Though we have many articles devoted to African threading, we have not yet broached the topic of where to get the style done …. until now!
1. Anana Scott – Oakland, CA
Anana Scott came to popularity when people wondered who created the beautiful threaded style on singer Goapele in 2010. According to Black Voices,
“Thread-wrapping isn’t a new style for Goapele, however. Scott used to style and thread-wrap the singer’s hair when she was a little girl. And even though Scott learned this technique from her Mississippi-bred grandmother, who used do a similar wrap style with women’s hair decades ago, she says it’s a technique that definitely has its roots in Africa.” – Natural Hair Beauty Blog
As recently as last year, Scott demonstrated her threaded styles at the Nappywood Natural Hair Expo alongside another stylist, Nawaili Gray. Here are a few more pictures of her work:
Website: Kingdom Hands
2. Séphora Joannes – Paris, France
Séphora Joannes is Caribbean hair artist (and hairstylist) who resides in Paris, France. She has threaded the hair of models for various shows, many of which you can find on her Haaragraphy site as well as on her instagram (see below). Séphora of her work (loosely translated from French):
“Since my return to natural, I devote a passion for hairdressing and especially on kinky and curly hair.
These hair are clouds, lightweight and “sculptable,” that allow us all kinds of styles … My inspirations are Fulani, Masai, Ethiopia, Martinique, Contemporary … ” – Séphora Joannes, Afro Mango & Cie
3. The Damn Salon – USA and Canada
The Damn Salon introduced the Nwele technique to the natural hair community back in 2010. The technique essentially involves threading of the hair without heat or chemicals for maximum elongation, or stretch. If you are new to using African threading for stretching and would like to go to a professional stylist, then check them out. The salon has locations in the United States (Atlanta, New York City, Houston, DC, Charlotte) and Canada (Montreal). Definitely contact them to inquire which of their locations still offers this service.
Do you know of any other stylists or salons that do African threading? Share below!