Being of service and assisting little girls and boys with their hairstyles made for a fantastic day. To make the 2nd annual Braid Give Back a success, a group of talented stylists and volunteers from across Connecticut came together in love and unity at TracHouse in East Haven, CT on MLK Day Monday, January 16, 2023. Ponytails, stitch braids, knotless braids, crochet, cornbraids, loc retwists, box braids, twist, natural hair styles, and silk presses were provided free of charge as a gesture of goodwill and encouragement to the young people. Nikki Huckaby, the event's organizer, inspires people to donate their time, money, and resources to such a worthy cause because of her passion and heart for the community. The third annual Give Back will take place on January 15th, 2024. Artiste M Studios will be there, as will other talented stylists, helpful volunteers, and community members who share a desire to give back.
Below is a post shared by Nikki recapping the event and sharing all Connecticut stylist info who participated in the Giveback.
RE-POST VIA FACEBOOK: Nikki Huckaby
I want to thank the ladies that made it all possible!!! Who sent home 72 children with beautiful hair styles!
Taneisha Patterson who brought out the team Trachouse
Renee Loren for allowing her salon to be used openly free of charge!!
Jamie Bryant of Juiced By Juicy who not only gave her time she literally guided me so much ! I love you Juiccccyyyyyyy who does MUCH more than braid she's a licensed cosmetologist!!
Kings Mamii BIG DORA!! All styles all ages!! And she mentors!!
Divergent Crowns 16 year old who has no issues giving her time and talent oh she's DOPE!! Check her out!!!
My Girl My braider Braidsby Rii who literally is BIG RI!! Order your oil book your knotless oh she's a master on the parting techniques!
BraidedbyKe Kearrah Adams she discovered a new talent she is not only a master braider she works with children on the spectrum and has the ability to get them to SIT!! Her hands are anointed please BOOK HER!!
Takyara Brooks specializing in children only! BOOK HER
Danielle Cannon on the LOCS she braids too! She's currently not taking clients BUT KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HER NEW CREATION!!!
Tanajah Suggs killing the knotless and really enjoyed herself another young black WOman on the come up! BOOK UP!!
Tanee Harris who claims she ain't taking Clients but she's TOO talented not too!
Mindy Marks The Ivy Weaver BOOK HER!!!!! She's talented in knotless and her crochet game is mean!!
The veteran Sharell Giles from Style2000 one of New Haven's long time go too!
Master Cosmetoligist who's now retired @Dr. Cole
Audreay Green was IN at the house!! This MASTER BRAIDER is TALENTED !!!
Oh we had Kidz Hair Too Andrea Williams and Latasha Richardson these women of God have a thing for kids hair!
all the way from Meriden , CT EJ Ganus came with Talent , supplies an assistant for us and patience with children like no other
Oh wait y'all thought I was done? WE HAD THE AMAZING Leighasia Moniah Pearson all the way from Waterbury, CT! Came and showed out !
We had the fav aunty Quea Landy who loves the kids and loves when kids be kids
Wait one second cause it was so lit we even had
Nakima Reece @shesgottalent on the SILK PRESS, consults and much more she's on the beauty team at Trachouse
Oh we had BIG STEPH @stephanie aka @hairmeout203 Book her she's talented , she's amazing oh and she's mad cool!!
Artiste Monique on the locs and braids! This business woman is amazing please book her for all of your hair care needs! She's locked in and invested!
Wait before I continue i aint tell yall @karskouturenails the lovely. Katherina Bless Wright who popped up and did nails yes nails for our girls please sell her out by booking her ALL 2023 and beyond!
We not done !!!
We had baby girl Lashae Ritter on the BRAIDS!!! Book this amazing young lady!!! Cause next year she gonna be like THE PRICE IS UPPPP!!
Oh guess who popped outta retirement Quanda Latrese !!! A VETERAN SINCE THE 90's she had the finger wave game on SMASH!!
We had the MR!! Sajib BestDad Mitchell came and showed us the men with daughters Aint no joke!!!! My cousin is better than yours
Wait wait wait ....
Mikia Burruss and Syilver Daniels whew GOD gave the Stitch game to THEM!!!!! Tuh y'all better BOOOOOOOKKKKK cause they stitch like a sewing machine literally!
Denia Williams popped up on us and got busy!! Thanks boop!
We had my sis in law come the through out of her element Aqulia Yannic CEO of Innate Beauty Emporium starter loc queen !!! Sew-ins for your hair and SHE SEWS literally
And we had my baby girl (one of my many children lol) @locsbyjor Jordan Little she retwist
And she styles !! BOOK HER SHE DOES ALL AGES!!
I can't thank you all enough! I love you all! You have all gained me as FAMILY!!
SHARE SHARE SHARE !! MOST OF ALL BOOK THEM ALL!
Grateful for a successful year's end. Every client who has participated in Artiste M Studios' journey toward 2022 is appreciated.
Monique Daniels, the owner of Artiste M Studios, has been accepted into the KNOWN New Haven Knownpreneurs growth lab program. A 12-person cohort undergoing a 16-week journey of specialized training and coaching for BIPOC-owned enterprises. The KNOWNpreneurs Growth Lab initiative primarily supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) owned businesses. As a result, the mentors and program curriculum have been carefully chosen to aid in the growth of BIPOC-owned businesses in the Greater New Haven region.
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