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Veronica Parnell

Veronica Parnell

My name is Veronica Parnell and I am a 26 year retired AF veteran and 5.5 year senior instructor (and proud 13 year natural) for an Air Force JROTC program at Wichita Heights High School in Wichita, KS.
Veronica Parnell

AFJROTC cadets

Here’s an update from Veronica Parnell who we featured in an article because of the great work that she is doing with helping young women love their hair, (and bond with each other in the process). Check out Veronica’s latest news and if you are in the area, join Veronica and the ladies at an upcoming Natural Hair Meetup.

(Dear Natural Haircare News):

I am super excited to share with you pictures of our first successful Natural Hair Meetup with the natural ladies on McConnell AFB. The girls had the opportunity to connect with professional women who love their hair and who were eager to discuss ways to stay on their respective journeys. The girls pictured here are all AFJROTC cadets who wear the AF uniform once a week for a grade. As a result, they shared protective styling tricks and techniques used while in uniform. I was very proud to see the girls speak with confidence and pride, willing to share with adults the love they have for their hair. A sweet reminder that my labor is not in vain! 🙂

I shared tips for maintaining my hair, using the girls as hair models, I conducted short moisturizing and protective style maintenance techniques. I also answered questions about growing back edges, LOC method, length retention and so much more. Overall, it was a blast and we are all extremely excited about our next Meetup/Texture which is growing in interest by corporate sponsors and community naturals by the day.

Wichita Heights Hair Club Meetup

The girls and I, in partnership with the two ladies of McConnell who helped me organize this event have agreed to host quarterly Meetups on the base to capture the new women as they transition into the city. In order to connect the military women with the naturals in Wichita, we will host monthly Meetups at a centralized location in the city. Several natural hair product companies have agreed to partner with us to provide financial as well as product support to ensure our success.

Thank you again for sharing our story with your audience of readers. It is our prayer that more young girls (and young at heart women) will follow our lead and embrace their natural hair. In the interim, we will keep impacting Wichita the best way we can.

Wichita Heights Hair Club Meetup

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