Celebrity Curly Hair Artists In Atlanta
For “Rock Your Blessing” Benefiting Takayasu’s Arteritis
Offers Atlanta-Area Women of Curls Rare Opportunity To Be Styled By Nationally Recognized Stylists
October 23, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Atlanta-area women of curls are lining up to be styled by 10 of the top “Curly Hair Artists” from across the United States and Canada at a “Rock Your Blessing” fundraiser on October 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Southern Curl, Inc., the area’s premier “curly hair” salon.
Founded by renowned Curly Hair Artist, Robin Sjoblom, Southern Curl Inc., cohosts the event with Innersense Organic Beauty and NaturallyCurly.com benefitting Devri Velazquez, who suffers from Takayasu’s arteritis, a rare, chronic autoimmune disease. For Atlanta-area women of curls, “Rock Your Blessing” offers a unique opportunity to be cut and styled by a handful of the most curl-qualified artists on the continent.
Women of curls are encouraged to sign up now for a full-service blessing cut with one of the 10 artists on board. The one and a half to two hours service includes a consult, precise “curl by curl” cut, full, dry and style and take home a “curlscription” for a minimum donation of $150. A swag bag and take home gift are included. Located at 1339 Marietta Blvd. NW, Suite A, Southern Curl Inc., will also donate 10 percent of the event’s retail sales to Devri’s fundraising initiative.
In 2011, at the age of 20, Devri was diagnosed with Takayasu’s Vasculitis, a rare autoimmune disease. A blood vessel condition that prevents the heart from pumping blood to the rest of the body, Takayasu’s arteritis vasculitis is diagnosed in only 1 out of every 3 million people; most of those are given a lifespan of about 10 years. In May of 2014, she started a Go Fund Me page to help cover medication, chemotherapy, and out-of-pocket expenses. A writer and editor for NaturallyCurly.com, Devri remains focused. “It is imperative to me to stay true to my values of being a hard-working, happy and determined young woman. Life is beautiful and every day really does count,” she says.
Cohosting the event is Innersense Organic Beauty, an all-natural, toxin-free organic hair care line beloved in the curly girl world and naturallycurly.com, one of the leading websites supporting the textured community. Innersense founders Greg and Joanne Starkman and NaturallyCurly.com reps will be on hand for Q and A and education.
To book a Rock Your Blessing session or to donate, email [email protected]; attendees will be pre-qualified via phone consult. For more information on Devri and her challenges, visit her blog at devrivelazquez.com and her Go Fund Me page at gofundme.com/devrisfight.
For more information, call Southern Curl Inc. at 770.490.6485.