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PROGRAMS

S4K WORKSHOPS

Summary

Essential to our mission, S4K Workshops are tailored specifically for transracial adoptive, foster, and biracial parents who want to learn how to care for and style their child's textured hair. A qualified S4K stylist provides each parent-child pair hands-on education and training on products, tools, care, and simple styling techniques specifically for textured hair. Our workshops
are held both in our salon location in Oak Park, Illinois and at a variety of locations nationwide.

Certain off-site workshop registration costs include a basket of hair care products for each participating family to use during and take home after the workshop. Additional hair care products will be available for sale. As a nonprofit organization, we also provide the opportunity for workshop participants to donate to S4K during our workshops. Donations are completely optional and tax-deductible.

Workshop participants should register and pay via the Appointments page.

Scheduled workshops are listed on our events page as well as on the Facebook Events page.

Financial assistance for workshop costs may be available for qualifying foster or transracial adoptive families.

Audiences
   ● Transracial adoptive or foster families
   ● Biracial or multiracial families
   ● Prospective foster or adoptive parents needing to complete the hair instruction certification course


Locations
   ● Monthly workshops are held in the S4K Salon in Oak Park, Illinois
   ● Nationwide locations are scheduled based on demand and local care ambassador assistance
   ● Video workshops coming soon

 

Workshop Types

  1. S4K Textured Hair Care 101 (Classroom Format with Q&A)

  • Overview of basic hair care, types, and textures

  • Question & answer with an S4K stylist

  • Introduction to dutch (underhand) braiding

  • Duration: 1-2 hours

 

 2. A Family Hair Affair (Combo Course): S4K Textured Hair 101 & Hands-On Workshop #1

  • Overview of textured hair and scalp care

  • Step-by-step, hands-on instruction on how to do up to three simple hairstyles; ponytails, twists, basic underhand braiding.

  • Question & answer with an S4K stylist

  • Parents bring their child to the workshop for hands-on practice

  • Includes a bundle of hair supplies

  • Duration: 2 hours

 

 3. S4K Hands-On Styling Workshop #1

  • Step-by-step, hands-on instruction on how to do up to three simple hairstyles; ponytails, twists, basic underhand braiding.

  • Question & answer with S4K stylist

  • Parents bring their child to the workshop for hands-on practice

  • Includes a bundle of hair supplies

  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours

 

 4. S4K Hands-On Styling Workshop #2

    Prerequisite: S4K Hands-On Styling Workshop #1

  • Building on the basic skills covered in the Level 1 course, parents get more practice with simple hairstyles and basic cornrowing instructions

  • Question & answer with stylist

  • Parents bring their child to the workshop for hands-on practice. 

  • Parents bring their own hair care products to use (products may be available for purchase).

  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours

 

S4K SALON 

S4K Salon in Oak Park, Illinois offers kid-friendly, professional salon services for ALL kids with textured hair. Scholarships for salon services are available for transracial adoptive and foster families. Our stylists have more than 30 years of experience, combined, and are excited to meet your family hair care needs. At-home and mobile salon services are also available upon request. Book your appointment online today!

S4K At-Home Salon Services can be arranged for an additional travel fee. A qualified S4K stylist will come to your home, group home, youth detention center, residential facility, or hospital within 50 miles of our Oak Park location to provide high-quality hair care services for kids with special needs and kids who might be considered at-risk. Locations outside the 50 mile radius will be considered based on available resources.

S4K Mobile Salon services can be offered at workshops, conferences and other events held outside the Chicagoland area. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our event schedule and schedule a mobile salon appointment near you!

 

S4K GROUP HOME SERVICES

Through the generosity of our donors, S4K brings hope and builds self-esteem by providing hair care services and resources to kids living in group foster care communities. We are currently able to travel within 50 miles of our location in Oak Park, Illinois. If you are outside that radius, please contact us to discuss options.

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Our group home partners currently include ChildServ and Lydia Home. In 2019, we brightened the lives of 60+ kids. Our goal for 2020 is to provide 200+ children with free hair care education and services, especially to those children who are being bullied because of the poor condition of their hair. Help support this effort with a donation, today.

 

Note: Per Illinois State Law, to ensure security and protection of children served in the foster care system, faces cannot be displayed in photos.