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Mind, Body, & Soul

…It’s Deeper than the Roots

Atlanta, Georgia (June 1, 2011)- Corporate America is going green and fashion is becoming eco-friendly! What’s next? It shouldn’t be any news that ever since Chris Rock’s “Good Hair”, going back to our roots and transitioning to natural hair has become the latest craze amongst black women! TAG Concept Salons in Buckhead presents, Mind, Body, & Soul….It’s Deeper than the Roots which will take place Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 6-8pm at the salon. Come and experience an evening full of healthy food stations, complimentary massages, special guests, and discussion all in a relaxing environment.

Relaxers, press and curls, and blowouts were just a few of the hair regimes on a woman’s To Do List for many years so the journey to natural hair can be very hard, especially on your own. Even after “going natural” many women are confused on how to maintain their natural tresses. This is why the TAG team has created this event in hopes of educating the community on the benefits of chemical-free hair, transitioning to and maintaining healthier hair, and how TAG can be there to help through it all!

To learn more about TAG Concept Salons and products visit www.TAGConceptSalons.com

About TAG Concept Salons: TAG is sophisticated hair salon specializing in the transition to and maintenance of natural hair.

For more information about the event please visit the event page on Facebook, follow @TAGSalons on Twitter, or call 404-303-9406. Space is limited so please RSVP at tagconceptsalons.eventbrite.com containing your name and number of guests.

Ledisi to visit Chicago’s “The Music Experience” Jun 17, 2011

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New York (May 20, 2011) Four-time Grammy nominee, Ledisi, will visit Dedry Jones’ “The Experience” for her fourth feature with the platform on  Friday, June 17, 2011 at The Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago.  Considered one of the more popular Experience artists to date, the New Orleans native will discuss and perform songs from her overly anticipated sixth studio album “Pieces of Me”!

Following the success of her critically acclaimed album “Turn Me Loose”, fans can expect the same diversity in sound when listening to “Pieces of Me”. But the new album offers more transparency and “is based around songwriting. It’s very R&B, but not completely,” says Ledisi. “I always have to push it again. You won’t hear the heavy guitars anymore – you will hear a really nice sound from me.”

Bursting with songs of love, intimacy and self-assurance and delivered by an unmatched voice at the top of its game, this album marks Ledisi’s shining moment. The poignant title track is an introspective look at a woman discovering her unique offerings to the world. Ledisi sings, “Like every woman I know/ I’m complicated for sure/But when I love/I love till there’s no love no more.” “That’s what a woman does,” she states. “That is power and strength. It’s okay to celebrate being a woman.”

With two sold out appearances under her belt, Ledisi continually offers attendees of The Experience a glimpse into her creative process and an uninhibited bird’s eye view into her world as an artist and as a woman.  To preview the title track and lead single from “Pieces of Me”, click here: http://www.myspace.com/ledisi.

The Experience with Ledisi is taking place at The Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). In celebration of the artist’s locked tresses, natural hair care, skin and nail experts from Bronzeville’s Red Karma Salon and Spa will be on site with special giveaways and quick tricks for patrons to deal with curly, kinky and natural hair during summer months.  For more information on this event and to secure tickets, visit: www.amusicexpierence.com.

About The Music Experience:
The Music Experience is an actual brick and mortar store located in Chicago’s South Shore community where patrons stop by, listen to music, relax with a magazine or just talk about the music they love (or don’t love). The Music Experience’s noted signature event is The Experience. The brainchild of Dedry Jones, The Experience is a signature event in which consumers celebrate the release of a CD with an artist showing definite impact on the music industry. Patrons from the entire Chicago community and now neighboring states, gain exclusive access to a personal conversation with the artist as he/she is interviewed about their career, their interests and their latest release. This conversation is the beginning of a personal relationship between artist and consumer. The interview is followed by a mini-performance and autograph session. Each attendee receives a CD, as part of their ticket purchase, when they arrive to the venue. The Experience has featured countless Grammy winners and nominees including Maxwell, Patti LaBelle, Natalie Cole, Mary Mary, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, John Legend and many more.

About Red Karma Salon and Spa:
Founded in 2005, by owner, Lisa L. Banks, Red Karma is committed to delivering head turning, red carpet ready styles. Many of the salon’s clients have used harsh chemicals such as colors and relaxers for years, causing extensive, long-term damage. Through deep penetrating conditioning, frequent trimming, reduction in heat processing and dietary recommendations, Red Karma stylists rebuild hair from the inside out. With a passion and commitment to restoring damaged hair, clients of Red Karma Salon and Spa experience results of strong, shiny, chemical free hair.

For more information, contact:
Whitney Buggs – Buggs Communications

For more information on upcoming Music Experience events,
please visit www.amusicexperience.com

Ledisi performing at The Experience, 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idZfJgxoDK4

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Natural Hair in the New York Times!: Natural Chica, Curly Nikki & KimmayTube

So this surely isn’t the first time a story on natural hair has been covered in the New York Times, but it is definitely the first time myself, Curly Nikki and Kimmaytube have been included in an article that lets us share our views on the natural hair experience/movement, especially from the perspective of being vloggers/bloggers!

For those of you who may be new to my site, I started my blogging/vlogging journey almost 2 years ago (it’ll be 2 in July!) and it started off with documenting my transition to natural hair. As I became more comfortable caring for my two textures of hair (new natural growth & my relaxed ends), I began to share how I cared for my hair in the form of video tutorials on YouTube (Nikkimae2003). It has truly been a wonderful experience since I began sharing with the natural hair community 2 years ago, and truly an honor to be featured in the New York Times with two other ladies I look up to for the knowledge and sense of community they have brought to the natural hair community!

An excerpt from the NY Times article...


MAELING TAPP remembers the moment three years ago when she saw her mother and sisters wearing their coil-prone hair in its natural state and decided that she, too, would stop slathering caustic paste onto her scalp to burn her own similarly textured locks into straight submission.

“Unfortunately, after four months I relaxed my hair again because I just didn’t know what I was doing,” said Ms. Tapp, 25, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at Georgia Tech.

“Going natural” is the term used by many African-American women who decide to stop chemically processing, or relaxing, their hair. It’s a move that can be fraught with confusion, missteps and sometimes pain, as the 2009 Chris Rock documentary “Good Hair” attested.  [Read the rest HERE]

FYI: The copy of this NY Times article hits the newsstands TODAY! I can’t wait to pick up a copy!! : )