This past weekend I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger for Tara’s House of Stylez Natural Hair Meet & Greet. The event took place on Sunday, July 01, 2012 at Morgan View in Baltimore, MD. Tickets were on sale for $7 on EventBrite and $5 on Refer Local.
Now for those who are not aware, the DMV area was hit with some serious thunderstorms on Friday evening which caused severe damage including electric outages that extended throughout the weekend and for some into this week. But for those who decided to come out in the aftermath were in for a big surprise!
Tara Pettiford, the host & owner of Tara’s House of Stylez, had her family on deck to help her host the event for the day.
The event started promptly at 3 p.m. while we checked in we were given a swag bag full of goodies!
The first 100 attendees received a swag bag which was really a good look! Check out some of the items inside:
This is only a snapshot of what was included in the bag. Here is the product brand list of what I received:
- Organic Root Stimulator
- Organic Root Stimulator Curls Unleashed
- Eco Styler
- Hair Rules
- Jane Carter Solution
- Taliah Waajid
There were many items inside the swag bag from each brand listed! From the swag bag alone I felt like the money I spent on my ticket was well worth it!
Check out the great set-up of products, some vendors, DJ and the cupcake station!
Let’s not forget about the attendees, this group was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
Let me not forget about my GREAT Meet-Up group, Naturalistas in the City; we had a ball! I can’t wait to link up with you all again :)
The FREE ticket winner, LaQuisha Hal, a.k.a Miss Maryland l was in the building as well. She also shared her hair journey as it also ties into her pageantry.
There was also a question & answer period where Tara answered inquiries from the audience. I really enjoyed this portion however I wish more time was devoted to this aspect of the meet & greet as well as chairs for the attendees. My feet were killing me from all the standing :(
Tara also had models on deck profiling her artistry in hair, make-up & fashion (t-shirts).
Now onto the giveaways! Let me tell you something, I’ve never been to an event where there has been so many AWESOME giveaways. Not to mention the number of giveaways; I think I stopped counting at 20; yeah I said 20! Two Huetiful Hair Steamers were given away:
I wanted one SOOO bad but luckily my mom won one for the team :) Check her out rocking her new summer cut:
Then there were giveaways of FULL SIZE products from Shea Moisture, Design Essentials, Curl Kit, Hair Rules just to name a few. The winners were so happy to be able to choose which products they wanted to try!
I won two FULL size Hair Rules products (review to surely come).
Oh don’t let me forget about some of the items I picked up, now you know I had to do some shopping while I was there! So I hit up Cheryl’s Bracelet Bar & Astonishing Jewelry; I grabbed some super CUTE pieces.
I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself & was happy to be included in this event! It was also nice to see an event done in Baltimore of this caliber; Tara primarily did this on her own & I can only imagine what could happen it more of the natural hair community was to get involved:)
If you would like to learn more about Tara’s House of Stylez check her out here!
Do you know of any event taking place in the DMV? Please let me know so I can post them on the DMV events page! I hope you enjoyed this recap & we’ll chat real soon!