It’s a Natural Thang (IANT) was founded in June of 2010 by natural hair enthusiast turned licensed cosmetology educator and inventor (Diversamé), Tamiah Bridgett. A small group of women that wanted to learn more about their natural hair gathered together for an intimate “Natural Hair 101” session.
12 years and 8K members later, IANT continues to encourage everyone in the journey to embracing their experience with their natural hair.
Guided by the mission of celebrating the hair while freeing the mind, IANT forged ahead! Once quarterly, their meetups became semi-annual. Each summer and Small Business Saturday, naturals and those who love them come from the Tri-State Area and beyond to take in the beauty of the day.
Once formed in intimate circles, IANT meetups now host up to 200 naturals at each event complete with natural hair education, vendors, music and entertainment!
IANT meetings are too legit!! Walking in and being surrounded by this huge and amazing community of beautiful people is such an awesome feeling! It’s like a home away from home!!
- Monique Mahala
Meetups are EVERYTHING!! It’s refreshing to see a community of like-minded sisters and friends share in an atmosphere of love, entrepreneurship, and fashion.
- Erica Batson
Join us at one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer! This year's theme is "World of Pearls." Feel free to accent your attire with any vintage or modern inspired pearl look and prepare to receive and give pearls of wisdom, throughout the day!
This year, your admission includes access to the History Center before or after the meetup! (10am-12pm/3:30pm -5pm). When you arrive, let the front desk know you are attending the meetup and they will provide you with accessibility. Be sure to check out the exhibit, From Slavery to Freedom . There is fascinating history with Western PA and the Underground Railroad!