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NaturallyCurly’s 20th Anniversary @ Texture on The Runway 18″

Myself and @TheJanaeRaquel at Gotham Hall enjoying the show.

On Thursday September 6th NaturallyCurly celebrated its 20th year anniversary while kicking off  New York Fashion Week with its Texture on the Runway show at Gotham Hall. With Sally Beauty as the retail sponsor, this year’s featured brands included Camille Rose Naturals, Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Mielle Organics, Shea Moisture and The Mane Choice where all hair textures were celebrated runway style: braids, coils, locs, coiffure, tapered fros along with wild and radical manes.

Related Read: NaturallyCurly Presents: Texture on The Runway 2017

NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer, and recording artist/breakout star of Love & Hip Hop Miami Amara La Negra hosted us throughout the night. Have a look at some of the amazing hair artistry that took place, plus, see what new products are hitting your local Sally Beauty as well.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Camille Rose Naturals took us to the amazonian forest with exotic ingredients from around the world. With Buruti fruit oil from the Amazon, Nangi nut oil blended with Japanese Tsubaki oil, along with Oud Oil from the Middle East, textured hair will remain full of luster, sheen, and moisture from these protein rich infused products to repair, strengthen, nourish hair. The Around the World collection is also is exclusively sold at Sally Beauty so you won’t be able to find it anywhere else!  

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Cantu showed extreme love for the texture movement and took us on a romantic journey but in NOLA style!

Carol’s Daughter and the Pracaxi Nectar style and care line showcased each individuals uniqueness as well as their family bond which founder Lisa Price is a huge advocate for.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Diandra Forest walks the runway for Carol’s Daughter at NaturallyCurly Presents Texture On The Runway powered by Sally Beauty (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: This That Beauty walks the runway for Carol’s Daughter at NaturallyCurly Presents Texture On The Runway powered by Sally Beauty (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Creme of Nature came out with a bang for their “Afro Punk Urban Queen” utilizing the Pure Honey Collection. Celebrity hairstylist Pekela Riley liked working with the Knot Away Detangler and the Moisture Whip Twisting Cream from the collection to help set the textured looks in a crunch.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Mielle Organics showed us who was the real queen of the jungle, but most importantly, there can alway be more than one queen when we build one another up!

Shea Moisture had tropical canary yellow vibes with “Celebrating Our Shine” with the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore collection. Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica and SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Brand Ambassador, headlined the show as the first woman to rock her afro in all its splendor at the Miss Universe pageant, being crowned 2nd Runner-Up. Davina led this charge with celebrity stylist & Shea Moisture Textured Hair Ambassador, Diane C. Bailey. Bailey fave product to use this year was the Conditioning Design Foam used to create Davina’s texture.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06:Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica and SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Brand Ambassador, at NaturallyCurly Presents Texture On The Runway (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06:(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

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The Mane Choice CEO Courtney Adeleye was prepared for a runway battle representing hair art all the way from Detroit!

Be sure to shop at retailer Sally Beauty to support these amazing brands and black multi-ethnic entrepreneurs when selecting the best products for your hair.

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