Synthetic Ties

Silver Screen Hair Salon presents:

“Synthetic Ties” April 4th-29th, 2014

Opening Reception: April 4th, 6pm – 9 pm

Salon Hours: Sun.- Mon. 1pm – 9pm

Tues. – Sat. 9am – 9pm



“Synthetic Ties”

A Solo Exhibition by Shenequa A. Brooks

Silver Screen Hair Salon newest exhibition “Synthetic Ties” introduces to Kansas City the work of fiber artist Shenequa A. Brooks on the first friday of April. This exhibition focuses on heightening and beautifying the undertone of synthetic hair in the African-American hair culture while exploring the interaction of African-American women and their hair.


Brooks presents sculptural and flat weavings as well as a performance the night of the opening. The exhibition focuses on the intimate, powerful, celebratory, and socially pleasing feelings one experiences while getting their hair done. This communicative bond is shared between women of all races but it is her belief that it is particularly apparent with women in the African-American culture.


Shenequa A. Brooks was born in St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands and lived in Miami, Florida for 15 years, graduated Suma Cum Lade from New World School of the Performing Arts High School as a visual artist major. From there she moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she attends the Kansas City Art Institute and soon to receive her BFA in Fibers. Shenequa Brooks is an African-American women who explores braiding synthetic-hair as her material of choice and how it bonds the women in her culture together.

About Silver Screen Hair Salon:

Silver Screen Hair Salon vision is through artwork and Old Hollywood we will be able to provide our clients with an experience unlike anywhere else. In Silver Screen Salon’s art gallery section, we are giving the “new kid” a chance. Our gallery is constantly changing the art on the walls to make room for new artistic dreams. We hope that you, like our stylists, will get inspiration from these weavings. Silver Screen Hair Salon is in the Crossroads of Kansas City, Missouri at 1718 Wyandotte Street, 64108

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