Styles 4 Kidz

Styles 4 Kidz #HairCareWithHeart for transracial adoptive and biracial families, foster kids, and medically challenged children. We're small, but growing -- and we've got BIG DREAMS and goals to achieve in 2019.

Join us on our journey to broaden and deepen our impact. https://www.styles4kidz.org/support

Join us on our journey to broaden and deepen our impact. https://www.styles4kidz.org/support

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From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!
10/29/2021

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!

Don't miss the New Jersey Workshop:A Family Hair Affair: Textured Hair Overview & Basic Style PracticeSaturday and Sunda...
10/27/2021

Don't miss the New Jersey Workshop:
A Family Hair Affair: Textured Hair Overview & Basic Style Practice

Saturday and Sunday, November 13th & 14th, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm EST
Montclair, NJ
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Designed for parent-child pairs from biracial or transracial adoptive/foster families. Register Now https://www.styles4kidz.org/events

#Naswnj #socialwork #adoption #transracial #blendedfamily #newjersey #njfostermom #embrellanj

Don't miss the New Jersey Workshop:
A Family Hair Affair: Textured Hair Overview & Basic Style Practice

Saturday and Sunday, November 13th & 14th, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm EST
Montclair, NJ
​
Designed for parent-child pairs from biracial or transracial adoptive/foster families. Register Now https://www.styles4kidz.org/events

#Naswnj #socialwork #adoption #transracial #blendedfamily #newjersey #njfostermom #embrellanj

Dryness may be because of low porosity, giving textured hair a dry, dull, and rough appearance. The lower the natural po...
10/25/2021

Dryness may be because of low porosity, giving textured hair a dry, dull, and rough appearance. The lower the natural porosity, the more difficult it is for hair cuticles to absorb and retain moisture.

Try using lightweight daily conditioners with cocoa and shea butter that pe*****tes deep inside the hair shaft instead of coating the surface. Make use of protein-enriched deep conditioners once or twice a week, depending on the hair's specific needs.

Dryness may be because of low porosity, giving textured hair a dry, dull, and rough appearance. The lower the natural porosity, the more difficult it is for hair cuticles to absorb and retain moisture.

Try using lightweight daily conditioners with cocoa and shea butter that pe*****tes deep inside the hair shaft instead of coating the surface. Make use of protein-enriched deep conditioners once or twice a week, depending on the hair's specific needs.

10/21/2021

If your child wants longer hair, here are five tips to help grow textured hair. It's good to remember, and however, that textured hair grows differently and shows its length differently.

Trim split ends each season to help the strands grow healthy.
Deep condition the hair once every two weeks.

Massage the scalp daily to stimulate blood flow at the scalp. Do this with your fingertips, and who doesn't love a scalp massage?
Wear protective styles to prevent drying and breakage.
NOTE: Braided styles boost the amount of growth you'll see.

Try using a sulfate-free shampoo if the hair feels stripped of its moisture and dry to the touch. The additives in most commercial shampoos can strip away the natural oils and weaken the hair strands, which leads to breakage.

Your $20 makes all the difference for kids and parents at Styles 4 Kidz.One mom receives life-changing hair care educati...
10/19/2021

Your $20 makes all the difference for kids and parents at Styles 4 Kidz.

One mom receives life-changing hair care education that gives better parent-child bonds.
One kid receives a scholarship for free hair care, so they don't go to school feeling "other."
One life-changing product gives a family who didn't know what to buy.

Most of us spend more than twenty dollars a week on coffee. Twenty dollars goes a long way when you commit it to a monthly gift.

To learn more about Styles and to become an active partner, visit https://www.styles4kidz.org/

#investmycoffee #inacause #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart

Your $20 makes all the difference for kids and parents at Styles 4 Kidz.

One mom receives life-changing hair care education that gives better parent-child bonds.
One kid receives a scholarship for free hair care, so they don't go to school feeling "other."
One life-changing product gives a family who didn't know what to buy.

