On Sunday, August 12, 2012 ZuriWorks will be presenting, It’ll Grow Back Loving Your Hair with Natural Care, a workshop facilitated by celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood.
The workshop will take place from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Joan Hisoaka Art Gallery in the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts located on 1632 U Street, NW, Washington DC.
Attendees will be provided with essential tools, products, and nutritional advice to grow and maintain beautiful, healthy, natural hair.
Because the Washington DC metropolitan area has some of the highest rates of cancer among women-of-color, Ms. Leatherwood and ZuriWorks extend a special invitation for women affected by cancer.
It’ll Grow Back is produced and sponsored by ZuriWorks, the only media and arts organization dedicated to transforming health care practices for the medically underserved.
Each year 1,722 African American women die unnecessarily from cancer. ZuriWorks’ CEO, Andrene M. Taylor, PhD is a three-time cancer survivor – surviving 4 treatments in 8 years.
She developed the concept of It’ll Grow Back, melding her experience and research, to combat unnecessary deaths from treatable diseases.
ZuriWorks views the concept of It’ll Grow Back as a segue into renewal when facing cancer and any other health challenges.
It aims to raise the visibility of women of color’s cancer experiences in the nation’s psyche and leverage it to eliminate health care disparities. Increase survivorship by providing resources for care and healing before & after treatment
Felecia Leatherwood has created styles for Jill Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Will Smith, Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson and more.
Pictures of her most recent ‘big chops’ done on celebrities Kim Coles and Tomiko Fraser Hines have been blasted throughout the blogoshpere.
Along with styling hair, she also conducts hair care workshops for women of color around the world.
According to her website Loving Your Hair With Natural Care, “… the workshops are in response to the hundreds of questions she receives from women desperate for answers and guidance about their tresses.
Felicia specializes in helping women transition hairstyles and grow healthier hair. These styles range from “get up and go” to the latest trends.”
Early bird tickets for the It’ll Grow Back workshop are $35 and $40 at the door with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.
The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Felicia Leatherwood/Loving Your Hair With Natural Care