats! You've been pursuing opportunities left and right – hmm, do I foresee a future book subject? I imagine, there'll be a lit bit more promo as the release date nears. Too Fire, just too fire, lol.
Those in the Charlotte area, Katie is back on.
Hi all, anyone who missed it or wants to see it again and lives in the Charlotte area, Katie Couric is playing now on channel 9 with our girl Curly Nikki.
i've had the same results with Miss Jessies stretching cream. It never lasts! My best results ever was with Redkens Ringlet combined with their Curl Spray on my 3c/4a. But I also went under dryer and then slept over night. My curls were set and lasted a WEEK! Never did that before! Congrats on your Katie Couric Meetup! Awesome!
I need a clip too y'all!! I got all excited about Nik being on and taped the wrong ish!!
Hey Nikki! Just came in from TDY (in Korea) and I turn on my television to see the Katie Couric show!!! I missed the entire show but caught the last few minutes….I just saw the makeovers for the 3 women! I was excited because I didn't think that AFN was gonna show it! Awesome for you Ladie and all the naturalistas I saw in the audience!!!
So many beautiful naturals in the audience. We were well represented even though your airtime was limited. I was pausin the DVR to decipher all those fly styles!
I love Katie Couric! Congrats Nikki!!!
Please somebody post a clip
Congratulations!! I hope I can catch it! But YAY :)) I know you repped very well
Uh Nik. When are you going to give us the deets on your "Better Than Good Hair" book? I saw the advertisement on Katie's website. Please dish!
go on natural go on and represent! two seconds ugh! so short. I wish that you were granted the whole entire time =)
Thanks- for some odd reason my local tv line up must have all the descriptions mixed up. Yay, watching now!
You looked fantastic!!! Natural Sisters are here to stay!!!!
Nik you looked great and LOOK AT MY LIL CHOCOLATE CHIP!!!!! *virtual kisses for the baby*. fyi- i love me some wendy but uh no i wouldve appreciated more CN time instead.
You did great! I like that orange blazer.
I watched the show Nik you did a great job. Like you said, I wish they would give natural hair more than two minutes. Next time make sure you get a full segment before you agree!! ^_^ When you were talking, Katie hardly let you finish your complete thought.
Awwww go Nikki! better recognize indeeeed 😉
gurl I love you but I love your hair more. P.S good job
I was all taking pictures of the TV screen and screaming I am so proud!! I am so very proud of you! You know I got Boog while you RUN through the networks in NYC! Do it beautiful!!
so proud of you 🙂 p.s my hair looks so great in that pic LOL!
love you guys <3
This is collosal!! Congrats!
I agree like seriously we "as in the natural hair community" deserved more air time. I mean Nik din even get to go on the stage yet here was wendy getting all this time to talk bout her issues.
good job nik I loved you but i loved the hair even more.
Hey Nikki! Saw you on Katie (just before my satellite started skipping frames), lol! You looked great and represented us "curly girls" well!! Kudos to you!! ;-))
Goooooo Nikki!!! Great job! I'm glad I was able to see it before I had to leave for a 430 appointment.
I just watched it! You did a good job, I just wished the segment was longer, Wendy Williams got way too much time to talk about her wigs. I kept watching to see if you would make a reappearance, I was a bit disappointed that she cut you off too. Cho!! If they gonna include us do it right!!LOL. Was very happy to see and hear you though. You have a lovely voice and beautiful skin. How about posting your skincare regimen?
Congrats! I'll definitely be tuning in.
darnit, Nik!! it was 3pm not 4 🙁
..please *somebody* come through with the clip.
I am watching the show now….Just saw your 2 sec. spot, lol. I wish that they would have talked to you more or at least more on natural/curly hair. Was the show fun to be on? Also, I didnt know that Wendy had hair. lol
Nikki you look amazing! I'm watching Katie as I type. So excited to actually get to hear you speak. What a great job! The naturals in the audience look fabulous as well. All of those loose curls make me want to take out these twists. Go team natural!!
