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"Tamekia is committed to leading the cause of helping kids get hair care in communities that need it most."


"I'm passionate about hair education and healthy hair for kids so they get what they need to build a healthy self-esteem and confidence all over the world." 


MISSION: To provide high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for kids with textured hair in foster care and transracial adoptive or biracial families.

VISION: To build a diverse community of people creating and celebrating hairstyles that boost kids' self-esteem and cultural pride.

Tamekia Swint, founded Styles For Girlz, NFP in 2010 after teaching a hair braiding class on a Missions Trip to Poland to a group of students at an English Language learning camp. Upon her return to the United States, she was introduced to a transracial adoptive mom, who was in need of affordable, hair care for her three daughters. Pleased with Tamekia’s work, Mary referred her to a network of adoptive parents, who were in similar positions of needing hair care services for their little ones and a safe place to learn how to properly care for their transracial children’s hair without judgment and negative criticism. 


Discovering that there was a need for Styles For Girlz not only among Mary and her friends but among multiracial families and transracial foster and adoptive families throughout Illinois, the organization grew from serving 3 clients in 2010 to over a thousand clients throughout the United States in recent years.


In 2013, the organization expanded its mission to provide in-home hair care education, training, and services to children in foster care residing in residential facilities and detention centers, and special needs children with textured hair; changing its name to Styles 4 Kidz (S4K) in 2016.  


Eight years later, S4K opened one of the first, nonprofit—501(c)(3)

tax-exempt—salons of its kind; a salon where multiracial, foster and adoptive kids are empowered to embrace their natural, ethnic crown.  It's “Hair Care With Heart”.





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