S4K HANDS-ON EDUCATION & TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Our workshops are a primary way we carry out the S4K mission. S4K Workshops are tailored specifically for transracial adoptive and foster parents who want to learn how to care for and style their child's textured hair. A qualified S4K stylist provides hands-on education and training on products, tools, care and style techniques for textured hair. Also, if you're a parent-in-waiting to adopt or foster, our workshops will help you obtain your hair training certification and prepare you to properly care for your little one's hair. The benefit of interacting with the instructor and classmates is priceless. This is how we get to know each other, build friendships, and welcome others into the S4K community.
Help bring our mobile pop-up salon services and hands-on education and training workshops to your city by becoming a Care Ambassador. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out when S4K will be in your city!
S4K SALON PROGRAM
The S4K Salon in Oak Park, Illinois and pop-up salon services provide essential funding for our Workshops Program. S4K offers on-site, kid-friendly, salon hair care for ALL kids with textured hair. Our stylists have more than 30 years of experience, combined, and are excited to meet your family hair care needs. Book your appointment online today!
S4K pop-up salon services are offered in conjunction with most of our workshops that are held outside the Chicagoland area. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our workshop schedule, then stop by the pop-up salon afterward!
S4K AT-HOME & AGENCY 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, kids with special needs, and kids who might be considered at-risk. A qualified S4K stylist will come to your home, group homes, youth detention center, residential facilities, or hospitals to provide high-quality hair care services. 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.
Our group home partners currently include ChildServ and Lydia Home. In 2018, we brightened the lives of 57 kids. Our goal for 2019 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.
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