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L’Oreal USA, Harlem Hospital, Amsterdam News & Healthfirst Sponsor ROC-A-NATURAL Expo NYC
2nd Annual event garners support of major brands seeking to empower and transform the natural hair, health and beauty community to a healthier state of mind at the Roc-A-Natural Hair Health & Beauty Transform Your Life Expo at the Schomburg in Harlem
By: Roc-A-Natural LLC
A one stop shop for all things natural, the Roc-A-Natural Expo empowers small business owners to shine a light on their goods and services while helping to transform the mindset of a whole community to seek a more natural way of life through interactive workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions on proper nutrition and juicing, mental health, hair, fashion, makeup and wealth management for an estimated 500 to 700 attendees.
The 2015 Roc-A-Natural Expo Sponsors include: The Event Strategist, L’Oreal USA, Harlem Hospital Center, Amsterdam News, HealthFirst, Rockin’ Wellness, Surreal Serenity Massage Therapy, Nu-Loc Natural Hair, Kinky Rootz, Locks of Nu Natural Hair Spa, LLC, Design Essentials, Lewis and Kirk Music, Inc., Yvonne Jewnell, Vainglorious Brides, NY Women to Women, Lovable Treasures, MSKM Presents and The Music Research Lab, and Call It A Wrap.
As a sponsor of the Roc-A-Natural Expo, “L’Oreal USA invites you to join our Consumer Evaluation and Hair Service Programs to participate in our Consumer Evaluation studies….be a part of this exciting experience to help create the best Hair/Skin/Cosmetic products…STOP by at the Expo for more information…”
Nancy Simmons, Public Health Educator ll/Supervisor, Community Health Education and Outreach Department stated that “Harlem Hospital Center will be on board to provide blood pressure and HIV screening. We want our community to Be Healthy, Live Healthy and Stay Healthy.”
The 2015 Roc-A-Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Transform Your Life Expo highlights include:
• Powerful Panel Discussions with leading industry experts
• Naturalista Weddings Workshop
• Delicious Holistic & Organic Food Tastings
• An Exhibitor’s Hall showcasing a wide variety of products and services
• An Exciting Natural Hair Fashion Show
• The Hottest Natural Hair Product Suppliers & Services
• Roc-A-Natural Awards & Recognition Ceremony & Networking Reception
• A Fun Roc’n Kids Zone
• Onsite Health Screenings
• Live Entertainment & More
Interactive panels and workshops will provide insights, helpful information and live demonstrations from expert instructors such as Pamela Samuel-Young, who will host “Embracing the Natural You - Tips for the Newly Natural”. Dr. Jeffery Gardere, America’s Psychologist will address “Nurturing a Healthy Mindset” that will project and radiate confidence from within. Carmen Abercrombie, Sharing the Bliss will be returning for a second year, leading her popular hands-on “Miracle Meals That Heal” Workshop & Demonstration. Sheree Sophas, LMT, owner of Surreal Serenity LLC will host “Your Internal Music: "What Song Is Playing?”. Selina Howard, Vainglorious Brides and Vanessa Edwards-El, CMP, The Event Strategist will help brides navigate through “Naturalista Weddings - Royally Roc’ing Your Wedding Day” - Resources for the Natural Bride while Celebrating Her Crowning Glory”. Yvonne Taylor, Fab Curls, will share legal components of starting a natural hair business and her natural hair journey. Rocky Bucano, PPMT Strategic Group will discuss wealth management and Ayana Collins, Lovable Treasures will entertain the children with a creative Adornment Workshop and Face Painting activity.
This year, Roc-A-Natural will premiere the Roc-A-Natural Awards, a special recognition ceremony and reception for business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals in the hair, health and wellness community who inspire ingenuity, think outside the box and go above and beyond to effect positive change in the lives of our youth by providing resources to live a successful, fulfilling and natural lifestyle.
“'RAN is an unparalleled movement. It uniquely gives us the empowering license to be THE pilots of our self-care and wellness journeys. I'm grateful to be asked to showcase my Susé Affirmation Candle line to help affirm one's greatness!" said Sheree Sophas of Surreal Serenity Massage Therapy, one of the many outstanding exhibitors patronizing the RAN Expo.
“As a company committed to supporting our community, HealthFirst is pleased to sponsor the 2nd annual Roc-A-Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Transform Your Life Expo,” said George Hulse, HealthFirst Vice President of External Affairs. “We look forward to greeting attendees and continuing promoting health education, healthy living, and well-being.”
Dorcas Meyers, Founder of Roc-A-Natural said, “It’s all about the people and Roc-A-Natural is giving them what they want!! I am super excited to bring together such a wide range of outstanding professionals this year, along with Vanessa Edwards-El, The Event Strategist for Roc-A-Natural, to focus on transforming our mental state of mind, improve our health and celebrate our beauty! I truly believe if you heal the mind, and properly feed and exercise the body, your beauty will illuminate from the inside out.
Tickets to the RAN Expo are available for $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors,and $10 Children (6 -15). A few vendor opportunities are still available at a rate of $375.00. To enter the 2015 RAN Makeover contest,exclusively for advanced ticket holders, purchase your Roc-A-Natural Expo tickets in advance by Friday, April 10th at 12 noon and email email@example.com. Lucky winners of the RAN Makeover Contest will receive complimentary hair and makeup styling onsite at the expo. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 10th and must arrive to the expo with freshly washed and clean hair ready for styling. For interviews, bloggers and to receive press credentials to cover the Roc-A-Natural Expo go to: http://www.rocanatural.com/#!
Follow the conversation and engage with Roc-A-Natural on social media using Hashtags #rocanatural and #howiROCmynatural. For more information, tickets, journal ads or to register as a sponsor, vendor, community partner, affiliate, volunteer or participant for the RAN EXPO, visit www.rocanatural.com.
Vanessa Edwards-El, CMP, The Event Strategist