by Jena Renee Williams, Maida Cassandra Odom
Even with her renowned styling talents, Jena Renee Williams found herself put to the test when a sad little girl and her mother came into her salon one day. The girl's hair was limp, nearly lifeless, and she had nasty burns on her scalp. After calling on her mental and spiritual reserves, Williams patiently worked on the girl's hair, ultimately giving her Senegalese twists. Both mother and daughter were delighted, and their happiness over the new style inspired Williams to write a guide that would show parents how black children can celebrate their natural hair, helping them to avoid the potential damage caused by relaxers and develop self-love at an early age. Kinki Kreations offers step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for styles that can be created in less than fifteen minutes. This innovative handbook reveals expert techniques for crowning little heads with afros, braids, cornrows, twists, and a variety of other all-natural styles. Tips for proper shampooing, caring for newborns' hair, and finding the right salon are included too. Best of all, Kinki Kreations showcases Williams's work in dozens of adorable, helpful photographs. A styling book with both sheen and substance, Kinki Kreations gives the world a holistic new key to self-esteem and authentic beauty.
Dubbed “the Michael Jordan of braiding,” JENA RENEE WILLIAMS opened Kinki Kreations Braiding Salon in 1996 and Kiddie Kreations, a children’s salon, four years later. A master barber, braider, stylist, and dreadlock expert, whose clients have included Oprah Winfrey and Teddy Pendergrass, Williams lives in Philadelphia.
Paperback: 160 pages