The Cool Kids: Ajani

Second in a series on the people I met while on the East coast.

Some of you may have noticed that I went from my gigantic, big-ass afro on Nightline to rocking twists the very next day while in Washington, D.C. Who was that person behind the twists? Why, none other than musician, artist, performer and natural hair master, Ajani Sekou.

Ajani, who is performing at D.C.’s Busboys and Poets on 14th and V, May 6th and 9 p.m., was nice enough to do my hair early in the morning after the ABC interview aired. As much as I love my fro it is difficult to wrangle with out all my proper hair products. Ajani was able to give me a more manageable do to end my East Coast tour on.

More pictures and video after the jump …

Ajani works out of Under the Sun salon in DC’s Northwest on Georgia Ave. I love wearing the twists up and pulled back, as I did for meet ups at both Busboys and Granville Moore’s on H Street in D.C. with readers, friends and associates.

Here’s how I looked at both meet ups:

Busboys and Poets on 14th and V streets in Washington, D.C.

Granville Moore’s on 1238 H Street in Washington, D.C.For more pictures of the trip, check out the flickr page, here.

16 thoughts on “The Cool Kids: Ajani

  1. Hi Danielle… LOVE the blog. But you must give the brother Ajani his proper shine (AND plug!). Under the Sun is located in NW DC, right on Georgia Avenue…

  2. Fixed it, Aj. I was so all over the place in DC, I got things mixed up. Thanks.

  3. hey, love the blog! definitely love the twists more than the afro! you should stick with them 🙂

  4. Nice Q&A discussion with the camerawomen. Those are always… um… fun.Snob you’re hair’s fab, the 2nd to last picute is especially great- you look so elegant.

  5. love the twists snob! I would go natural as well but i just dont have the patience right now

  6. Your twists are lovely, keep repping for us natural gals! I really don’t know why people think natural hair is such a big deal, difficult, hard to manage blah blah blah – it’s NATURAL for goodness sake. I find that when people take just a little time to figure out what works for their natural texture they realise that it was all hype and scare tactics by hair salons and companies that rely on relaxers, presses and sets for their bread and butter. Shoot, my hair has never been so clean, healthy and thick. I can wash it twice a week and don’t need to fork out ridiculous prices for something that is so harsh you have to wear gloves and rub vaseline on your scalp and edges lest it damage your skin and fry said edges. Just my opinion (mixed with some facts). has some fab information. Hope you don’t mind the plug Snob…

  7. @ SierraNo problem by me with the plug. And natural hair is awesome, I love it and It is much more versatile (for me). I can wear it curly or flat iron it straight or do cornrows or do some temporary coil locks or whatever. It matches my inability to ever marry myself to one hairstyle.

  8. Girl if I had known you needed some twists I would have hooked you up. I have been doing my own (previously but soon to be again "nappy" hair) for 18 years in every version of short and twisty to long and sophistitwisty. Holla @ your girl next time your in NYC. I’ll come to Spanish Harlem with some Dax and a rat tail comb. LOL. You look marvelous!!

  9. @ dukedraven… what wrong with having naps? ignorant comments like that are so passe.

  10. It was tongue-in-cheek, Augusta. When I was a child, I remember black people talking that way. I hope they no longer do that. It is ignorant, which was the point and why I was making fun of that mentality.

  11. my bad dukedraven. sometimes sarcasm is hard to read textually (not sure if that made any sense). unfortunately, some people still have the idea that good hair is anything but nappy hair. good hair=healthy hair.

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