Styles 4 Kidz Haircare Workshop Session 2

Styles 4 Kidz Haircare Workshop Session 2

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Date Apr 13, 2024
Time 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a fun haircare workshop and leave feeling confident in your ability to maintain the health of your child’s hair. 

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Registration closes Friday, March 29, 2024.


The workshop is open to Transracial Adoptive and foster parents, caregivers, and social workers. Due to space, only 1 adult in attendance per child.


Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 12:30 – 3:00pm


Prince George’s Community College Student Lounge and Hollow Tree, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774


Registration is FREE due to the generosity of the Jockey Being Family Foundation, but registration is required.



Join us for a fun haircare workshop and leave feeling confident in your ability to maintain the health of your child’s hair.  In this workshop, you will get a brief introduction to textured hair basics for children of color, including which products to use and how to use them. You will receive hands-on instruction and practice with the guidance of S4K experts on several basic hairstyles (ponytails with twists, free-standing braids, and Bantu knots) for long hair and basic hands-on instruction on styling and moisturizing shorter hair.


Boxed lunches will be served at check-in prior to the start of the workshop.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

1)  Am I able to participate in the workshop if I do not currently have a child in my care?

Yes. A mannequin can be provided or you can work along with another family whose child is in attendance.

2) Who is the workshop open to?

The workshop is open to Transracial Adoptive parents, foster parents, social workers, and caregivers.

3) Will the workshop include tools?

All the tools you need and products will be provided for the workshop.

4) I have more than one child who I need instruction for, can I bring both children?

There should be one parent per child or two parents for every child who needs instructions.

5) How old should my child be to practice on their hair in the class?

They should be able to sit for two hours while you learn, usually about 2 years of age. Handheld electronics and snacks are helpful distractions for your child to bring along.


About Styles 4 Kidz

Tamekia Swint founded Styles For Girlz, NFP, in 2010. After teaching a hair braiding class on a mission trip to Poland to a group of students at an English Language learning camp, Tamekia heard two words, “kids and hair.” Upon her return to the United States, an associate introduced her to a transracial adoptive mom who needed hair care for her two daughters. Pleased with Tamekia’s work, Mary referred her to a network of adoptive parents who also required hair care services for their little ones. They found a safe place to learn how to properly care for their children’s hair without judgment and negative criticism.

Discovering that there was a need for Styles For Girlz not only among Mary and her friends but among multiracial families and transracial foster and adoptive families throughout Illinois, the organization grew from serving three clients in 2010 to thousands of clients throughout the United States.

In 2013, the organization expanded its mission to provide in-home hair care education, training, and services to children in foster care residing in residential facilities and children with special needs with textured hair, changing its name to Styles 4 Kidz (S4K) in 2016.

Eight years later, S4K opened one of the first nonprofit—501(c)(3) tax-exempt—salons of its kind, a salon where multiracial, adoptive, and kids in foster care are empowered to embrace their natural, ethnic crown. It’s “Hair Care With Heart.”

“I’m passionate about hair care education and healthy hair for kids to get what they need to have healthy self-esteem and confidence all over the world.” –Tamekia Swint, Executive Director.

Tamekia holds a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, an MBA from the National Louis University Chicago, and is a Licensed Hair Braider and Hair Braiding Teacher in IL.


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