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Happy to be nappy event to straighten things out

Forest Hills Park is the place to be

8/7/2013, 11:57 a.m.

“Happy to be Nappy Day” - Free Fun-Filled Family Event at Forest Hills Park Sponsored By

So Curly, So Kinky, So Straight The Salon

Sunday, August 18, 2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio — ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013, So Curly, So Kinky, So Straight - The Salon will host the first annual Happy to be Nappy Day from 11:00am – 7:00pm at the historic Forest Hills Park located in the Cleveland Heights/East Cleveland area (off Lee Road near the Duck Pond).

This is a free family-oriented event, and will feature activities for people of all ages including face painting and bouncy house blow-ups (for small kids); various vendors showcasing food, jewelry, hair products, etc.; organizations to conduct health screenings; potato sack races, double-dutch, three-legged races, and more (for kids and adults alike).

When asked where the title “Happy to be Nappy Day” originated, So Curly So Kinky So Straight Salon Owner Monica Green said she chose the somewhat taboo term ‘nappy’ to positively popularize what has previously been used derogatorily, and to bring recognition to the progressive nature of the natural hair movement. Says Monica, “My goal is to use my voice, resources, and energy to inspire change in the psyche of the American public when it comes to how we view natural, nappy hair. Happy to be Nappy Day is just one of many efforts helping the cause.”

The event will also feature natural hair talks, dancing, singing, a talent show, and products and services designed to promote healthy living. While there will be plenty of amusement, families are encouraged to bring their own grills, games, and lawn chairs to enjoy what is sure to be one of Greater Cleveland’s most entertaining events.

Interested vendors can call 216.938.9537 for registration information.

For more info about the content of this release, contact Monica Green at 216.244.2749 or via e-mail at mgreen@aboutourfathersbusiness.net.

So Curly So Kinky So Straight is a premier salon committed to providing quality service in a loving, professional atmosphere, furthering the growth and development of the beauty industry, and being a resource to the community.