HardCore Beauty is made up of a team of two women that both offer something different to the team. Bridgette is a stay at home mom and came to Texas due to her husband’s job. She goes by eccentric beauty as she was always the different one in the crowd with a creative spirit and out of the box thinking. In 2010 she started a line of natural hair products and body products. She also manages the Pridgen and Scott agency. Khadijah is in the corporate world and goes by overlooked beauty. She grew up tall and shapely and felt that her beauty was not considered the norm in society and therefore overlooked. She cut her hair off 5 years ago to start her natural hair journey and saw firsthand how some people did not find the appreciation in her natural hair. Overlooked beauty decided to let her voice be heard through blogging about natural hair. The two met and realized they both had a passion to educate people and share their voice about universal love. They are reaching the masses through their show Hardcore Beauty on TMIradio.com on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 2 PM. The show focuses on love for hair, fashion, jobs, health, etc. They hope to continue to pull the community together through their show, blogs, and events.
The ladies first health fair was Saturday, November 8th. The fair was held at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Dallas from 9AM to 2 PM. The location was in the heart of South Dallas and was a prime location in my opinion. What better way to draw people in, but to have it in an area where so many people have access to the location.
The ladies did a wonderful job creating an inviting atmosphere. The area that the fair was held in had music, a slide show, water, coffee, fruit, and multiple vendors. The slide show showed photos of the two hostesses, their logo, and other supporters of their cause. The health fair encompassed a blood drive, a free Zumba class, a dentist, a nurse, a young lady that offered natural hair tips, a young lady with hair wraps, a fitness trainer, and a blogger. The area was open and spacious so you didn’t feel crowded. You had room to walk freely and to visit with the parties that interested you. I had a chance to speak with all vendors and they were all pleasant and ready to share their knowledge with handouts and discussion. Bags with water and other items in it were provided to the visitors. The ladies went around to the vendors and did a clipping with them to show what they were offering at the fair.
The nurse had her blood pressure cuff and was offering to take blood pressure and her handouts discussed blood pressure, diabetes, men cancer, women cancer, and healthy eating. The plethora of information she had to offer was colorful and had stats and warning signs on them, which helped to draw people’s attention to them. They had a room separate to give blood, which is nice as some people have concerns with needles or giving blood and this gave them a sense of privacy.
The hygienist, Adrian, had information on oral care, the imprint of a mouth, toothbrushes and toothpaste to give away. She also brought a prescription stregnth toothpaste and mouthwash that was available for purchase. She had information to give away about gum disease, oral care, and photos to view on oral health. She said their dental office focuses on offering a relaxing office and great customer service as they know some of us have anxiety over visiting the dentist.
The Zumba class was rocking. I have always heard that Zumba can be so much fun depending on the instructor. The instructor was Sarang Douglas and teaches in Arlington. I spoke with her after the class and she mentioned her Zumba style is more of an Afro-Caribbean style of the class. The class brought all races and types of women together for a common goal of wanting to learn something new to get healthy or taking part in something they enjoy. The music for the class was very uplifting and the moves did not make you think about the amount of time it was taking to get through the class. Zumba offers a workout that works your arms, legs, and abs. I saw many women smiling through the class and enjoying themselves. The class offered times of cool down but in such a way that the heart rate would not drop too much. This was definitely a big hit for the audience.
HardCore Beauty had a table with their products on them as well. They had water bottles with their labels, candles made out of signature scents, and t shirts. A raffle was held throughout the fair for giveaways to the guest. The ladies broadcast their show from this location on Saturday as well.
Hats off to these two women!!! They did a superb job of offering an informative but welcoming atmosphere. I love the fact that with the health fair, they not only focused on physical health, but also mental health. Health is so much more than just physical. We definitely want to stay healthy physically, but your mental state is important as well. I know many people say if you look the way you want, you can be mentally balanced as well. I do believe that it does take both for your soul to be at peace and to be able to share your universal love as the ladies focus on. I can speak for most women, if their physical and mental health is inline; their confidence is at an entirely different level. They are more open to trying new things. The mental and physical health of a person can directly impact if a person maybe willing to step out of the box and try to reach other goals as well. I have witnessed more people that were happy with themselves attempt to try and reach goals that were harder to obtain. It all comes down to mindset, which normally stems from how a person feels about themselves. This may not always be true, but just from what I have witnessed.
Thank you to all the people that came out to support and made this event a success for these two beautiful and friendly spirits. Thank you ladies for allowing me to cover such an important event and I look forward to what you ladies will do next.
Don’t forget to tune into their show on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 2 PM by logging onto tmiradio.com