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Au Naturel newsletter, an essential part of our information sharing services, is a wondrous labor of love that is a joy to create and a gift to you our valued clients and to the public at large.  Newsletter editions dating back to September 2006 are available here to improve your natural hair care experience and for your general reading pleasure.  Diverse lectures and presentations made since our opening are provided for reference and edification.


NATURAL HAIR CARE LECTURES, VIDEOS & PRESENTATIONS 

Thriving in Corporate America as our authentic selves (August 2015) - Presented at the NUSOL Natural Hair and Beauty Expo 2015.

Natural Hair: the Phoenix Rising Heralding a Cultural Renaissance (April 2014) - Presented at the NUSOL Natural Hair and Beauty Expo 2014.


Why Natural Hair: A Historical Perspective on Beauty (April 2013) - Presented at the NUSOL Natural Hair and Beauty Expo 2013.


The Impact of Cultural Assimilation (Jan. 2012) - Presented at Dr. Deidre Crumbley's NCSU Africana Studies Course.


The Politics of Black Hair
 (June 2010) - written notes from a lecture on the linguistics, the psychology and the economics of our cultural renaissance presented at the NC Natural Hair Care Expo 2010.


Natural Hair Discussion: Durham Council for Senior Citizens (Oct. 2009) - written lecture notes


Hairstory--Historical Insights on Black Hair (Aug. 2009) - Video created by Ranata Reeder as part of her thesis requirements for a degree in Women's Studies at NCSU (for NCSU Women's Center).


Natural Hair Discussion: Gethsemane 7th Day Adventist Church (Jan. 2008) - lecture notes


Natural Hair Discussion: A Day of Sharing (April 2006) - Community-wide launch event for Schatzi's


AU NATUREL NEWSLETTER EDITIONS (2006-PRESENT) 

Au Naturel 2017

African Threading for Straightening and Styling - Au Naturel - January 2017

Cornrow, Lock and Twist Creations - Au Naturel - February 2017

Knowledge Beckons... - Au Naturel - March 2017

Why I Love My Gray Hair: The Remix - Au Naturel - April 2017



Au Naturel 2016

What's Hot? What's Not! - Au Naturel - January 2016

Living in the dark and the light...
- Au Naturel - February 2016

The More Things Change... - Au Naturel - March 2016

Tender-headedness: Is it a condition of the head or of the heart?
- Au Naturel - April 2016

The Best Mother's Day Week Ever! - A personal testimony - Au Naturel - May 2016

Tips for Toddler Tresses - Au Naturel - June 2016

A Personal Commentary on Men and Natural Hair - Au Naturel - July 2016

The Whys and Wherefores of the Big Chop - Au Naturel - August 2016

Sporting Tracks and Track Athletes - Au Naturel - September 2016

Existential Anomalies and the Order of the (Hair) Day - Au Naturel - October 2016

Giving Thanks...Not Just on Thanksgiving - Au Naturel - November 2016

Loc-connaissance: How type and texture determine technique - Au Naturel - December 2016


Au Naturel 2015

Lazy ways and bad hair days - Au Naturel - January-March 2015

Salon Summer Discounts and Community Happenings - Au Naturel - April 2015

Straightening Tips from a Naturalista, NUSOL Expo & Salon Discounts - Au Naturel - May 2015

NUSOL Updates and Summer Braiding Tips - Au Naturel - June 2015

Inspiring Articles and Video Links on All Aspects of Love - Au Naturel - July 2015

Living Life Like It's Golden - Au Naturel - August 2015

Curlformers: The Good, the Bad and the Alluring - Au Naturel - September-October 2015

Alopecia and Hair Breakage Woes and Wonders - Au Naturel - November-December 2015


Au Naturel 2014

New Year's Greetings and Salon Updates - Au Naturel - January 2014

NUSOL Natural Hair and Beauty Expo Coming Soon! - Au Naturel - March 2014

The Time Has Come.... - Au Naturel - April 2014

Army Grooming Standards Challenge the Natural Life - Au Naturel - May 2014

What is the color of love? - Au Naturel - June-July 2014

Salon Care Lessons: Giving grace and giving thanks - Au Naturel - August 2014

Freedom in Not Knowing - Au Naturel - September 2014

A Poetic Interlude - Au Naturel - October 2014


Au Naturel 2013

New Year' s Greetings and Salon Specials - Au Naturel - January 2013

Thoughtful Considerations on Sisterlocking and You - Au Naturel - February 2013

All-Natural: How Practical Is It? - Au Naturel - March 2013

Blow-drying Blews & Loc-Connaissance: Interlocking vs. Palm-Rolling - Au Naturel - April 2013

NUSOL Hair Show Photos and Braiding Tips - Au Naturel - May 2013

The Power of the Spirit and More Hair Show Photos - Au Naturel - June 2013

How Wrapped Up Should I Get in Product Decisions? - Au Naturel - July 2013

Summer Lock and Natural Hair Care Tips
- Au Naturel - August 2013

Fall Discounts and What will hair look like 50 years from now? - Au Naturel - September 2013

