Street traders

Photo:Louise, hair braider, East Street

Louise, hair braider, East Street

Photo taken by Zoe Bradford

Louise, hair braider

Interviewed by Zoe Bradford, May 2004

"I've been doing this on East Street for about 5 years. I've spent the last 15 years travelling around the world doing hair braiding. We used to do it on the seafront, but unfortunately we got moved on and East Street was the only designated place for people providing a service. It's difficult because people try to move you and you're not settled. We're trying to make a living and colour the streets of Brighton! People seem to relax. Whilst parents are shopping, for example, the children will come down here and get their hair done or get a henna tattoo or whatever they want really. East Street is a lovely street."

This page was added on 22/03/2006.