Exploring U.S. culture and identity through hair
Each year Americans spend billions on hair: curling it, dying it, and adding extensions. To achieve our ideal look, we turn to the sacred space that is the salon. Candacy Taylor, Archie Green award recipient at the American Folklife center, has traveled to salons around the U.S. since 2006.
Her multi-modal project documents the American salon. “American Hair” focuses on how hair intersects with culture and identity in the United States.
Taylor tells Current State’s Emanuele Berry that her fascination with hair stems from her childhood.