Blogger Launches Hairitage Dolls for Women Who Have a Love Affair with Their Natural Hair
Rochester, NY, February 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- For Black History Month, Writer and Lifestyle Blogger Felicia Bennett has launched a celebration for women with natural hair. "Tea With Curlfriends" showcase Hairitage Dolls who have natural hairstyles of "Halos" (afros), voluminous coils and twist outs for women of color to collect. During these private, invitation-only events, dolls are available for purchase while guests sip afternoon tea.
"Since 1968, African American Barbies have reflected our skin tone and features, but none represented our textured hair," says Bennett.
Bennett, who has been relaxer-free for seven years, supplies the styled dolls and offers natural hair products as door prizes for the guests, while the host supplies tea and light refreshments. Clear to state that these events should not be categorized as "in-home parties," Bennett clarifies they have more substance.
"I view them more as celebrations with education, because I provide guests with tea benefits that go beyond consumption; tea is also good for our tresses," Bennett states.
Each Hairitage Doll is unique, with hairstyles that represent the length, styles and textures of women of color today.
With studies showing that women choosing to to wear their hair natural jumped from 26 percent in 2010 to 36 percent in 2011 (and relaxer kit sales have dropped 17 percent to $38 million), Bennett's goal is to introduce Tea With Curlfriends within the major metropolitan cities.