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The Curl Hangout

Hi Aspirers!

Yesterday I had the chance to volunteer at a natural hair event called “The Curl Hangout” in Durham, NC. I helped with their social media posts. I always hear a lot about natural hair events everywhere else and it was great to finally have an event near me. You know I couldn’t miss the opportunity. The panel for this event was phenomenal and the ladies gave us some tips about hair such as

  • Oil your hair last. Oil locks your hair from getting moisture.
  • Transition at your own pace. Transition to fit your lifestyle.
  • Don’t big shop if you’re not ready.
  • Low maintenance when transitioning.
  • The right hair tools make a difference.
  • Water evaporates from your hair every 3 days.

I also had a chance to meet and talk to women that had the same questions and concerns as I did. This was such an awesome event and hope Clarissa who coordinated it all continues this event in the future.

As I was working the event I had the chance to also record a little bit for you all. I could leave you all hanging! Check it out and also check out the Instagrams of the ladies on the panel and the vendors. The links are down below under the video. To make sure you don’t miss out on any events by The Curl Hangout follow The Curl Hangout for their future events!

The Panel

Vendors

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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Shop Local: Liberation Threads

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an event at Liberation Threads which is a fair trade and American made boutique in Durham, North Carolina. At this particular event Rebecca the owner wanted to highlight Nepal this month and give her customers 30% off of all Nepal made products.

Opening a fair trade and American made boutique was dream of Rebecca’s for awhile and her and her husband came together to make Rebecca’s dream a reality. Liberation Threads has only been open for about two months and from what I saw and overheard at the event I can see Liberation Threads customer base isn’t going anywhere but up. Rebecca wanted to make the products affordable for her customers with the price point going no higher than $200. Everything that was displayed in the store had a feeling of reason and purpose.

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One piece that stood out to me was a t-shirt saying “Be you”. I took that simple messaged and relayed it to my life and my future goals because for you to get where you want to go you have to be yourself. While talking to Rebecca she’s soft spoken but her responses came across so clear and you can hear the passion she has for Liberation Threads from the product knowledge to greeting her customers that comes into the boutique. I’m excited to see what the future brings from Rebecca and Liberation Threads. If you’re ever in Durham, North Carolina go check out Liberation Threads at 405 E Chapel Hill St Durham, NC 27701 United States . In early February Liberation Threads will be launching their e-commerce site. In the meantime check them out on their Instagram @liberationthreads

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Shop Local feature and if you want to be feature as a local shop or featured in general feel free to contact me. In the meantime check out the additional pictures I took at Liberation Threads down below.

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee