Sunday, July 3, 2011

Miss Jessie’s Partners with Black Girl with Long Hair to Celebrate Natural Hair in Chicago

Chicago, IL. -- On Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. leading natural hair company Miss Jessie’s will team up with award-winning, Chicago-based website Black Girl with Long Hair for the July Chicago Naturals Meetup, a day-long celebration of the growing natural hair community in Chicago.

Held at the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center in Chicago’s historic Kenwood neighborhood, the July Chicago Naturals Meetup will include a giveaway of 400 gift bags, containing full-sized Miss Jessie’s products, as well as, an hour long styling demonstration by Titi and Miko Branch, founders of Miss Jessie’s. " We are so happy about the opportunity to meet with this prestigious group of Chicago Naturals and can't wait to share tips and hair stories about the journey into natural hair," says Titi and Miko. There will be more than 40 local vendors, natural women, selling everything from jewelry to vintage clothing to beauty products. The event is open to all hair types – relaxed, transitioning and natural.

“This event is not just about hair care, it’s a celebration of the natural hair culture and community that has grown in Chicago,” says Leila Noelliste, founder and editor of Black Girl with Long Hair, “It’s an honor to have a leading, internationally recognized natural hair company come on board and share in what we’re doing here. The reputation of the Miss Jessie’s brand adds real legitimacy to an already notable event.”

Since their start in March 2010 Chicago naturals meetups have grown from 40 to more than 600 attendees, with women flying in from Detroit and New York.

Sisters Miko and Titi Branch are the founders of Miss Jessie’s™, a hair care collection developed specifically for those with naturally curly, kinky, and wavy hair, as well as Miss Jessie’s Salon in SoHo, NY. With a reputation as “The First Ladies in Curly Hair Care,” Miss Jessie’s™ products are well-known throughout the hair care industry, and have a loyal curly cult following across the country and world.
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Founded in April 2008 by journalist Leila Noelliste, Black Girl with Long Hair quickly became a leading voice on natural hair care and culture. It has been recognized by as one of the 30 most influential black blogs and received the 2010 Black Weblog Award for Best Culture Blog. It is one of the highest traffic black beauty blogs, with an average 20,000 daily views.
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