Crowns photographer Michael Cunningham and author and journalist George Alexander have captured the marvelous trinity of black women, hair, and beauty salons in the glorious Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair.
Angela Garner says that The beauty salon is the one great thing we get to share as African American women. Its therapeutic. Tisch Sims says that wearing fantasy hair makes her feel like a goddess, a queen.
From the afro to the ponytail to dreadlocks to braids to relaxed hair to fantasy hair; from good hair to bad hair days, in this stunningly designed book black women from the United States, Africa, and London explore the fascination with hair and beauty that has long been a cherished part of African American culture.
In fifty gorgeous photographs accompanied by vivid, personal narratives, Queens, by turns moving and funny, is the ultimate all-occasion gift book, perfect for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Mothers Day, and birthdays.