Most of us spend more than twenty dollars a week on coffee. Twenty dollars goes a long way when you commit it to a monthly gift.

To learn more about Styles and to become an active partner, visit https://www.styles4kidz.org/

#investmycoffee #inacause #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart

10/18/2021

And the winner is... YOU! The Styles 4 Kidz annual Fall Gala is coming. Because of space restrictions and ongoing complications with covid-19, the in-person portion is by invite only. Now, you can attend the virtual event from the comfort and safety of your own living room, and don't need to find a sitter. So grab your comfy blanket, a glass of wine, and join us live on Facebook on Saturday, November 6th at 7 PM CST!

Three years ago 30 year old Nana Addison started Curl Con, now the largest convention celebrating black hair in Germany,...
10/15/2021

Three years ago 30 year old Nana Addison started Curl Con, now the largest convention celebrating black hair in Germany, Austria & Switzerland, with just 300 euros.πŸ’ͺ🏾 Motivated individuals all over the world are changing things for the better and leaving a lasting impact. You're a part of that story too, partnering with Styles 4 Kidz. None of us can see the full picture now, but YOU are making a difference.

#careandconfidence #yourhairisyourcrown #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart #naturalhair #haireducation #representationmatters

Three years ago 30 year old Nana Addison started Curl Con, now the largest convention celebrating black hair in Germany, Austria & Switzerland, with just 300 euros.πŸ’ͺ🏾 Motivated individuals all over the world are changing things for the better and leaving a lasting impact. You're a part of that story too, partnering with Styles 4 Kidz. None of us can see the full picture now, but YOU are making a difference.

#careandconfidence #yourhairisyourcrown #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart #naturalhair #haireducation #representationmatters

Did you catch Tamekia on The Thriving Adoptee? Understanding Hair's Importance In Black Culture. Multiracial families, t...
10/14/2021

Did you catch Tamekia on The Thriving Adoptee? Understanding Hair's Importance In Black Culture.

Multiracial families, transracial adoptive and foster families often under-estimate hair's importance. Tamekia shares how the appearance of a child's hair affects their self-image, self-esteem, and identity. In black culture, hair unfolds who you are to the world, and it is a form of self-expression.

Listen to the full episode below. πŸ‘‡πŸΎ
https://thriving-adoptees.simplecast.com/episodes/understanding-hairs-importance-in-black-culture-with-tamekia-swint-founder-executive-director

Did you catch Tamekia on The Thriving Adoptee? Understanding Hair's Importance In Black Culture.

Multiracial families, transracial adoptive and foster families often under-estimate hair's importance. Tamekia shares how the appearance of a child's hair affects their self-image, self-esteem, and identity. In black culture, hair unfolds who you are to the world, and it is a form of self-expression.

Listen to the full episode below. πŸ‘‡πŸΎ
https://thriving-adoptees.simplecast.com/episodes/understanding-hairs-importance-in-black-culture-with-tamekia-swint-founder-executive-director

Barbershops and salons have historically been the central hub of the Black community. These spaces are where men and wom...
10/12/2021

Barbershops and salons have historically been the central hub of the Black community. These spaces are where men and women have congregated, connected, learned and laughed together. The "shop" is a safe space where you can relax, receive mentoring, and forge authentic friendships.
#careandconfidence #yourhairisyourcrown #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart #naturalhair #haireducation #representationmatters

Barbershops and salons have historically been the central hub of the Black community. These spaces are where men and women have congregated, connected, learned and laughed together. The "shop" is a safe space where you can relax, receive mentoring, and forge authentic friendships.
#careandconfidence #yourhairisyourcrown #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart #naturalhair #haireducation #representationmatters

Are you a resident of New Jersey who has been waiting for a Styles 4 Kidz workshop to come to your area? Learn all about...
10/11/2021

Are you a resident of New Jersey who has been waiting for a Styles 4 Kidz workshop to come to your area?

Learn all about textured hair care with Tamekia and the Styles 4 Kidz team at an in-person hands-on workshop hosted at Pigtails and Crewcuts in Montclair, NJ.

Classes will be offered on Saturday, Nov 13th, and Sunday, Nov 14th from 5:30-7:30!

Register Now: https://s4kworkshops.as.me/

#styles4kidz #workshop #afrohair #texturedhair

Get ready! The Styles 4 Kidz annual fundraising gala is coming up in November! Stay tuned for more information on how yo...
10/07/2021

Get ready! The Styles 4 Kidz annual fundraising gala is coming up in November! Stay tuned for more information on how you can support the hair with care community. #virtualevent #getthe411 #styles4kidz #weareinthistogether #community #support #haircarewithheart #gala2021

Get ready! The Styles 4 Kidz annual fundraising gala is coming up in November! Stay tuned for more information on how you can support the hair with care community. #virtualevent #getthe411 #styles4kidz #weareinthistogether #community #support #haircarewithheart #gala2021

How has Styles 4 Kidz impacted you and your child? Hearing your stories is important to shaping goals and future mission...
10/06/2021

How has Styles 4 Kidz impacted you and your child? Hearing your stories is important to shaping goals and future missions, not to mention encouraging new parents who aren't sure what this is all about. Reply here in this thread πŸ‘‡πŸΎ Shy? No problem. Send us a private message.

How has Styles 4 Kidz impacted you and your child? Hearing your stories is important to shaping goals and future missions, not to mention encouraging new parents who aren't sure what this is all about. Reply here in this thread πŸ‘‡πŸΎ Shy? No problem. Send us a private message.

As we move into the colder weather, it's important to keep a steady moisture routine. If you use heat drying methods on ...
10/05/2021

As we move into the colder weather, it's important to keep a steady moisture routine. If you use heat drying methods on your child's hair, now is a good time to scale back. Blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons and hot combs can all cause dryness and heat damage at the best of times, and this is not the best of times.πŸ™…πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

#careandconfidence #yourhairisyourcrown #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart #naturalhair #haireducation #representationmatters

As we move into the colder weather, it's important to keep a steady moisture routine. If you use heat drying methods on your child's hair, now is a good time to scale back. Blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons and hot combs can all cause dryness and heat damage at the best of times, and this is not the best of times.πŸ™…πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

#careandconfidence #yourhairisyourcrown #styles4kidz #haircarewithheart #naturalhair #haireducation #representationmatters

10/04/2021

Have you been to a Styles4Kidz workshop? We'd love to know what your experience was like.

What are some things you'd like to see addressed/covered in a future workshop?

Attention!!!!!!!!! Models needed for this Sunday from 4-6 at the Styles4Kidz salon. We need two sisters, one with textur...
10/01/2021

Attention!!!!!!!!! Models needed for this Sunday from 4-6 at the Styles4Kidz salon. We need two sisters, one with textured hair and one with straight hair to participating in a filming for a workshop class being held for an adoption agency this week. Your hair will be styled in exchange for your participation! Please reply on this post if you are available!

Attention!!!!!!!!! Models needed for this Sunday from 4-6 at the Styles4Kidz salon. We need two sisters, one with textured hair and one with straight hair to participating in a filming for a workshop class being held for an adoption agency this week. Your hair will be styled in exchange for your participation! Please reply on this post if you are available!

Fall is officially here. Which, on the one hand, πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ means our skin dries out in this cold weather but on the other......
09/30/2021

Fall is officially here. Which, on the one hand, πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ means our skin dries out in this cold weather but on the other... Time for pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING! πŸ˜† What's your vote? Are you a fan of the pumpkin-spice, or are you already looking forward to getting past this?

Fall is officially here. Which, on the one hand, πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ means our skin dries out in this cold weather but on the other... Time for pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING! πŸ˜† What's your vote? Are you a fan of the pumpkin-spice, or are you already looking forward to getting past this?

