FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE IS THE SHORTY AND DUWOP KIDS HAIR SYMPOSIUM TAKING PLACE?

The Symposium is taking place at The Samuel Riggs Center, located in College Park, MD on the University of Maryland University College Campus. 

 7801 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Samuel Riggs Center:
From Baltimore and Points North

1. Take I-95 South to the Capital Beltway (I-495)

2. Take I-495 toward "Silver Spring"

3. Take Exit 28B "650 South New Hampshire Avenue Takoma Park"

4. Go South on New Hampshire Avenue, approximately 1/2 mile

5. At the second traffic light, turn LEFT onto Adelphi Road

6. At the third traffic light, turn LEFT onto Rt. 193/University Blvd.

7. Enter the campus by making a RIGHT at the first light onto Stadium Drive

8. At the traffic circle, make the first RIGHT onto Valley Drive

9. You will pass the Riggs Alumni Center on your left; continue straight to park in Lots 1B or Z (directly behind Riggs)
 

From Alexandria, VA and Points South of Washington

1. Take I-295 North toward Baltimore.

2. I-295 becomes the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy (MD Route 295)

3. Exit onto Riverdale Road west toward Hyattsville/New Carrollton.

4. Riverdale Road becomes East-West Highway (MD Route 410)

5. Follow East-West Highway (MD Rt. 410) for approximately 2.5 miles

6. Turn RIGHT onto Adelphi Road

7. Follow Adelphi Road and make a RIGHT onto Rt. 193/University Boulevard

8. Make a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive

9. At the traffic circle, make the first RIGHT onto Valley Drive

10. You will pass the Riggs Alumni Center on your left; continue straight to park in Lots 1B or Z (directly behind Riggs)
 

From Capital Beltway (Prince Georges County):

1. Take the Capital Beltway (I-495) toward Baltimore/Silver Spring

2. Take Exit 23 "Rt. 201 - Kenilworth Avenue; Bladensburg/Greenbelt”

3. Head South on Rt. 201

4. Take the ramp (far right hand side) toward Greenbelt Road West – Rt. 193

5. Make a right onto Greenbelt Road West – Rt. 193

6. Follow Rt 193- Greenbelt Rd - go 1.2 mi

7. Continue on Rt. 193 (now University Blvd)

8. Enter the campus by making a RIGHT at the first light onto Stadium Drive

9. At the traffic circle, make the first RIGHT onto Valley Drive

10. You will pass the Riggs Alumni Center on your left; continue straight to park in Lots 1B or Z (directly behind Riggs)
 

From Capital Beltway (Montgomery County & Points West)

1. Take I-495 toward "Silver Spring"

2. Take Exit 28B "650 South New Hampshire Avenue Takoma Park"

3. Go South on New Hampshire Avenue, approximately 1/2 mile

4. At the second traffic light, turn LEFT onto Adelphi Road

5. At the third traffic light, turn LEFT onto Rt. 193/University Blvd.

6. Enter the campus by making a RIGHT at the first light onto Stadium Drive

7. At the traffic circle, make the first RIGHT onto Valley Drive

8. You will pass the Riggs Alumni Center on your left; continue straight to park in Lots 1B or Z (directly behind Riggs)

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL PASSES TO GET ON THE CAMPUS?

No.

IS PARKING FREE?

Yes. Parking in Lots Z and 1B (within walking distance from center) is free during the weekends. Parking is $3 per hour, per car if you park in the garage. You can visit http://www.transportation.umd.edu/ for a map of the Campus.

(Parking->Vistor parking->Campus Map) The Riggs center is  #408 on Alumni Drive  just across from lots Z and 1B

WHO CAN ATTEND THE SHORTY AND DUWOP KIDS HAIR SYMPOSIUM?

The Shorty and DuWop Kids Hair Symposium is designed for anyone who desires to learn more about children with textured and/or multi-textured hair.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT TO ATTEND?

This event is open to parents/adults and children

  • Children: 4-13 ($3)
  •  Adults 18+ ($8)

Teens ages 14-17 who wants to attend will pay the adult price

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO REGISTER OR BUY MY TICKET?

We recommed that you purchase your ticket/s in advace on our registration website. There will only be a limited number of tickets being sold at the door...if tickets are not already sold out.

Door prices are:

  • Children: 4-13 ($5)
  • Adult:18+ ($10)

Teens ages 14-17 who wants to attend will pay the adult price

HOW DO I RECIEVE MY TICKETS?

Once you have successfully gone through the registration process on the registration website, you will recieve an email confirmation. Please bring this confirmation to the enterance, in order to be reviewed or scanned for entry.

WHAT DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE?

Your ticket gives you access to vendors, the kids zone, performances, look and learn sessions, and a swag bag (while supplies last).

-->ONLY ONE SWAG BAG PER FAMILY<--

HOW DO I GET A SWAG BACK PACK?

Swag backpacks will be given to the first 30 attendees (It pays to be on-time). The back pack includes school supplies and everything in the swag bag.

-->ONLY ONE SWAG BACK BACK PER FAMILY<--

*IF YOU GET A SWAG BACK PACK YOU WILL NOT ALSO RECEIVE A SWAG BAG.*

WILL THERE BE HAIR SERVICES OFFERED AT THE SYMPOSIUM?

Yes.

ARE THE HAIR SERVICES FREE?

No.

WHAT KIND OF SERVICES WILL BE OFFERED?

  • Basic cornrows style (max 12). (No added hair)
  • Basic hair cut and line up.

HOW MUCH DOES THE STYLES COST?

Cornrowed styles are $15.00

Basic cuts are $10.00

Child hair MUST be previously washed and free of products.

WHAT ARE THE TIMES FOR THE HAIR SERVICE?

Hair services begin at 12:30pm and ends at 4:00pm.

There will be a sign up sheet for services. Once all of the slots are filled, that's it! There will be no more slots added to the list.

ARE THE STYLIST AND BARBERS LICSENED?

All of our stylist have over 5 years of experience, and most are licensed. The State of MD currently does not require braiders to have a cosmetology license.

All of our barbers are licensed.

CAN I GIVE MY TICKET TO A FRIEND OR GET A REFUND?

All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The name that the ticket is registerd to must be the person who comes with the confirmation to retrieve the ticket.

**CHILD/REN ARE TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SYMPOSIUM**

**RUDE OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE SYMPOSIUM.**

 

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