Our Team

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Heidi Bailey

I am a parent, Early Childhood Educator and native of Cambridge who has decided to invest my time into creating positive, black-centered spaces. RepHAIRations holds the potential to provide a validating and safe space for our community.

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Sipho Mangcu

I grew up in South Africa, where hair was a big part of our national heritage and identity as Black people. As a fashion enthusiast, I am always fascinated with experimenting with different hair styles. When my family moved to Boston we struggled to find a space that catered to our hair, that is why RepHAIRations is so important to me!

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Yvonne Adams

I began my journey of truly exploring my whiteness and class privilege in depth about 4 years ago. We chose the name “RepHAIRations” for our shop very intentionally - I see my role in this partnership as a way in which I can begin to contribute to a community at whose expense I have (and will continue to) benefitted all my life. Turning the dream of an oasis for Black folks in a white desert of Metro West Boston into a reality makes RepHAIRations so much more than a play on words. It is my commitment to working hard to “do less harm."

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Lauren Ramdin

Growing up in Arlington, there were not many options when it came to my hair care or my culture. Hair can be centric to a person’s identity, it can ground them in culture, it can be an expression - in that it becomes more than just hair. I enjoy being a part of a an affirming space that can highlight Black and brown entrepreneurs.

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