You are looking too cute!! Watching now on ABC Network
Nikki, it comes on at 3 here. You almost made me miss you! lol
Tina Fey's career had been launched way before Sarah Palin came around. Either way, congratulations!
Congrats Nikki! I missed the show ya'll so I'm hot as fish grease right now. Somebody has got to post a clip so I can see too!
I did see the article on Katie's website though. Nice, informative and well done. Nikki that pic in the grey dress is beautiful!
I just set my DVR from work!! Can't wait to see this tonight!!
Do tha damn thang girl!!!!
Congratulations Niki!!!! God bless you in your career and life 🙂
Wow, Nikki! How exciting. Congrats!!! Reminder note checked.
This is very exciting! Glad to see that daytime tv cares about the psychology of our hair. Congrats Nik and continue to represent for all the naturals out there 🙂
That's awesome! Congrats! I hope you can get a clip on your site because I don't have Tivo. Otherwise I'll be searching online for it like a fiend. LOL!
TiVo-ing from my desk so I dont miss it. Yes its that serious! I hope that you wont be on the defensive. I feel like whenever Natural Hair is the topic we have to defend our choice. Cant wait to see it.
Thanks Tia!!! I MISS YOU!!! I was thinking about you yesterday. How are things?
LOL! Hilarious! Cute profile pic too 🙂 xx
LOL! *waves* hey cuzzo 🙂 Thanks for the support lady. Check back in and let me know how I did!
teehee, awesomeballs 🙂 xx thanks girl!
I was pleasantly surprised by her participation. I got to meet her backstage and she was cool.
Thanks Miss Anne, I'll do my best to get a clip to share!
lol! Thanks chica 🙂
haha, thanks girl 🙂
Thanks Rhonda! xx
lol, thanks girl. When all the shows started, Hubby had his money on Ricky… her numbers suck though compared to Katie and Steve :-/
Awesome!!!! Thanks girl!
haha, thanks nellboogie 🙂
I post what's submitted. If you have a baby girl and you'd like to showcase her hairstyles, shoot me an email!
lol, thanks chica!!! xx Let me know what you think!
should be today… however in some markets it comes on tomorrow at 9am *shrugs* so weird, lol
lol! let's get it! Thanks girl 🙂
Hey Ms. Frances! Thanks lady 🙂 xx
You have a lot of hair and plenty of styling options… hang around the blog a little longer 😉 Thanks!!!
Thanks Rela! Apparently it doesn't come on until tomorrow in my parent's market 🙁 Seems that the times are all over the place. No matter what, I'll try to get a clip here so you guys can see it!
I love this blog!! I am so happy that you got to do an appearance on Katie Couric! I have been struggling with my hair for so long, I went to so many different salon's, but had no satisfaction. I just recently tried a new place called, Miss Jessies. They did such an amazing job and I just felt like helping her out. Her website is http://www.missjessies.com/ . If anyone has difficulty with their hair, this is the place to visit.
Congratulations on the ABC appearance! I have had terrible luck with my hair mainly because it is running all over the place. I get my hair curled
I forgot to add that I live in the Eastern time zone.
This is GREAT news! Can't wait! ***NOTE***Everyone should check their own TV schedule listings for the time and date for this particular show. Katie's programs are on a day-late schedule in these parts. She also airs in the morning here around 10 a.m.–not 4 p.m.
Yay Nikki!! I'll try to remember to record it tomorrow!
Congratulations, I'm a new follower and supporter, and you seem to always shine so bright! I wish you continued success.
Just set the DVR! (I'm still trying to let go of the flatiron or the WNG ponytail… My hair's below-shoulder length Type 3b and still can't seem to style it right otherwise).
Congrats Nikki……from your baby buddy Frances….lol. Have a blast on the show!!!
You do the darn thing Ms. Nikki!! Congratulations! Got my DVR locked and loaded. 🙂
you got that right lol
Got it set to record now! Go Nikki!!!
Setting a reminder in my phone.
most def tuning in!
congrats Nik! Do it up!
