I got my hair styled.
Not “done”, because my hair does not need fixing, and is not broken.
Chaundra Lockstar styled my hair of Naturals Salon.
Here is the pic she posted of my new do …
During my styling, Chaundra mentioned her work was featured at 1708 Gallery until March 8, 2014 but a special event would take place with special guests Bill Gaskins and juror A’Lelia Bundles.
When I arrived at the event, I was overwhelmed with joy. While I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, it exceeded my expectations.
See, creator Sonya Clark of The Hair Craft Project displayed the art of hair in a unique way. She used word of mouth to find stylist to style her own hair. Her head was the canvas. She took it a step further by giving each of the artist a canvas with with hand stitched threads to manipulate into a design.
The Starting Canvas..
The 1708 gallery states:
The Hair Craft Project is based on the premise that hairdressing is the primordial textile art form—hairdressing is the earliest manipulation of fiber toward an aesthetic and functional purpose.
I watch Saturday Night Live – I don’t always get the jokes. The episode with Kerry Washington was hilarious! Let’s admit it, diversity of any kind is just more interesting. When they debuted the new staff they were hard to tell a part, they all looked the same. Can you imagine my excitement when I heard the announcement of the new cast member, Sasheer Zamata!
Sasheer is already my best friend in my head. She is not the typical Mammy, Sapphire or Jezebel you often see portrayed in popular culture. She is not just beautiful, well spoken and funny – she is like the NATURAL girl next door!!
The largest hatred to overcome is that of the self. I am so happy about the growth of natural hair. So many women of color who would have never considered embracing their curls have ditched the creamy crack to embrace their god given strands.
We are now working to program ourselves to embrace our god given attributes- but sometimes we slip and show we truly don’t value ourselves.
I haven’t had a positive few of The Talk especially many of the comments of Aisha and Sheryl. The panel was asked their opinion about Heidi Klum saving her sons’ afro hair after a trim. Sheryl Underwood used it as an opportunity to talks negatively about curly, nappy, beady hair – why would you want to save that?
I respect that Sheryl apologized for her inappropriate joke, however it shows a much larger issue.
Self hatred, especially among Black women and their kinky hair!
The first edition is the spring edition- and I LOVE IT! Co-founders Crystal Knight and Chimere Norris laced the magazine pages with helpful information in an appealing way featuring beautiful naturals. The cover features Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, and oh yeah me on page 10!! (check out the image below).