Last night, the 135th Street Agency and Strength of Nature, LLC. hosted a holiday party and Upfront for the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System™ at ARENA in NYC. Hundreds packed the sexy venue, which was outfitted with festive white poinsettias, a silver Christmas tree and green and purple lighting.

135thfounder/CEO Shante Bacon and Managing Partner Saptosa Foster were on hand to welcome friends, family and special guests which included Monami Entertainment’s Mona Scott-Young, beauty expert Tia Williams,Tina Davis of Phase Too Management, Atlantic Records’ Joi PittsShaheem ReidMichaela Angela Davis, Ariane Davis (“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”) and many more.

Event hosts Angela Yee (Power 105 FM/VH1’s “The Gossip Game”) and Sway Calloway (MTV, SiriusXM) kicked the night off with a video presentation recapping 135th’s recent work and clients. Then tv personality/designer Angela Simmons took the stage to co-host the Beautiful Textures Upfront, which featured an announcement by Strength of Nature’s Global Marketing Director Charlene Dance of the Reversible™ Straightening Texture Manageability™ System – a revolutionary product that allows women with natural hair to go from curly/kinky to straight and back without harsh chemicals. The Upfront included a hair show of four models who had all used the product the day before; five free hair makeovers were given away as well. The Upfront closed with a hot performance by Atlantic Records recording artist Sevyn Streeter, who performed her hit songs “I Like It” and “It Won’t Stop.” The evening ended with the crowd dancing the night away to tunes spun by DJ Amanda Seales.

Photos courtesy of Stephen Knight