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Posted April 15, 2011 by nappyfest in Uncategorized

 @ the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Ctr.
 presented by NAPPYFEST!!!  THE 4TH Annual Natural Hair Expo
July 23rd, 2011

 1101  Lincoln Street          For Vendor Space  Contact 917-561-7611

 Columbia SC 29201      Workshops- Poetry- African Drummers-  
Natural Hair Expo

Posted April 14, 2011 by nappyfest in Uncategorized

2011 Special Guest: Chuck Caple   Leave a comment

  2011 Special Guest: Chuck Caple

Upscale’s of Richmond
Midlothian, Va.

27 year veteran in the beauty industry

Licensed as both a cosmetology instructor and barber instructor

Trained under the leadership of the late Olive Benson of Boston Ma.

Spent 8 years as platform artist and technical director for some of the industry’s top hair care companies

Owner of Upscale’s of Richmond (the salon)


  • Taught at every major tradeshow venue in the country
  • Author of the educational book entitled “Coloring Chemically Relaxed Hair” released in 2005
  • Authored his second book entitled “The Science Of Healthy Hair”
  • Author of “Chuck Speaks” an editorial for Fantasy Magazine
  • Selected by the Bronner Bros Company in 1996 as one of the top 10 Black Hair Educators in the nation
  • Honorary Educator & Instructor for Pivot Point International where I taught at their world headquarters in Chicago Il.
  • Consultant to Avlon Industries, makers of Affirm Hair Care Products from 1999-2001
  • Consultant to Procter & Gamble USA and worked with Research & Development in developing ethnic hair care products
  • Contributing Editor and featured in Shoptalk Magazine, Salon Innovator Magazine, and Salon Sense Magazine
  • Producer of video education on subjects such as: chemical relaxing, roller placement, haircutting and hair color
  • Trained stylists in my salon who travel from across the nation
  • Debut my new semi permanent hair color line in 2008 entitled “Complexions”


-Consultant to Procter & Gamble in their South Africa location

-Director of P&G’s hair academy in Johannesburg, South Africa

-Trained stylists and managerial staff, taught seminars to stylists around the country

-Tested products for their Principal Hair Product line

-Wrote the curriculum for the academy and other materials

– Taught technical classes in London England

Chuck Caple:                                                        

Chuck Caple is a 27 year veteran in the beauty industry. He is licensed by the state of Virginia as both a cosmetology and barber instructor. He spent 8 of his earlier years as Platform Artist and Technical Director of some of the industries top hair care companies. He has taught educational hair seminars all over the nation and abroad. He is the owner of Upscales’ of Richmond in suburban Richmond Virginia located on Hull St. Rd. He has a milestone of accomplishments to his credit and he attributes his training and relationship with the late Olive Benson for his success as an educator.

Chuck was a consultant to Procter & Gamble in their South Africa location. He was assigned Director of their hair academy in Johannesburg. He was initially invited to the country of Africa to do a 20 minute presentation on healthy hair which he is known for. From there he was signed on to revive their hair academy that was in danger of closing. He trained stylists and managerial staff, taught seminars to stylists around the country, tested products from their Principal product line and advised on the operation of the academy. Chuck also wrote the curriculum for the academy as well as other material. He visited cities like Durban, Rustenburg, Pretoria, Sun City, Swaziland and Cape Town. Chuck also traveled to Europe where he taught hair cutting to stylists in London. He is also being sought after for his teaching abilities in South America to stylists in Brazil as well as Australia and Canada.

Posted April 14, 2011 by nappyfest in Uncategorized

Specail Guest: Phyllis Allen   Leave a comment

Phyllis Allen is a Natural hair care expert and co-owner of PhilRich International Locks & Hair Extensions “The Natural Hair Studio”. She is a licensed cosmetologist and a State of Florida provider for Braids, Hair Wrapping, and HIV courses. Phyllis has been helping women transition to natural hair for over 15 years. She has worked in every arena in the beauty business. She has published her work in several magazines and she has authored several articles for magazines. She is the Author of “How to Make a Lace Front Wig”.

Phyllis Allen conducts training classes on Hair Extensions, Natural Hair, Hair Replacement, and Makeup at Phyllis Allen’s Academy of Beauty in Orlando, Florida, “Where Education and Beauty Meet”.  She also co-owns Simply Natural Organicals  & Kinky Pride hair care products.  She can be reached at www.PhilRichintl.com, 407-733-0705 or Beauty@cfl.rr.com.

Natural Hair Styling


There are so many people wearing their hair natural and looking for ways to style their hair. This class will give three styling techniques.

