The Harriet Experiment Launch Party

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On the Eve of New Year’s Eve, a large number of women and men gathered on Chicago’s Living Room Lounge to celebrate a year-long journey into natural hair. The event kicked off The Harriet Experiment, the dream of local stylist  Emon Fowler of Sarah Bellum Natural Hair Suite.

During the evening, women with relaxed or transitioning hair went through the “Big Chop” (cutting off the relaxed ends) or could get loc maintenance (or start locs as one woman did!) The goal: as Harriet Tubman led 700 slaves to freedom in her day, The Harriet Experiment hopes to guide 700 participants from the bondage of chemicals to the freedom of their own natural textures. For a fee, each participant gets year-long stylist appointments, can attend special workshops, and ask all the questions they want to get all the information needed to nurture their natural tresses.

There was also poetry readings, soulful singing and the premiere of their launch video.

And the room was full of loc styles. Loc’d Life was there, capturing every moment from a loc perspective. If you’re on the fence about locs or thinking of another way to go natural, free yourself. And if you’re interested, there still is time to join. Visit to register and for more information.

Loc’d Life wishes you a Happy New Year of freedom to embrace your locs.


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