How CURLS Brought Their Inspiring Message To The Dominican Republic



Black-owned beauty brand CURLS took 26 influencers from the beauty industry to the Dominican Republic with one mission; to impact change in the local and global community through the CURLS Girls Rule the World initiative. In partnership with the Soy Nina, Soy Importante Girls Camp (@Snsicamp), CURLS influencers from around the world served as mentors to 75 camp attendees.  The day was designed to walk the girls through the process of re-writing their story, with an activity led my CURLS CEO and Founder Mahisha Dellinger, who shared her personal journey from poverty, abuse, and disadvantage, to a life of success for herself, her family and her CURLS Empire.



RELATED: 5 Reasons You Should Volunteer Abroad


The day ended with the mentors helping the young girls design their life, so they too could have a successful future. The one-day-only event was filled with empowerment and a chance to make real impact on this side of the world, and through the power of social media, the impact will be felt across the world.



Throughout the #CURLSintheDR Trip, CURLS worked with more than 35 local vendors to support the community initiatives and invest in the economy.  The influencers also had a meet and greet at the first ever natural hair salon in the Dominican Republic called Ms. Rizos Salon in Santo Domingo.


At Ms. Rizos Salon, they met up with over 50 local Dominican beauty influencers for a gathering of women endorsing each other and empowering one another through global networking. No language barrier could block the spirit of love this group of women embodied. 



In 2015, CURLS launched its first CURLS Girls Rule the World event in New York, NY.  The signature program which was dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurship, kicked-off a national campaign in celebration of Black History Month. The introductory event hosted more than 100 girls of color from New York City and Westchester County, New York between the ages of 12 and 24, and its second event CURLS Girls Rule the World: Empowering Entrepreneurs Luncheon occurred on April 1, 2016 at Mist-Harlem in New York City. Subsequent events have occurred within the United States and abroad, including Dallas, Texas and Nassau, Bahamas. 


To learn more about CURLS and the CURLS Girls Rule the World initiative, visit their website here

Travel Noire


Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Start Planning Now If You Want To Experience Carnival In These 15 Caribbean Countries

Start Planning Now If You Want To Experience Carnival In These 15 Caribbean Countries

Carnival in the Caribbean is like no other party experience in the world. People from all over the world gather to celebrate, whine, and drink from dusk till’ dawn and throughout the day. During Carnival season, you’ll experience the true essence of West Indian culture through music, dance, and contagious vibrant energy.  The first Carnival […]

Kelsey Marie

JetBlue Passenger Shouts That Plane Will ‘Crash,’ Forcing Emergency Landing

JetBlue Passenger Shouts That Plane Will ‘Crash,’ Forcing Emergency Landing

Mechanical issues and bad weather ­–– these are just some of the reasons why pilots decide to make an emergency landing. Rarely is an emergency landing made due to an unruly passenger but that’s what happened on a JetBlue flight traveling from the Dominican Republic to New York City this past week. The flight was […]

Parker Diakite

FBI Rules Deaths In Dominican Republic Due To Natural Causes

FBI Rules Deaths In Dominican Republic Due To Natural Causes

After reviewing the toxicology results of three American tourists who died earlier this year while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, the FBI has confirmed that they died of natural causes. Related: Black Couple From Maryland Found Dead In Dominican Republic Maryland couple, Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day, made headlines when they were found dead in […]

Stephanie Ogbogu