BAD Hair Uprooted is the 10th anniversary exhibit of going-natural.com, a social web and networking site connecting more than 40,000 members interested in natural hair. More than shining a light on uniquely beautiful natural hairstyles, the photo montage highlights the social injustice against Black hairstyles and shines a light on a movement that rooted in New York almost 30 years ago.
Back To Our Roots
It might have gone unnoticed to the majority of New Yorkers when a little salon opened its door in 1985 on Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn but it was history in the making. Kinapps was the first ever Natural Hair Salon in the world where Black people could go to get their dreadlocks professionally groomed and their services laid the foundation for the natural hair movement that is alive and growing. Today the world-wide web counts an estimated 100,000 natural hair bloggers and video channels and the end is not nearly in sight. SEE VIDEO ON PAGE2