The Kinyozi illustrations are a campaign in reference to some of the statements shared at a Barber shop at the crucial moment of choosing a hair cut. The choice is hard, most times people would think that going to the Hair Salon is hard, choosing from Cornrows, braids or a blow out- all is the same when its time to choose form a Fade, A trim or a Bob Cut.
Generally, getting a hair cut requires the skills of a stero (pro) barber. to makes sure that your cut is going to turn out well.
Worst case scenario is having your hairline pushed back or the trim exceeding the expectations you had when you ventured into the barber shop.
No one really likes having the idea of a slunted cut, because getting the shave might result to you choosing one option – Kipara (a complete trim). Sometimes scouting looks form the internet, the Ludacris postcards we see at the barber of Lebron, Will Smith and B2k , to people walking down the street is an important part of the selection process.
It all comes down to the man with the shaving machine.
Tengeneza Nywele Kinyozi evolved also form a personal experience of me ’cheating’ on my local barber. Sometimes the cheap cut changes how your mood is going to be for the rest of the time you will look at the barber ruin your hair-do for the 15-20 minutes this Quack Barber is affecting your life. Moving from growing Dreads for 2 years to getting back to the ‘cut’ has allowed my head to be tossed to different barber-shops at my home in Ongata Rongai as well as in Kenyatta Market. So in this regard, I end up giving the Quack Barber my intended look through an expression because I knew that to be honest it would be the best way to explain it. When he asked what I wanted for the shave, I responded ‘ Nataka uninyoe ikae kama yako’ – I’d like you to give me the exact shave you have. My reason for this was to have the Barber appreciate the he had a good cut and would do his best to have me look as sharp as his did. On fact is that I regretted every second of my afro going to the floor but I just had to accept my fate and that the afro would Probably grow back 2-3 weeks and all I needed to do is work with what I had.
CREATIVE PROCESS AND EXECUTION