How The Salooni Project Has Created a Safe Space for African Women to Love Their Hair

Through their pop-up salon art installation, four Ugandan creatives imagine a future where Afro-textured hair is no longer a painful subject for Black women.

Outside a TV monitor plays a tutorial on how to survive a white supremacist hairstyle. Passing through a cascading beaded curtain, you’re greeted by a full set of sprays—aloe and other oils—and three comfortable chairs. A projection on the wall shows a loop of traditional and contemporary Afro-textured hairstyles, including a Mohawk dating back to the 1950s.

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