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
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!!
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!!
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!
Task 2- RECREATE- Was the most exciting, the two teams had 15 minutes to recreate this style;
Final Task- REINVENT, 20 Minutes live avant garde creation by the two teams!!
|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|
|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.