This past Friday I went to my first natural hair mixer EVER! I had no idea what to expect, but I knew that I wanted to be surrounded by women that looked like me, with hair like me, similarities, and simplistic beauty that I possess even if were just for a few hours. The natural hair mixer was put on by Sheree Murphy of Natural Habitat Beauty Boutique. Two meetup groups “Naturally Beautiful” and “SF Naturals” from meetup.com were in attendance at a Oakland location at J. Posh Design Studio. There were drinks appetizers, vendors, and warm spirits.
I walked into live music, spoken word, and visual artists who shared their love for black beauty. Not only did I mix and mingle with the guests I was able to check out the cool vendors. Natural Girls United had a display of beautiful hand crafted ethnic Barbie dolls. Willie D’s & Mrs. Louise Boutique displayed their plus size lingerie and there were also Nique Cosmetics and M.Williams Accessories. I enjoyed the variety of the vendors and was given a lot of information in the goodie bag given to me at the door.
The icing on the cake for me was when I won one of the door prizes; A gift basket full of goodies by Naptural Roots . Check it out!
I wish had more pictures however I’ll update once I get a hold of the photographers at the event. I can really say that for my first time attending a meet up event with a bunch of people with your similar interest is AWESOME! I recommend anyone looking to find fun things or to build your network in your area to check out www.meetup.com … It’s really THAT simple to do what you love =)