Setting natural hair:

Straw set

Rod set

Twist set

Posted July 19, 2010 by nappyfest in Uncategorized

Special Guest: Malaika – Tamu Cooper   Leave a comment

Malaika – Tamu Cooper is the owner operator of Dreadz N` Headz Natural Hair Care
Center located in Baltimore Maryland. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she has become the pioneer of natural hair care. Affectionately, Malaika Cooper has even earned the name of “Loc Mama” from her community. She devotes this gift to empowering countless women who apprentice under her leadership and sisterhood open their own successful and highly – exposed salons in Baltimore, Maryland and abroad. She is the National Golden Scissors award winner for “Natural Hair Care Stylist Of The Year” for the years 2002, 2003, and 2004. Malaika is the Founder of the Baltimore Natural Hair Care Holistic Beauty and Wearable Art Tradeshow, the Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expose, and in addition, commits her focus to the fun –filled Annual Baltimore Happy Nappy Day as the Event Coordinator. In 2011, Malaika is adding even more flare to her very detailed and extended credential record, as she will launch her 8th Annual Natural Hair Care Expose titled “Exodus II”, in 8 States, including the Gulf Coast. On March 3, 2011, Malaika Cooper received a certificate as an Honoree by E-Media (Eric Stewart) as a “Woman Of Power”, where she was inducted into the WOP Sorority for her work in the communities of Baltimore and abroad, as well as her success in managing three salons and gaining recognition overseas for teaching Natural Hair Care to others. She manages her time with coordinating and creating colorful and culture-filled events with co-hosting a radio on Radio One’s WOLB (1010AM) in Baltimore titled, ”B-More” Natural Newz” every Wednesday from 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m., educating and focusing on the natural and holistic ways to heal and nurture the body, mind and spirit. Her ongoing local, national, and international involvement in educating under – privileged young girls, men, and women in her natural hair care classes, and educating the on physical and mental holistic health, and natural hair care on a weekly basis on Radio One’s Baltimore radio station, WOLB “Natural Newz” (1010 am) radio show, this Entrepreneur maintains her busy role as an in- demand stylist and instructor. Malaika is dedicated to the evolution of the craft of natural hair care. She feels it is her ministry. She is consistently requested and recognized by the host of Radio one broadcasting institute in Maryland as one of the highest-volume vendors and speakers. She continues to lecture at one of Maryland’s largest African American expositions of local merchants called “The Peoples Expo”, universities, the Gulf Coast, and abroad. She is constantly being contacted to be the Keynote Speaker for Women’s Empowerment Conferences across the country. Her clientele includes Arista’s recording artist Wyclef Jean, local artists, congressmen, and Baltimore City Council executives. She has also reached “judge status” and has judged over 90% of the natural hair care events across the country. She has traveled nationally and internationally to locations including Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, intending to spread and educate her knowledge of natural hair care and the importance of embracing and empowering the natural self as a whole. Her dedication to learning and teaching detailed, safe, and innovative techniques & the biological science for natural hair care has motivated her to continue to go farther, meet her goals and visions bestowed upon her from a dream or thought, and manifest those ideas to help her community. Malaika has developed several natural hair care products and techniques to help people of all races nurture and restore their hair to its natural state.
Malaika has over 20 years of professional natural hair care and consistent experience. She has She continues to teach workshops called Hair Locking 101 as well as Caring for Your Natural Hair and Wash and Wear Hair. She has a clientele base of over 5000 loyal people, and with her vision and goals to manifest what she feels is her “ministry”, her limitless ascension as a Mentor, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Pioneer, will only result in many infinite accomplishments.
Malaika Tamu Cooper

Posted July 19, 2010 by nappyfest in Uncategorized

Special Guest Artist: Chub Rock   Leave a comment

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Special Guest: Artist

Recently interviewed by Steve Harvey, comedian, actor, and Host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Chubb Rock received high praise from Steve for strongly demonstrating his manhood with maturity, decorum and self respect while being provoked during a radio telephone prank that could have led some men to respond with obscenities and crude remarks. Through out the telephone prank Chubb was pushed hard, but the “Rock” remained poised. He was also recently applauded, on air, by Michael Baisden, author, playwright, and radio show host, for providing the listening audience with hip-hop music that our children can listen too with us, without lyrics filled with stories of violence, drugs, or other offensive behavior. After Chubb Rock’s performance on Michael Baisden’s Manhattan Anniversary Boatride, the “Bad Boy of Radio” proclaimed that “Chubb turned the party out and was the highlight of the evening….he bows down to the Legendary Chubb Rock!” Invincible Media broadcasted that “Chubb Rock, practically got the audience dancing on tables when he performed ‘Treat em Right’ and ‘Ole Skool Flava'” at the 1st Annual Urban Music Awards recently held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The Big Man, as he is affectionately known, spends much of his time on the lecture circuit. It is his responsibility to give back to his community, educate his community, and bring a voice to his community, he believes. Chubb Rock believes change is possible. Faith without works is dead, with that he uses his voice, influence, and recognition to remind the youth of their brilliance. “Now apply it to your music”, he challenges them. Early on he encourages young adults to involve themselves in the policies and processes of our nation. “Everybody can’t be a rap star. I was fortunate to have a great career garnering many plaques, awards, Grammy nominations and the like”. However he is quick to note that attending college has played a significant role in his success as an entrepreneur, radio on air personality, recording artist, record executive, producer, writer, and actor, and restaurateur. From his parents humble beginnings in American to successes as an entertainer, father, and community mentor Chubb Rock really does “Rock”.

For more information and ticket info please call 917-561-7611 Tony White

Posted March 16, 2010 by nappyfest in Uncategorized