So I am here with a full report of how it all went down last week Saturday-the most fun time I have had hairwise since I started this blog because I got to see you my dear readers and we got to mingle and gist HAIR-so fun!
As I mentioned earlier, it will be a monthly affair, preferably the first Saturday of every month, the next one is on the 2nd of November-same venue( more on that as the time draws nearer) so if you missed this month's salon day out, you can always join us next month!!
Now back to the scoop- the salon day out was scheduled to start at 11am; By 10 am I was supposed to be there however due to unforeseen baby drama; ( the arrangements I made to cater for my 2 months old baby fell through) I found myself making new arrangements at past 10am and running late to my Own event!! Bobe the salon owner called me at 11am and said 'ladies are waiting for you Dabs!' by this time I was on the road driving to the venue like a mad Lagos driver!Lol
Got there just in time to be welcomed by Osayi who was waiting for me at the steps ready to flog me( in her own words) lol, then the introductions started, 'Hi, I am Dabs, thanks for coming, you are?' I'd hear the name and immediately a mail or comment I have received from the person would flash in my mind, it was so fun to finally see the faces of ladies I have had chats with numerous times over the internet!! Now if I bumped into them somewhere I'd know who they were!-That's what I was thinking as we made our introductions!
THE TEAM :)
|My Nanny, 2 cousins and My able Son!! :)|
Ladies were however all over the hair products table and shelf asking about the products, what their uses were etc...
|How cute is Bola's ( a NHCG reader) son- He kept my son busy :)|
|Francisca was taking notes :)|
Bobe introduced me to Nenna O exclusive distributor of the ingenious SUPER MILLION HAIR who told me all about her product and began demonstrations on two ladies Dami and Lola; All she did was apply a little of the keratin dust/ hairs and n an instant the area where she applied it was looking full of hair! See my next post reviewing the Super Million Hair.
Then there were ladies who came to get their hair done;
Chizoba freshened her kinky braids with a deep condition with Honey;
Nike deep conditioned with Queen Helen's Cholesterol and essential oils and I trimmed her ends using the finger gliding method so that shorter ends could be trimmed as well and then I styled her hair in a protective style;
The plan was that the hair stylists at the salon will be the ones to attend to customers but to ease the work load, your very own Dabs decided to wear gloves and a salon apron and get to work!!
My first client :) was Dami!
Her case was peculiar, she had been natural for 6 years, decided to soften her natural hair at a salon with a 'straightening system' that she was told was NOT a relaxer, so she allowed them use it on her hair thinking she would still be natural, well let's just say this 'straightening system' FRIED her hair!! Her dilemma when she came was 'do I relax my hair now with an actual relaxer or remain 'natural'..she had a weave when she came and I couldn't wait to see her hair underneath. When the weave was taken out and I felt her ends I told her this hair is NOT natural again, it's better to relax it and take care of it as relaxed hair moving forward rather than being stuck in that awkward not relaxed but not natural phase! So she agreed...
I used a pack of my beloved Silk Elements Mega silk relaxer( she was the lucky lady that used it for free) and relaxed it the NHCG way-relaxed just the new growth, protected the ends with moisturizer, conditioner and oils, she wanted texlaxed hair so the application was swift, had her hair washed and had them rollerset it the NHCG way with oiled scalp and tips and Silk elements conditioning mousse; was sooo scared for the outcome but thankfully all was well; here's the after- Soft luscious curls-
Dami hope I see you next month so we can keep track of your hair.
Au naturale Yolanda got a Henna Mask;
Adaobi had a coconut milk and Queen Helene cholesterol deep condition;
She got a blowdry with cool air using CHI products which left her hair super soft!
Then I had my talk; I talked on having a hair regimen that works, thanks to the ladies that made it interactive with the questions ranging from kid's hair care to products, regimens, hair breakage ...
After the talk, there was just a bit of mingling and rounding up and we were done!! The first ever NHCG Salon day out was concluded! I was extremely happy and exhausted!! The experience was worthwhile and fun, when I got home I got a bb message from one of the attendees; Koyin and she said 'I actually had fun, so glad to hang around people who don't think you're weird because all you want to talk about is hair!!'LOL I think that sums up this post-The NHCG Salon day out is the one day you get the chance to talk/do HAIR-not fashion, not makeup, not designers....JUST HAIR!! Join us next month as I plan to step up with the organization, products, ambiance etc and just create the best atmosphere that would enable you leave feeling good about your hair!!
Thanks again to all the ladies that came to support, hope to see you in November!!
As usual, thanks for stopping by!