Who Should Attend:
All cosmetology and barber students and licensed practitioners, all family practice and pediatric professionals, all corporate and government human resources and diversity professionals, all parents/guardians of Black children, all Black women and their mates.
About The Speaker:
Gregory Day is a licensed Texas Barber and a SisterlocksTM Consultant holding both a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. He has accumulated twenty six years of multi-ethnic barbering and hairstyling, twenty three years of hairlocking, and nine years of conducting hairlocking classes. Mr. Day is the first hairstylist to market SisterlocksTM haircare in Austin Texas, thus prompting local media to include his opinions in The Villager, Nokoa The Observer Newspaper, Carleton College VOICE, and The Austin American Statesman, and on KAZI's (88.7 FM) morning shows RISE, SOUL VIBRATIONS, and HEALTH TALK HERE.
Seminar Title: How Relaxed and Curly-Permed Hairstyling Prevent Black Women From Achieving Their Beauty Potential.
The Problem: Black women disproportionately suffer from obesity, dermatitis, early puberty, cancers, and fibroids.
Community/Social Relevance: Black women have not 1) achieved their beauty potential, and 2) received their well-deserved, worldwide, public praise, admiration, and recognition for possessing three unique and inimitable physical features: the most color-rich skin; the most voluptuous lips; the most bodaciously-curvaceous bodies.
Social Consequences: 1) Black women develop inferiority complexes, and 2) America’s most beautiful women not always represent Her.
Overlooked Culprit: Black women wear relaxed and curly-permed hairstyles. They think relaxers straighten hair. They do not! Relaxers dissolve hair, not straighten it. They temporarily straighten hair en route to dissolving it. Relaxers contain the same active ingredients found in pesticides, drain and oven cleaners, cement, photo development and leather tanning processes, plaster, fireproof materials, batteries, and depilatories.
The Challenge: Convincing Black women to permanently adopt a healthier lifestyle and less time-consuming haircare.
The Solution: They immediately must lose weight, fix their teeth, adopt a natural hairstyle, and always use correct hair terminology .
Weight: Although sexy, skilled, and accomplished, too many Black women stand morbidly obese. No amount or quality of jewelry, haircare, perfume, makeup, and tailored clothing can make their obesity look attractive. They must adopt a healthier lifestyle of eating and exercising.
Teeth: Broken, chipped, missing, heavily stained, gold or silver-capped, and crooked teeth distract from the beauty of lips, cheeks, skin, and smiles. Mouths filled with clean, aligned, and near-white teeth give great structural support to lips, cheeks, skin, facial profiles, and smiles.
Hair: Black women must only wear a bald head, Afro (regardless of length or styling), and SisterlocksTM. Why only these three? These three choices 1) perfectly accentuate the facial beauty of Black women, and 2) do not compromise their health, finances, and emotions. Wearing relaxed and curly-permed hairstyles foster obesity, dermatitis, blood and lung cancers, fibroids and early puberty. These conditions make it physically, financially, scientifically, chemically, and emotionally impossible for Black women to achieve their beauty potential.
Hair Descriptions: Black women must no longer say words like nappy and kinky to describe their hair. These terms offensively and incorrectly describe the nature of their natural, coily hair. They must use terms more accurately describing the nature of natural, coily hair: curvy, wavy, coily, springy, undulating, S-shape, long or deep, stiff or pliable, rough or smooth.
Remaining Barriers: Male negativity and religious disapproval of Black women wearing bald heads, Afros, short hair, and hairlocks.
CANNOT DECIDE BETWEEN WEARING AN AFRO OR HAIRLOCKS?
Consider wearing the only other hairstyle, like Afros and hairlocks, not compromising your health, finances, and emotions:
A Bald Head!
Men and cancer survivors should not have exclusive rights to bald their heads. Women...
“I WEAR RELAXED HAIR TO LOOK MAINSTREAM, TO APPEASE MY EMPLOYER, TO MAKE HIM FEEL LESS THREATENED, MORE COMFORTABLE, TO TAKE MY HAIR OUT OF HIS PROMOTION EQUATION”.
What about “This is who I am.” “This is my authentic self.” “Why can’t I, instead of my boss, decide what kind of hairstyle is acceptable for work”? Sound familiar? You probably have spoken some version of these statements to express disapproval with workplace policies opposing certain natural hairstyles. Like many Black women, you cite certain school dismissals and corporate firings as proof...
WHITE PARENTS, CONGRATULATIONS!! WELCOME TO PARENTING A CHILD WITH GORGEOUS, NATURAL, COILY HAIR!
Scared, lack confidence, and feel unprepared to skillfully groom your child’s hair? Most parents, regardless of ethnicity, share those feelings when initially faced with grooming natural, coily hair. Most parents, like you, want nothing more than to ensure their child receives their best parenting. In your case, the best parenting involves the unique experience of skillfully grooming natural, coily hair. Do not let this challenge paralyze you! Grooming your...
OH, SHUT UP! MAKING THE RECOMMENDED CHARACTER CHANGES WILL NOT VIOLATE OR COMPROMISE CHRISTIANITY!
Oh yes, let us go there! For over twenty years, many of my Christian family members have cited six Scriptures as proof of God's disapproval of women wearing Afros and Hairlocks. They have linked Afros with short hair, Hairlocks with braided hair, and have cited I Corinthians 11:15-16, I Timothy 2:9-10, and I Peter 3:3-4 as Godly proof against women wearing Afros and Hairlocks. Have my Christian family members misunderstood God's Word about women wearing Afros...
A CURSORY READING AND UNDERSTANDING OF SOME OLD TESTAMENT VERSES HAVE FRIGHTENED AWAY MANY WOMEN FROM WEARING CERTAIN HAIRSTYLES.
They feel these verses prove God(i.e., the Christian God: Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit) forbids women, especially Christian Black women, from wearing short Afro and bald hairstyles. But do they?
In Jeremiah 47:5 and 48:37-38, we find Israelites balding heads, cutting beards, and clipping hair to express their mourning, humiliation, and grief from suffering personal losses.
Baldness(as a token of mourning) will come...