Chanju Mwanza, a writer, and blogger for Verve shared a powerful testimonial on her journey to loving her textured hair....
09/29/2021
A Kinky Love Story… My Journey to Embracing my Natural Afro Hair

Chanju Mwanza, a writer, and blogger for Verve shared a powerful testimonial on her journey to loving her textured hair. Many of the things she talks about in her testimony are things that others with the same hair type will identify with. We all have a story. We would love to hear yours! πŸ‘‡πŸΎ
https://medium.com/verve-up/a-kinky-love-story-my-journey-to-embracing-my-natural-afro-hair-7d1448977cb2

Every black girl has their journey to loving and accepting their hair as beautiful. This is my own.

It is natural to lose a certain amount of hair strands every day. But traction alopecia, a type of hair loss, is caused ...
09/27/2021

It is natural to lose a certain amount of hair strands every day. But traction alopecia, a type of hair loss, is caused by heat, chemicals, and tight styles that pull at the hair root. Now you might think, "doesn't that include braid styles?" Before you panic, consider that any hairstyle, if done too tightly, can put too much stress on your child's roots. By avoiding this simple mistake, you can help reduce the chances of surplus shedding, breakage, and hair loss, while still maintaining the other protective benefits of a braided style. Every scalp is different so let your child's scalp tell you what it needs. When your child experiences breakage from a particular style, take it out, wash and hydrate the hair with a moisturizing conditioner. Focus on looser styles while you nourish their scalp and strengthen their roots.

It is natural to lose a certain amount of hair strands every day. But traction alopecia, a type of hair loss, is caused by heat, chemicals, and tight styles that pull at the hair root. Now you might think, "doesn't that include braid styles?" Before you panic, consider that any hairstyle, if done too tightly, can put too much stress on your child's roots. By avoiding this simple mistake, you can help reduce the chances of surplus shedding, breakage, and hair loss, while still maintaining the other protective benefits of a braided style. Every scalp is different so let your child's scalp tell you what it needs. When your child experiences breakage from a particular style, take it out, wash and hydrate the hair with a moisturizing conditioner. Focus on looser styles while you nourish their scalp and strengthen their roots.

Is your child a budding artist? Then you have got to tell them about Tyler Clark Inspirebytyler Tyler is a Chicago based...
09/24/2021

Is your child a budding artist? Then you have got to tell them about Tyler Clark Inspirebytyler

Tyler is a Chicago based artist on a mission to promote self-love, faith, and women's empowerment. Tyler utilizes jewelry, hair, and fabrics in her art to give it three dimensional perspective and highlight the beauty of textured hair.

Growing up, Tyler's parents highly valued education, and she got a degree in engineering from Spellman and Georgia Tech. But Tyler always felt called to her art, and a few years ago, she began painting in the evenings, sacrificing valuable sleep and social hours after returning home from her 9-5. That commitment paid off in a big way when her art began going viral on the internet, and she was commissioned by several well known celebrities for custom pieces.

You can enjoy Tyler's work and follow her story on her website πŸ‘‰πŸΎ https://inspirebytyler.com/

Is your child a budding artist? Then you have got to tell them about Tyler Clark Inspirebytyler

Tyler is a Chicago based artist on a mission to promote self-love, faith, and women's empowerment. Tyler utilizes jewelry, hair, and fabrics in her art to give it three dimensional perspective and highlight the beauty of textured hair.

Growing up, Tyler's parents highly valued education, and she got a degree in engineering from Spellman and Georgia Tech. But Tyler always felt called to her art, and a few years ago, she began painting in the evenings, sacrificing valuable sleep and social hours after returning home from her 9-5. That commitment paid off in a big way when her art began going viral on the internet, and she was commissioned by several well known celebrities for custom pieces.

