Produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station

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Hair Capital of the World

Told by Shannon Cason

Photographed by Justin Milhouse


An audio-visual story about Detroit’s hair legacy and culture.

Since the 1980s, Detroit stylists have designed larger than life hair creations to be shown off at the city’s annual Hair Wars event. Behind these extravagant formations of shapes and colors is a local industry of highly skilled barbers and stylists. Through hair they have personified Detroit’s culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.

Audio storyteller Shannon Cason and photographer Justin Milhouse have collaborated to tell the story of Detroit, “Hair Capital of the World.” Experience narratives from local beauty and barber shops at this photography and audio storytelling exhibit.

Previously displayed at Artist Village Detroit and The Baldwin Public Library.

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