Hair Industry Night Out Kicks Off In Memphis


On Sunday, February 16, 2014, Stylists, Barbers, Estheticians, Models, Designers, Manicurists, Massage Therapists & Entrepreneurs gathered in Memphis, TN for the kick off of HINO – Hair Industry Night Out. The venue was filled with the city’s most beautiful people including hardworking hair & beauty professionals who specialize in servicing and educating the general public about hair & beauty trends. It was a star-studded event with an even flow of good music, delicious food and great networking.

Trenyce, from Season 2 of the FOX Hit Show American Idol, was on hand to interview all the Movers & Shakers in the beauty industry including Lisa Akbari of the World Trichology Institute, Tasha Anders, well-known Makeup Artist & Hairstylist of A’Nuance, and Yvette Granger, Owner of Natural Divinity Salon and Producer of the Natural Hair Tableau to name a few.


Trenyce from Season 2 of American Idol interviewed all the Hair Industry’s Movers & Shakers at the Kick Off of HINO (Hair Industry Night Out)

 To view pictures of everyone who was interviewed click here.

Lisa Akbari of the World Trichology Institute

Lisa Akbari of the World Trichology Institute

The fun didn’t stop there! Live hairstyle demos, on the spot makeup applications and sampling of beauty products gave guests an unforgettable experience. The icing on the cake was the giveaway for an LCD TV to one special guest. Rebekah Hart, President of Rebekah Hart International and Co-Host of the upcoming Beauty Elite Wellness Expo & Symposium was the winner.


Guest being prepped for Makeup Application by MUA from Lynn’s Salon

  To view more photos from the first HINO event, click here.

Congratulations Rebekah Hart on being the winner of a brand new LCD TV!

Congratulations Rebekah Hart on being the winner of a brand new LCD TV!

HINO will be a monthly event happening not only in Memphis but also in Nashville and Chattanooga. The purpose of HINO is to give Hair & Beauty professionals a platform to be recognized, tools to learn how to enhance their business and opportunities for business growth.

The HINO experience was created by a dynamic team of movers & shakers including TN State Representative Antonio Parkinson, Pearl “Natural Hair Deva” Walker-Ali of Legacy Locks & Natural Styles & Elnora Wharwood, President of The Beyond Beauty Group.


(L to R} Pearl “Natural Hair Deva” Walker (Owner, Legacy Locks & Natural Styles), Antonio Parkinson (TN State Representative), Elnora Wharwood (President, The Beyond Beauty Group)

The creative team that produced the HINO event are confident that this monthly social for hair & beauty professionals is a great way to embrace and recognize some of the hardest working men and women in the world. According to Parkinson, the mission of HINO is to “create and build a vehicle that will assist in making the ground fertile for growth of health and beauty businesses in Tennessee.” Co-creator Walker-Ali added that ” the event was started by industry professionals for industry professionals and is geared toward building a vehicle for ideas, policies and new trends to be shared”.  Once these areas are strengthened, Walker-Ali belives that it will “lend to the  growth of the health and beauty industries in the State of Tennessee”. Co-Creator Wharwood is also excited about the success of the first event and she stated that the HINO event will help “health and beauty businesses to grow and make great strides in the State of Tennessee”.

HINO Guest enjoying on-site shopping with JenUinely Chic,   a local boutique that offers wardrobe styling, personal shopping and an array of women's apparel, jewelry,        shoes, handbags and more.

HINO Guest enjoying on-site shopping with JenUinely Chic, a local boutique that offers wardrobe styling, personal shopping and an array of women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, handbags and more.

Each HINO event will spotlight various businesses and trends in the beauty industry. If you’d like to be a sponsor or participate as a vendor, call 901-379-9101 or visit the official website at

Special Thanks to Sponsors: Black Market Strategies, The Beyond Beauty Group, Hair Deva’s Beauty Supply, Headliner Enterprises, MTLY Communications and Skinny Fiber. Extra special thanks to all Vendors: A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge, Beauty Elite Wellness Expo & Symposium, JenUinely Chic Boutique, Legacy Locks & Natural Styles, Lynn’s Salon, Natural Divinity Salon, Neck Game, TAPS (TN Association of Professional Stylists), and Waterfall Bodyworks.


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