Having lived in Maine since 2002, moving to Maine from a large city will most likely be a jolt to your system but you can survive it. That said, Maine’s current governor has made it clear that he does not see people of color as full Mainers and assumes the majority us to be miscreants coming to destroy the good people of Maine.

Maine does not have a geographic community where you will find people of color , we are found all over the state though most of us tend to be in larger cities such as Portland or Lewiston. If you are considering a move to Maine, I would strongly encourage you to spend some time here before loading up the moving truck.

Practical Stuff- Hair

If I had a buck for every email I have ever seen asking about Black hair salons in Maine, I might actually be able to afford a vacation. In Southern Maine, there are two known Black salons that I have had experiences with.

Blended Beauty-Westbrook, ME (207) 591-5900 My suggestion is see Trish, she has amazing braiding skills and does locs as well as relaxers. I haven’t seen her in over a year but if she is still there, I highly recommend her. Nope, they don’t have a website.

Toni’s Touch– Portland, ME (207) 747-4885 I highly recommend Tonya. She is a hair goddess and I don’t say that lightly. 

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