The work of angels: Angela Meadows
Event pushes young girls to develop their self-confidence
Ashley Montgomery | 8/7/2014, 9 a.m.
On Wednesday, August 6, stylist to the stars and salon owner, Angela Meadows is helping nine young girls develop their self-confidence and self-esteem as they embark on a new school year. The students from the summer program at Grace Christian Preparatory located in Goulds, an underserved community in Miami, are in for an entire day of pampering! The young ladies will enjoy a beauty makeover along with new school supplies and uniforms.
“I thought that this would be an awesome idea to join forces with them and connect with the young girls,” Meadows said. “I remember when I was a young girl in the park and people coming to teach me these things. Young girls need to hear this.”
During the event, popular role models in the community will be speaking to the girls about the importance of self-confidence and to believe in oneself beyond all of life’s many adversities.
The young girls will get their hair styled by Angela Meadows. With over 20 years in the beauty industry, her artistic vision and love for hair has catapulted her to the position as one of the most sought after stylists in the business. Her clients range from singer Kelly Rowland to tennis superstar, Serena Williams.
“It’s important for girls to feel confident,” Meadows said. “Self confidence is learned, practiced and mastered, and we want each girl to know their self-worth.”
The fortunate students will also be receiving manicures and pedicures from, famous nail technician, Dana Cody of Tippie Toe Diva Nail Salon. Celebrity makeup artist, Kazumi Brown, will be applying the makeup and celebrity fashion stylist Meyhem, from The Meyhem Group, is in charge of giving the ‘mini fashionistas’ a new fashion forward style. New school uniforms and supplies will be sponsored by Tire Group International Inc. At the end of the day, each girl’s entire look will be captured in a professional photo shoot by Joe Chirichigno.
“We wanted to do this photo shoot to make the girls feel special and show them that they are beautiful,” Meadows said.
Grace Christian Preparatory Unforgettable Summer Bridge Program, funded by The Children’s Trust, seeks to inspire, encourage and enrich the lives of all of their students. Through providing unforgettable experiences to children from an underprivileged community, Grace Christian Preparatory looks to enhance each student’s awareness of the power that lies within them. Next year, Grace Christian Preparatory will seek to expand the amount of participants in their program.
Meadows plans to reach out to different audiences in the near future.
She said she plans on working with severe burn victims, cancer patients, young children and others who have suffered some sort of physical deformity to show them that vanity is not such a bad thing and how it can boost one's self-esteem.
“I have done many things like this in the past and it has really inspired me to want to start a non-profit organization soon,” Meadows said.
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