Kaylamarie Bailey

Kaylamarie is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

A nonprofit’s free hair styling for girls builds their self-esteem

Twelve-year-old Jasmine Lassiter said kids used to make fun of her hair. Now, thanks to an organization called Her Natural Wreath, classmates admire her beautiful braids. That’s the kind of news Rachel Eloy, the organization’s founder, likes to hear. Eloy, a third-year University of Florida student, recently launched Her Natural Wreath, a Gainesville nonprofit organization that offers free braiding services to girls ages 3 to 17.

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