Fishers beauty school teaches expression and evolution of African hair braiding

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“It originated in 3500 BC,” Tempest Golden, the assistant campus director at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Fishers, told WRTV. She teaches the history and styles of African hair braiding.

Braiding was how African tribes indicated their tribal nation, age, marital, and class status.

Braided hairstyles are still a way of identifying oneself in the Black and African American communities. However, as time has progressed, the styles have transcended into a form of individual expression and protection.

“It still is an expression to identify who you are, what you believe in,” Golden, 32, said.

SourceWRTV
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