I'm all set and ret to go.
Now is it coming on tomorrow or Friday? I set tomorrow to record and the description didn't sound right so I looked through the weeks line up and Friday is all about hair…
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Nikki! "When one succeeds, we all succeed". I'm so proud of you…….(is that a tear welling up in my left eye?) I'll be tuning in!
Kudos to you Nikki will definitely have my DVR set!!!! Ur doing it girl!!!!
I have noticed that all of the little girl hairstyles feature girls with very long, European-textured hair. What about those of us with daughter's who have more kinky, short hair? What type of message are you sending to our daughters? Represent all little girls equally. How else can we teach all of our little girls to love themselves and their hair.
My DVR is set!
I will be watching.
WERK NIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #likeaproudmamabear….
Congrats! I was there also. I sat right behind you(I'm in the pink blazer) 🙂
Congrats! I'll be watching (^_^)
Go head Nikki! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only reason that I will watch Katie is because of you….There are soooooo many different talk shows on and Katie was not on my to go to list.(I actually miss the daytime soaps that was on[my guilty pleasure]).
Peace/Blessings to u, what an awesome job u are doing.
But it's true. We've all got cousins who aren't our cousins!
Ahh! Congratulations. I love Katie. I won't be able to record, but hope to view it somehow.
Congratulations Nik!! Your star is shining bright. I will definitely be watching. We are so proud that YOU are the one who will be representing us curlies in the most positive light. Keep up the good work!!!!
Nikki, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone because you are EVERYWHERE!!!!! And we love how you represent our Natural BEAUTY!!!!! Congrats & so look forward to your next adventure. Keep walking in your gift darling!!!!
Nik, you know I'll be watching! Way to represent!
Cool Congrats! By the way it comes on at 3pm Eastern not 4pm
Congratulations Nikki, Gia's mom is a *STAR.!:)
WOW…how awesome is this? Congratulations!
DVR is set!!
I am clapping and screaming "go Nikki" over here like a stage mom!!! I am so happy for you, congratulations!!!!
You know that's right we are all are cousins and sisters! 🙂
dang it I live in London and won't be able to watch this! Pants! I know you'll kill it dead!
And I see you're a girl after my own heart… those pearl –> love 'em! I wear my pearls like every darn day!
Onwards and Upwards Nikki!
Your on fire Nik!
Wish Wendy Williams wasn't a part of the show though.
Congrats to you Nikki!
This SOOO made me laugh! I love it!
Congratulations Nikki!!! I am not surprised! I am so proud of you, girl! We all are! 🙂
Cannot wait to see you on national TV again. Go Nikki!
So, yeah, soon I'll be asking everybody, "Girl, did you see my cousin Nik on Katie Couric?" 'cause you know I already talk about you and a few others on the forums like we family! Uh-huh, sure do!
Yesssssssssssss Nikki! I'll be teaching the children, and I don't have TiVo… Maybe if I can concentrate in my mind, I'll be able to see it. :-/ No? Okay.
Go Nikki! I'm so happy for you!
Congrats love!!!!!! ….yay!!!!!!!! so excited for ya
Nikki this is awesome news! I love Katie Couric! I will have to remember to set my DVR. Sidenote: There are so many new daytime tv shows. I'm sure you'll have plenty of other appearances in the future! Go Nikki! You are doing the damn thing!
haha! It's soooo hard keeping secrets! But yeah, sometimes you have to! Thanks Raven!
Omg Nikki this is so Major!!! Congrats and I'll definitely be recording this lol 🙂
Your hair is so…lush in this picture!!!! BTW:you are great at keeping secrets. Then again…you are a professional therapist so…yeah…anyway I'll set the DVR…
**Still patiently waiting until next year in Houston, TX**
Wow, Congrats Nikki! I'm off tomorrow so I'll be watching.
That pic is FAB!!
Woot Woot! Go Nikki its yo burfday! lol I am so excited!! AND I will be watching
Go Nik, Go Nik…