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African Roots Hair Braiding is a Hair Braiding Salon conveniently located in the Washington DC Metropolitan precisely on 6428 Old Branch Avenue, Camps Spring, MD 20748. We specialize in braiding for women, men, and children. Our expert braiding stylists ,experienced and professional braiders ( trained in Africa and in the US ) are great at what they do and they work quickly and efficiently. We have the best prices for braiding and weaves in the Metropolitan .
African Roots Hair Braiding provides Individual braids, kinky twists, Senegalese twists, Spring Twist, New Sis Twist , SoftTouch corn rows, Micro-braids, Invisible braids, African Pony tails, Weaving, Pixies, Nubian Twist , Dreadlocks, African Fish Bone, Sista Twist, and many more... We use both synthetic and real hair. Our salon offers a very friendly and fun atmosphere. Call for an appointment or stop in today for more information and to get your hair done!
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In Africa, hairstyle has been used to project profession, gender, age and status. In the show such distinctions are often illustrated by masks or statues, which can be stylized to the point of caricature to emphasize a certain feature.
In such artwork, the head can be made disproportionately larger. Often, this represents the identity of a supernatural being or ancestor. The shape, style and decoration of the head might determine the identity of who is being portrayed. Facial paint, facial scars (scarification) or the hairdo itself would also illustrate the identity of the figure.
The rise of the Afro in the 1960's turned into a visual manifestation of Black Power. For years simply wearing an Afro was a political statement. The Afro also illustrated another trend: the cross-pollination of the black world. The Afro popped up in Africa, was worn at demonstrations celebrating Brazil's black pride movement, Black Rio, and flourished in Europe's black communities. By wearing the Afro, one was not simply copying another American style. The Afro was and should continue to be a symbol of the solidarity of the black world.