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!
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!
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.
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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!
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!
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! 🙂
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!
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!
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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!
Below is a link to her website detailing the events!
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!
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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!
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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 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!!
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!
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!
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!
I always love to see the shea butter vendors! I tried to catch him in action while he was shaving the butter.
Mixed Chicks was also in the house! As you can see, they were very busy!
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?
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Meet-up #5 was a huge success! I meet some awesome new ladies and was delighted that they decided to join us! Hair Garden’s hair meet-up was held at Hair Garden at 138 8th Street on Sunday, July 29 from 5:30 to 7:30. We had good food and laughs, but we also discussed some serious issues and learned a lot of great information!
We started off discussing the theme of the meet-up. There were several different and beautiful hair styles and being worn by the attendees that evening. Everyone was at a different point of their journey when it came to their hair but we still could relate on a lot of things! We all agreed on the fact that people should be able to express themselves without it being considered a fad! We also agreed that wanting to be healthier was not a fad!
Other topics we discussed included natural hair in the media,summer hair care,protective styles,children’s hair,new styles trends and products. I even got some people to volunteer to be models for future classes I plan to give.
I had some questions for the ladies to promote open discussion: Who is your hair inspiration? Why? What is your favorite quote about hair? Is there something you always wanted to try on your but are afraid to? What is something you have heard about natural hair that you have learned to be untrue or false? What is your favorite thing about your hair? Why do you think so many women bond over their hair now that they are natural more than they did when they were relaxed? What would you like to see more of when it comes to natural hceived many amazing answers. In between the questions,we stopped and did drawings for giveaways. I gave away some product samples,Hair Garden hair accessories,and black soap! We had some great deviled eggs and cupcakes made my Tiffany Shaw and some awesome chicken salad made by Sylvia Moore. I made the taco dip!
We had a really great time and I am working on the next meet-up. I hope to see you at the next meet up! Blessings!
Greetings!! It has come time for another Hair Garden Natural Beauties meet-up! I have been wanting to have a meet-up for quite some time but the timing just wasn’t right. I’ve gotten it together and I am ready to continue my mission to provide information and education about caring for the hair and body using natural products and promoting self-acceptance.
As you see in the title, the theme for this meet-up is, “Natural Hair: It’s Not Just a F.A.D. (Fro’s and Dreads)!” That will be the main topic of discussion and the main theme of the giveaways so do a little natural hair research! We will also be discussing summer hair care, hair care and hairstyle trends!! Want to come? Here are the details!
What: Hair Garden Meet-up #5
When: Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 5:30-7:30
Where: Hair Garden, 138 8th street, Augusta, GA 30901
I would love for you to join us! Whether or not you’re natural, you are invited to attend! This event is about positivity and learning to make healthier options when it comes to our hair and bodies! Come with an open mind and you will have a great time! There will be light refreshments, feel free to bring your favorite snack to share! E-mail me at email@example.com for more details. Thank you for visiting my blog! Blessings!
Join us Monday, June 27 at Hair Garden’s 1st meet-up for 2011! This event will take place at Sit A Spell Coffeehouse at 903 Broad Street, downtown Augusta, 30601 from 6-8pm! There will be giveaways and great information! Hope to see you there! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
On Thursday, December 16, 2010, the Hair Garden Natural Beauties met at Vallarta Mexican Restaurant for the 3rd natural hair and health meet-up! The event took place from 6-8pm. We began the evening by going around the table and introducing ourselves and sharing our natural journey. We had a great turnout this time with 14 ladies attending!
Once everyone started eating, we began the natural hair and body care trivia game and the giveaways. We had questions like, “What is propylene glycol and what personal products are they found in?”, “What are good ways to keep your scalp from being dry and flaky this winter” and “What is the difference between a deep conditioner and a protein conditioner?” With every question answered correctly there were prize options such as, natural hair accessories, bath bombs/fizzies (donated by Mrs. Becky!), samples of shampoo, lavender whipped shea butter and peppermint whipped shea butter.
After we finished the trivia I began the drawing for the big prizes! Shannon was the winner of 8oz raw shea butter, Shon won Hair Garden’s Cleansing Shampoo, Michelle was the winner of the peppermint whipped shea (blossom formula), Nicola won the Lavender whipped shea butter (blossom formula), and Tiffany, Kandis, and Danni were the winners of the avocado deep conditioner. All of the products besides the bath bombs/fizzies were handmade by me. I made them fresh right before the meet-up!
After the games and giveaways, some of the ladies began to participate in karaoke while others hung out and got better acquainted. Everyone had a great time and left with some great prizes and information! Many of us ended up staying all night until the restaurant closed. We had a very positive, enlightening, and productive time and I can’t wait to do it again! This was the last meet-up of 2010 and I am eagerly awaiting the meet-ups of 2011!
One of the ladies that attended the meet-up came in directly after her visit to the barber shop. She got a funky new cut. She said she wanted to try something different and decided on this style. I loved it and thought it was really cute, so I asked her if I could take a picture to post on my blog!
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Hello! Join us at Hair Garden’s 3rd natural hair meet-up! We will meet on Thursday, December 16, from 6-8pm at Vallarta Mexican Restaurant located at 3144 Wrightsboro Road. There will be natural product giveaways, games, info and karaoke! Join us whether you are natural, relaxed, or transitioning! This is all about learning and sharing information about caring for bodies naturally! E-mail me at email@example.com for more info! Thank you!