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Root Therapy

How to Love Your Hair (And Find Yourself)

About The Book

Embrace and learn to love your natural hair with this eye-opening guide from “hair whisperer” to the stars, Felicia Leatherwood.

As a child there was nothing Felicia Leatherwood wanted more than long, flowy hair. But Felicia’s short afro grew up and out, not down. Her father who styled Felicia’s hair in her mother’s place, often didn’t know his own strength, and would rip Felicia’s delicate strands as he combed through her hair. At a young age, Felicia internalizes her hair as something to be managed, tamed, instead of a source of pride.

As hair trends come and go, Felicia’s beloved Jherri Curl is replaced by every braided style in the book. She even tries her hand at weaves and relaxers. Felicia finds she loves doing hair so much she leaves her high-paying corporate job to enroll in beauty school and lands a hot new job at a salon where celebrities breeze through to freshen up their look. It isn’t long until Felicia is styling her first celebrity client. Felicia’s love of hair takes her around the world, to movie sets and several red carpets.

In Root Therapy, Felicia shares her journey of hair positivity, which opens the door to a beautiful spiritual journey of self-love. As a celebrity stylist and natural hair educator, Felicia has made it her life’s mission to share the message of hair acceptance. Complete with exercises that show you the merits of owning one’s complete self, Felicia encourages you to embrace your natural hair.

About The Author

Elton Anderson Jr

Felicia Leatherwood is the world’s leading celebrity stylist and inspirational beauty speaker regarding natural hair with over twenty-six years of experience. She conducts hair care workshops for audiences around the globe under the brand and slogan “Loving Your Hair with Natural Care.” Leatherwood’s styles have been featured on such high-profile acts as Oscar Award nominee Ava Duvernay (Selma director), Issa Rae of HBO’s Insecure, megastar Will Smith, Grammy winner/R&B superstar Jill Scott, Iron Man/Empire star Terrence Howard, Mad Men star Teyonah Parris, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, and countless others. Leatherwood’s message is rooted in the idea of holistic health and fundamentally loving yourself—a true inside out approach to hair care.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 1, 2025)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982195014

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