Styles 4 Kidz, NFP
NonprofitsChamber MembersOak Park Area Diversely-Owned Businesses (ownership >=51%, self-reported)Oak Park Arts District
Styles 4 Kidz, NFP, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is the first salon of its kind that provides, onsite and offsite, professional hair care education, training, and services to transracial adoptive and biracial families, foster kids, incarcerated youth, and children with special needs. Hair Care With Heart.
PROGRAMS: Styles 4 Kidz In Your City; Salon Program; Hands-On Training & Education; On Location Program
OUR VISION: To build a diverse community of people creating and celebrating hairstyles that boost kids' self-esteem and cultural pride.
Tamekia Swint, Founder of S4K is passionate about hair! ''From a young age I always liked doing hair and I have always worked hard at perfecting my craft.'' After going on a missions trip and teaching a hair braiding class Tamekia learned that she had a gift for teaching others and upon her return, she was introduced to a transracial adoptive mom who needed help.
''I started Styles 4 Kidz because I found that transracial adoptive and foster parents weren't immediately prepared for the day-to-day management of African-American hair and I really wanted to help. It's my passion paired to a mission!'' With coaching and guidance from Tamekia Swint and Styles 4 Kidz staff, trans-racial adoptive parents experience relief from ''feeling frustrated'' to feeling ''confident'' about their haircare skill level. They take pride in every style & teach their kids how to love their hair.