The Sights & Sounds of "You Can Touch My Hair"

Growing up, touching my hair was the sole province of the family caregivers who would wash, brush, braid, cornrow, pigtail, or hot comb it until I was myself old enough to manage its daily styling. As I entered adolescence, those family members were replaced by the professionals who'd relax it during the school year… »6/11/13 9:00pm6/11/13 9:00pm

Exhibit Asks People to Explore ‘Tactile Fascination with Black Hair’

Because you wouldn’t go up to a stranger (any stranger, really) and ask to touch that person’s hair without being justifiably throat-punched, un’ruly, a site that focuses on the experience of being black and having hair, is launching a public exhibit in New York’s Union Square called “You Can Touch My Hair.” Want to… »6/06/13 9:15pm6/06/13 9:15pm

Fashion Week: If You Think The Clothes Are A Waste Of Time, Wait 'Til You Hear About The Hair

The New York Times sent one of its writers, Natasha Singer, to stand in as a hair assistant backstage at the Réyes runway show during fashion week. Singer, who admits, "I don't know how to properly handle my own hair," was faced with the daunting task of styling Rapunzel-locked models' hair in a "fresh and modern"… »9/13/07 11:00am9/13/07 11:00am