In The Media

Press coverage of Programs & Exhibitions at PPL

Christina Bevilacqua on “HairBrained” Program at Providence Public Library

Author Mills Explores History Of Black Barber Shops In “Cutting Along the Color Line”

Upcoming Theater Hair & Wig Workshop with Artisan Christoffersen

Fashion blogger redefines beauty standards

Leah Vernon in conversation at PPL

Leah Vernon discusses being a black, hijab-wearing, plus-size writer in Public Library Series.

HairBrained At The PPL Downtown

HairBrained exhibition install shot

Long hair, crew cuts, braids, afros, fades, mohawks, dreads, facial hair, fake hair, weaves, perms, dyes, relaxers — shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Learn all about the cultural history of hair at HairBrained, the new exhibition at the Providence Public Library downtown.

Program at Providence Public Library chronicles evolution of black hairstyles

Shahidah Ali discusses the history of black hair as part of the program and exhibitions series HairBrained at PPL

“It always goes back to expression. How you express yourself,” said Shahidah Ali. “You’re letting the world know how you feel now.” Ali was talking about your hair.