On Thursday October 20th, over 500 naturals from the East Coast poured into the Millesime Restaurant and Bar at the Carlton Hotel in New York City for an evening of mingling, natural hair education presented by Mizani, and of course showing of their fierce curls and natural styles in a way that only New Yorkers can do.
The event, which received over 1,500 RSVP's initially, provided attendees with the opportunity to meet CurlyNikki one-on-one as well as her family who came along to support! Mizani stylists presented 4 styling vignettes in which stylists used Mizani products to demonstrate a wide variety of styles on all textures of hair from tight curls to locs to looser waves. Local bloggers and media also came out en masse to capture a snapshot of what has obviously become a curly hair revolution. Here's a gallery of some of our favorite moments, styles, and curls from the night:.
The Full Gallery
NYC vlogger EmpressRi and her gorgeous curls.
A loc'ed model is prepped by a Mizani stylist for her styling vignette.
A candy-colored bobbed wig is a fun and festive protective styling option.
Flame-red hues, braid-out texture and an updo give these locs head-turning style.
Beauty editors from Essence share a smile with the camera.
Copper-colored curls and pearls -- a winning combo!
A Mizani model with a gorgeous textured 'fro explain how she got her style.
Healthy, shiny, perfect braid-outs. Love the bold barrette, too!
A camel coat, fur collar, red lips, braids, and a bun. They're "classics" for a reason.
Vlogger/Blogger ChescaLeigh cheeses with a Mizani tee on stage.
Mizani rep Elan - with gorgeous golden finger coils - sits for an interview.
Two types of braids make this creative mohawk style.
Chocolate-hued kinky twists show off color and texture in classic style.
Drool-worthy finger coils set off this cute, cropped cut.
Janet Hubert makes a cameo to show off her new locs.
Bold earrings, print and style are totally fab.
Taren916, NC Global Editor Cassidy blackwell & NC President Michelle Breyer share the natural love.
Attendee with a blonde fro and bold glasses shows off her Mizani goody bag.
It was a fabulous event filled with fun, friends, and of course gorgeous curly, natural hair of all types and textures. The New York love was totally felt so for those in the area stay tuned for our next event out that way!