Click Read More/Comment for additional pictures. On December 6th we had the pleasure to be invited as VIP guests for the Curly Girl Collective ‘Curl Crush’ event held at the Taj Lounge in New York but the best part of the night by far was connecting with so many beautiful naturals and meeting the incredible, dynamic and gorgeous Curly Girl Collective team. The night started out with a slight glitch in the matrix which was…RAIN!!! The precipitation caused some major shrinkage to a sista’s hairdo so by the time I arrived at the venue my hair was about half the size it was pre stretch but those woes were soon forgotten as we were greeted with the aromas of scrumptious red velvet cupcakes, iced cookies and tempting cocktails. Yes, baked goodies usually solve the trick in most cases in distracting me from any glitches in the matrix but besides sweet delectable treats; we were in store for much, much more. As the night progressed, Nikisha and I had the chance to meet all the members of the Curly Girl Collective team, immediately after introductions and being exposed for just a few minutes to the ‘Curl Crush’ experience it was obviously apparent why these young ladies are able to pull such massive gatherings for their events. With everything from a product swap station, vendors selling accessories and apparel, Essence street style photoshoot, an opportunity to win some incredible gifts, cocktails and a speed dating event which provided attendees with a chance to ask some of their favorite bloggers, experts and stylists any natural hair related question the night was truly a buzz. The speed dating event even included one on one advice from Celebrity Hair Expert Anthony Dickey, founder and creator of the well- known Hair Rules Salon in NY and Hair Rules Products.  

As mentioned before, recapping on the event, the highlight of the night for us was a chance to connect with so many amazing naturals and bloggers on even a more personal level. If you were not able to attend, The Curly Girl Collective have you covered! With many more events on the horizon you will have a chance to experience the magic for yourself! Until then UBB has you covered, enjoy the in depth look below  :)

 

The Curly Girl Collective ‘Curl Crush’ Event

Visit The Curly Girl Collective http://www.curlygirlcollective.com/

Lyricist/Singer/Songwriter TK Wonder http://www.reverbnation.com/tkwonder

Francheska of Hey Fran Hey http://heyfranhey.com/ and Franchesca of Chescalocs http://www.youtube.com/user/chescalocs

 

Nicole Melton; Editor and Social Media Coordinator at Essence.com http://www.essence.com/

Sydney Sweets http://www.sydneyssweets.com/

Tasty Morsels Bakery http://www.tastymorselsbakery.com/

Toni Scott Grant CEO of Online Boutique Scott Phree  http://scottphree.com/  and Head Designer of House of Swag http://hausofswag.bigcartel.com/

Haus of Swag

Haus of Swag

Christina Brown founder of Love Brown Sugar http://www.lovebrownsugar.com/

Natasha Betty of Asili Glam http://www.asiliglam.com/

Designer Racquel Dwomoh of QuellyRue Designs http://quellyruedesigns.blogspot.com/

QuellyRue Designs

QuellyRue Designs

Hair Rules!!! http://hairrules.com/

Designer Tenneh of the House of Rubi http://rubigirl27.wordpress.com/

Barbara of Carlyfanjaxfan www.youtube.com/user/carlyfanjaxfan 

AKUA SOADWA, Director of the Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit and founder of the Gye Nyame (Empowerment Project) http://www.empowermegnep.org/about/

Sophia Samuda of Lush Coils http://lushcoils.com/

Creator and Editor-In-Chief, Renae Bluitt of In Her Shoes http://www.inhershoesblog.com/

Founders of Honey B Creations http://www.honeybcreations.com/ Makeup Artist Kris Mari and Jewelry Designer Emijaa, http://www.emijaajaaemil.com/

Taren of Taren 916  http://www.youtube.com/user/taren916

Shanti & Antoinette of A Curls Best Friend http://www.acurlsbf.com/

Imani Dawson of Tribe Called Curl http://tribecalledcurl.com/

 

Autumn of Beautifully Marked http://www.youtube.com/beautifullymarked

Till our next night out on the town, as always sending you much, much love  -UBB