HAIR STYLISTS TO KNOW: TAMARA ALBERTINI OF ANCESTRAL STRANDS
While traditional African braiding styles are a popular phenomenon that continues to be modified and unfortunately appropriated, very few fully understand the importance of the tradition nor possess the knowledge on what makes these styles so special. Haitian hair specialist Tamara Albertini is here to shift the narrative through education on the history of traditional African hair braiding with her mobile salon, Ancestral Strands. Whether through Tigray-inspired plaits, Fulani-style corn rows, or Gilbich braids, Tamara explains the fascinating history behind each style to give her client a deeper understanding of their choice. Tamara offers her clients more than just beautifully intricate coiffures, but is also a holistic specialist providing her clients with personalized herbal hair care treatment using ancient practices.