Hair: Untold Stories is an exhibition at the Horniman Museum about the cultural and physical significance of hair. The hair shop installation explores the experiences of Black women and non binary people in the UK, featuring five phenomenal Black folks. It’s showing from 4 December – 19 June 2022 before touring to Sheffield and Carlisle through to 2023.

You can read my blog about the hair shop here.

Read the Hair Shop zine

The Hair Shop zine features the words (and song choices) of Charnae, Ruth, Ebuni, Cyndi and Darkwah.

Buy a copy for £5.50 from my website or read it for free online on Flip Html.

This project would have been impossible without:

  • Charnae Thompson, south London born and raised student and shop manager.
  • Ruth Sutoyé, British Nigerian photographer, filmmaker and cultural producer.
  • Ebuni Ajiduah, trichologist, hair stylist, writer and creator of Snatched Edges podcast.

Listen to the stories

Darwkah, wigs and creativity
Original images of Darkwah are by Pawel Herman. Makeup by Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah. Hair by Ama Hair Salon. Song: Expressing Uniqueness (258hz) by Solfeggio Frequencies

Charnae, bobbles and nostalgia
Original images of Charnae are from her personal collection.
Song: I Feel Good by Beres Hammond

Cyndi, business and purchasing power
Original image of Cyndi is from her personal collection
Song: Been So Long by Anita Baker
Ruth, clippers and bald Black women
Original image of Ruth is by Almass Badat.
Song: Koffee by Toast

Ebuni, hair and health
Original images of Ebuni is from her personal collection
Song: On The Block by DDark