Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Big Hair Day


Saturday morning is big hair time in Jamaica. As you may know, beaded braids are a cultural norm in the Caribbean islands. Saturday morning is the time to comb out your hair and adopt your new look for the coming week. In my visits to the Caribbean, I've seen some amazing hair designs that are very creative and artistic.


Art is all around us. We simply need to open our eyes, open our ears, open our minds and take it in. It's a gift.



Jay said...

AHH, I LOVE that picture at the top, priceless!

--- on a side note, this post reminded me of a guy that I went to high school with. He used to have different things braided into his hair depending on the occasion... my personal fave that had was when he braided his hair into an eagle on the 4th of July. Wish I had a picture of that!!

Dan Denardo said...

I love that story, Jay. Hey, why not braid things into your hair. Seems like a pretty harmless form of self-expression.

I've thought about doing a photo series on backs of heads. Not sure why. I think I've been inspired by my son's head now that it looks like a cue ball.

If you have a moment, here's one I posted a while back:

Happilybeading said...

Very cool pic. I would be happy if my tomboy daughter would wear any type of hair accessory! Perhaps someday :O)

Ron said...

You're so right about art being all around us. Sometimes, even I forget that.

Thanks dood!

Andy Richards said...

Agree Dan that what God gives us is a gift! Yours is your ability to "see" like few others do from behind the lens. Thanks for my weekly dose of awe.

Kelly Samalik said...

I love the first picture. I think it is amazing how you can make something so ordinary look so amazing. You and Ron are both so gifted!

SearchingSoul said...

Salons are earning good money just to make some people with curly hair have a stright one. But looking at how the people in Jamaica and other parts of the world adorn their hair, I can say that man has to be contended of what God has given them, and should always make the most out of it.

What a lovely work of art they made there. thanks for sharing.