The Natural Lounge Swap/meet happened on 6th July 2013 and it took place at Yager Bar in St Pauls. I am so glad I organised it as we all had a great time. The weather was perfect and the bar had three sets of doors which opened up to the outside giving us a beautiful breeze on such a hot day.
Apart from the guests, the event was attended by UK Product Company Afrocenchix, Author Kandace Chimbiri, Nutritionist Shaherah Jordon and nail technicians from bjouxbeauty.
The first part of the day I divided the room into two and did a Natural Hair Quiz to get people started and warmed up. I found it broke the ice and got people chatting. One of the questions was the photo below who is this?
The winning team had to then answer a tie breaker question and the top three answers won;
A copy of the book ‘Secrets of the Afro Comb’ a £30 voucher from bjouxbeauty and a Kinky Girls essential kit by Shea Decedance,
After the quiz, Rachel and Jocelyn from Afrocenchix gave us a talk on Hair care during the summer (how timely) it was interesting and interactive and many people commented on how they learnt a few things.
When the beautiful ladies had finished Shaherah Jordon introduced herself to the audience and gave a brief talk about the services she provides, she also reminded us to sample her delicious raw chocolate truffles and chickpea peanut butter cookies.
After Shaherah, Kandance Chimbiri told us all about her work and gave the listeners a chance to win a free print from her latest book.
Then it was swapping time recognize anyone?
Afterwards people relaxed, drunk cocktails, listened to the music and chit chatted for so long, when I left people were still there. This is what I managed to get from the swap, a hair bow and some curlformers and some other really lovely accessories.
Thank you for all of you that came and made it a success. The only problem is, people came with far more than they took, I guess I am going to have to organise another one. Haha
Oh and the answer to the question above on who the celebrity was, well it was Emeli Sandé.