We chose Frida Kahlo as our first #WCW in International Women’s Month, for a number of reasons.
1. She was a true feminist icon.
Frida defied all expectations of her time; she took up boxing, refused to fit into the contemporary standards of “feminine” beauty and dressed however she saw fit. In her time, and even today; she’s a rebel.
Frida’s paintings approached women from a refreshingly authentic angle; infertility, illness, heartbreak, abortion and a myriad of perspectives on gender and identity. With the stroke of a brush, she visually interpreted the struggles that women have endured continuously throughout history.
2. She was inspired by Detroit
Frida and her partner Diego Rivera visited Detroit from
During their time in Detroit Frida suffered a miscarriage and was rushed to Henry Ford hospital, where she was saved from bleeding to death. During her period of mourning, she created a series of masterpieces that perfectly depicted her pain, serving as one of the most inspirational moments of her life.
3. She refused to be a victim
In life, we will go through pain, depression and disappointment, her photo is on the walls of our salon as a daily reminder to harness that energy to create something new, something beautiful, and that there is always, always room for flowers on your hair.