On October 13, 2017 at the Courts Guyana Main Street Branch, the salons that participated in Curl Fête, Guyana’s annual Natural Hair and Beauty Expo, were gifted prizes compliments of Courts Optical, a Curl Fête 2017 Sponsor. The proprietors of Au Naturale, Perfect U, Hair Plus, K.I.S Beauty and Kez Beauty Studio all received gifts during a simple ceremony, along with certificates for completing the Curly & Boujee Master Class on cutting and colouring natural hair. The representatives from Jessica Does My Hair and Sister to Sister’s Beauty, the latter based in Linden, were unable to attend the ceremony but gifts were also collected on their behalf.
Speaking on behalf of Courts Guyana, Mr Pernell Cummings, Marketing Manager, noted that it was a privilege for the company to partner with Curl Fête under their Courts Optical brand because Courts believes in giving back to the community and supporting the efforts of young entrepreneurs. More so, the event being held in October, most notably breast cancer awareness month, Courts Guyana is even more thrilled to support women-led businesses. He went on to congratulate the salon owners for their hard work and creativity displayed during the hair show.
While it may appear unusual for Courts Optical to partner with an event that celebrates hair and beauty, Mr Cummings was also keen to point out that there is a connection between eyewear and fashion, further noting that Courts Optical wishes to strengthen that connection. Indeed, eyewear should be comfortable, fit for purpose and practical, but it can and should also be stylish, enhancing the wearer’s appearance. Courts Optical is redefining eyewear by allowing for more self-expression through their multiple fashion lines so the synergy between Curl Fête and Courts Optical was only natural. The Courts Optical team was also present at the expo at the Promenade Gardens on October 8, 2017 giving free eye tests to patrons.
The gifts received included various Conair salon and spa appliances and were presented by Cellini Campbell, Optometrist at Courts Optical.
Curl Fête wishes to thank Courts Optical for their support and kind gesture which will undoubtedly encourage other salons to get on board with Curl Fête 2018!