Transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom in Prince George’s County, Maryland, realized from skilled professionals the best way to look after and magnificence their children’ hair, as a part of a workshop hosted Saturday by the Center for Adoption Support and Education.

Local transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom received hands-on hair care classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz.
(WTOP/Grace Newton)

WTOP/Grace Newton

Local transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom received hands-on hair care classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz.
(WTOP/Grace Newton)

WTOP/Grace Newton

Local transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom received hands-on hair care classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz.
(WTOP/Grace Newton)

WTOP/Grace Newton

Local transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom received hands-on hair care classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz.
(WTOP/Grace Newton)

WTOP/Grace Newton

Local transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom received hands-on hair care classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz.
(WTOP/Grace Newton)

WTOP/Grace Newton

Local transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom received hands-on hair care classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz.
(WTOP/Grace Newton)

WTOP/Grace Newton

Transracial adoptive and foster dad and mom in Prince George’s County, Maryland, realized from skilled professionals the best way to look after and magnificence their children’ hair as a part of a workshop hosted Saturday by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE).

Parents obtained hands-on classes from stylists with Styles 4 Kidz, an Illinois-based salon devoted to offering schooling and providers for teenagers with textured hair in transracial or biracial foster care or adoptive households.

Styles 4 Kidz proprietor Tamekia Swint based the salon 14 years in the past after assembly a white adoptive mother in her neighborhood with two African American daughters.

“She had no thought what to do along with her child’s hair,” Wilson stated. “She was desperately in want of assist with their hair, so, I began serving to her.”

Now, Styles 4 Kidz travels across the nation providing free haircare workshops for fogeys in comparable conditions.

The workshop was held within the pupil heart at Prince George’s County Community College.

Each household obtained their very own bag of merchandise and instruments, in addition to a model head. One stylist stood on the entrance of the room to guide the lesson whereas others bounced round to completely different tables, aiding the dad and mom.

“We know {that a} excessive variety of foster and adoptive households are transracial, or interracial. And we actually need to guarantee that these households can help their kids in a approach that helps them be ok with themselves and helps promote their very own self-identity,” CASE Training Institute Director Dawn Wilson stated.

Parents received skilled on a number of fundamental hairstyles together with ponytails with twists, free-standing braids and Bantu knots, in addition to fundamental hands-on instruction on styling and moisturizing.

“We create a greater area at house the place hair is not a battle,” Styles 4 Kidz salon supervisor Christy James stated.

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