One of my main goals when starting DCN was to bring premier events her to Louisville, KY. You often hear about lavish natural hair events in Atlanta, Chicago, DMV, New York and Houston, but Louisville? No dice. I have worked as an organizer and I have a can-do spirit so it was going to happen come rain or shine.
I reached out to local salon owner, Jimmy Cadet of Natural Alternatives Salon and told him about my idea and showed him examples of what was going on in other cities. Jimmy is very forward thinking and always on a quest to take things to the next level so he was intrigued. We also worked with Jessica Taylor of Red Carpet Events who is known for some of the most lavish parties and grand openings around town.
After months of planning we collaborated on Curls and Cocktails a 5 Part Series showcasing natural hair in a light that has not been seen in our town. A mix of natural hair, glamor, education, and night-life that was sure to send waves to the surrounding areas and let them know that we are doing big things. Each part would have a particular theme: Cleansing and Conditioning, Trimming and Cutting, Moisture, Color and Locs.
Jimmy supplied the salon and made his own stylists available, Jessica coordinated the event as only she could and I worked on the educational piece and obtained the models. We also secured sponsors from Rhythm liquor and giveaways courtesy of Go Natural Hair & Body Boutique.
On a drizzly, Friday night I watched as woman and men packed into the salon dressed in their chicest cocktail attire sporting their flyest ‘dos. While enjoying their Rhythm punch and wine naturals listened to the tips I provided on proper shampooing and conditioning as our model was cleansed, conditioned and styled by the salon stylists. The salon also offered a pre-book special exclusive to the event.
It was a great event and the groundwork has been laid for the remaining four parts of the series. I am extremely grateful to Natural Alternatives Salon, Red Carpet Events, Go Natural Hair & Body Boutique and Rhythm Liquor for all their support! Click here for more pictures of the event.
Our next event Session 2:Discussing Trimming and Precision Cutting of Natural Hair will be Friday, July 15th 2011 at 8:00 pm. Click the link of RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org