Naomi Brooks is owner of The Hair Sanctuary in Sale, Manchester and the founder of a ground-breaking training course offered to foster carers, teachers and general care providers of black and mixed heritage children.
Naomi says “The training helps workers and carers to provide support for children with textured hair as well as Black and mixed skin. We have found that children who may be from different backgrounds to their foster parents are struggling with maintaining and looking after their hair and skin, due to lack of knowledge. We aim to build the confidence of the foster parents and carers to help them to support these children and help them to independently take care of their own hair and skin.” This essential skill helps children in care to protect their natural texture and feel connected to their culture. Importantly learning these skills gives traditional afro hairstyles valuable context that will help educate everyone and dispel the hair discrimination that can be found in schools.
Naomi is working with City Councils across the UK to provide this training course open to anyone involved in the care and support of Black and mixed heritage children. The first course took place this past February with many more rolling out across the year.
Denman is incredibly proud to be supplying three tools for the Starter Kits provided to each course attendee. The kits include contributions from brands covering skin and haircare plus a D17 Curl Volumizer Comb, a D4 Original Styler 9 Row and D6 Be Bop.
Claire McComb, Global Brand and Product Marketing Lead says “We thought this was an incredible initiative and we were so happy to contribute. Naomi has created a course that will make a real impact on the well being of children in care and that’s priceless!”