Art & Hair Show

You can attend this event on the Green or virtually; it will be streamed live on Facebook LiveYouTubeTwitch, and our Virtual Stage.

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High-fashion, but make it hair! This catwalk event will feature never-before-seen hair styles (think: jellyfish bob) set to a live performance by neo-soul talent Durand Bernarr, who frequently works with Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak and The Internet, among others. Also on stage, CEO of Pro Touch Hair Magazine and overall hairstyle innovator Shawn Jon will craft ultramodern hairstyles in real-time, sending models down the catwalk alongside models exhibiting trends from other local stylists.

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Master Barber Marvin Beasley will be organizing free haircuts for those experiencing homelessness on the Green as part of this celebration of hair.

PLEASE NOTE: By reserving this event, you are reserving a curated evening presented on the mainstage. We hope you will join us for the full evening, but you may choose to attend single events. The events included in this curated evening are:

Durand Bernarr

Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Skater. Actor. Host.

With a sound that has been coined as "Gangster Musical Theatre" by Qveen Herby, Durand Bernarr is one-part Little Richard, one-part Rick James, plus a heavy dash of powerhouse vocals & witty lyrical storytelling. The result is uniquely Durand - your favorite singer’s favorite singer!  Durand  has  had  the  opportunity  to  sit  under,  collaborate,  &  learn  from  some  of  music’s  leading legends  and  contributors  such  as  Earth,  Wind  &  Fire,  Producer  Yonni  (1st  cousin  on  his  father’s side)  The  Internet,  Anderson.  Paak,  Sam  Sparro,  J*DaVeY,  Teedra  Moses,  Adam  Blackstone, Tweet,  comedian  Rickey  Smiley  &  Erykah  Badu. In  2016,  Durand  released  his  first  EP,    Sound  Check,  prompting  Billboard  to  name  him  an  "artist to  know"  and  Lena  Waithe  to  call  Durand  one  of  her  favorite  singers.  Now  in  2020,  Durand  has made  huge  waves  with  his  self-titled  album ​ DUR& , which  debuted  at  the  #1  spot  on  the  Apple Music  R&B  charts.  Featuring  collaborations  with  the  likes  of  Ari  Lennox,  KAYTRANADA,  Anna Wise,  &  bassist,  “Buddah”  Foster  Jr., DUR& is  as  playful,  witty  &  sonically  imaginative  as  it  is packed  with  infectious  hooks  and  just  plain  GOOD  singing.

Shawn Jon

Shawn Jon Is a Boston native who has learned the art of Platform Hair Art at the age of 10 years old. Shawn Jon received his cosmetology license at 18 years old and has been doing hair professionally for 17 Years. Shawn Jon is known in the world of hair from as the man who designs/owns a custom wig company, hair Magazine, in house hair products, and Boston’s #1 salon for 10 years straight! Shawn Jon is a 6 time Hair competition winner who now performs on stages and teaches around the USA the gift of platform hairstyling. On his free time he enjoys to travel, eat at great restaurants and volunteer at hair schools. He is more than hairstylist, a man that creates divine Hair artistry. 

He is located in the heart of Roxbury Boston. 

You can find him on all social media platforms @ShawnJonCreations

Marvin Beasley

Marvin Beasley is the Owner of Connecticutz, which has been a staple in the New London county barbershops for over 30 years after his brother opened his first shop. He passed the torch on to Marvin along with the desire to give back to the community.

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