MY HAIR IS ART - An exhibit by Yoyo
Hair is one of the unique ways people express their individuality. How we style, cut, colour, and care for it undoubtedly communicates something about us to others. For many communities, it goes beyond practicality and aesthetics; it’s a glimpse into the culture, traditions, and techniques passed down over time. This is particularly true for black hair as it encompasses all of these elements.
Although mainstream culture has had no issues utilizing these looks, there is still so much misinformation and stigma around the hair, the hairdos and the people who sport them.
Yodit Michele, a.k.a. YOYO
, is a hairdresser who uses her artistry and knowledge daily to create hairstyles rooted in
form and function. For her show titled "MY HAIR IS ART", she aimed to push herself creatively while showcasing the beauty and power of black hair and how it can be transformed to tell a story and stretch the imagination.
The project was powered by La Rue Inspire x Little Burgundy Shoes x Reebok Canada.
Special thank you to the beautiful young women involved: (top to bottom)
Savanah & Khloe Lewis