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FORT WAYNE—In 2012, a partnership between the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Green Hair Revolution, whose mission is to bring education, engagement and empowerment about hair to the public via various media forms began. Those efforts inspired the first ever Day of Natural Hair event in Fort Wayne in May 2013, bringing Michael July renowned photographer and author of “Afros—A Celebration of Natural Hair to our fair city. This year, the collaboration continues with Celebrating The Art Of Hair our second annual event of all things hair.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, the group will kick off the weekend with “Cocktails and Curls,” a pre-party mixer event with music, cocktails, edibles and guest speaker Avein Jude Dugas, the world record holder of the largest afro and an icon of natural style and beauty.
The next day, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10, the community is invited to immerse themselves in celebrating their natural beauty at “The Art Of Hair.” The day will consist of workshops,demonstrations, presentations, and discussions all on the subject of hair style, health, care and beauty. Hair and beauty vendors will demonstrate their products and new this year will be the “Wig Wam,” an area devoted to wigs and hairpieces all for you to try on and have fun! Along with a DJ to keep the event lively during day, there will be henna artists, massage therapists, prize giveaways, steppers and at the end of the event a spectacular natural hair fashion show.
Admission at the door is $10 for each event and in advance $15 for both events. Just visit fwmoa.org/event/hair to buy your tickets. The first 200 attendees will receive a 2014 Art of Hair Tote bag filled with goodies.