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20 Years of NaturallyCurly and a Spectacular Texture on the Runway Show

Now that NYFW the Shows is over, we can finally share the amazing shows and events we enjoyed. Funny enough, our first show had all to do with hair fashion than clothing (although we saw some pretty cool fashions). We always look forward to the start of fashion week. Not just for the incredible runway shows we anticipate attending but because NYFW debuts with the NaturallyCurly Texture on the Runway Show. The incredible hair show, presented by NaturallyCurly and Sally Beauty, is a celebration of the beauty of natural hair. This year’s runway show brands included Camille Rose Naturals, Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Mielle Organics, SheaMoisture, and The Mane Choice.

Texture on the Runway 2018

This year’s Texture on the Runway show was also a celebration of NaturallyCurly’s 20th anniversary. Hosted by NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer, and recording artist and breakout star of Love & Hip Hop Miami Amara La Negra, the seven top texture brands showcased their take on texture down the runway.

Camille Rose Naturals

Camille Rose at Texture on the Runway 2018

What better way to celebrate the launch of their Around the World collection than with a variety of multicultural models and hairstyles. Their hairstyles represented the beauty of the diverse regions of the Amazonian Rainforest, South Pacific and the Middle East. Camille rose Naturals was definitely oneof ourfavorite presentations.

Cantu

Cantu brought the vibrancy of New Orleans to the NaturallyCurly Texture on the Runway stage. Cantu’s presentation was to celebrate the textured hair movement and their dedicated and hardworking team.

Carol’s Daughter

For Carol’s Daughter, it was all about the bond between mother and child and one thing that connects a black woman and her daughter is hair. They recreated these special moments shared between, mother, and child by using models that are actually family, including Lisa Price and her daughter. We also got a chance to get to know the new Pracaxi Nectar Collection, a styling line made with natural Pracaxi Oil, the conditioning “miracle” nectar of Brazil.

Creme of Nature

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Creme of Nature highlighted how culture is redefining the future of universal style and texture…with a bold look at Afrofuturism. Their runway presentation celebrated the Afro-Punk Urban Queen” with cutting-edge hairstyles by celebrity hairstylist Pekela Riley. How fearless she is in her diverse expression of edgy street fashion, multicultural hairstyling and glow up beauty.  They also introduced their new Pure Honey collection. A range that targets dry, dehydrated hair to provide essential moisture, softness, and smoothness without weighing your hair down.

Mielle Organics

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Mielle Organics hit the runway with an edgy presentation that brought the brand to life. Hairstyles and looks were crafted and inspired by the woman warriors of Wakanda. The edgy hairstyles were styled using Mielle Organics’ Pomegranate and Honey collection. Honey is definitely a big haircare ingredient for natural hair and you can expect more brands to follow.

SheaMoisture

SheaMoisture at Texture on the Runway 2018

SheaMoisture showcased the beauty and versatility of textured hairstyles created with their award-winning legacy collection, Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Hair Care. The runway presentation featured stunning styles that demonstrate the many dimensions and beauty of textured hair.

The Mane Choice

The Mane Choice at Texture on the Runway

The Mane Choice celebrated the goddesses and their hair crowns. The colorful hairstyles celebrated all hair textures; and showed how the hair brand is continuing efforts in taking strides to empower and offer hair care solutions.


As previously stated, musician Amara La Negra (and her epic afro) performed for the natural hair beauties at the NaturallyCurly Presents Texture On The Runway show. 
Other sponsors included As I Am, ORS Curls Unleashed and Reshma Beauty, who’s US Launch event you may remember we attended. Their Multani Mitti-Fuller’s Earth Mask and bar soaps are amazing.

