by Michaela Angela Davis (CNN) — Hair in the Black community is like a religion, resplendent with ritual, devotion, mythology, metaphor, plenty of pomp and circumstance. Black hair arguably is one of the quickest indicators of ethnicity, ethos and sometimes, politics. This past week, two very different children found their very different “ethnic” hairstyles in the spotlight on two very different political stages.
Fashionista’s–Tarin Boone (second from l) is pictured with owner of Karen’s Body Beautiful founder Karen Tappin (far l), Rochelle Grant (BlackOnyx77), founder of Alikay Naturals (third from l) and natural haircare pioneer, stylist Diane Bailey (far r). (Photo/Anya Grant) Straight out of the ATL to New York comes ‘Fro Fashion Week. For the first time, FFW showcased what’s new and next in the world of natural hair on September 7 at Kai Studios in Brooklyn.