United Kurls Christmas Pop-Up Shop

January 14, 2015 in EVENTS, Interviews, UNCONDITIONED ROOTS by mkabba

Twas The Season To Be Jolly!

United Kurls Brands

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Hey Curlies!

On Sunday the 14th December 2014 I was humbled to be invited to the United Kurls Christmas Pop-Up Shop!

The United Kurls are a collective of leading UK natural hair care brands. A group of beautiful natural women who have come together to provide the finest UK home grown natural hair care brands to create a platform and spread awareness about truly trusted UK hair care brands. All brands are owned, operated & produced by beautiful, black businesswomen/entrepreneurs all of whom are wives, mothers, sisters and friends with the aim to uplift each other and join together in business to create a stronger alliance for female-owned black British business!

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United Kurls was formed so that members of the collective may better serve the UK and Global consumers with useful information, quality products and services that would truly benefit them.

The Collective of UK Hair Care Brands include; I Love Afro, BeUnique Hair Care, Afrodeity, Almocado, Curly By Nature, Mane Divas, Naturally Simple Hair Care, Shea Decadence London, and Shea Butter Cottage.

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The United Kurls hosted their first pop-up shop (Christmas Pop-Up Shop) in order to raise the profile of UK brands and encourage UK naturalistas to support small businesses, giving us UK Naturalistas the opportunity to browse and buy with our favourite brands and of course try new ones! Exclusive deals were to be had, and limited Christmas United Kurls hair care hampers were on offer.

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I myself managed to get some cute sample products from the brands, purchased a LUSH smelling deep conditioner from Curly By Nature and a Christmas Hamper so I could indulge in the best of all worlds! Who ever said you can’t get great hair care products from UK brands? What an opportunity to get some of the best British-produced natural hair products all in one place!

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Not only was I able and fortunate to browse the many hair care, skin care & holistic health stalls, I was also able to network with many beautiful like minded women and I had the opportunity of speaking with some of the members live and direct (THANK YOU LADIES!). Here I managed to gain insight in to the United Kurls, their mission statement, platform, and converse with the individual brands. It was an absolute pleasure speaking with these very encouraging, motivational and inspiring business women/entrepreneurs!

It was indeed a lovely afternoon of shopping & socialising, with the UK’s finest natural hair care brands and uprising female entrepreneurs!

It was most definitely an amazing opportunity to meet and greet with the thriving UK Natural Hair Care Brands, it was lovely mingling with these lovely ladies and connecting with the UK Natural Hair Community! I love supporting fellow like minded souls and raising awareness of the natural community and this was one of many perfect opportunities to do so.

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Its was undoubtedly an afternoon full of fun, beautiful people, networking, raffles, amazing prize giveaways, laughter, hairducation and MUCH MORE with nothing but pure GOOD vibes! It was lovely being able to catch up with many familiar faces and meeting new inspirational and encouraging people, beautiful people full of love and light.

This event was truly amazing as it was founded on the basis of uniting many naturalistas in the UK, allowing us the opportunity to meet and greet one another, mingle and network, browse amazing businesses whilst having a BLAST doing so.

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From personal experiences I’m aware that we as a black community have rarely been encouraged with regard to healthy hair care. Growing up majority of black women, myself included, were more so encouraged to have our hair layed, sleek and presentable to European standards. So it is very encouraging and liberating to know there are platforms and women dedicated to promoting healthy hair care via the production of natural hair care products, workshops and informative talks.

To everyone who made my day amazing thank you for saying hello and making my afternoon that extra bit special! THANK YOU LADIES!

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I LOVE it when women inspire other women to grow and exceed personal expectations, to cultivate their minds, support one another and build something meaningful!

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Natural hair is a process. A journey of self love, self discovery and acceptance. Yes initially it can be a little daunting as for many you’re entering the unknown. But, in my opinion, it is a beautiful and rewarding journey, I’ve personally developed a new level of confidence and understanding of self and that vanity is the thief of joy. Although still on my journey I continue to learn how to love myself wholeheartedly. And I commend ALL the of the United Kurls for their mission! Thank you very much ladies for your time  and I wish you all success in your endeavours!

Though I was busy having FUN and mingling.. you know as you do… however I managed to capture some beautiful moments.. enjoy!

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