florida natural hair meet up

Curly Nikki meets a reader

If there was ever any question about the strength of the textured hair community, all doubts were dissolved last night in Orlando. Over three hundred people flocked to the Blue Martini in Orlando for the Curly Nikki meetup, which brought together coils, curls, kinks, and waves from all over the southeast region of the US. "We haven't really had anything like this here in Florida before," explained an attendee. "You see all of these meetups happening elsewhere, but its really exciting that Florida is finally representing!"

florida natural hair meet up

Blue Martini filled with lots of natural hair

After braving a line that wrapped around a building (not to mention 90 degree heat and full humidity) attendees were welcomed by Mizani models and take home samples of Mizani Supreme Oil, a silicone, mineral oil, paraben free anti-humectant that is perfect for the high-humidity Floridian climate. Curly Nikki herself spent the evening bouncing around meeting and taking pictures with readers. To make the evening all the more special, Nikki was joined by several members of her family including her mom and grandfather. (No worries, Gia was tucked in soundly at the hotel after a couple days of having fun in the sun!)

florida natural hair meet up

Nikki with her aunt, grandfather, and mom

Highlights of the evening include six big giveaway wins of Mizani True Textures products, Blue Martini's signature cocktails: a blue martini that actually glowed blue, watching Nikki's family being immersed for the first time in the natural hair revolution, and seeing hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful heads of hair out in full force!

florida natural hair meet up

Attendees enjoy a cocktail and Mizani goody bags

Any plans for a meetup in Orlando in 2012? :)