Artistry of Braiding Workshop, 14:00-17:00 – Kairos X URB festival

Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki, 00530 Helsinki
Cultural Centre Caisa

In Oshindonga, a Bantu language spoken in Namibia, ‘okupanda’ (to braid) also means ‘to be happy’. And that is exactly what braiding hair signifies, happiness.

In Oshindonga, a Bantu language spoken in Namibia, ‘okupanda’ (to braid) also means ‘to be happy’. And that is exactly what braiding hair signifies, happiness.

3 hr workshop by Belle of BF Hair

Braiding is more than learning a technique or making a fashion statement; it is about community, connecting to a heritage and expressing a visual language.

In this workshop Belle shares a few braiding techniques for beginners and tips on aftercare once the braids are done. She will also share a few cultural and historical meanings behind the artistry of braids. The space is open for discussions and questions,

If you are interested to learn, come with a partner, a sibling or your child. While the intention is for everyone to practise the braiding techniques on each other, there is no pressure and you are welcome to simply share the space and information.

There is limited capacity, so pre-register by emailing: [email protected] by June 3rd, 2022.

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