Soul Chronicles and More Fall Discounts - Au Naturel - October-November 2013

A Review of India Arie's Songversation Album - Au Naturel - December 2013


Au Naturel 2012

Introducing a Talented New Team of Stylists - Au Naturel - January 2012

Tips to Care for Your Young Daughter's Hair - Au Naturel - February 2012

What Can I Do about Breakage - Au Naturel - March 2012

The NC Natural Hair Care Expo Has Arrived! - Au Naturel - April-May 2012

Summer Healing Issue: Reiki, Henna Head Crowns & More - Au Naturel - June 2012

Transitioning Taboos and NC Natural Hair Expo Photo Gallery - Au Naturel - July 2012

Should I Color My Hair & Tribute to Gabby Douglas - Au Naturel - August 2012

The Beautiless Effects of Traction Alopecia - Au Naturel - September 2012

Fall Season Discount and Birthday Salute to Daddy - Au Naturel - October 2012

Should I Texturize My Natural Hair & A Natural Sister in Thailand - Au Naturel - November 2012

Poetic Love Vibrations: Peace and Love! - Au Naturel - December 2012

Au Naturel 2011

Is Locking for Me - Au Naturel - January 2011

Natural Hair Diversity Demonstrated - Au Naturel - February 2011

Baltimore Hair Expo Photo Gallery - Au Naturel - March 2011

Where would Beyonce be with a Natural - Au Naturel - April-May 2011

Which products are right for me - Au Naturel - June 2011

Lock Care Tips for Summer and Always - Au Naturel - July 2011

The Greatest Challenge of Going Natural - Au Naturel - August 2011

Appreciating Natural Beauty-Masculine Insights  - Au Naturel - September 2011

Navigating a Safe Pathway to Straightness - Au Naturel - October 2011 

Finding the Right Flat-iron Temp & Wash-n-Go Tips - Au Naturel - November 2011

The Dawning of a New Day at Schatzi's - Au Naturel - December 2011 



Au Naturel 2010

Natural Hair Types and Shampoo Alternatives - Au Naturel - January 2010

Healthy Hair, Skin and Living - Au Naturel - February 2010

A Celebration of Womanhood - Au Naturel - March 2010

Spotlight on Spa Services - Au Naturel - April 2010

Poetic Vibrations - Au Naturel - May 2010

Obstacles to Healthy Hair - Au Naturel - June 2010

Summer Hair Care Tips - Au Naturel - July 2010

What 4 Years of Natural Growth Looks Like - Au Naturel - August 2010

Blow-out Tips - Au Naturel - September 2010

Brazilian Blow-out Health Concerns - Au Naturel - October 2010

Holiday Reflections - Au Naturel - November-December 2010 


Au Naturel 2009

Tips for Dryness - Au Naturel - January 2009

Coloring Gray the Natural Way - Au Naturel - February 2009

Skin-Safe Tips for African American Skin - Au Naturel - March 2009

Natural Beauty Tips - Au Naturel - May 2009

Anti-Aging Skin Care - Au Naturel - June 2009

A Tribute to Michael Jackson - Au Naturel - July 2009

Benefits of Spa Facials - Au Naturel - August 2009

Fall Beauty Care Regimen - Au Naturel - September 2009

Skin Care Tips for Men and Teens - Au Naturel - October 2009

Understanding Lock Stages - November-December 2009


Au Naturel 2008

Hot Looks-The Wet Look - Au Naturel - January 2008

Amazing Natural Hair Transformations - Au Naturel - February 2008

Meet Our Stylists - Au Naturel - April 2008

Hair Show Photos - Au Naturel - May 2008

More Transitioning Tips - Au Naturel - June 2008

Hair Loss Solutions - Au Naturel - July 2008

Pure Coconut Oil for Dry Hair - Au Naturel - October 2008

Two-Strand Twists Move to the White House - Au Naturel - November 2008

Youthful Inspiration - Au Naturel - December 2008


Au Naturel 2007

New Year Reflections - Au Naturel - January 2007

What Is Beauty - Au Naturel - February 2007

Two-Strand Twist Styles - Au Naturel - March 2007

Loc-care Tips from Beauty Queen - Au Naturel - April 2007

Lock Styles - Au Naturel - May 2007

Why I Love My Gray Hair - Au Naturel - June 2007

Summer Hair Care and Great Contractors - Au Naturel - July 2007

Tips for Transitioning - Au Naturel - August 2007

Choosing Natural Oils for Your Hair - Au Naturel - September 2007

Tips for Aging Gracefully - Au Naturel - October 2007

The Evolution of Bad Hair - Au Naturel - November 2007

Black Hair Loss and Business Challenges - December 2007 


Au Naturel 2006

Love the Hair You Were Born With - Au Naturel - September 2006
 
Black Hair Care Needs - Au Naturel - October 2006

Massage Expectations - Au Naturel - November 2006

Tips for Thinning Hair - Au Naturel - December 2006

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