Saturday, May 3, 2014

This is How My Hair Grows

This natural hair journey has driven me to take a chance on a natural hair show and what an experience.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 was the “This is How My Hair Grows 2nd Edition” presented by Locs-of-Royalty and Nicholas Brooklyn and held at Nicholas Brooklyn located at 570 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY from 6:30PM to 11PM.

With all the questions I had about my own natural hair, it was a great gathering place for natural beauties to share concerns, get answers and also discover new practices, products, hair styles, fashion and more.

So here is how the program went:
Hair/Fashion show
Natural hair prizes and giveaways
Discussion panel led by natural hair experts
Natural youth talent show
Free wine
Unique vendors
Music by DJ Hassan Shabazz

Hair/fashion show
natural hair prizes and giveaways,
discussion panel led by natural hair experts
Natural youth talent show
food will be for sale.
Free wine.
Massage therapist
Unique vendors

With Natural hair expert,
Cynthia Williamston
What I noticed is that though we may have all had natural hair, everybody had their own way of taking care of it.  And I realized it is not just based on what you think might work, but what actually does based on your own hair journey and experience. And so, the message that I was left with that affected me the most was from one of the three panelists who were sharing their natural hair stories. Cynthia Williamston said, “let your hair do what it do and love it. Love your hair.”
The “This is How MY Hair Grows 2nd Edition” event left me with smiles as I watched dance performances by the Divine Princesses, heard the dope poet, Joshua Sa-Ra, do his thing and got hair advice from Lydia Baird, CEO and founder of Heavenly Creations.  Here are some pictures from the event.

Panel discussion on natural hair

Dorcas Meyers, founder of Roc-A-Natural
Save the Date: April 2015 Naural Hair Expo coming to Brooklyn

Divine Princesses doing a dance routine

Lydia Baird
CEO & Founder of Heavenly Creations
"Experience a true blessing" - Matthew 6:9-13

Nicholas Brooklyn always seems to have something cool going on. Like next Saturday, May 10, 2014. 2nd Mass Mic Poetry & Music hosted by Jashua Sa-Ra & DJ Hassan Shabazz from 7 to 11 PM.  The night will go like this, from 7-8 PM, join me, Jeannot, on a musical journey as I share with you some of my favorite covers and some of my original songs.  Then from 8PM to 11PM, open mic, prize giveaways and more. Admission will be $5 and the night will be awesome. Calling all poets, singers, rappers, acoustic musicians; you are invited. For more information on the store itself and about this event, check out Nicholas Brooklyn website here: