GREAT BAY/MARIGOT, St. Martin—Another fun and informative natural hair workshop will take place during the St. Martin Book Fair on June 7, 2014, at 11 AM, at the University of St. Martin, said Rochelle Ward, the workshop organizer. Dr. Veronica Reid, who launched her natural hair and skin products in 2011, and is the author of Chances Are You’re Not Natural, will conduct the hair workshop. The owner of Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven in Jamaica is also well known as Ewurama.
“It’s exciting to introduce Dr. Reid to the St. Martin people, especially to our young women aspiring to start their own business, and to be able to say, ‘Here is someone who has turned her passion into a business. See? Now, do’,” said Ward. Dr. Reid obtained her PhD in business and management at the University of Nottingham, England, and had returned to Jamaica with the intention to be a lecturer but decided to start a beauty care business.
The free book fair workshop is entitled ‘Partners in Crime: Going Natural and Staying Natural’ and promises to surpass last year’s hair workshop, which was a mega hit at the literary festival. “Two hundred (200) plus persons attended the ‘Natural Hair Mixology’ workshop last year and some were turned away,” said Ward, who is a published poet, high school teacher, and blogger.
“This year I don’t want to turn people away, so I am encouraging future attendees to register online at www.partnersincrime.eventbrite.com. This time you can reserve your seat and your place will be secured,” said Ward. (The theme for the 12th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 5 – 7, 2014, is “Crime&Punishment.”)
The new workshop is organized by Don’t Break the Comb (DBC), the island’s first natural hair group, which was co-founded by Ward and organized last year’s ‘Natural Hair Mixology.’
“As you will see, becoming natural is more than just growing out your God-given hair. This new workshop with Ewurama is also for those who are thinking about transitioning, in need of hair care and styling tips or having trouble maintaining their natural hair,” said Ward.
Dr. Reid has been featured in The Gleaner and has made numerous appearances on television, radio and in the Jamaican press. Conscious Lyrics Foundation and House of Nehesi Publishers are the organizers of the island-wide book festival, in collaboration with St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, University of St. Martin, LCF Foundation, and St. Martin Tourist Office.
Caption1: Dr. Veronica Reid, also known as Ewurama, author of Chances Are You’re Not Natural and owner of Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven in Jamaica.