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Empowering Through Beauty’s Style Me Successful Event Recap

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On January 11, 2015 Empowering Through Beauty held its annual Style Me Successful Event, with approximately 150 low income and unemployed individuals and families in attendance.

Founder and CEO Tanisha Akinloye offered words of encouragement and motivation for the new year to all of the attendees:

“This New Year is a new beginning for each of you and we are here to support you…” Tanisha Akinloye, Founder and CEO of Empowering Through Beauty

The latest beauty and make-up trends were provided by professional makeup artists, and professional hairstylist; while barbers provided fashionable haircuts. Photographers were on-site and provided free photography for the guests. Empowering Through Beauty also offered HIV and hepatitis testing, dental and wellness assistance, and job readiness resources. As attendees ended their days, they walked away feeling renewed and energized to begin 2016 successfully.

Empowering Through Beauty makeup artistry team member Shondell Thomas. Hair by Teresa Gorham

Empowering Through Beauty makeup artistry team member Shondell Thomas. Hair by Teresa Gorham

Empowering Through Beauty hairstylist team member Teresa Gorham.

Empowering Through Beauty hairstylist team member Teresa Gorham.

Empowering Through Beauty makeup artistry team member Shondell Thomas.

Empowering Through Beauty makeup artistry team member Shondell Thomas.

Empowering Through Beauty Founder/CEO Tanisha Akinloye poses with some of the professional hairstylists and makeup artists volunteers.

Empowering Through Beauty Founder/CEO Tanisha Akinloye poses with some of the professional hairstylists and makeup artists volunteers.

About Empowering Through Beauty, Inc. (ETBINC) Since 2010 ETBINC has worked in seven shelters across Connecticut and hosted myriad special events. In partnership with businesses like Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiative, Inc., Visions of Beauty Salon of Stratford, CT and Phillip Bruce Salon of Westport, CT. ETBINC has provided over 650 services to women of all ages, including hair coloring, haircutting and styling, hair treatments, manicures, facials, as well as educational workshops on hair and makeup application, résumé writing, job training, self-empowerment workshops and seminars. At their 2013 outreach events ETBINC fed over 420 attendees, provided job readiness workshops and resources, as well as 427 haircuts, hair styles, and makeup applications. According to Akinloye, 99% of her clients say they have more confidence because of ETB, more than half have either been interviewed for jobs or hired, while 1.3 have recovered from drug abuse and graduated from their programs.

“We all need self worth and dignity in our lives,” she says. “And we all have a chance to give it to someone who does not have it.”

ETBINC receives no grants and is funded solely through individual donations. If you would like to make a financial or product contribution to ETBINC and “Style Me Successful,” or volunteer for the event, please contact Tanisha Akinloye at tanishaakinloye@gmail.com or call 203.767.9264

 

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To Learn more about Empowering Through Beauty, Inc. (ETBINC), please contact

Tanisha Akinloye, Founder/CEO

Empowering Through Beauty, Inc. (ETBINC)

PO Box 81

Trumbull, CT 06611

Tel: 1203-767-9264

Fax: 1203-445-9730

empoweringthroughbeauty@gmail.com

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