Hair-ITAGE Society
About Us

Hair-ITAGE Society was founded by Kimberly E. Rollins and Dr. Akosua Ali.Sabree. 

Kimberly Rollins is an entrepreneur, licensed Cosmetologist, Locktician and Massage Therapist. She is the owner of Oxsun Natural Hair Salon & Spa established in February 2000. Located at 1000 South 25th street  (25th & Carpenter  Street) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. www.Oxsunnaturalhairsalon.com 

Kimberly has been in this industry since 1988 and received her cosmetology hours while attending   Willingboro High School. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1991, eventually becoming licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Kimberly returned to school in February 2000 taking a course in Massage Therapy finishing in the top of her  class. This was a natural direction for her because she believes in education of the total mind, body and  spiritual wellness in order to live a healthier life.

Kimberly decided to return to the industry full time in 1998 after being in law enforcement for five years. Although, she is licensed Kimberly had to do extensive training in the field in order to become a reputable  Natural Hair Designer. She has received hands on training from family, friends and other Natural Hair  Specialists. Her training is cultural and has been passed down through generations

As a dedicated professional and a new mother, Kimberly noticed the need for women of different cultural backgrounds to understand how to properly care for their children's hair. She developed and was awarded a Leeway Grant to conduct her much requested Nana's Lap program. Nana's Lap is a series of hands on  workshops designed to exchange information and  to provide instructions on proper gentle hair care.

Dr. Akosua Ali.Sabree affectionately called Mama Akosua is the director of the Amadi Wellness Connection (AWC) www.BeWellRelax.com and founder of the Amadi Universal Light Mission (AULM). Mama Akosua is also  a talk radio host on the Harambee Radio Network www.Harambeeradio.com  and program director of the Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health & Beauty Expo www.LocksConference.com.  

Dr. Ali-Sabree has been a wholistic health and wellness practitioner for over 42 years. She revels in her capacities as wife, mother, active grandmother, CEO, mentor, professional registered nurse, certified clinical wholistic hypnocounsellor, wellness coach, NLP master practitioner, stress management trainer, registered  behavior therapist, network marketing trainer, Naturopath student, intuitive writer, published author, and  urban generalist. 

Dr. Ali.Sabree is also an ordained minister with a masters degree in Counselling and a doctorate in divinity.     She is known for the calming and powerful way she uses everyday conversation to provide spiritual and transformational counselling.  Mama Akosua is also the co-founder of Ujima Press Real Communication  www.UjimaPressRC.com
     
In addition to helping others to publish their stories, Dr. Ali.Sabree has managed to be a regular columnist for the Black Star Newspaper and edits a number of local newsletters. Her  published works include We  Surrender: A Collection of Inspirational Poems & Lyrical Verse, Hair Piecez: The Anthology, and soon to be  released:  Emancipating Your Spirit: A Conscious Guidebook: Affirmations, Meditation, Liberty & Other Soulful  Reflection.








Kimberly E. Rollins, P.H.D.  (Professional Hair Designer)
Kimberly is an Entrepreneur, licensed Cosmetologist, Locktician, Massage Therapist, Master Colorist and Educator. Kimberly is the Proprietor of Oxsun Spa & Boutique, established February 2000. Ms. Rollins has been in the industry for  20 years and is a licensed Cosmetologist in two states, she is considered an expert in her field. Kimberly practiced and teaches total mind, body and spirit wellness in order to live a natural healthy life and believes education is key when it comes to health and hair care. 

Becasue of her talents and expertise she is a frequently requested presenter at the Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health and Beauty Expo and other Natural Hair shows around the country. Kimberly's  workshops are always standing room only. The most popular workshops that she presents focuses on Childhood Hair care and Self Awareness. and on healing breathe and self-massage.

She is a 2008 recipient of Leeway Art & Change Grant.  Founder of Nanna’s Lap which provides training and effective styling methods to multi-cultural families, enabling parents to care for and maintain their children’s hair without the use of harsh chemicals. Co-Founder of Hair-I.T.A.G.E. Society which facilitates Rites of Passage in Hair Culture to maintain our African Legacy and Business Building workshops. Call Oxsun for an appt. (215) 893-9133 or visit  www.oxsunspa.com and Kimberlyoxsunsalonrollins on facebook.

Dr. Akosua Ali-Sabree, first and foremost is a conscious peace loving soul seeking more peace, good health, joy, freedom, and justice for all.  She is affectionately called MaMa Akosua, is the executive director of the Amadi Wellness Connection (AWC) and founder of the Amadi Universal Light Mission (AULM); the  program director of the Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health & Beauty Expo; co-founder of the Hair-ITAGE Society; and co-founder of Ujima Press Real Communication.    

Dr. Ali-Sabree has been a wholistic health and wellness educator/ counsellor since 1968, She revels in her capacities as sister, daughter, auntie, wife, mother, grandmother, CEO, mentor, professional registered nurse, certified clinical wholistic hypnocounsellor, life consciousness and imagination counsellor, certified cultural childbirth educator, wellness coach, Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapist, stress management trainer, registered behavior therapist, certified network marketing trainer, naturopath  student, intuitive writer, published author,  publisher, and freedom advocate and urban generalist. 
Weekly, MaMa Akosua produces and co-hosts  the “Health is A Family Affair” talk show on the Harambee Radio and tv network. 

Dr. Ali.Sabree is an ordained minister with a master’s degree in human services/counselling, and a doctorate in divinity. She is also serves as secretary minister of the Ummah of Sovereign Sole.  MaMa Akosua is known for her passionate calls for preserving liberty, reclaiming our ancient indigenous heritage, and the calming and powerful way she uses everyday conversation to provide spiritual and transformational counselling.  In addition to editing newsletters for local businesses and being a regular columnist for the Black ST*R magazine, she has helped many brothers and sisters fine tune and publish their written works.  Her own published works include We Surrender: A Collection of Inspirational Poems & Lyrical Verse; Hair Piecez: The Anthology; Wholistic Guide to Health and Wellness: How to Achieve Peace, Joy, and a Simple Life; and her latest book Emancipating Your Spirit: A Conscious Guidebook: Affirmations, Meditation, Liberty & Other Soulful Reflections.

MaMa Akosua is available for consultations, book signings, facilitating workshops, speaking engagements, networking, and program development contact at 
215-438-8189 or 267-217-3074 or email: email info@bewellrelax.com
To connect with Dr. Akosua Ali-Sabree online, visit the following web sites:
www.AkosuaAli-Sabree.com
www.BeWellRelax.com
www.LocksConference.com


Advisory Council:
Sakinah Sabree
Kwame Muhammad
Kariem Muhammad
Brenda Eady
Jacqueline Myers-Ross
Aziza Kinteh








Although the  Hair-ITAGE Society was originally founded by Kimberly E. Rollins and   Dr. MaMa Akosua Ali. Sabree the society is a result of many hours, days, and months of meditation, research, planning, and development. The society is affiliated with a collective effort of a special group of women and men (Kuumba Family Institute, Inc. and advisors) who have dedicated themselves to empowerment, preservation of ancient aboriginal cultural art forms and spiritual traditions, and the fulfillment of the society's mission.