What you'll do
The expression of culture through hairstyles has been a long-standing signature of Black communities. From afros to braids, Black people use their hair as a personal expression of who they are and what they stand for. On this tour, you will be exposed to both hair stores and hair stories. You will learn the history of today’s most popular Black hair trends, right back to their African roots, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the emotional significance hair has on Black culture and identity today. Social oppression and racial discrimination have historically forced many Black women to hide their hair. This tour strives to celebrate it. We will visit the best salon options for braiding, wigs and natural curl cultivation. You can also purchase hair accessories and products that will guarantee your perfect next “lewk”. Our last stop will include a personal mini-consultation on your hair texture at one of Harlem’s premier natural hair salons. This tour caters not only to those with black hair, but also those just interested in knowing more about its significance to Black culture.
We will start our tour “spilling some tea” over tea about your hair journey.
I am an Ivy League-educated fashion designer and professor, who has built a brand around integrating my fashion expertise with a PhD in Anthropology to give you a unique, educative, fashion perspective! My company, The Common Thread Project (www.tctproject.com), does the research and my tours bring this knowledge straight to the public.
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Where you'll be
During this walking tour, I will share with you the history of black hair while visiting four popular hair stores and salons located on Harlem's iconic 125th Street. At each stop, you will be able to purchase a wide variety of hair products and accessories. Our last stop will be at a natural hair salon where you will be given a personal mini-consultation on your actual hair texture. Participation in this consultation is not mandatory.
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Tue, Sep 24 From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
$45 per person
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Hair We Go:A Black Hair Tour in Harlem