February 28, 2019
Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center
6120 Sargent Road
Chillum, MD 20782
301-853-2005; TTY 301-699-2544
The Style, the Fashion, and the Passion of the Black Community – The History of the Black Beauty Salons and Barber Shops
Exhibit: Beauties and Beaus
Thursday, February 28, 2019
This exhibit will be on display daily through Thursday, February 28, 2019. Center is closed Sundays. Check the center's web page for daily hours of operation.
The earliest known beauty salons and barber shops can be linked to the early 19th century. Ancient art in Africa depicted Nazarenes with dreadlocks, Moors with Afro coils, and Egyptians with braids. The business of hair care can be traced back to the time of Cleopatra treating baldness and Madame C.J. Walker experimenting with ingredients to start her hair care business. The passion for hair in all its glory was embraced by the African American Culture and is a billion dollar business today. Come view this exhibition of hair, style, and community.
Ages: All ages are welcome