"It was a truly difficult year to say the least! Many of us lost businesses, lost family, and friends due to Covid-19 and many other stressful situations that came about because of this deadly infection. In my case I lost my “ROCK” my dad to cancer! Someone even told me to “get over it” but offered no solution. So, I found the answer during a visit home to Jamaica where I spent the
best 3 days since before the pandemic with 2 of my closest friends. There, in the tranquility and peace of the Island that is my home, and with all I had to accomplish to settle my father’s estate while there, we found time to
Release, Heal, and begin the process of Re-Creating.
As natural hair stylists our clients release to us daily. We know their every stress, loss, and every triumph. We did what we do best. We nurtured, we calmed, we poured our love/being into our client's hair and soul. But who nurtures us? Who calms us? Who will pour into our hair, our scalps, our souls?
This year 2022/23 Let Us, The Natural Hair Industry Convention Help You to Release, Heal and Re-Create in Montego Bay, Jamaica with the help of some of the most phenomenal healers, counselors, financial experts, and spiritually connected individuals.
This retreat is not about Social Media Popularity, but about “Real Life”, “Real Healing”, from “Real Individuals” doing the “Real Work”. It is designed for the Stylist, Educator, Student, Client, Product Developer, and any and everyone who has delt with real Stress during these Stressful and difficult times of recovery."
Words of Susan Peterkin, 2022
The NHIC’s aim is to provide natural hairstylists, naturalistas,
product developers, and textured hair professionals with a
calming nurturing environment to connect and build together.
Attendees at the retreat enjoyed workshops, sessions, and events to recreate
with like minded individuals connected by the natural hair community.
Won't You Join Us?
Meet a few of Our Guest Speakers of 2022
Daily Morning Meditation & Yoga
Universal Empress - Nadine McNeil
“Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Release”. The Mantra She Lives By.
A devotee on the spiritual path, a Yoga Guru, these all-encompassing words inform her life, both on and off the mat.
Allow Universal Empress to help change your mindset, body, and thought processes through Yoga and meditation.
Gala Event Key Note Speaker
Pursuing Your Path with Keynote Speaker Keya Neal - Friday Night Semi Formal
Over her 25-year career Keya Neal is at the helm of the salon industry’s diversity & inclusion movement, encouraging "uncomfortable" conversations surrounding race and hair texture. Keya will address the inner trappings
of imposter syndrome, how to decipher your purpose, and the actionable steps you can
take to begin pursuing your path.
“Min-ding” Your Hairloss
Dr. Chesahana Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD
She is the founder of Kindred Hair & Skin Center, chair of the dermatology section at
the National Medical Association, associate professor at Howard University, and founder and president of Onyx Medical Society.
Dr. Kindred specializes in alopecia and is
the first dermatologist in the nation to have
an in-house full-service hair salon and nail
salon for her practice. Dr. Kindred will address the physical and emotional trauma as they relate to hair loss and how to “Mind” it.
Private/Group Coaching to Client Success
Melissa Brown - The Soul Love Coach
“You deserve the best; considering everything you do and give to everyone else, you deserve to experience a good life too.” - Melissa Brown
For more than 25 years, Melissa has been healing and empowering women. With degrees in social work and divinity, Ms. Brown blends the spiritual with the psychological to help women reclaim their power and lives.
Ms. Brown is an ordained minister, licensed therapist, and entrepreneur. She has helped women heal, lead, and become whole.
Ms. Brown is on a mission to help people experience the love of God. Ms. Brown’s focus is to help people put the pieces together to make something beautiful.
No Ghost Writers Allowed
Creating Content for Your Business Journaling 45 minutes a Week.
The purpose of 'No Ghost Writers Allowed' is to demonstrate to professionals the power
they have to dominate their business specialty through pen work authentically. Scheduling time to create content helps business professionals become exceptional speakers and effective in creating unique workshops, books, ebooks, and social media content.
This will eliminate the "Stress" and "Mental Strain" that often accompanies this process.
Finding your Ikagai
Rolisa Harris Tutwyler
Ikagai is a Japanese concept that means “A Reason for Being”. You love it. The world needs it. You are great at it. You are paid for it. This is your Ikagai.
In this workshop, we will learn how to discover, refine, and define your Ikagai. Join Rolisa Harris Tutwyler, Founder & CEO of CCMNT Speakers for an interactive workshop that will help you find and maintain your passion for what you do.
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Sandy Ogunfolu -aka- Bela Adero
"Minding" Your Own Business
Through a combination of a culturally competent interactive workshop,
self-analysis and technique application, attendees will be empowered to identify the problems preventing forward movement.
Sandra’s company Black Women Metaphysicians specializes in assisting individuals who are stuck and need a more creative way to move forward by removing the roadblocks that may be sabotaging your success.
Holistic Wellness Coach & Yoga Therapist
Intuitive Nutritional Coaching Workshop
The Intuitive Nutritional Coaching Workshop will consist of:
Introduction to Mindful Eating
Discussion on Hair/Crown/Energetic Consumption
Life hacks for creating & maintaining a healthy lifestyle through Nutrition
Q & A
For more info on Cassanie Mckenzie, please visit Website: www.cassaniemckenzie.com