Permanent Waves: The Making of the American Beauty Shop by Julie Ann Willett

By Julie Ann Willett

Throughout the 20th century, attractiveness retailers were locations the place ladies may perhaps benefit from the corporation of alternative girls, trade details, and percentage secrets and techniques. the feminine identical of barbershops, they've been associations important to group formation and social change.

But whereas the wonder store created group, it additionally mirrored the racial segregation that has so profoundly formed American society. hyperlinks among type, race, and identification have been so intertwined that for a lot of the wonder shop's background, black and white hairdressing industries have been mostly separate entities with separate issues. whereas African American hair-care employees embraced the opportunity to be self reliant from white keep an eye on, negotiated the meanings of hair straightening, and joined in higher political struggles that challenged Jim Crow, white woman hairdressers have been embroiled in struggles over self-definition and competition to their industry's emphasis on male fulfillment. but regardless of their alterations, black and white hairdressers shared universal stakes as battles have been waged over problems with paintings, ability, and professionalism distinct to women's provider work.

Permanent Waves lines the advance of the yankee good looks store, from its mostly separate racial origins, via white popularity of the "ethnic market," to the current day.

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