Pictures by Pear Simpson 

By Naomi Fisher

Over the weekend I used to be taken again to my childhood in additional methods than one. Reminiscing about being excited to stand up for Sunday college with my contemporary silk and wrap . The numerous tales I might hear from sitting within the magnificence salon all day on Saturday with my mom and sisters, and the way going to the salon felt like visiting prolonged household. Because of Elizabeth Davis from Cleveland and Alisha Brooks from Kansas Metropolis for creating The Black Hair Expertise positioned in Atlanta, Ga and shortly to make its solution to DC and lots of different main cities in several states!

The Black Hair Expertise is a spot the place you possibly can go to not solely rejoice Black Hair however you and your mates or relations can create nice photograph oops for Instagram or running a blog with every open spaced theme that displays the method of what Black Ladies have handled their whole lives to take care of lovely wholesome hair. When talking to Elizabeth I requested her what impressed her and Alisha to create such a cool and inventive area, her reply was they needed a spot “the place we might come and see ourselves and rejoice our tradition!” They had been spot on. She additionally mentioned they needed to create an area that was “for us and by us” I need to say they executed that so effectively. This was such an unbelievable expertise not just for myself however for my teen daughter that accompanied me and took some wonderful images as effectively.

Pictures by Pear Simpson

I used to be in a position to share along with her my reminiscences as a baby with getting my hair pressed and curled, and the way enjoyable it was (but generally draining after being within the store for hours) to see the entire lovely Black girls from completely different backgrounds, completely different beliefs, all shades of brown, with completely different textures of hair come to the salon and really feel secure to launch and let go no matter came about earlier than getting into that door. Seeing their lovely smiles or generally their cries and the way every girl might relate to what they had been experiencing. It was comforting and teachable!  

The Black Hair Expertise received’t be in Atlanta lengthy, so get cute, seize your ladies and even your loved ones, buy your tickets whilst you can and luxuriate in this wonderful area that was created for us.