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Our Day at Augusta’s Saturday Market on the River!!

Greetings, everyone!  As I posted late last week, I was teaming up with African fashion company, AfroSimplicity at the Saturday Market on the River in Augusta. Before I say anything else, I want to thank all my lovely customers for coming out and showing their support! It felt good to see so many familiar faces!

We got up super early and headed out to set up our booth. I found it to be a great success. We had a great experience and met many wonderful, new people! I take any new venture or opportunity in business as a positive learning experience!

Me and my little set-up!

Me and my little set-up!

We got many visits to our table and from passers by and fellow vendors! AfroSimplicity’s creativity and beautiful merchandise was the talk of the market that day!

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We definitely enjoyed ourselves despite the intense heat and being rained out during our final hour! I can’t wait to visit the market again with more products! If you missed us but would like to view our products online, Hair Garden can be found at http://www.thehairgardennursery.etsy.com. AfroSimplicity can be found at http://www.AfroSimplicy.etsy.com. When we do go back I will be sure to keep you all posted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hair Garden teams with AfroSimplicity at The Augusta Market 7/30!!

Hello out there! This Saturday, July 30, The Hair Garden is teaming up with AfroSimplicity at the Augusta Market at the Riverwalk! This is something I have always wanted to take part in and am excited to be doing! At our booth you can find everything from Hair Garden natural hair products to some nice fashionable pieces!

This is just a preview of what she's got in store!

This is just a preview of what she’s got in store!

AfroSimplicity is a clothing and jewelry company started by my good friend Arlysa Ford. She has many styles of West African themed clothing and jewelry. These photos about are only a small example of the types of things she offers! The jewelry is all hand designed and she also does custom orders. She offers everything from dresses and dashikis to wrap skirts. Even if you can’t make it out to the market, you can check her out at http://www.afrosimplicity.etsy.com!

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Hair Juice and Cleanser

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Avocado Shea Moisturizer

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Mango Punch Conditioner

As for me, I will have many of my cleansers, conditioners and moisturizers available. I will offer 8 oz and 2 oz sizes. I hope to debut my new Mango Punch Cleanser, Euca-Mint Conditioner, and Cocoa Nut Butter at the market as well! Be the first to give it a try! If you can’t make it out to the market or want to see the products I offer ahead of time, you can visit my Etsy shop at http://www.thehairgardennursery.etsy.com! Use the promo code 15SALE to get 15% off any purchase of $15 or more!

I look forward to meeting you at The Augusta Market! 🙂

Aphropuphs at Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show!!

Hello, beautiful people! This past spring I reached one of my ultimate career goals! I will given the opportunity to teach 2 classes at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair and Beauty Show. To be part of this event was definitely an honor! For many years I have attended this show and met many wonderful people. Never did I think I would have an opportunity to be part of the show so soon!

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The 2 classes I did that weekend were: 1. Heatless Stretching and Styling and 2. Slow Growth Troubleshooting.

In the first class I did, Heatless Stretching and Styling, I had the beautiful Michele Etienne as my hair model. She has been a natural hair client of mine for quite some time and she was gracious enough to travel all the way from Augusta to let me use her hair for my hands-on demonstration. The turnout was really good and I got a lot of questions from the audience. I demonstrated everything from banding, braiding with fabric, roller/rod setting to hand stretching during blow drying. I have done articles on this very blog about many of these heatless stretching methods and will do more later. I showed that these things can be done with the tightest curl pattern and with all types of products from your favorite over-the-counter product to natural oils and butters.

In the second class, Slow Growth Troubleshooting, we went over the many internal and external factors that can affect hair growth. We covered everything from daily styling and product usage to environmental and internal factors. This class had an even better turn out than the first. I answered a lot of questions from ladies concerned about their hair and scalp health.

The hair show was a very exciting and humbling experience for me. I was honored to be a part of the line-up of natural hair gurus and experts giving classes and demos that weekend. I hope to be able to take part in this wonderful event again in the future! I wish  I would have posted the information about the classes sooner so I could invite more of you but I will be better prepared in the future!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Hair Garden Products In New York!

Greetings, everyone! Remember a couple of months ago when I told you all my products were going to be featured at a natural product event in Buffalo, NY? Well, the event took place and things went great! It was an exciting experience for both of us! Even though I couldn’t be there physically, I was there in spirit! Who knows? Maybe one day we will be able to have an event together one day!

