Top-quality vendors showcasing their quintessential goods!
PANELISTS / PRESENTERS
Sabrina Boissiere, founder of Natural Partners in Crime
Sabrina Boissiere, founder of Natural Partners in Crime is an event producer who creates unique events for the naturalista who has embraced her natural hair and wants to have fun while learning about new brands, products, and techniques. She enjoys networking and mingling with other like-minded naturals. Based out of New York, Sabrina has produced over 50 events – ranging from intimate affairs (ex. Cuisine with Curlfriends) to major events with over 800 attendees (ex. #HueAffairNYCINHMD2016). Sabrina expanded her reach during WNHS 2015 and has produced events in Atlanta, followed by other major regions/cities (Dallas, DC, Miami and Ohio). As a producer she has under her belt the Yolanda Renee Takes Your City Tour 2014, custom events for top influencers AvielleAmor, CurlsandCouture and her production of HeyCurlie’s Curl Power events in Cleveland in 2015 and again 2016 garnered media press on Cleveland Channel 19 and will be going on tour in 2017.
Natural Partners in Crime also manages numerous top social media influencers in the natural hair and beauty industry and has partnered with over 50 top brands, expos and businesses for sponsorship and vendor opportunities.
Our sponsors/vendors become partners in our events where all are left with a win-win feeling!
As co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com, a website for curly hair she began with her business partner and friend, Gretchen Heber, Michelle Breyer helped create the leading community and resource for people with curly hair. Frustrated by the lack of information on curly hair and the limited products available in the marketplace, the duo launched the site in 1998 with the help of a 14-year-old web designer. When Procter & Gamble called three years later to advertise to the NaturallyCurly.com® audience, Breyer knew they had indeed created a force in the industry, providing helpful information and unparalleled expertise for what was then considered a niche market.
Jenell B Stewart, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates her career to educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2014, Jenell won the Root Top 100 People’s Choice Award, In 2012 she was named one of Essence’s top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
Melissa Chanel, Panelist
Cantu Beauty brand ambassador & natural hair and lifestyle influencer
As a Cantu Beauty ambassador for little over a year, Melissa Chanel has enjoyed helping women understand their hair and love the skin their in. She has been able to connect with so many women and let them know what they are doing right or wrong, give them hair care options, educate them on new Cantu products that are released throughout the year, as well as share her journey.
Melissa is from North Carolina and in 2016 move back to her home town after a year long stint of living in Harlem, New York. She attended Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina and majored in mass communications with a public relations track. As a naturalista and a fashionista Melissa is not scared to try fun new looks and just recently big chopped for the 100th time, LOL. Her key to becoming a successful blogger is that she continues to network. She attends events, talks to people, exchanges contacts, hands out business cards.