I Love Black Hair Shows…and so does my coffee table

hair wars bookI love black hair shows for the drama, the styles, and of course the half naked muscle bound men that delight a crowd of women and gay men.  There is nothing like it.

Photographer David Yellen (Time, Life and People) and writer Johanna Lenander (I.D., Surface and The New York Times’ T) explore the jaw-dropping outrageousness and artistic coiffures from African-American hair trade shows in a new book called Hair WarsYou can get it on Amazon.com

We have one of the greatest shows here in DC, The Golden Scissor Awards.  I just love it.  I’ve also been watching a reality show on BET J called Tears, Shears, and Beauty about contestants in this year’s Bonner Brothers show in the ATL.  People use everything from glitter, bibles, fishbowls, and of course tons and tons of fake hair.  It’s an art form that is uniquely African-American.  Here are some examples…

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  2. I had no idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Um, is that a hair guitar in there?!

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