El Dorado native donated wigs to women with medical hair loss; had photoshoot to celebrate


EL DORADO, ARK (KTVE/KARD)– An El Dorado native is giving back to her community through a group called “Wigs For Love” where they give away wigs to women who are dealing with medical hair loss.

Rickitha Hicks, the owner of “Melanin Kollections” and wig designer, gave away a wig to two young mothers. The two mothers are Jasmine Carter, who is dealing with alopecia, and Epiphany Bean who is dealing with breast cancer. Jasmine had her hair and makeup done professionally by Whitney Cook and Lulu Billings. After, a local photographer took their pictures in a studio to celebrate. Hicks says she enjoys helping and making a difference in her community.

Epiphany told KTVE/KARD that the experience was amazing. She said, “Rickitha earned a special spot in my heart for what she has done for me. It was a true blessing especially with the fact that the chemotherapy caused ALL of my hair to fall out. It has grown back now but I still have insecurities with wearing my hair. So, the wig she made for me was a sincere benefit. Today, Tuesday, October 13, is my last chemotherapy treatment which means the photo shoot was perfect timing. Rickitha helped me create a personal representation of “Fight Like A Girl.”

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