This workshop is for anyone who wears their hair natural and is looking for healthier ways to care, style, and grow their hair. The sessions welcome all hair textures, patterns, and length.
Osas Eweka-Smith is a body positive advocate, community organizer, and the Founder of the Edmonton Natural Hair Show (ENHS) since 2016. ENHS is an annual event that inspires people of all ages to embrace their Afro-textured natural hair as part of what makes them uniquely beautiful. The Show attracts guests, vendors, and social media influencers from Calgary, Fort McMurray, Lac La Biche, Red Deer, and other places across Alberta.
In 2020, Osas debuted her first film---Beyond Curls & Kinks---a documentary that follows a group of women who are challenging beauty standards and empowering each other and the next generation to embrace their coily kinky curly hair. The film explores the complex relationship they have with their Afro-textured hair and issues such as self-esteem, confidence, and identity. It also challenges society to see women and girls beyond their curls & kinks.
Outside of organizing natural hair events and making films, Osas is an award-winning public relations professional. She’s also a mom to a three-year-old boy who loves his long hair and a one-year-old girl who likes to run her tiny fingers through her own textured hair.
You can follow her mom journey at @Osas_OhSahS and the hair show by searching Edmonton Natural Hair Show on Facebook and Instagram.
This class is offered via Zoom. Prior to the class, registered participants will receive a Zoom link.