The Queen Of The Braids

Did you know that there are over 50 different ways to braid your hair? If you think that doing a braid is an easy job, going through this Instagram account will definitely change your mind. The master of braiding hair is called Shani Crowe and she takes her job very seriously. An interdisciplinary artist (she studied film production at Howard), Crowe has brought her often staggeringly complex braid designs to the walls of Brooklyn’s MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) and even to SNL — when she constructed Solange’s glimmering Swarovski halo from 100 feet of braided hair. 

Her motto is “LEVELS LIKE NEVER BEFORE,” and it sure shows with her reaching higher and higher levels with every new picture she posts.  

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Join me tomorrow for a free braiding workshop at the Logan center! I will be teaching basic braiding techniques; bring a friend to practice with and follow along, or just watch and learn. Braiding hair, oil, gel, combs, and clips will be provided! Then after, be sure to support my homies @swandaychicago as they celebrate women in Dance at the promontory. More details about my workshop below, please click the mention above for info about Swan day! *************************************************************“Join artist and celebrity braid stylist Shani Crowe for a hands-on braiding workshop. Learn basic braiding and cornrowing techniques while practicing on a friend. Hair products, supplies, and braiding hair will be provided. This event accompanies Thrival Geographies, on view at Wrightwood 659, an artwork that highlights the unique ways in which black women have historically navigated and shaped space in order to advance their position in American society. We recommend clean, stretched, and detangled or blow-dried hair. Guests are welcome to bring a detangling tool of choice and any special hair product needs. This work is part of a series of live events, performances, and workshops organized by Amanda Williams, Andres Hernandez, and Shani Crowe, inspired by the themes of Thrival Geographies (In My Mind I See A Line). It is also a part of the Logan Center “Family Saturdays” series.” SATURDAY, APRIL 6th, 2-4pm

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