Crown of Locs is choosen once more for a New York Exibition. This time out of 1,900 submissions!
Like so many daughters of the Diaspora, I had my hair relaxed when I was a teenager. I didn’t know any better than that it was a rite of passage and I was happy to have my Afro straightened.
The Pursuit of Nappiness; Bad Hair at its best!
New York, NY - November 1st to November 30th 2008
Date: Sunday November 9
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Documentary: My Nappy Roots (22 mintutes)
I like to thank everyone for coming out and making openings night such a success. I truly enjoyed every single moment of sharing my pursuit of nappiness in pictures and words with all of you.
As part of the exhibition, we feature the award-winning documentary entitled "My Nappy Roots" this Sunday for free. The stylistic feature-length documentary, celebrates the unique journey of Black hair perfectly compliments the natural hair exhibition.Date November 9, time 2:00 PM and best of all it's Free!
The baddest hairstyles 09
Without doubt, New York is the world's capital when it comes to Black hair styling. Now there finally is a hair show that matches the grandeur of the industry’s forerunners’ everlasting creativity.
The Pursuit of Nappiness exhibit came to close with a spectacular natural hair show that did more than inspire styles for 09. Khamit Kinks: Kemi, Wendy Williams, Anu Prestonia (Salon owner) and Michelle Brooks.
The opening reception of the Pursuit of Nappiness exhibition that features Natrual Hairstyles was a huge success. Among the visitors were Anu Prestonia from Khamit Kinks, Peta Hojes and Film Maker Mariette Monpierre who wrote and directed www.elzathemovie.com.
But rather than me saying that the exhibition was a great success watch this video of visitors sharing their experience about the Pursuit of Nappiness.
My world literary changed when I entered the BAM Dance Africa Festival Fair in 2004.
For the first time in my adult life I was in an environment where natural hairstyles were not just prevalent, the styles were outrageously beautiful.
After showing my collection to Lawrence Rodriguez, the owner of Casa Frela invited me to have an exhibition. For a month nearly 40 pieces of the Going-Natural collection where on display in the prestigious gallery, that is not just a beautiful brownstone in the Mount Morris Historical District in Harlem. It is also the venue where Beyonce famously recorded the video for her song "Bad boy."
My work celebrates the beauty of African hair; an underappreciated natural beauty all too common destroyed by harsh chemicals and damaging weaves.
Capturing the beauty of African Hairstyles allows me to picture the beauty of Black natural strands while shining a light on the social injustice of unequal hair rights.