In partnership with Dark & Lovely, The Black Hair Experience has made its way to the heart of Brooklyn for a pop up like no other. 21Ninety is giving you an inside look.

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First walking into the experience is like a breath of fresh air. Im sure you’ve been to many pop up interactive experiences before, but none that celebrate your specific experience with Black hair. From the enthusiastic staff to the music, it seemed as if you were walking into a family reunion.

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Each of the location’s 15+ rooms speak to unique experiences in Black culture. One room is dedicated to the experience many had of having to heat up curling irons on the stove. Another room is dedicated to the experience of shopping for wigs at the beauty supply store, but in this case, the wigs are durags.

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One room that seemed to have stuck out to me the most was the room with facts on different aspects of Black hair. It was a life size bingo card with a topic on the front of each bingo chip, and a description behind it. The room covered topics such as natural hair, curl pattern, perm, growth and protecting your crown, just to name a few.

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The pop up also includes a 360 booth, a few installations with swing sets as well as a gift shop! The Black Hair Experience did not come to NYC to play. Make sure to take a trip over to Brooklyn to immerse yourself in an adventure that brings the nostalgia right out!

Head to 630 Flushing Avenue, Suite #115, Brooklyn, NY 11206. They are located in the Pfizer Building in the Williamsburg neighborhood. General Admission is $32, and VIP Admission is $52.00, which includes a swag bag! You can purchase tickets here!

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