2016 Year In Review

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Wow! Can you believe how fast this year has flown by?

Two thousand sixteen has been a year of laughter, disappointments, and wonderful memories. This year has truly been a joy as I continue to pursue my passion for Natural Hair, Health, and Photography. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love to do!!

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new-year-in-review_hustlers-in-heelsIn January, I was a Guest Panelist for Hustlers In Heels GR. This event was designed for the female dreamers, doers, and entrepreneurs who were in need of a platform to network with local successful women who are making a positive impact in the Grand Rapids community of business.

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In March, I hosted an Interactive How To Workshop, where attendees had the opportunity learn about how to choose the correct hair products for their hair, get hands on experience trying out styling techniques including a twist-out, a quick up-do, how to use curlformers, and more.

new-year-in-review_textures-teaIn July, Textures & Tea was all about making connections and networking. The goal of this event was to bring together like-minded people for candid conversations about Hair & Beauty.

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In November, Co-founder Della Marie Levi and I hosted the 2nd Annual Kinky Hair Connection, which was a half day event that included Music, Workshops, Giveaways, Refreshments, Local Vendors, Panel Discussion, Special Guests, and so much more. We had a #NaturallyFabulous time!!

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Be your authentic self and seek to improve yourself at every stage in life.

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If you can’t change the outcome of a particular event or situation, it’s best to let go and move on. There is no use in worrying and stressing over things that are beyond your control. Seek wisdom, grace, and understanding. Choose to show love and compassion!

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#MelaninatedNaturals Art Exhibit by photographer Alfield Reeves.

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This was an amazing experience! Alfield used photography to express his admiration for natural hair, black women, fashion and personal perspective of the natural hair movement. Learn more: www.alfieldreevesphotography.com/myfirstartexhibit/

partnerships

I am so thankful for every company who partnered with me in 2016!

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I pride myself in providing excellent events for you that include swag bags full of products that you will enjoy and appreciate. It’s not easy to convince companies to support your vision; however, perseverance, diligence and my commitment to you has proven successful. Thank you for your attendance, support and dedication to me. I look forward to serving you in a bigger and better way in 2017!

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So excited to be one of 50 individuals/companies nominated for a Local FirstLocal Motion Award and I am humbled to be a finalist! The LocalMotion Awards began in 2010 as a way to recognize local businesses and individuals for their achievements in making the community “more vibrant and resilient.” You are welcome to join me at the 7th Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards on Wednesday, January 25th 5:00pm at Goei Center.

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Local First’s mission: We lead the development of an economy grounded in local ownership that meets the basic needs of people, builds local wealth and social capital, functions in harmony with our ecosystem, and encourages joyful community. Read about this year’s awards on GRBJ!

thank-you

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It’s only because of you I get to make a living doing what I love most, and for that I am forever grateful. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank each and every one of my clients for making this year truly special. May the love of Christ fill your lives with abundant joy!!

looking-forward

Curlfriend Getaway

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I look forward to starting the year with some relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun! When possible, Mini Vacations are a great way to start off the year. As a West Coast girl living the cold Midwest, 70° weather is necessary especially when you add in good food, the beach, and a few Curlfriends!

Official CurlMix Ambassador!!

Back in November, I introduced you to CurlMix a DIY Box for Curly Hair. CurlMix sends you all the natural ingredients needed to make your own hair products at home. As an official Ambassador my Code “naturallyact” now provides you with $5 OFF any order over $30. Be sure to stay connected as I will be hosting CurlMix party soon.

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If you ordered CurlMix back in November click here and let me know what you purchased. Then post a photo of you with your CurlMix box in the Naturally ACT Community group on Facebook and you will be entered to win a lunch with Me!!!

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