Curly Girl Connection - A Canadian Naturally Curly Hair Meetup

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Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre

1550 Princess Street

Ontario West Room

Kingston, ON K7M 9E3


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A big, first time ever event has been planned for this fall...

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist is planning an amazing, educational, fun curly hair meetup for you on September 28th in Kingston, Ontario! Make sure you’re following her on Instagram and Facebook to hear more about what's in store for you at this Curly Girl Connection event.

Use the hashtag #curlygirlconnection when you're sharing this event on Facebook and Instagram with your friends!

The event will be held at the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre which has free parking and accommodations if you need them (book now to ensure a room!) and the event will have space for 150 wavy, curly, super curly and tightly coiled hair people. Light refreshments will be available and amazing educators and professionals will be there to share their knowledge with you in a workshop and Q&A learning style. Learn how you can eliminate the dreaded triangle shaped haircut, create volume (in the roots and elsewhere), elongate your curls if that's what you need, and style with definition so you can enjoy your naturally textured hair! Also, learn how to find your full hair potential (there's more curl in your hair than you realize, wavies!).

This fun afternoon will teach you how to turn your frizz into beautifully, defined curls that are SO selfie worthy and you'll be supporting a great cause at the same time. All profits from this event will be donated to Dawn House Women's Shelter. We'd love for you to join us for an afternoon of sharing the curl love!

What's happening at this event?

  • First and foremost, meet up with other curly girls just like you! This is a Canadian curly girl community building event!

  • Curl specific cutting and product application demos will be done stage including wavy, curly and tight coiled hair models, by Curly Hair Stylists Jennessa Couture of Bounce Hair Boutique Salon, Krista Leavitt – Curl Specialist, and Paula Whitelocke of Curly Hair Designs. We'll be teaching you the best ways to apply products for your hair type and suggesting the types of styling products that will work best on your hair.

  • Dr. Susan Walker will be speaking on the topic of how we can change up our haircare routine for the fall/winter upcoming season.

  • Lisa Moscatelli otherwise known as @curly_n_fab on Instagram will be in attendance and part of our Q&A panel. You'll be able to hear her story of transitioning from straight to curly and ask the panel all your burning curly hair questions!

  • Product swap table; bring your sulfate and silicone free Curly Girl friendly new or gently used products to donate to the pile or trade.

  • Swag bags for ALL 150 guests!

  • Silent Auction with all proceeds of these items below going to Dawn House Services & Housing For Women, as well as all profits from the day of the event. A representative will be present to tell us all about their services and how they are helping women in Kingston. We will be accepting donations of toilet paper at the Registration Table.

  1. Product gift basket(s) Valued $$$
  2. A Digital & Print Year long subscription to CURL Magazine, Valued at $49.95
  3. One Membership to 'Style Your Curls with Confidence' online course Valued $147
  • Photo op area for some fun photos!

  • Ambush Makeovers ( the audience will be part of our cut and/or style demos) for a lucky few in attendance! Those interested will be able to enter your name at the Registration table according to your curl type.

  • Curly hair vendor(s): Twist of Gray and Simply Satins will be in attendance for all your hair maintenance needs! These awesome Canadian owned businesses will also be donating 10% of sales from the event to Dawn House Womens' Shelter.

  • Krista's favourite products for each curl/hair type will be bundled, discounted, and available for pre-sale here! Very important: At checkout, select the button for 'Pickup Options' and you will THEN see the option to select 'Curly Girl Connection Event - Sept 28th, 2019'. Choose this option for pickup and your bundle will be ready for you at a special table at the event. You will need to bring proof or purchase or ID to pickup. You cannot order any other products for shipping or store pickup with the bundles. This purchase must be done separately so you can have the option to pickup at the event. If you want to order other products for pickup at the salon or shipping to you, you will need to do a separate purchase.

Click the link to buy any of these 4 texture specific bundles:

Bundle options

Here's our special guest lineup:

A Hairstylist for the last 16 years, Krista is one of Canada's leading Curly Hair Specialists and has been featured in and CURL Magazine. She is also on the advisory board for CURL magazine, on the stylist panel and is also a contributor. She's helped women of all ages and curl types discover how to transform the daily frustration of unmanageable hair into head-turning waves and curls. She uses a step-by-step process with her clients inside her boutique salon in Kingston, ON that gives curly girls a customized styling experience that works in the salon and at home. She is also the creator of the “Style Your Curls With Confidence” online course; lovingly created, with the intention of giving the opportunity to everyone to absolutely love the hair they were born with! She also owns, an online store that ships curly girl friendly products Canada wide.

Susan is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and certified Trichologist. She is the Founder and Creative Director of the Earthtones Naturals product line, a premium Canadian hair and beauty product line formulated to address many of the needs unique to women with naturally curly and kinky hair. Susan's goal is to help women love their natural hair and hosts hair care workshops, events and Love Your Hair™ parties to accomplish this. She has been a speaker and workshop presenter at various national and international conferences including the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show in Atlanta, the Toronto Natural Hair Show, The Canadian Naturalista Hair Expo and the Natural Hair Congress in Montreal.

Jennessa Couture is an accomplished hairstylist. Her professional career is grounded in a dual passion for design and helping clients love their natural hair. To strengthen her curly portfolio, Jennessa earned the Deva Inspired stylist certification in 2009 and shortly joined the education team as a Regional Trainer. In 2015 Jennessa brought her talents and ambition back to Windsor and founded Bounce Hair Boutique - the first Curly centric hair salon servicing Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. Jennessa believes so passionately in Bounce’s main philosophy of “Heart Before Hair”, the mission statement is printed on the front window for everyone to see.

The need to understand Curly, Kinky and Coily hair while sharing the knowledge with others has taken over this Ottawa based Stylist who has worked as a licensed Hairstylist for the last 10 years. People come to her with all kinds of hair types & textures, and she feels as if she's in a dream to be in a position to support everyone; from clients to stylists. Paula teaches 'Texture Understood' classes for Hairstylists and civilians.

Lisa is a Toronto-based hair influencer with over 20k followers. Shes attributes the health of her wavy curls to following the Curly Girl Method. Through social media tutorials she has been able to guide other women on how to style and embrace their waves and curls.

Specialist thanks to these businesses who have donated to this event:

Curly Hair Solutions, Earthtones Naturals, CURL Magazine

If you have any other fun ideas for this event please share them with Krista at:

We cannot wait to meet you! It will be so fun to get the local curly community together and make new and lasting connections, all over hair!

Now grab your friends and get your tickets before they are gone, numbers are limited to 150 guests! See you there!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

None. All are welcome.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Kingston bus services this route and there is TONS of free parking at the hotel, so no need to worry about parking. That is one of the main reasons we chose this meeting space.

What can I bring into the event?

Your gently used curly hair products that you don't use. This is your chance to empty your product graveyard of curly girl friendly products (we know you all have one)! Check your labels to make sure the products are sulfate and silicone free as that is what will be available for our product swap table.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? with the subject title: CURLY HAIR MEETUP

What's the refund policy?

No refunds, but your ticket is transferrable to someone else to come in your place.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

An e-ticket, proof of purchase, or printed receipt are all acceptable options. Save your email you receive at time of purchase!

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you sure can! Follow the instructions through the remail you received at time of purchase to do so.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Absolutely! Follow the instructions in your purchase email to do so, or contact:

Note, when tickets sales are at 50% sold, price will increase.

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Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre

1550 Princess Street

Ontario West Room

Kingston, ON K7M 9E3


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Refund Policy

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