Tamekia Swint is passionate about hair!  Her love for her Styles 4 Kidz clients motivated the creation of this book.  Ten years ago, Tamekia founded Styles For Girlz.  It began as an organization committed to helping girls get hair care and helping families get education and services to learn how to manage their girl's hair. After expanding the services to include boys, the organization changed its name to Styles 4 Kidz.  

Tamekia is passionate about leading the cause of helping kids get hair care in communities that need it most. "I'm committed to telling the world about the need and raising support so that kids get what they need to build healthy self-esteem and confidence all over the world."

Tamekia, a Chicago native, received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from National-Louis University. She is a licensed hair braider with over 25 years' professional experience in the natural hair industry. In addition to being the full-time Executive Director of S4K, Tamekia is a wife, mom and loves to cook, teach wellness classes, read, write, and travel in her spare time.   

"Your Hair is Your Crown" is a delightful children's book highlighting a child's hair journey at different ages to instill a positive message about natural, textured hair that makes them feel unique and special.  This debut book fills a need for representation in African and African-American children in biracial, multiethnic, diverse families in communities worldwide. " /> Tamekia Swint is passionate about hair!  Her love for her Styles 4 Kidz clients motivated the creation of this book.  Ten years ago, Tamekia founded Styles For Girlz.  It began as an organization committed to helping girls get hair care and helping families get education and services to learn how to manage their girl's hair. After expanding the services to include boys, the organization changed its name to Styles 4 Kidz.  

Tamekia is passionate about leading the cause of helping kids get hair care in communities that need it most. "I'm committed to telling the world about the need and raising support so that kids get what they need to build healthy self-esteem and confidence all over the world."

Tamekia, a Chicago native, received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from National-Louis University. She is a licensed hair braider with over 25 years' professional experience in the natural hair industry. In addition to being the full-time Executive Director of S4K, Tamekia is a wife, mom and loves to cook, teach wellness classes, read, write, and travel in her spare time.   

"Your Hair is Your Crown" is a delightful children's book highlighting a child's hair journey at different ages to instill a positive message about natural, textured hair that makes them feel unique and special.  This debut book fills a need for representation in African and African-American children in biracial, multiethnic, diverse families in communities worldwide. " />

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Tamekia Swint is passionate about hair!  Her love for her Styles 4 Kidz clients motivated the creation of this book.  Ten years ago, Tamekia founded Styles For Girlz.  It began as an organization committed to helping girls get hair care and helping families get education and services to learn how to manage their girl's hair. After expanding the services to include boys, the organization changed its name to Styles 4 Kidz.  

Tamekia is passionate about leading the cause of helping kids get hair care in communities that need it most. "I'm committed to telling the world about the need and raising support so that kids get what they need to build healthy self-esteem and confidence all over the world."

Tamekia, a Chicago native, received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from National-Louis University. She is a licensed hair braider with over 25 years' professional experience in the natural hair industry. In addition to being the full-time Executive Director of S4K, Tamekia is a wife, mom and loves to cook, teach wellness classes, read, write, and travel in her spare time.   

"Your Hair is Your Crown" is a delightful children's book highlighting a child's hair journey at different ages to instill a positive message about natural, textured hair that makes them feel unique and special.  This debut book fills a need for representation in African and African-American children in biracial, multiethnic, diverse families in communities worldwide.


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