Photos Abena , Cassell-Swaby, WHMG TV
Ms. Cindy Tawiah hosted a day of beauty and wellness at The Diva by Cindy Hair Salon and Healing Centre located at 7 Hooks Lane in Pikesville, Maryland. The project began in 2004 when Ms. Tawiah opened a hair salon but wanted something more; a healing center. “A place where women could be rejuvenated, renewed, restored and poured in to.” Ms. Tawiah feels that “women give so much and receive so little.” She wanted to give back by helping homeless women and victims of domestic violence.
Each year Ms. Tawiah and her staff offer free services to homeless women in shelters, and victims of domestic violence. Because many of the women feel like they are invisible the goal is give them outer beauty so they can see their inner beauty shine out. The women receive the positive attention they need in order to once again become productive members of society. To show their appreciation for her assistance, several women who have benefited from the program (and turned their lives around) have returned to the salon for services.
If you would like to volunteer, or make a donation visit http://www.thedivaproject.org for additional information.