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The Nobody’s Fool Beauty

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Design Essentials Rocks Charlotte, North Carolina


Design Essentials’ Curls & Conversations rocked Charlotte, NC, May 3 at For Sisters Only where the joys and challenges of Natural hair were the topic of conversation. There were also giveaways, demonstrations and much more!

Weren’t there? Here’s a look at what you missed. Sophisticate’s Black Hair was, of course, media partner!

DSC_0101↑ Go for it! One happy attendee at Charlotte’s For Sisters Only decides to get her big chop at the Design Essentials booth!

DSC_0812↑ Fabulous blonde curls on one stylista at the Design Essentials booth.

DSC_0866↑ Curls & Conversation Panelists: Patricia Clinkscales, Design Essentials Natural Educator; Lorraine Wallace, Organizer of Charlotte Natural Hair Meetup; Sasha Manley, Natural Hair Blogger of Natural HIGH; Amanda Gilchrist, Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger of Amanda Gi; Deanna Love, Design Essentials Natural Educator.

DSC_0890↑ Taydra Mitchell Jackson, Design Essentials Marketing Manager, interviews blogger Sasha Manley.

DSC_0928↑ Attendees feel the texture of a Design Essentials hair model after being styled by a Design Essentials Natural Educator.

DSC_0978↑ Shamarla Jones of Design Essentials strikes a pose after being styled by a Design Essentials Natural Educator.

DSC_0990↑ Miss Southeast Black International strikes a pose after scoring a Design Essentials gift bag with Shamarla Jones of Design Essentials.

DSC_1000↑ Design Essentials Natural Educators Patricia Clinkscales and Deanna Love with fabulously gorgeous  hair models.

DSC_1020↑ Ty Harris takes a quick pic at the Design Essentials booth.

DSC_1046↑ THE BIG CHOP! One happy participant and  Design Essentials Educator Patricia Clinkscales.

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