- Keisha Omilana has set up A Crown of Curls
- It's a workshop that teaches white parents how to style their mixed-race kids' hair
- She got the idea after a group of women complimented her for her daughter's hair
A woman in London, UK, has set up a workshop to teach white parents how to style their mixed-race kids' hair.
Keisha Omilana started the workshop, known as A Crown of Curls, after a mother complimented her for how she had styled her daughter's hair one day.
In an interview, she said: "She suggested I start a class to teach other mothers and fathers – particularly parents of mixed race children who don’t know how to care for or style natural, textured hair – what I had shown her."
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Keisha added: "I have clients who are truly and innocently clueless about how to care for and style mixed race hair."
She explained that when parents don't know how to do their children's hair, it can have devastating consequences on their kids' perceptions of their identity.
She said: "If a mother believes her child’s curls are 'difficult to manage', 'hard to handle', or 'need to be tamed', whether she verbally expresses these feelings or not, the child will absorb this frustration, which can lead to self-esteem issues."
In addition to workshops, she also holds YouTube tutorials as well as one-on-one consultations.
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