This event took place in April 2016 and I just wanted to share what happened on the day to give you some insight into the continued education that Design Essentials offer especially to us consumers and also to share the AMAZINGNESS that is Alicia Bailey and Deshonica Kerrie.

The event was marketed as follows:

Design Essentials Natural in collaboration with Candi and Co Salon look forward to hosting you for an afternoon of wining, dining, pampering and of course the 101 on healthy hair care. Known as the Texture Gurus, Atlanta based stylists Alicia Bailey and Deshonica Kerrie will be sharing tips and tricks for the maintenance of healthy hair! With over 20 years of industry experience and a love for Natural hair that has seen them feature on several catwalks and in numerours publications, this styling duo will help you take your hair regme to the next level!

With a afternoon promising fun, mani’s& pedi’s and light snacks, you and your girlfriends will defininately want to get in on on the Candi Coated action! Oh and did we mention the goodie bags! Yes, there will be lotsa of gorgeous frolicous goodness to take away with you! We know, it sounds to good to be true but seats are limited so hurry to book yours and ensure you don’t miss out on a chance to spoil your Curls and Tresses.
Seminar will cover:
Healthy Hair Tips for Natural and Chemically treated tresses

 Zoey, Cornel McBride Jr and Alicia Bailey introducing the event
Did the event live up to the numerous and enticing promises that were made as per above? IT CERTAINLY DID. We had so much fun and all attendees learnt at least one new thing about taking better care of their hair.
We ate – food and drinks were in plenty supply.
We had our nails did (aka mini manicures) – the event started a bit late but we didn’t mind we got our nails buffed and polished and painted as we waited.
We talked – before the seminar, during the seminar and after the seminar (o:
We laughed – right through – Deshonica and Alicia know how to keep the attention of their audience along with alot of humor.
Above: Alicia sharing some more healthy hair care tips
We learnt about the best ways to take care of our hair – we asked questions and got superb answers.
We took home goody bags – with full sized products and discount vouchers.
We were given the chance to have the Design Essentails Strengthening Therapy System (STS) done for free for all attendees at the Randburg Candi & Co Salon.
We made new friends or at least got to say hello or share our own hairstories.
Some ladies from the audience got their hair did – yes, we even had Sarah Langa (SA Celeb and Fashionista) bravely go forward and BIG CHOP, yes big chop her hair in front of us all. She looked so beautiful afterward and it was such an emotional moment not just for her but for us all. The moment we decide to embrace ourselves! (watch the big chop youtube clip here)
Another attendee did not believe her hair could attain a texture of sorts or that she could attain a curl in her kinks, neither did  she know what her texture was (I’m trying to remember exactly and if you, dear lady read this, then please remind me exactly in the comments below lol), well Alicia, Deshonica and Shaka (Design Essentials South African based Hair Educator) took her to the wash basin and showed her her hair’s true potential – she could not stop smiling the rest of the afternoon.
 Showcasing the bag I won in an online competition
Above: Deuces with that texture comparison nonsense – Zoe and I loving our fros

I can never stress enough how much you gain when you attend such events. SO MUCH and more.

I look forward to more of these educational sessions from Design Essentials. As always listen to your hair and attend a hair event.
I will load a few more clips on my Instagram Page and Youtube Channel – find me under jemsofanatural

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