Workshop showcases hairstyles from the African diaspora
Be one of 20 emerging hairstylists to join a workshop that showcases hairstyles from the African diaspora inspired by the mythic aquatopia presented in From the Deep: In the Wake of Drexciya with Ayana V. Jackson as well as those enslaved women wore on plantations around the world. Gain a historic perspective of hairstyling within the African diaspora and learn styling techniques and skills to create traditional, contemporary, and Afrofuturistic hairstyles.
Each workshop participant will create an Afrofuturistic hairstyle that could be seen in Ayana Jackson’s aquatopia Drexciya. All materials will be provided.
The workshop takes place September 30, 2023
National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Ave., SW Washington D.C.
Eligibility and submission guidelines
Open to emerging hairstylists in the field of cosmetology, candidates must submit via a Google slide document
- up to four (4) examples of their work that demonstrate basic techniques of styling and design
- a photograph of a hairstylist who inspires you with an explanation for your choice
Send submissions to
- AfricanArtProgams@si.edu (include Community Day Hair Workshop 2023 in subject line)
- by midnight September 10, 2023
Notification: emails will be sent September 15 informing candidates of their participation
Registration: mandatory onsite registration begins promptly at 12 noon, September 30, at the National Museum of African Art.”