By Danielle Harvey
Curls and Coils was founded in 2012 by Jacqueline King, a Social Work major and Erin Cramer a Nursing major at DSU. It became an official student organization in fall 2013.
“Jackie and I started Curls and Coils Hair Care Association (CCHCA) because we wanted to leave our mark by being apart of something different,” said Erin Cramer, who serves as vice president. CCHCA has planned events for this semester to promote the organization and to spread their message of healthy hair.
On October 21, 2013 in the MLK Parlors, Curls and Coils hosted its first event, a DIY Workshop. They showed ladies and gentlemen how to create their own natural hair products.
Miss Curls and Coils, Tyara Jackson is the face and voice of the organization. “I wanted to be apart of an organization that wants to empower females and to let them know that your hair does not define you,” said Jackson.
After founding the organization, Cramer and King worked to build an executive board that reaches students. “Everyone typically wants to be apart of an organization or hold a position in one. People rarely start an organization and get it approved by OSLA, and with the little time that we had pulled it through,” Cramer said.
“As we move forward through the school year, we plan for Curls and Coils Hair Care Association to be one of the most influential organizations on campus. We hope to recruit as many members as possible so that we may fulfill our mission which is to promote healthy hair care to as many students on campus as possible” said King.