Photo Credit – Getty Images for NaturallyCurly

SheaMoisture Backstage at Tracy Reese Spring 2016 Collection

As huge fans of SheaMoisture hair products, we were excited to preview the hair inspiration that models would be rocking for the Tracy Reese Spring 2016 Collection during NYFW the Shows. Lead hair stylist for SheaMoisture, Bok-Hee, stated that Tracy gave her two hair ideas for the show, one teased and dry, and the other a sleek chignon, so she took those two ideas and combined them into the textured hairstyle you see below. Come with us as we join SheaMoisture Backstage at Tracy Reese Spring 2016 Collection show.

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“Sheer transparency enhanced by ‘moments of shine’ set the tone for the Tracy Reese collection this season. While distinctive details such as color and embellishment came into play, the vision was to keep the woman looking natural and truly authentic. The beauty look completely reflects this – the skin is glowing and dewy while the nails are kept simple in design. With this in mind, I went about creating a no-fuss hair look signified by natural textures and an effortless chignon that perfectly complemented the overall finished look.” – Bok-Hee, Lead Hair Stylist

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Get the Hair Look:

  1. Fight frizz and nourish hair by working in SheaMoisture Professional Curl Leave-In Conditioner.
  2. Parcel out small portions of hair around the crown of the head to be set aside and gather the rest to be pulled into a low chignon.
  3. Apply SheaMoisture Professional Finish Blow Dry Cream throughout hair as you pull it into a low ponytail at the nape. Layer SheaMoisture Professional Vibrant Color Shine Glaze onto strands to provide the ultimate clear shine boost.
  4. To create the chignon, gently twist the hair from the nape of the neck to the ends, and then begin to coil it in a counter clockwise circle. Continue to twist the hair into a bun shape using the index finger to hold it in place.
  5. Secure sides of the bun with bobby pins. Gently pull and loosen the edges of the bun to get the desired shape, then secure with more bobby pins.
  6. With the remaining wispy pieces of hair, apply SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Texture Spray and use a teasing brush to create structure.
  7. Finish by spraying SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist for hold and hydration.

Products Used:

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SheaMoisture Professional Curl Leave-In Conditioner – $19.99
SheaMoisture Professional Finish Blow Dry Cream – $19.99
SheaMoisture Professional Vibrant Color Shine Glaze – $19.99
SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Texture Spray – $10.99
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist – $9.99

All of the above SheaMoisture hair products are available now at  Target stores nationwide, Target.com, Ulta.com and Sally Beauty.

LuLu’s NYFW Style Studio 2014

Thanks to the very cool online retailer, LuLu’s, our fashion week experience was filled with more than just the work of running around covering runway shows. At their hours long LuLu’s NYFW Style Studio event, we were in for a night of fashion and fun; a fabulous event full of free fashion and beauty giveaways, delicious cocktails, product sampling and amazing LuLu’s swag!

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Upon arrival and after checking in (we thankfully got there early as it got really crowded later on), we were treated to delicious cocktails courtesy of Hpnotiq (who also had a great bar at the back), then it was off to the product gifting suite area for goodies from Godiva Chocolates, Kind Bars, PopChips, Twistbands, LuLu Mirrors, Smith’s Rose & Mandarin Lip Balm, Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara, NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick, Bodyography Lip Gloss and Shea Moisture Body Butter.

After the gifting suite, it was on to get acquainted with the latest product launches from companies like Pop Beauty, Lush (whose Cupcake Fresh Face Mask for oily skin is amazing), Shea Moisture (I’m addicted to their Coconut & Hibiscus body butter, so we know their body and massage oil will be great), and One Love (a brand I recently covered for Valentine’s Day).

After table hoping, it was time to get a makeover from NYX Cosmetics, mani from Pritti NYC and spin the LuLu wheel to win more prizes (although I wasn’t lucky) and then go upstairs to select one very fab article of clothing to take home free of charge and courtesy of LuLu’s.

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As you can see, we had lots of fun at the LuLu’s NYFW Style Studio event, if you ever get the chance to attend, don’t hesitate to respond with a yes. Meanwhile, check out some of the amazing fashions you can snag for yourself on their website, www.lulus.com.