Posts tagged ‘Texture On the Runway’

March 8, 2012

Texture on the Runway Recap

Texture on the Runway was a hit! I learned about different hairstyles, was introduced to knew products, and even got to meet Kim Coles! I know this is way overdue, but here is my update from the event originally posted on Naturally Curly.


After leaving a NYC fashion show, you would never expect to walk away with a life lesson. Yet that’s exactly what happened when I left the “Texture on the Runway” event Saturday, February 11. Yes, I learned about hair care tips. Yes, I saw first hand how versatile a set of curly locks can be. But most importantly, I learned how essential it is to work the hand dealt to you in life — and that includes your hair.

Most of us kinky curly heads have heard throughout life that our hair is so unmanageable, and the complete opposite of what “good hair” is supposed to be. “Texture on the Runway” is proof that those statements couldn’t be further from the truth.

Good hair is healthy hair and healthy hair can be achieved once we find the right products that work for our hair. Many of the stylist teams echoed the importance of keeping curls moisturized and detangled. Luckily, there have been influxes of hair care lines on the market that do exactly that. All that’s left is determining what you want your hair to do, and options are endless. That means accepting and getting to know your curls for what they truly are — a work of art. And of course, those works of art can be made into a masterpiece.

The creative teams at Matrix, Curls Unleashed, Arrojo, Minardi and Hair Rules brought those masterpieces to life as the lovely models with hair ranging from type 2 to type 4C hit the catwalk — all of them looking equally fabulous.  From up-do’s to afros to elongated curls, all types of texture were represented. Of course, that brought home the point that we’re all in this together, fighting the same battle and learning to love our locks one curl at a time.

In the words of the lovely Kim Coles, “I have a curly soul. It’s time everybody knows it.”

February 3, 2012

NYC Fashion Week Event: Texture on the Runway

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware curls have made a big comeback. Not only is wearing curly hair popular amongst students and business professionals, but it’s even making a big fashion statement. So it only makes sense that curls make its debut on the runway during Fashion Week! And that’s where Texture on the Runway comes in.

Exactly one week from today February 11th in NYC, a fashion show of curls hits the catwalk. Naturally Curly has teamed up with brands such as Hair Rules, Curls Unleashed, Matrix, Arrojo, Minardi Color and more to unleash the new era of styling wavy, curly and kinky hair. They’ll be showcasing textured hair styles with highlights, twists, braids and more.  Haircare guru, Taren Guy, of Youtube channel Taren916 will be co-hosting and making her debut on the catwalk as a model.

The best part is this event isn’t even exclusive to media professionals and Fashion week attendees. You’ll be able to follow along in real time via an online platform. Social media gurus and influencers will be tweeting pics, videos, and interviews throughout the event using the hashtag #texturerunway. Your’s truly will be one of them! Start following me on Twitter  from today as I’ll be tweeting news and updates leading up to the event. But the #texturerunway hashtag isn’t limited to social media gurus and influencers. Online viewers can be part of the fun too. Tweet questions and comments using the hashtag and your tweets may be seen on the big screen parallel to the runway. You don’t have to wait till February 11th to get in on the excitement. The hype starts now! Head on over to for blogs, news, videos, and tweets discussing the event. If already got two blog posts on the site too.

And don’t forget to follow these brands and social media influencers:

  • @NaturallyCurly
  • @MatrixFamily
  • @HairRules
  • @Curls_Unleashed
  • @Arrojo
  • @MinardiColor
  • @frizzfreeCURLS
  • @Taren916
  • @lovebrownsugar
  • @uneautrenaturelle
  • @blakizbeautyful
  • @naturalsblog
  • @curlymichelle