Beauty Shop Culture and the Labor of Hairdressing
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
Presented by Candacy Taylor, Independent Scholar and Current Archie Green Award recipient at the American Folklore Center more information...
Cosponsored by the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context, the MSU Women's Resource Center, and Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives
"For centuries hair salons have functioned as makeshift communities where people gather to discuss everything from intimate family sagas to the stock market. For many, the ritual of going to the salon is as important as going to church. It's a place where people literally and figuratively let their hair down and spill their secrets. In the midst of styling aids, corrosive chemicals, flat irons and the comforting hum of hair dryers; lives are shared." (from http://www.taylormadeculture.com)