2012 NYC Naturals Night Out presented by Chic and Kinky


On Sunday, hundreds of natural hair ladies and a few gentlemen filled into the Midtown Loft and Terrace for the second annual Natural’s Night Out presented by Chic & Kinky.

Because this was a second annual event the ladies were able to work out some of the issues that attendees had last year. When hosting an event it’s important to get feedback, it’s also equally important to take that feedback and use it to create a better event. The key to throwing an event specially a natural hair event is putting on an event that your attendees want not an event you think they want. This year Chic & Kinky provided the event the attendees wanted. Though I’m sure as improvements are made the event will continue to grow.

The venue was nice (who doesn’t love a good summer rooftop) , the vendors were centrally located, announcements were made periodically to let attendees know what happening, they also provided a schedule of events and they had some really nice raffle prizes.

The vendors included a mix of your more well know brands like Jane Carter, Curls Unleashed, & Shea Moisture to your lesser know brands like Eden Body Works, Wonder Curl and Amazing Botanicals.

Here are a few of my Event Planning and PR take aways:
#1 The panel portion of the event though informative, the room used was a little small. it prevented a good number of people from hearing the panelist speak. But having break out session was a smart idea because if you missed one panel you could have tried to catch another one of interest.

#2 Certain people shouldn’t work the door or represent your company at events. Some people though they hold a specific title should not represent your brand, organization, product etc at events. People who are shy, mean, rude, or easily annoyed should not be at an event where they are going to be asked questions. This also goes for who you have working at the door. Certain personalities shouldn’t work the door at events because that little bit of power goes to their head an they come off really aggressive. I’ve worked on both sides of the rope, it’s all about how you talk to people. Events can be stressful but being rude or standoffish before even entering an event is not a good way to start.

Those are just my #prtips

Here are some pictures from the festivities. More are posted on the Solo Dove Flickr account. The link is on the right hand side entitled “views from the sky”

Blogger Darker than Brown and Youtuber Ahsiek1118

Rooftop View

Manicures courtesy of Ginger and Liz

Massages were handed out for the ladies

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Jane Cater T~Shirts

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Laurel Luxe piece

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Some jewelry on display

Posing with the ladies of Curly Girl Collective

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusiast and hard-core networker. You can also follow her on Twitter.com/solodovepr and Tumblr: solodovepr.tumblr.com.

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  1. June 15th, 2012

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