MADE Magazine Global Impact Issue - Page 15

MADEXXXX MADEART
have been worn by celebrities and across the red carpet ; Elle Decoration assistant editor and author of Roots : A Designed Identity , an article on hair art practices , and hair street artist , and ; blogger Nikiwe Dloka , whose Benny and Betty exhibition – on at the time – celebrates contemporarised traditional hair practices , such as woolen hairstyles known locally as Benny and Betty , were the panelists .
Moderated by myself , I chatted to the Joburgbased creatives practices that preserve and extend traditional hair styling , empowering and
expressing self through hair , hair street culture and visual artists that use hair as their medium to a name .
As each panelist passionately shared their story , Mimi spoke about being one of the few crown specialists in the country – in fact , the only one doing what she is doing . At the time that hair inspirations like Kwena Baloyi , Solange and Crowzilla fill our timelines , more crown specialists would be welcomed .
This , spurring talk on how few natural hair salons there are in the country , especially as the demand for natural hair products grow and the visible increase in natural hair products on retail shelves . “ Where do we go to get our hair done in the city ,” asked a person in the audience . Similarly , pointing to the necessity for suppliers to cater for our beauty needs as black people .
From hair regimes to hairitage and remixing it with contemporary styles , the panel was a insightful building block adding to healthy conversations , which are essentially a part of larger discourse on identity , politics , expression and self-love .
Hairstylist : Ncumisa Mimi Duma / Urban Mimz made-magazine . com | 15
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