Ensuring the safe and welcoming return of CURLYTREATS Festival
Tuesday 1st September 2020
Hello friends and family,
We miss you! But do not fear, we’re still here! As a small team, we are busy working hard behind the scenes planning the safe and welcoming return of CURLYTREATS Festival on 31 October 2020.
Small festivals like ours do not survive without your support so thank you for being patient in the confidence that we can all join together again very soon.
In this unprecedented time, the health and safety of our team, exhibitors, visitors and fans is of paramount importance to us.
That’s why we’ve been working hard to implement some essential measures that means you can attend the event safely and securely – while still enjoying a great CURLYTREATS Experience.
The Association of Event Organisers, Association of Event Venues, Events Supplier and Services Association and its various stakeholders have developed the industry-wide All Secure standards that raise the bar on safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experiences – approved by the UK government.
CURLYTREATS All Secure is how these standards are being adopted in our business:
1. Enhanced cleaning
Working with our venue partner, undertaking enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our the event to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitisation throughout the course of an event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, public toilets and food and beverage areas.
2. Personal hygiene
Additional handwashing facilities and hand sanitising stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
3. Non-contact registration
A system that facilitates non-contact registration for participants, including the availability of online registration.
4. Physical contact
Requesting that event participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, promoting alternative ways to greet each other. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged, with digital alternatives recommended.
5. Physical distancing
To maintain a density of participants in line with local authority regulations and venue or other relevant guidance. This will be managed through one or more control measures such as pre-show communications to participants, a one-way traffic system around the event floors, staggered entry times, on-site signage and floor markings and on-site social distance ambassadors.
6. Food and beverage
The event team will work closely with our venue partners to employ the highest standard of food safety, minimising self-service buffets in favour of pre-packaged food options. If any queuing is anticipated, social distancing will be maintained through the use of floor markings and relevant signage.
7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Participants will be asked to wear a face mask on entry. Further items of PPE, such as gloves and eye screens, will be used by participants and staff if appropriate, in line with local government and health authority advice.
8. First aid
The event will have access to a qualified first aider and a separate quarantine area if possible. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, and teams will follow local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
Our event will follow relevant health authority guidance on screening participants. This may include checking the temperatures of everyone on entry, through thermal scanning or other screening processes.
10. Trace and contact
Should it be necessary, we will work with the local authority to trace and contact participants at the event subject to local privacy regulations.
In the first instance, CURLYTREATS events will run according to official government and local authority guidance as well as any venue regulations. Also, we will follow CURLYTREATS All Secure as our priority commitments.
A massive thank you for your ongoing support of the CURLYTREATS vision that is “Together We Celebrate, Together We Empower”, without you CURLYTREATS would not be possible.
We can’t wait to see you soon!
In the meantime – Stay Safe.
Vinna Best 💖
Join us as we celebrate curly-haired beauties at the Spring/Summer edition of CurlyTreats!
Join us as we celebrate curly-haired beauties at the Spring/Summer edition of CURLYTREATS!
For decades, perhaps centuries, women (and men) have declared WAR on curly hair – going to extraordinary measures to tame the beast and “straighten things out.” But – WHY? At CURLYTREATS, we believe that, if you’re lucky enough to be born with coily, curly, afro hair, celebrate it!
“Together, we celebrate. Together, we empower.” – Vinna Best, CEO.
As the UK’s BIGGEST natural hair army and the leading nationwide event of its kind, CURLYTREATS is on a mission to change society’s perception of curly hair, uplifting and encouraging men and women nationwide to embrace their kinks with confidence. In doing so, we hope to birth a new generation of curl-lovers who share their experiences with others – loud and proud – educating and encouraging one another to live with confidence.
CURLYTREATS is THE premier destination for the curly-haired community, and we’re BACK by popular demand! This Spring and Summer, we’ll be hitting NOVOTEL, West London, bringing decades of hair education and insights to you. In fact, we’ve been doing so since 2013, and this year, we’ll be sharing a hair-load of information on:
- Natural hair care
- Hair health
- Styling and products
- Loving your curls
CURLYTREATS helps women AND men learn to love the curls their mamas and papas gave them, and we’re here to support you at every stage of the “curly hair journey.” Whether your tresses are curly, coily, or blazed in afro glory, CURLYTREATS is for EVERYONE, children included, whether you:
- Need encouragement and inspiration on your healthy hair journey
- Want hands-on training from PRO stylists on growing healthy natural hair
- Are transitioning from permed to natural for the first time
- Are ready to ditch chemicals and toxins in relaxers
So, what’s going down at the event?
By getting your tickets now, you’ll be in for a delicious curly-haired treat. Feast your curls on an epic list of activities! There will be plenty to do all day long, with an action-packed itinerary – because who doesn’t need some fresh natural hair inspiration?
This year is set to be our BUSIEST and MOST EXCITING yet, and we’re thrilled to invite you to spend time with us at a range of sessions and fascinating workshops this #CURLYTREATS2020! Join us for:
- The exhibition
- Conference talks
- Drop-in sessions
- The chance to meet expert speakers behind the scenes
One of the things we’re most excited to share is information on the ingredients you show to look for in your hair products. Most of these can do more harm than good, innocently blended in to lull you into a false sense of security…and beauty. Our speakers have spent years searching for better, more natural hair care brands – at incredibly discounted prices – and they’re ready to share them with YOU!
HERE’S A SMALL TASTE OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT #CURLYTREATS2020:
Sound Healing Meditation: Erasing traumatic, negative “hair” words through soul-healing meditation. Like – is your hair unruly, or does it RULE? Is your hair frizzy, or is it ELECTRIC?
Vision Board: Discover positive affirmations and manifest your curly hair goals.
Self-Love Poetry Workshop: Feed your sense of self-esteem and change the way you view and treat, your curls.
Mindful Colouring Therapy: Celebrate the unadulterated beauty of your natural hair, no filter needed, by immersing yourself in the vibrant colours and patterns of braids, curved flowers, and runway stems.
You’ll also be treated to a LONG list of community talks, where you can drop in and learn how to:
- Naturally, protect your hair and scalp from the sun
- Master the art of Ayurvedic hair
- Use CBD to benefit your hair and scalp
- SAFELY colour your curls for the summertime
- Grease…or not to grease?
- Use rice water properly
Celebrating Curls, Coils, and Afro Hair and Locks Since 2013!
Avoid disappointment by booking your tickets today for #CURLYTREATS2020 – before space fills up. This is NOT an event you want to miss out on – we promise you will NOT regret joining!
Keep up-to-date of the latest event news and announcements: https://www.instagram.com/curlytreatsfest