New Year,New Mindset??

Goals, resolutions, leveling up…..sounds great , right? But how do you get there? Whats gonna push you out of your comfort zone? What do you need to keep you from slipping right back into the same old habits?

Perhaps a subtle mindset adjustment would do the trick. Believing in what you actually know, and celebrating smaller victories, instead of giving up at the first diversion. If you can stay focused on your own journey, never mind what the next person is doing maybe this time will be your breakthrough! You’ve got this! 2019 is yours to conquer! Happy New Year 🎆 Curlfriends! 💋


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Summertime & the Living is Easy 😎

It finally feels like summer in our beloved Garden State.Flowers and veggies are blooming , and the air is ripe with the scent of freshly mowed lawns . I don’t know about you but this time of year I find myself enthusiastically filling my calendar with summertime fun like fairs, pool parties,beach days and more.

And of course I have to align my schedule with my friends ( remember, friends don’t let friends miss fun events!)  What are your go to events for the summer? We want to know!

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Hair’itage The Play: The Journey of Sistahs with their Hair is premiering in New Jersey!

 

  $35 EARLY BIRD DINNER THEATER TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME! 

 

After entertaining sold out audiences in California, Georgia, Times Square and more, Hair’itage The Play is coming to New Jersey! 

NJCurlfriends in collaboration with 4loveproductions invite you to playwright and director, Niccole Nero Gaines, highly acclaimed play, Hair’itage The Journey of Sistahs with Their Hair, on stage in Elizabeth NJ on Sat. Nov. 11th !

 

We are so excited to bring you a day of fun with vendor shopping and your choice of 2 shows a matinee at 3pm and a Curlfriends Night Out dinner theater ( with appetizers, dinner,dessert & wine) celebration at 8pm. Tickets are available online now starting at $27 for Matinee tickets.

 

Hair’itage The Play uniquely tells the evolution of the Black woman’s hair. Six “sistahs”- with different styles and grades of hair share how their hair has defined them, their love lives, self-image, and careers. Funny, deep, inspiring, and sometimes sexy, Hair’itage opens a deeper conversation around Black femininity, social perceptions, and how hair impacts the lives of Black women.

Each sistah shares their love-hate relationship with their hair; telling secret wishes and fears, jealousy and adoration, and the acceptance or rejection from their lovers, mothers, bosses, friends, and self.

 

More than the popular “love your hair. love yourself” speech, HAIR’itage the Play is a captivating experience that reveals how a woman defines herself by the hair style she chooses. Long, straight, bald, colored, or natural – women of all hair types will be impacted by this unforgettable play.

 

Playgoers leave in awe – empowered. Some even share tears of joy, as they can relate to the storyline from a personal perspective. Hair’itage is a journey that women, and men, from all walks of life, socio-economic backgrounds, and cultural backgrounds will enjoy.

 

As quoted by the NY Amsterdam News “Throughout the play, the six sistahs engage in a much-needed dialogue about hair and how it is intertwined with race relations, love, and respect in the Black community……Gaines’ impeccable writing and the talent of the actresses more than exceeded expectations…”

 

Join the sistahs on their journey of discovery, balance, and beauty. Gain insights into what YOUR hair means to you, your life choices and beliefs, and happiness.

 

And of course we have to do things in NJCURLFRIENDS fashion with a pop up shop featuring awesome vendors , Giveaways and more.

So bring your squad, your mom, sis, your kiddos, or your bae for a fun afternoon or a glam night out, whichever you choose, you will be happy you treated yourself ! See you there !

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Join Us on Meetup 💋!

NJCURLFRIENDS on Meetup

Hey Curlfriends! Are you on Meetup.com? So are we !  Join us!

NJCURLFRIENDS meetup group was created as an online social community to bring Curlfriends from all parts of NJ and surrounding areas together to celebrate and promote the beauty of natural hair , lifestyle , health, wellness and culture. It’s our goal to empower women( & fellas too!) to love, honor, and respect themselves and support and lift up each other while sharing tips and info for accepting and embracing NATURAL BEAUTY! If you love the unity and the growth of the natural hair community and your interested in connecting & networking with awesome NJ area women & men at different educational, thought provoking & fun events join us!

www.meetup.com/njcurlfriends

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We are  lovers of all things Natural Hair, right? We love  tapered cuts, deadlocks, two strand twists, silk outs, crochet braids, wash and gos……..I mean, we can’t get enough of it!

But why?  Why do you love natural There are no right or wrong answers. Fullness, Relief of  scalp issues, versatility, the pursuit of fabulous hair crush worthy curls, why yes…we like those reasons.

The choice to  return to or build a healthy hair regimine  for ‘natural’  hair may be inspired by some of those reasons as well as some very unique reasons as well. Traction alopecia, hair thinning,  over processed  hair, and just the lure of the beautiful pics and videos of coils , curls & kinks . Do you wear your hair natural?  or is your hair chemically processed but healthy? Do you need healthy hair advice,maybe  you want to try a new hair color for spring? Contemplating a tapered haircut, or a rod set, or updo? Happily relaxed but need a healthier hair regimine? Have you found the perfect regimine and want to share it with the world? Or do you need some inspiration & style tips?  We would love to hear your story! Join us as we celebrate International Natural Hair Meetup Day on Sat. May 21st. Bring your curlfriends and meet new ones!

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What is a (Natural Hair) Meetup?

NJCURLFRIENDS EVENTS

NJCURLFRIENDS EVENTS

Everyone wants healthy hair. Whether you wear it relaxed or natural, curly or straight, short or long.

At some point everyone searches for answers to improving flaky, itchy, irritated scalp or dry lackluster hair. Or maybe you want tips on how to maintain your child’s wayward tresses. You don’t mind going to the salon, but really need to be able to maintain your hair on you own.

Well guess what? There are groups of liked minded people out there that plan get togethers ,large , small and any size in between!

What happens at these get togethers? Well although the itineraries may vary from host to host and event to event, for the most part there are some basic things to expect:

Mix and Mingle with like minded neighbors- Now we don’t have to explain this, social butterfly! We know that your sparkling charm lights up a room!

Be edutained (educated + entertained ) – How’s that? You ask? Well , whether there is a self taught affecianado or an invited product rep or healthy/natural hair  professional signed on to share information  and or do a live demo and answer questions, the information shared is priceless. Add  to that icebreaker games, light refreshments, shopping great local brands and the occasional giveaways or swag bags…. Oh, you’re going to be edutained!

Support and Comradery- Never joined a sorority or fraternity? Well attend a local natural hair meetup and YOU’RE IN! (that’s it..no questions asked!)  Experience loving support, inspiration and more.

Search for a natural hair group, meetup or event near you, let us know your thoughts😍!

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