Natural Hairstyles Exhibition – Go Natural’s 10th Anniversary

Bad Hair Uprooted – Natural Hairstyle Portrait Exhibition

It’s 10th Anniversary Celebration of Going-Natural’s My First Book Signing (How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair published in 2004)


Brownstone Books – Brooklyn, NY – December 26 2004

That is a milestone and also the excellent time to celebrate a decade of natural hairstyles, models, stylists, salons and hair merchandise.

Some of you’ll grasp that it started with my book how to Fall in love with Nappy Hair and my web site to assist support my readers.

I call her my Mona Lisa because of her mysterious smile. I love how the sun lights her subtle smile while her Afro leaves a playful shadow on her forehead.

Afro Forelock lady

Afro Forelock

It’s been a hugely fantastic journey and it should be clear that i could not have avoided you, your inspirational mails, funny comments, challenging queries and after all your lovely styles.

BAD Hair Uprooted exhibition

Portraits from my upcoming Exhibition – Want to attend? You can register at Bad Hair Uprooted.

So my approach of showing appreciation may be a photograph exhibition I named bad Hair Uprooted this coming back August. The exhibition will feature a number of your unprecedented head-turning styles that kept ME impressed and that i believe can keep folks inspired for decades to come.

After ten years of Going Natural how to Fall in love with Nappy hair, I additionally thought it had been time for a new natural hairstyle book as a result of yes I’ve heard you you’re continuously craving for new natural hairstyles. you only cannot get enough. thus hopefully my new book helps fill that void.

Portraits from my upcoming Exhibition – Want to attend? Register Today!


The Pursuit of Nappiness; Bad hair at its best!

The Pursuit of Nappiness; Bad hair at its best!

This photo exhibit is a must see for every one who ever thought Black people had “bad” hair. It pictures a hardly exposed world, in which natural African hair is the rule rather than an exception, to reveal the new meaning of “bad” hair.

Struck by the beauty and the versatility of natural styles at the annual BAM Fair in Brooklyn, Mireille Liong realized that this was the first time in her adult life that she entered a community where African hair was so dominant that it seemed normal. She started to take pictures to reveal this amazing experience. The result is an unprecedented collection of over a 1000 photos that illustrates bad hair at its best in the Pursuit of Nappiness.

A compilation of these images will be on display at the Casa Frela Gallery in Manhattan New York from November 1st to November 30th. It’s the photographer’s hope that exposure to her collection leads to more natural choices as well as a broader acceptance of afro-centric hair in a society where straight hair is the norm.

The openings reception on November 1st will be followed by special events scheduled on Sundays. Besides the screening of the award winning documentary My Nappy Roots, there will also be a hairstyling and head wrap demonstration. The Pursuit of Nappiness will stylishly come to a close with a natural hair show on the last Sunday.

Mireille Liong is the author of the groundbreaking book, “Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair, currently ranked number one at” She is also the owner of, a natural hair portal where visitors can learn all about natural hair care, styling options and catch a sneak peek at Liong’s work.

The Pursuit of Nappiness

Openings reception: 11/1/2008 at 7:00 pm
Casa Frela Gallery 11/1/2008 – 11/30/2008
47 West 119th St.
New York, NY 10026

From Downtown Manhattan by Subway:
Take the “Uptown #2 or #3” train to 116th Street. Exit onto Lenox Ave and walk 3 blocks to 119th Street.