I’ve blogged about how African / Black hair is big business but you might not think there’d be much of a market for it in China. Well, this BBC story “Chinese embrace Beijing’s first African hair salon” suggests that that may be changing. Here’s a screen shot of the video:
Given African immigration to China for job opportunities (hundreds of thousands according to the BBC website), there is a growing need for African hair salons. The interesting thing is that, at least in this video clip, a lot of the clients appear to be Chinese little girls (this screen shot captures the little girl’s grimace. Brings back memories: I remember those days!). What an amazing example of cross-cultural exchange!