photographs and poster created for a participative event on the 12/06/2014
photographs: L 40 cm X W 40 cm
Poster: L 50 cm X W 70 cm
Hairdresser's shops are very important in African culture and haircuts became such an important thing for ladies today, almost a quarter of women in Senegal are in jail because of hairdresser's debt.
Scoubidou's (cheap multi-coloured plastic thread used by kids to make keychains) will be used in this project to learn more about the importance of hairstyle in African culture. It will also be the opportunity to study and understand the codes that govern these braiding salons, genuine societal microcosm. I have recreated one of those for a day in order to transmit braiding techniques learned from an Ivorian braider, Aminata Bakayoko.