Coming this November, we will read stories all about hair. The holidays are coming and we want kids to embrace and value their naturally kinky, curly, and coily tresses. Join us at LaPintoresca Branch Library at 4pm. A master stylist will demonstrate natural hair care techniques and talk about useful products and accessories for all curly hair types. There will be a kids’ hair-fashion show that will highlight stylish dos and protective styles. A panelist of moms will share their secrets for promoting healthy hair-esteem and creating practical hair routines. Visitors will receive the guide, “Decode Your Coils”, which includes various hair typing systems that are useful when matching products with hair textures. The Armory Center will facilitate a hair-friendly craft, and there will be poetry, music, dance, and chocolate treats. Wear your natural hair along with your favorite outfit with a touch of African print. Kids 3-12 are invited to walk down the “runway” to show off their frohawks, poofy puffs, cornrows, and other fabulous natural hair styles just in time for the holidays.
Some kids will be selected from the audience to join in the hair show. Due to time limitations, however, all kids may not be able to participate. Just in case, see the following notes to prepare. Kids should 1) have a hairstyle that is minimally constrained (e.g., out and free or loose and no excess of hair fasteners, ponytail holders, or barrettes) or 2) be wearing a protective style (e.g. cornrows with or without beads, locs, individual braids/twists, or plaits) and 3) not have chemically processed or straightened hair, and 4) refrain from using an excess amount of hair products that alters the hair’s natural state. Girls should work with their parents to find at least 3 special out and free/loose hairstyles that girls can do on their own that unshrouds their hair, and affirms its natural texture, length, and volume.