Natural Hair Congress Canada!

 
This Saturday, June 27th 2015, the Loft Hotel will be hosting the 1st ever Natural Hair Congress Canada (NHCC) in Montreal (314 Sherbrooke East to be exact) exclusively dedicated to the beauty & care of curly, kinky, wavy or locked hair. Presented by the Inhairitance salon boutique, this all-day event features speakers and panelists such as Stacey McKenzie (top model, judge on Canada’s Next Top Model as well as Founder of Walk This Way Workshops INC), Audrey Sivasothy (author of The Science of Black Hair), Nerissa Irving (lecturer and editor of Kamoy Magazine) and Marième Ndiaye (spokesperson and singer)…need I say more?!…(But I will)…

         

At NHCC, you will have access to a great selection of natural hair and body products, get priceless advice and feedback on personal hair challenges (we all know about that right?!), take part of the discussion with the panelist on burning issues, share experiences and hair stories and dwell in the oasis of wellbeing. Also, you will not want to miss the hairstyling competition & hair show; where 5 Canadian specialized stylists in naturally curly hair compete for 1st place in a live stage competition and where Natural Hair experts across Canada show off their talents & skills, signature styles and wedding inspirations. All of this followed by mixing and mingling with sounds presented by an all-women collective Amazon DJ Crew. So, I can go on and on about this event, but truth is, you need to be there. Everyone is welcome! 

Here’s the showdown:

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m – Conferences (2) / Workshops (6) / Panels (2)

8:00 p.m – Live Hairstyling Competition 

9:00 p.m – Inhairitance Hair Show / After-Party 

Click here for more information about NHCC and get your tickets here.

Complete Package $65 / Conferences $45 / Hair Show $25

“Only a few specialists are trained to cut and care for curly textured hair. Each curl has its size and personality. We hope through this conference to offer an exchange platform on aesthetics but also on socio-political aspect of wearing our naturally curly and kinky hair” explains Abisara Machold, owner of Inhairitance and founder of the Natural Hair Congress Canada.

You really don’t want to miss this event. This is the First congress exclusively dedicated to the curly hair movement in Canada. I hope to see you there!

(Images via www.naturalhaircongress.com & www.Inhairitance.ca)

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo 

Farewell Jacob Inc!

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It really saddens me to hear that the Montreal-based company, Jacob Inc, has filed for bankruptcy and will be closing all stores across Canada after 35 years. In the next few weeks, they will be liquidating inventory at the remaining 92 stores.

This news hits home on a very personal level. Jacob is where it started for me and my career. Words cannot even express what this women’s clothing retailer instilled in me. The values, the techniques, the business…I can say that I am rich in experience and knowledge after 7 dedicated years. I will never forget the wonderful memories created with such a loving team and family. I would not be the person I am today without Jacob Inc. and it will be a part of my life always. I’m forever grateful!

Here are some looks from their lookbook.

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President and founder, Joey Basmaji, in a statement:
“Although we did not achieve the desired result, I am proud of the passion and dedication that the Jacob team showcased over these past few years while trying to bring the company back to financial health,”
“I would like to sincerely thank each employee and business partner that contributed to our success during these 35 wonderful years. I hope that the remaining Canadian retailers will get through these difficult economic times.”

Find out more here. To shop, click here.

What are your thoughts?

Happy Wednesday!
💜xo