You can enjoy Tyler's work and follow her story on her website πŸ‘‰πŸΎ https://inspirebytyler.com/

We were all on the coconut oil fad a few years ago, but it's time we all admit it. Coconut oil is not for every hair typ...
09/22/2021

We were all on the coconut oil fad a few years ago, but it's time we all admit it. Coconut oil is not for every hair type. But instead of just saying that, let's look at the science of it. You probably have a friend who swears by coconut oil, and its amazing way with their child's hair. But, understanding how coconut oil works can help you understand why it may not work for you.

Coconut oil can pe*****te inside the hair shaft due to its small molecular size, and also because it contains lauric acid which has a high affinity for hair proteins. That's great for fine to medium textures that tend to lack natural hair proteins, because protein is what gives the hair its strength and structure and results in healthier, shinier hair.

But if the hair is naturally drier, stiff, brittle, or coarse, coconut oil can cause protein build up for these hair types, blocking your hair from much needed moisture which makes your hair even drier, stiffer and less elastic - which will lead to breakage. It all boils down to the porosity of your hair. πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ¦± Remember that hair chemistry changes as we age, especially in young children who are rapidly developing. It is natural to need to adjust their routine as their bodies grow and change.

We were all on the coconut oil fad a few years ago, but it's time we all admit it. Coconut oil is not for every hair type. But instead of just saying that, let's look at the science of it. You probably have a friend who swears by coconut oil, and its amazing way with their child's hair. But, understanding how coconut oil works can help you understand why it may not work for you.

Coconut oil can pe*****te inside the hair shaft due to its small molecular size, and also because it contains lauric acid which has a high affinity for hair proteins. That's great for fine to medium textures that tend to lack natural hair proteins, because protein is what gives the hair its strength and structure and results in healthier, shinier hair.

But if the hair is naturally drier, stiff, brittle, or coarse, coconut oil can cause protein build up for these hair types, blocking your hair from much needed moisture which makes your hair even drier, stiffer and less elastic - which will lead to breakage. It all boils down to the porosity of your hair. πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ¦± Remember that hair chemistry changes as we age, especially in young children who are rapidly developing. It is natural to need to adjust their routine as their bodies grow and change.

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Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm

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I can’t thank you enough for everything yesterday. There were tears, laughter and Shavonne was amazing...AMAZING. I really appreciate all of you and the service you provide. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We’ll see you soon! ❀️
i just wanted to tell y'all how amazing this is!!! I wish there was a program near me as a foster parent this would be AMAZING!! Thank you for what you are doing!!!
Where were y’all when I needed you 36 yrs agoβ£οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Just got your voicemail thanking me for donating! It was such a nice gesture on your part! I’m glad to support such an amazing cause! Much love to you all!
Up late and saw the editorial highlighting your business. Wonderful! I’m gonna spread the word. You’ve left nothing to question. What’s next.
Just saw the story on the CBS Morning Show...we can all be difference makers.
I just saw a segment on CBS of the work you are doing, and I'm so impressed. You are doing a wonderful thing. Salute'!
I just saw your story on CBS and wish more than anything you were in Columbus Ohio. My best friend has to African American children and a Hispanic child she has adopted. She's found a salon to do her daughters hair but the stylist ridicules this poor child for "talking white". The girl who is only 11 already has issues with ptsd from living on the streets and this doesn't help. I applaud you for what you are doing as it not only provides a needed service it gives understanding to both the children and the parents who have adopted them.
I thought you might like this book.
Heaven, isn’t this amazing.. such an wonderful cause. I was just thinking of you and social work. She specializes in teaching transracial adoptive or foster parents hair tips
As a mother of biracial daughters i think this is amazing what you are doing
The questions get asked all the time, β€œWhat do you put in your girls’ hair?” β€œWhat do you put in YOUR hair?” With the encouragement of my husband (who is tired of waiting for me to explain my entire hair care routine πŸ˜†) I created a space to help us find the perfect combo of products for all curly hair types without breaking the bank! It has also become a resource of hair care products, tips and techniques for Adoptive Parents of children of color ❀️ Please share, like and follow me on Instagram & Facebook at Life_with_Curlz