Meet Helena Koudou, an Ivorian making a Case for the African Hair Community in America

Helena Koudou, the founder of ‘SlayedinBraids’  has gained the attention of the world with her braiding expertise. 23-year-old Helena started braiding at 13 years old, the youngest person in her family’s shop, Alima’s Hair Braiding in Brooklyn. Ten years of watching her aunts, while practicing on her little cousins and clients, helped her create intricate, artful braided looks […]

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