Last Saturday, June 2nd, NaturallyCurly hosted the 2nd Annual Curly Pool Party where hundreds of stylists and NaturallyCurly community members enjoyed an afternoon soiree of poolside styling demonstrations by Amika, Shea Moisture, URCurly and Ouidad.
As the event Media Partner, Modern Salon was on hand to capture the event. Check out this video of Modern Salon’s Maggie Mulhern interviewing CurlStylist’s own Michelle Breyer.
As Tampa’s first curl specialist, I know a thing or two about how to keep your curls looking great in the intense Florida heat and humidity. Florida has 4 of the top ten most humid cities in the country. With more than 60 percent of the population having textured hair, I saw more people working against their hair. It became my personal mission to help my clients love and embrace their curls.
I strongly believe that using high quality products the right way is just as important as getting the right cut. Helping curlies understand how to care for and style their curls to look great, even if they only have 5 minutes, CAN be done if they use the right products, in the right amounts and apply them in the right order.
My clients trust me because I don’t “sell” them products. I tell them what they need, what’s nice to have and what they can’t live without to recreate the curls they leave my chair with. I almost always send my clients to NaturallyCurly.com. It’s such a treasure trove of invaluable information and all of the tools curlies need to empower themselves to have great curls.
Join me this week in celebration of NaturallyCurly’s descent on Orlando for the 2012 Curly Pool Party! I will be blogging tips for keeping your curl awesomeness factor off the charts as I bring you proven summer defense tactics and true client stories about loving your curls, Florida style.
Ever find it hard to follow a Twitter conversation, or wonder how many textured-hair women are talking about curly or natural hair? (Hint: it’s more than 14,000 a week!) Join the Texture Revolution and connect with the textured community at TextureOnTheRunway.com.
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Post photos, watch interviews and read content LIVE from the event while sharing textured hair advice, tips & tricks with the community.
Get in on the action of a movement created and run by a community and hear what textured women have to say! Join NaturallyCurly.com and other texture influencers in changing the conversation and empowering the texture community, and by extension, the textured sylist!
Visit TextureOnTheRunway.com on February 11 to participate in this revolutionary, invite-only, New York event celebrating the ultimate fashion accessory and statement – beautiful hair. Your tweet could even be streamed live on stage at the event! Influential leading hair care brands sponsoring the event include Arrojo, Matrix, Curls Unleashed by Organic Root Stimulator, Hair Rules, CURLS, Minardi Luxury Color Care, Modern Salon and CosmoProf, operation of Beauty System Group LLC!
The IT&LY Hairfashion team put on quite the performance over three days in Las Vegas. The 3 days of classes started with an amazing fashion show and awards ceremony where the top celebrity stylists were awarded for their outstanding work in the industry. CurlStylist was buzzing around meeting and greeting, and here is a run-down of what we saw!
Alison Shipley and I
Started out Sunday with Alison Shipley, of Modern Salon. This girl is amazing! Not only does she travel as editor for “Modern Salon,” but is currently enrolled to become a stylist. She understands the need for the education in this industry. How she finds time to do all of this is beyond us!
Busy behind-the-scenes action!
We then went over to the Body English Nightclub where they were setting up and getting ready for the night. Janice McCafferty (PR guru for all things beauty) introduced us to all of the stylists who were running around, preparing models for the runway show portion of the evening.
Gorgeous Curly Model!
We saw so many curls! These IT&LY educators really love their volume, and we couldn’t agree more! Our personal favorite was a natural red-head with voluptuous curls that were accompanied by branches and flowers.
We had the pleasure of meeting several stylists who have been in the industry throughout the decades and have worked with some of the most amazing people! Barbara Lorenz and Bonnie Clevering shared stories of how tricky working with curly hair can be on the set of a movie. Apparently, Jennifer Lopez’s hair needs constant attention in humid climates! We also learned that Bonnie was the stylist for Elvis, saying that the hardest part of working with him was keeping his pompadour up!
Kenneth Walker has worked with naturally curly hair his entire life. Some of his clientele consists of Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, and Denzel Washington, just to name a very few. Kenneth was one of the most inspirational people to speak with, to hear his passion for hair and beauty was refreshing to say the least.
Next came the awards ceremony, where we celebrated these 14 amazing stylists and their work throughout the years. CEO Richard Zucckero showed his gratitude and appreciation to have these stylists as part of the IT&LY family. Overall, the celebration was a success and a good time was had by all!