Beauty Shop Politics

Looking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism.

Beauty Shop Politics

Looking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism. Tiffany M. Gill argues that the beauty industry played a crucial role in the creation of the modern black female identity and that the seemingly frivolous space of a beauty salon actually has stimulated social, political, and economic change. From the founding of the National Negro Business League in 1900 and onward, African Americans have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit by starting their own businesses, but black women's forays into the business world were overshadowed by those of black men. With a broad scope that encompasses the role of gossip in salons, ethnic beauty products, and the social meanings of African American hair textures, Gill shows how African American beauty entrepreneurs built and sustained a vibrant culture of activism in beauty salons and schools. Enhanced by lucid portrayals of black beauticians and drawing on archival research and oral histories, Beauty Shop Politics conveys the everyday operations and rich culture of black beauty salons as well as their role in building community.

The Beauty Shop Murder

No, only one person in that shop was supposed to die. To find out why, Detective
Roberts would have to find out who Betty was. To start, Detective Roberts went to
Peter, the owner of the beauty shop. “What is the full name of the deceased?

The Beauty Shop Murder

Part one of his plan was now complete, and he was ready for part two. He rolled his special marijuana joint larger than normal. He wanted the full effect of the mixture to take effect quickly. The easier his victim was to handle, the better. There would be no chance of interruptions. He would be able to do whatever he wanted for as long as he wanted. Total gratification was what he was after this time.

The Beauty shop

The Beauty shop


Salon Therapy

Lay Yo' Burdens Down by the Beauty Shop Denise Thompson. together. She tells
me she knows the community thinks she's well off, happily married, living the life
people her age who have prepared for this time in life are living. This lady had ...

Salon Therapy

Professional Therapy leaves you feeling like its problems only you have. You go into a quiet little room where the Doctor sits at his or her desk across from you and asks you these dry questions. Then, they sit there waiting on you to talk. They will just sit there looking at you. Over time, I guess you open up to the person. Here, everyone gets involved. They've experienced some form of life issues and know how it changed their life. Here, no one has gone to school, the lesson came from life experiences. Each person gives great detail about the subject and how they found the solution. It makes you feel connected to reality a lot more because you know this is real not just a brain smart person sitting before you with a book smart answer! Many times, a subject comes up and it may get so involving, tears are wiped away in moments of emotions. I swear, there have been times the shop has been in such an emotional state, you forgot you were even in a salon. The sistas bonding together to reach out to someone with all the right intentions of helping a sista in whatever the situation it may be. I tell ya, if you haven't experienced a sista- ta-sista soul searching gathering in a beauty salon, you have been missing out on who we, as sistas, really are when we bond together.

Beauty Shop for Rent

Debut author Laura Bowers creates a funny and touching first novel about family--both the one we are born to and the one we create ourselves.

Beauty Shop for Rent

Abbey Garner has a plan: to earn a million dollars by the time she's thirty-five. Financial independence will allow her to break the cycle of unhappiness endured by the women in her family. Determined to fulfill her dream, Abbey works at Granny Po's struggling beauty shop, where the feisty Gray Widows go to primp, polish, perm . . . and, of course, gossip. There, among the hair dryers and perm rods--and with the help of a new friend--Abbey finds the courage to open her heart and take risks required for her to live life to its fullest. Debut author Laura Bowers creates a funny and touching first novel about family--both the one we are born to and the one we create ourselves.

The Gospel According to the Beauty Shop

This book will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. The stories within this book will encourage your faith and help your understanding of the Jesus Christ that was so real in her life.

The Gospel According to the Beauty Shop

In this book, Janice Lancaster, PHD Professional Hair Designer takes you along the journey of her life. As a young girl from Memphis she engages the reader and takes them through the ups and downs of her growing up. She describes her successes in business and her hilarious failures in weight loss attempts. This book will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. The stories within this book will encourage your faith and help your understanding of the Jesus Christ that was so real in her life. During her hairdressing career she trained with Vidal Sassoon and many other giants in the hairstyling field. In 2008 she passed away from Pancreatic Cancer and it was her dream to publish this book. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was a graduate of Memphis State University, received a degree in Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. She was a proud leader of a branch of the Red Hats Society. She now resides in heaven with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Life for her family has not been easy, but being able to publish this work in her honor brings them great joy. She had titled the last chapter, but did not finish it before her passing. As a tribute to her the final chapter is a collection of reflections and kind words sent in to the family by her family and friends. Please enjoy this book as her family introduce you to an amazing woman of God who we hope will give you a glimpse of the One she loved.

