FULL SCOOP ON THE 2015 NHCG SALON DAY OUT!!



Hi Everyone,
Its been AGESSSSSS!! I apologize for how dry this zone has been...someone emailed asking me if there was something wrong with the blog because there haven't been any new updates...no dear there's nothing wrong with the blog, Dab's has just been extremely exhausted and lazy to go through the hundreds of pictures that were taken at the Salon Day Out which is the scheduled post to be up!!

I finally sat my little behind down last night and sieved through all the pictures and I was truly overwhelmed with emotion!! This year's Salon Day Out was much more than I expected it to be!! The turn out was magnificent and the support was off the roof!! I'd like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that supported the event whether as a vendor or as a guest...hope you had as much fun as I did!! Can't wait till the next one, looking forward to it already...but till then, enough talk, enjoy the pictures below!!!

Let's start with the Red Carpet...





With the ladies from the Kinky Kurly Lounge













  
The Hair Journey Series was first on the Agenda and I spoke first!!







Thanks Ladies!!



Next up was the Hair Pros Show case and Kemi Lewis of KL'S NATURALS lead the live show case with this elegant natural hair updo!!






Next up was Patrick from Patrick's Beauty Zone and his squad!! Loved their outfits!!They did a weave blow out!!







The Result; Beautiful!!




Next Up Savvy & Chic Salon- Instant Faux Locs!!








Thanks Berry!!



The stage was then set for the BATTLE OF THE HAIRLISTAS!! 


Our Sponsors Design Essentials were ably represented by Mrs Tokunbo Chiedu and her team...



Judges took their positions, Ade of Locitude Blog, Atilola of African Naturalistas blog and Mr Chris Head Stylist/ Instructor for Design Essentials Nigeria.

Task 1- ROUTINE- Team On Fleek and Team Glammly Nappy reps both sat and did a daily hair routine on stage with the products they thought worked best...all in 5 minutes!




Results;



Task 2- RECREATE- Was the most exciting, the two teams had 15 minutes to recreate this style;









Task 3- REVIVE, Reps from the two teams had 5 minutes to take their hair from drab to fab!










Final Task- REINVENT, 20 Minutes live avant garde creation by the two teams!!







`The winners were.....Team On Fleek!! But first we had the QUICK FIRE QUIZ while the judges deliberated, eight lucky audience members won hair goodies from Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub when they answered some hair questions correctly!!



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VICTORY DANCE!!


Team ON FLEEK!!

I and MY HAIRLISTAS!!

Happy Quiz winner!


Cross Section of Guests- The place was PACKED and I apologize to those that had to stand because there were no sits, an even bigger hall shall be used next time by His Grace!!








While all this was going on, there were over 15 vendors with their products on display and lots of shopping, mingling and networking!!
Our Shea Butter Cups in all their Glory!! Hope you are enjoying them ladies!!

Photo Source Berry Dakara Blog








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Photo Source- Berry Dakara blog-Here

Source- Berry Dakara blog


Source- Berry Dakara Blog

I'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to Spice TV who covered the event...


And that's all folks!! Let me share a few lessons I have learnt from venturing on such a huge task...

1. Plan Early; I started mapping out the entire agenda for the Salon Day Out right at the start of the year, it was just a general plan that I built upon as the months went by and I wrote everything down so that  I had a reference anytime I got a new idea.

2. Don't limit yourself, have some faith; Something I do that is actually contrary to the first point is, I don't like to plan a monetary budget, my reason is that it makes me scared!! I like to generally have an idea of what I will spend and spend it as I go along...this makes me do what I have to do and have faith that God will provide rather than letting money get in the way!! 

3. Don't get distracted, spread the word very EARLY!!- It's easy to look around and see what others are doing and start going off course, I'm big on getting the word out there early, this year I started as early as April and I'm sure everyone was tired of me but you probably knew the Salon Day Out date by heart!! LOL!! Spreading the word early also keeps you accountable, like with the Battle of the Hairlistas, I had to focus on getting Hairlistas for there to even be a competition and so the earlier the better!!

4. Streamline- Its not enough to have a concept in your head like I did with the Battle of the Hairlistas, the concept has to be streamlined, one night I stayed up and thought through what the competition would be about, all I had was a name and sponsors but how were we going to merge these two...and that's when the tasks came to me- The 4 R's-Routine, Reinvent, Recreate, Revive!! BOOM!! LOL (The best ideas come at the dead of night, trust me!!)

Finally, I must say Pray and Trust God, I might be giving myself a pat on the back now but there were times I had panic attacks and wanted to shrivel and run, when the fuel scarcity was crippling the economy and my event was two weeks to go and some vendors started asking if I was changing the date, I was sooooo scared but I prayed and trusted God to take control and He did!! 

I still have a few things to learn though, like never underestimate your crowd, standing guests are NOT okay!! (You ladies forgive me right?!! :), I only can pray for bigger and better in the coming years!! Thank you all sooooo much again for the support and always remember that the sky is the limit and beyond!!

I will be doing a blogversary giveaway for NON LAGOSIAN RESIDENTS so stay tuned for that those of you that couldn't attend the event because you are not resident in Lagos.   

Have a great day!!

Xxx
Dabs

19 comments:

  1. I have been looking out for the salon day out post, day in day out i stop by to check if it's up, I am glad it is finally up. Weldone Dab, the crowd was massive, I guess a lot of people are now aware of their natural hair. I am looking forward to a salon day out in Abuja o, Consider us, Thank you and keep up the good work.

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  2. Wish i was there :(

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  3. Dabs, this is amazing. I love it. Everyone is so beautiful and unified over a common cause. Kudos and thanks for sharing the greatness.

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  4. Finally the post came up.
    I waited also.
    It was definitely a fab event.
    Well done Dabs.

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  5. Wow!! Dabs u outdid it! You made sure you pulled all the stops...Am so proud of u.Welldone

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  6. Congratulations Dabs dear, it was a wonderful event!

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  7. Great job, Dabs. I had fun at the event. It's great to see everyone come together like this. Well done.

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  8. Great job, Dabs. I had fun at the event. It's great to see everyone come together like this. Well done.

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  9. Woot woot! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!

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  10. Thank you all sooo much!

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  11. You did very well o. I was also scared about the fuel scarcity and the rain. I was driving to the event on a completely empty tank. Miraculously, I found fuel on my way from church to the event, lol.

    Well done.

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  12. Congrats Dabs!

    Everyone is gushing on their blogs about how successful this event was.

    Truly inspiring :-)

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  13. Congrats babe. It was a great success. Higher and higher is all I wish for you and your dreams!

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  14. wow all this looks like so much fun! i need to attend the next one mehn
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  15. Congrats Dabs.

    Had so much fun. Keep doing fabulously well with the blog and salon.

    Oh and btw, the 'so-called' feud or silent war between naturals and relaxed folks was obviously a figment of an over-active imagination. It was so obvious on that day that Healthy Hair is the winner (like you always preach).

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    1. Yes oh! I refuse to be ''factionalized!!'' Thanks dear!!

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  16. Congratulations Dabs #proud! I really enjoyed the Battle of the Hairlistas through pics!!! Waiting for the Non Lagos giveaway....hehehe

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  17. Congratulations.....A lot of people had fun...

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  18. Thank you all ladies!! xxx

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