Grand Opening New Store Highlights
Hundreds flocked into the store over the 4-hour period gathering to celebrate the grand opening of Natural Girl Hair Imports with Natalie Birdsong and Co-Owner Ava Selmon. Complimented by great music, food and fun all in the name of celebrating success for the two female entrepreneurs. The afternoon through the evening was filled with acknowledgements, networking, entertainment, dancing, and fun. Attendees were greeted by radio personality Quendole “Q” Johnson whom served as host for the event; they were able to pick a complimentary discount toward a future service or purchase. I received a $10 off my first hair purchase.
Introduction of Staff
Owner: Natalie B.-specialization sew-ins presented the staff members for the salon along with an introduction of their specializations.
Co-owner: Ava S. specializing in knotless crochet braids; Color Tech: Larita works with natural and exotic colors to add spice to your natural hair style. Lash & Brow Tech: Tasha specializes in lash and brow extensions.
Special Guests in attendance
Included family, friends, clients, attendees: Client Paschan- hair by Ava S, Client Davon- hair also done by Ava S, Professional Boxer- Jessica McCaskill, Angela Dejun- Celebrity Makeup Artist, Recording Artist- “I am M Appeal”-Ebony Byrd and Nadra Smiley-Martin, Teacher and 1st success story for Ava Selmon; Media coverage by Celestine McGee of Celestial Enterprises-Word press Beauty Blogger and Chicago Imaging Solutions– Photographer Bryant McGee were also in attendance.
About the Owners
Natalie “So Fancy” Birdsong is the Founder and Director at Business Alliance of Black Entrepreneurs (B.A.B.E.), Owner/ Master Sew-In Hair Weave Specialist/ Certified Make-Up Artist at Hair by Natalie B. and Owner of Natural Girl Hair Imports, resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Ava Selmon is the Owner at naturalgirlhair.com, Considered as the Queen of Hair Crochet Techniques in Chicago; she studied Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Indiana University Northwest.