HairStories , a celebration of African hair through the ages takes place this Saturday. The event is designed to share heart warming stories about hair through a range of workshops, interactive activities, personal anecdotes and artistic imagery. This exciting event includes an impressive list of speakers such as Vicki Igbokwe, Creative Director, founder of Uchenna Dance and an empowerment specialist who will be delivering an empowerment workshop along with dancers from her upcoming show The Headwrap Dairies. Artist and illustrator Merissa Hylton, from Sankofa Creative Co. will be encouraging children to express themselves whilst learning about positive roles models through the use of her colouring books. Other activities will be a headwrap bar, a pop-up braid bar hosted by Mane Diva’s with guest hair stylists as well as exciting vendors in the dedicated shopping area.
HairStories is brought to us by Ujima Collective United who aim to bring African centred businesses together for the betterment of the community and the celebration of African culture. The organisation consists of Katrina Emmanuel, founder of Mane Divas, Merissa Hylton, founder of Sankofa Creative Co. and Belinda Raji, founder of BEUNIQUE Hair Care.
HairStories takes place on Saturday 29th October between 10.00am and 6.00pm at City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, London W2 1NB.
For more information, please visit their website.