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Who We Are

It's Bigger than Braids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization that provides a safe space for girls and young women to dream big, believe in themselves, and have the confidence to live a life of purpose. We accomplish this mission by partnering with experts in various professional fields and facilitating community programs focused on identity, self-care and entrepreneurship.

Our goal is to foster creativity and build confidence while addressing issues such as mental health, healthy relationships, leadership, and identity.

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Braid & Beauty Workshops

Elevate your skills and gain the confidence you need to master various aspects of beauty and self-care with our Braid and Beauty Workshops. Our hands-on sessions not only teach you techniques in hair braiding, hair styling, nail care, nail design, skin care, and makeup application but also create a space for connection and self-expression. Join us as we delve into the art of transforming hair, nails, and skin into stunning works of art, fostering creativity and empowerment every step of the way.

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Personal Hair Care Kit Giveaways

Embrace Your Natural Beauty. We partner with leading natural hair care brands to provide you with nourishing products that celebrate your unique hair journey. Join us at community events throughout the year to receive high-quality hair care essentials, because every strand tells a story, and your story deserves to shine.


Who Am I

Unlock self-discovery, leadership skills, and personal growth. Through our engaging workshops we help girls and young women ages 10-17 embrace their uniqueness, define their purpose, and ignite their inner potential.

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Created to Create

Unleash your creative side. Join us to explore a world of creative expression through various mediums and techniques. From painting to poetry, this hands-on journey celebrates individuality and empowers you to find your own unique voice in the art of self-expression.

Upcoming Classes

Natural Hair Care & Rod Sets

June 14, 2024

Nail Care & Nail Design

June 21, 2024

Who Am I

I Love Me Workshop

June 22, 2024

Skin Care & Makeup Application

June 28, 2024

Created to Create

Nappy Nerd QuirkShop

June 29, 2024

Parting, Sectioning, &

Knotless Box Braids

July 5, 2024

Skin Care & Makeup Application

July 12, 2024

Created to Create

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

July 12, 2024

Parting, Sectioning &

Knotless Box Braids

Northampton Branch Library

July 13, 2024

Poly Gel Nails & Nail Design

July 19, 2024

Silk Press & Curls

July 26, 2024

Created to Create

Nappy Nerd QuirkShop

July 27, 2024

Created to Create

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

August 2, 2024

Skin Care & Makeup Application

August 2, 2024

Nail Design & Dip Powder

August 9, 2024

Soft Locs & Butterfly Locs

Willow Oaks Branch Library

August 10, 2024

Girls Sharing Secrets

How You Can Help

Be Apart of Something Extraordinary

Your contribution can create ripples of change in the lives of young girls. With your support, we can continue offering transformative programs that empower, educate, and uplift. Your donation, big or small, fuels dreams and fosters a brighter future. Join us in making a lasting impact.

Make a difference by becoming a mentor to the girls we serve. Your time and expertise can inspire them to dream big and embrace their potential. Whether you have a few hours or a lifelong commitment, your presence matters. Let's shape futures together.

Join us in our mission to empower the next generation of strong, confident, and purpose-driven young women.




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8100 George Washington Memorial Highway Suite D- 333

Yorktown, VA 23692

Call: 757-861-7682


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