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Resources To Encourage Children To Love Their Natural Hair

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Karen Beaumont is the New York Times bestselling Author of many picture books for children. She has published a total of 13 books.   Popular titles include ALA Notable Book Award winner, I AIN’T GONNA PAINT NO MORE!; Geisel Honor Award recipient, MOVE OVER, ROVER!; self-esteem booster, I LIKE MYSELF!; and, for fashionista shoe lovers everywhere, her bestselling book, SHOE-LA-LA! Written in verse, these energetic books are great for read-aloud, and for reinforce reading readiness skills in young children.  

Paula Chrishon, Ph.D. opened Tendrils and Curls™. She wanted to open a boutique that would cater specifically to those with naturally textured hair … a space that is warm and inviting … a space where you can see other fabulous curly heads and be seen, sit down and chat, compare and contrast products by touching and smelling and trying them out, and of course … shop!

Natasha Tarpley is the author of several best-selling and acclaimed books for children and adults. Among her popular titles are, I Love My Hair! and Princess Tiana and the Royal Ball, a companion to the Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog. Natasha is a graduate of Harvard University and Northwestern University School of Law, and a former reporter for Fortune Magazine. She is the Co-Founder, along with her mother, Marlene Tarpley, of Voonderbar! Productions, an independent publisher of multicultural children's literature.

Judi Mahinay has been braiding children and adults hair for over 20 years.  She does hair extenstions, fusion, invisible braids, sewing weave, cornrows, lace fronts, inter lock, hidden braids, micro braids, twists (kinky/dread), and natural hair care.