Flatbush Hair Salons
The neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn, is home to many members of the West Indies community in New York City. Caribbean cultural influences can be felt on every corner. For this photo series, I spent time out on the streets of Flatbush and inside its hair salons, beauty parlors and barber shops to document the way in which hair is closely connected to personal identity in this culture. From braiding styles and dreadlocks to wigs and vibrant hair colors, the possibilities are endless. As such, the hair salons of Flatbush serve as a space in which men and women continually reinvent themselves – an intimate process that is shared between client and hairdresser.