Design Essentials® Natural Big Easy Weekend Draws New Orleans Naturalistas and Celebrities with Hot Parties and Hotter Hair

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/9/2015, 2:58 p.m.
Design Essentials® Natural brought their Big Easy Weekend of activities, powered by Sally Beauty, back to New Orleans this year ...

July 9, 2015 (NEW ORLEANS)-- Design Essentials® Natural brought their Big Easy Weekend of activities, powered by Sally Beauty, back to New Orleans this year and presented some of the most well-attended beauty events this holiday weekend. Over three days, Design Essentials® Natural offered opportunities to receive their most popular products, mix and mingle with celebrities and receive complimentary styling services to visitors and locals alike. "We love New Orleans and with this year's event being even bigger and better, July Fourth is the hottest weekend to host beauty events here," says Taydra Mitchell-Jackson, VP of Marketing for Design Essentials®. "You have all the celebrities, people ready to have a good time, and women who want to look their best and get gorgeous hair. What's not to love?"

Here are photo highlights from the events hosted and sponsored by Design Essentials® Natural. All Photo Credit should be applied to ExclusiveAccess.Net.

Friday, July 3: Design Essentials® Blogger Martini Mixer

Some of the top natural hair bloggers and YouTube stars, along with

Media Partners Sheen Magazine, Bossip & MadameNoire attended the Design Essentials® Natural Blogger Mixer hosted by Ledisi and Blogger LipsticknCurls. Getting up close and personal with the songstress and learning her favorite hair tips and Design Essentials® Natural products firsthand was a treat.


From L to R: Ledisi, Taydra Mitchell-Jackson, VP of Marketing for Design Essentials® and host LipsticknCurls

From L to R: Ledisi, Taydra Mitchell-Jackson, VP of Marketing for Design Essentials® and host LipsticknCurls

From L to R: Host LipsticknCurls & Blogger Friends VeePeeJay, HoneyBeNatural, Julian Addo, Team Natural and EtcBlogMag

From L to R: Host LipsticknCurls & Blogger Friends VeePeeJay, HoneyBeNatural, Julian Addo, Team Natural and EtcBlogMag

Friday, July 3: Design Essentials® Celebrity Gifting Style Lounge

A group of fashionable vendors hosted a giveaway suite for attendees. From makeup and manicures to body products and handbags, these premium gifts allowed attendees to leave with the hottest new brands in beauty and style.

Attendees received swag bags and services from the giveaway suite.

Attendees received swag bags and services from the giveaway suite.

Chef  Roblé  attended the Gifting Lounge to promote his new fragrance and body line,
Clique by Roblé body butter.

Chef Roblé attended the Gifting Lounge to promote his new fragrance and body line, Clique by Roblé body butter.

Ledisi (R) learned from Jay White (L) about aakofi the designer's custom fashions created with bold designs, fabricated using various precious metals gemstones leather and an array of up­-cycled materials.

Ledisi (R) learned from Jay White (L) about aakofi the designer's custom fashions created with bold designs, fabricated using various precious metals gemstones leather and an array of up­-cycled materials.

Polish & Co., created by nail expert and cosmetologist Theresa Williamson, provided a Nail Bar with manicure services for attendees featuring their nail polish of innovative shade collections such as "Lemon Meringue" and "Oh Hell No!".

Polish & Co., created by nail expert and cosmetologist Theresa Williamson, provided a Nail Bar with manicure services for attendees featuring their nail polish of innovative shade collections such as "Lemon Meringue" and "Oh Hell No!".

Makeup touchups were provided by The Glamatory from celeb MUA Mia "MiMi J" Johnson with a Complimentary Lipstick Bar, lipstick pens, and eyeshadows from the retail beauty product line.

Makeup touchups were provided by The Glamatory from celeb MUA Mia "MiMi J" Johnson with a Complimentary Lipstick Bar, lipstick pens, and eyeshadows from the retail beauty product line.

Cake Face Soaping provided their all-natural body scrubs and butters from their extensive line of castile, bastille, and all natural vegan soaps, skin care, lotions, scrubs, and ointments.

Cake Face Soaping provided their all-natural body scrubs and butters from their extensive line of castile, bastille, and all natural vegan soaps, skin care, lotions, scrubs, and ointments.

Saturday, July 4: Dayhem Day Party

Design Essentials® Natural sponsored one of the hottest Day Parties held annually. The Dayhem Day Party Hosted by Terrence J at Le Meridien drew a crowd of celebrities and tastemakers for a lively event with Media Partners MadameNoir and Bossip in attendance.

It was definitely a 4th to remember as attendees partied at Dayhem.

It was definitely a 4th to remember as attendees partied at Dayhem.

Celeb MUA Kim Roxie and Lamik Cosmetics provided makeup touchup services.

Celeb MUA Kim Roxie and Lamik Cosmetics provided makeup touchup services.

Stars such as (L to R, T to B) Keshia Knight Pulliam, LeToya Luckett were in attendance

Stars such as (L to R, T to B) Keshia Knight Pulliam, LeToya Luckett were in attendance

Stars such as (L to R, T to B) Lance Gross, Wendy Raquel Robinson were in attendance

Stars such as (L to R, T to B) Lance Gross, Wendy Raquel Robinson were in attendance

Sunday, July 5: Design Essentials® Mobile Salon & BIG EASY Lounge

Design Essentials® Natural brought their Coconut Monoi Collection to "declare war" on dryness. Sponsored by Centric TV and hosted at Sally Beauty on Gentilly, the team debuted 3 new products exclusive to Sally's: Coconut and Monoi Curl Enhancing Dual Hydration Milk, Coconut and Monoi Deep Moisture Masque, Coconut and Monoi Curl Defining Gelée.

The Design Essentials team was ready for war.

The Design Essentials team was ready for war.

Hosted by Blogger Strawberricurls (R), the Meet & Greet gave fans the chance to show love to both New Orleans natives

Hosted by Blogger Strawberricurls (R), the Meet & Greet gave fans the chance to show love to both New Orleans natives

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