Join us in revitalizing the Chicago Southland's environment and economy.

The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.  
-Van Jones

Thank you so much for your interest in Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience .  Our business is more than a salon; it is an inspirational and distinct, socially responsible, economic development business model.  The salon is a game-changing African American business initiative that will reclaim an environmentally hazardous property in Chicago’s Southland area.

 Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience is a salon with a purpose; a unique salon that will encourage and motivate social change; a salon that will inspire a movement: the Farm to Beauty initiative.

 The mission of Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience is to promote and provide services that simulate the vitality of naturally textured hair while inspiring change in the community by advocating for a green lifestyle.  The Farm to Beauty initiative is the salon’s public awareness campaign.  This multifaceted movement is a grass roots call to action to impact social, economic and environmental change in Chicago’s Southland community by working to expand its livable communities – healthy, safe and walkable environments that offer timely transportation to schools, jobs, services and basic needs.

To learn more about this venture to reclaim a brownfield property, please watch the video.  I hope you are inspired to connect with us to explore partnership opportunities.   Please feel free to send an inquiry email to Octavia_hooks@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WATCH THIS QUICK 2 MINUTE VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OCTAVIA'S NATURAL HAIR CARE EXPERIENCE VISION.
 

Octavia's Natural Hair Care Experience Brownfield redevelopment rendering.