American Beauty Shop

American Beauty Shop received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists in April 2016, having received readings at Steppenwolf, Florida Studio Theatre, Steep Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Chicago Dramatists.

American Beauty Shop

When that baby's born . . . your life ceases being your life. That child owns every single one of your actions. Every breath of your body. Every dream that you ever had, Mrs. Top Two Percent, those dreams are sucked out of you and poured into the soul of that child. It's hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps in this economy-Sue should know. It's harder when you've got kids, even whip-smart, talented ones like Judy. Sue has big dreams for both her basement beauty shop and her daughter, who's anxiously waiting for a letter from Berkeley that could change her life. Armed with tough love, combative humor and an uncompromising work ethic, Sue is struggling to balance her own livelihood and Judy's future. A heartfelt play about the true cost of dreams. American Beauty Shop received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists in April 2016, having received readings at Steppenwolf, Florida Studio Theatre, Steep Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Chicago Dramatists.

The Beauty Shop

Based on a true story, via three interlocking experiences of WWII, The Beauty Shop explores the nature of good looks, social acceptance, and the true meaning of 'skin deep'.

The Beauty Shop

Based on a true story, via three interlocking experiences of WWII, The Beauty Shop explores the nature of good looks, social acceptance, and the true meaning of 'skin deep'.

Beauty Shop Tales

In fact, why don't y'all book an appointment and get your hair done by our very
own beauty operator to the stars and hear about it then? “In the meantime, grab ...
more could a girl want?” She reaches over and BEAUTY SHOP TALES 48.

Beauty Shop Tales

Avril Carson had to try. Because the hairdresser-turned-actress (turned hairdresser) had left little Sago Beach, Florida, with her whole life in front of her and the man she'd loved by her side. Now she'd come back, with his ashes in an urn, and not even the chance of a child in her future. But she had a sneaking suspicion there was one in her late husband's not too-distant past.… And as for romance—well, those days were behind her. Or were they? For Max Wright was pursuing her with a vengeance that made her feel things she thought she'd never feel again. Maybe it was time to practice some beauty shop magic on herself.…

Guess What I Heard at the Beauty Shop

Guess What I Heard in the Beauty Shop is a book with different excerpts that
were written about women who go to the beauty shop to get their hair done.
These are real-life women with real issues. Some of these issues will make you
cry some ...

Guess What I Heard at the Beauty Shop

Guess What I heard in the Beauty Shop is an inspiring account of the trials, conflicts, and struggles that women experience. It touches on love and family while at the same time dealing with deception, infidelity, betrayal, and harsh decisions. It is a heartfelt and compassionate novel that touches the inner depths of the soul. It is revealing, thought provoking, and compelling. It will make you mad, it will make you cry, it will make you laugh, and most of all you will be able to relate to what each woman has gone through in this book. It will inspire you to keep pressing on, no matter what you encounter in life.

Junie B Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy

When Junie B. grows up, she wants to run a beauty shop, but before she can do that, she knows that she has to practice and does so on everything and everyone around her, including her dog and her bunny slippers. Simultaneous.

Junie B  Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy

When Junie B. grows up, she wants to run a beauty shop, but before she can do that, she knows that she has to practice and does so on everything and everyone around her, including her dog and her bunny slippers. Simultaneous.

We are Not Therapists

"This book is based on creative material that emerged from The Beauty Shop project, an Action Research Project that took place at Wimbledon College or Art from November 2012 - January 2013 under the auspices of RAS a University of the Arts ...

We are Not Therapists

"This book is based on creative material that emerged from The Beauty Shop project, an Action Research Project that took place at Wimbledon College or Art from November 2012 - January 2013 under the auspices of RAS a University of the Arts London (UAL) wide research programme addressing curriculum issues affecting black minority ethnic (BME) students" -- page 5.

The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop

Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella's relationship with her mama forever?

The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop

Stella's mama never should've put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stella's twenty-seventh birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossip's hotter than the city's famous jalapeño peppers, it isn't long before all hell breaks loose. Heather, the bossy leader of the church's Prayer Angels, thinks a summer ball will get Stella and the town's other single gals paired off. But nobody can tell redheaded spitfire Stella what to do—not her mama, not Heather, and not even the sexy beau Stella's been seeing in secret. Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella's relationship with her mama forever? And what will the church folk think when Stella reveals the identity of her mystery man?

Urban Business Profile Beauty Shops

Urban Business Profile  Beauty Shops