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.

Read the Hair Shop zine

The Hair Shop zine features the words (and song choices) of Charnae, Ruth, Ebuni, Cyndi and Darkwah. You can read it for free on Flip Html or purchase a copy from my website.

Listen to the stories:

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

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
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

Thank you

This project would have been impossible without the following people.

Charnae Thompson, south London born and raised student and shop manager.

Ruth Sutoyé, British Nigerian photographer, filmmaker and cultural producer.

Cyndi Anafo, Co-Director of Peckham Palms, DJ and events curator.

Ebuni Ajiduah, trichologist, hair stylist, writer and creator of Snatched Edges podcast.

Darkwah Kyei-Darwkah, non-binary multidisciplinary artist, content curator and presenter for BET.