This past weekend, I ventured to my hometown of Cleveland Ohio for the #CurlPowerBrunch hosted by Romance Cox, aka Hey Curlie!! Romance is a Cleveland native that started her brand Hey Curlie just last year! She started Hey Curlie with one goal in mind: to bring natural hair events to Cleveland! Little did she know that her passion for events would spark her natural hair empire! Romance effortlessly captured the attention of thousands of woman via social media; that look to her daily for natural hair inspiration. I not only have the pleasure of being one of those women, but I also have the pleasure of calling Romance one of my best friends! To watch her brand grow over the past year is so amazing and I am so incredibly proud of her!
With a year under her belt, she was finally ready to deliver her very first solo event, and it was definitely worth the wait!! Over 50 women gathered at this sold out event! There literally wasn't an empty seat in the house!
The event started promptly at 1:00pm, where all guests were greeted with a stuffed swag bag!!! It was jammed packed full of Romance's favorite products!! What I loved most about the swag bag, and this event, is that Romance personally went through the entire bag and showcased each product and why she loved it!!
After a little mix and mingling, Romance started off with introducing herself and sharing her hair journey. All attendees were glued to her as she gracefully delivered her story.
The event continued with numerous giveaways, where attendees clutched their raffle tickets, praying their number would be called! The giveaways were the bomb! Romance gave away full size product lines, skin care products and even hair!! I was lucky enough to win a Dear Naturalista "Curl Power" tee!!
Other giveaway winners
The event consisted of great food, drinks, tons of pictures, laughs and a few tears.. Yes, REAL TEARS!! Romance ended the event with a heartfelt thank you to all of her attendees. It was so genuine and sincere that she cried. It wasn’t a dry eye in the building after her speech. Just Romance being unapologetically herself at that moment was just so beautiful! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend this event and support my girl! CHICNaturalistas wishes her nothing but continued success!
If you missed out on this event, don’t you worry because this is definitely not the end to the Curl Power Brunch series. Romance is already planning her next one for 2016! You definitely don’t want to miss!!
Oh and in case you were wondering about my outfit, complete look from H&M, shoes from Call it Spring!