Permanent Waves

Permanent Waves

The Making of the American Beauty Shop

eBook - 2000
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Throughout the twentieth century, beauty shops have been places where women could enjoy the company of other women, exchange information, and share secrets. The female equivalent of barbershops, they have been institutions vital to community formation and social change. But while the beauty shop created community, it also reflected the racial segregation that has so profoundly shaped American society. Links between style, race, and identity were so intertwined that for much of the beauty shop's history, black and white hairdressing industries were largely separate entities with separate con.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2000
ISBN: 9781479867585
1479867586
9780585480459
0585480451
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 248 pages) : illustrations

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