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Below is a link to her website detailing the events!

http://www.achanelleevent.com/blog/natural-hair-skin-care-meetup-1-at-the-chocolate-bar-recap

Slowly but surely, Hair Garden is growing! I appreciate everyone’s support and will keep working hard to  bring you quality products! Thanks for stopping by!

Please contact me for business inquiries regarding Hair Garden Products!

 

Hair Garden’s Products Made it to the Big Apple!!!

Greetings, Blossoms! I have some exciting news to share with you! A budding entrepreneur by the name of A. Chanelle invited Hair Garden to include the Mango Punch Conditioner as a part of the goodie bag for her event!! I was flattered beyond words!!

Her event is taking place in the next few weeks and I wanted to make sure you had all of the details! Show this young lady some support!! Even if you cannot attend, there is a raffle available! Definitely check her out!

The Chocolate Bar
114 W Chippewa St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Here is the link for the event! —>> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-chanelle-event-natural-hair-skincare-meet-up-at-the-chocolate-bar-registration-16924332133?ref=enivtefor001&invite=ODA1MTQ0NC9oYWlyZ2FyZGVuQGxpdmUuY29tLzA%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

You can also contact the A. Chanelle through the link I provided above for additional details!

Thank you for stopping by!

The Atlanta Natural Hair Show (Spring 2015)

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Taliah Waajid!!

Greetings, readers! This past weekend I visited Taliah Waajid’s 18th Annual World Natural Hair  & Beauty Show. I first started attending the show around 2009. I used to attend twice a year every year but my own hair show schedule began to get in the way. I don’t have as many classes to teach now like I used to so now I get to return to this awesome show! I attended the Sunday (4/26/15) show and saw many great things!

To put the icing on the cake, I was able to win a free ticket to the show. I would have paid for my ticket with no problem with her already low ticket prices ($10) and her $5 Fridays!

One of the first booths I encountered was the FCA Naturals booth! I became familiar with them through twitter. I always get excited to see my twitter people in person!

FCA Naturals hair show booth

FCA Naturals hair show booth

FCA Naturals had many great natural products that were very reasonably priced. Their products can be found at FCAnaturals.com. You can also follow them on twitter @fcanaturals.

I also follow a beautiful lady on twitter who goes by @ALadyNamedPearl. She is the founder of Pearl School of Modeling and Pearl Magazine. I had the pleasure of seeing her on-stage interviewing the famous Mr. Dwight Eubanks!!

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Dwight Eubanks and @ALadyNamedPearl on the Social Circle stage.

I heard some commotion and word had it that Taliah Waajid herself was in the area! My eyes grew large with excitement! I got to take in Mr. Eubanks strutting his stuff one more time before I got to see the lovely Mrs. Waajid myself!

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Peep Taliah in the background!

I got to get a few quick shots of Taliah and Dwight before the crowd overtook me! Taliah was is beautiful and has a wonderful energy about her! She exudes such a regal presence and it was great to see her in person!

Dwight and Taliah

Dwight and Taliah

I even got to see The Damn Salon doing their thing as well! I have known of them for a pretty long time and it is always great to see them out doing their thing! They were showcasing their awesome Runway Curls human hair extensions!

The Damn Salon and their runway curls extensions.

The Damn Salon Runway Curls presentation.

I always love to see the shea butter vendors! I tried to catch him in action while he was shaving the butter.

Shea butter man

Shea butter man

Mixed Chicks was also in the house! As you can see, they were very busy!

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There were so many other great booths and beautiful sights that I did not get to capture photos of but it was surely a great experience! They were selling everything in there! You could find natural hair and skin products, make-up, soaps, hair accessories, clothes, books, bags, earrings, t-shirts, paintings, music CD’s, instructional DVDs, perfumes, crystals, everything!! If you are into the natural lifestyle you can find something you will like here!

The shows are held bi-annually, falling on a weekend in the months of April and October. You can always visit http://www.naturalhairshow.org or http://www.naturalhair.org to find out more about upcoming events, products and more!

Did you get to visit the natural hair show? Have you attended before? Will this influence you to visit in the future?

Thanks for stopping by!