Portraits of Black Women and their Fabulous Hair
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Crowns photographer Michael Cunningham and author and
journalist George Alexander have captured the marvelous
trinity of black women, hair, and beauty salons in the
glorious Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their
Angela Garner says that “The beauty salon is the one great
thing we get to share as African American women. It’s
therapeutic.” Tisch Sims says that wearing fantasy hair
makes her feel “like a goddess, a queen.”
From the afro to the ponytail to dreadlocks to braids to
relaxed hair to fantasy hair; from “good hair” to bad hair
days, in this stunningly designed book black women from the
United States, Africa, and London explore the fascination
with hair and beauty that has long been a cherished part of
African American culture.
In fifty gorgeous photographs accompanied by vivid,
personal narratives, Queens, by turns moving and funny, is
the ultimate all-occasion gift book, perfect for Christmas,
Kwanzaa, Mother’s Day, and birthdays.
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