Beauty Shop for Rent

Beauty Shop for Rent
Author: Laura Bowers
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0152057641

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Raised by a great-grandmother and a bunch of beauty shop buddies, fourteen-year-old Abbey resolves to overcome her unhappy childhood and disillusionment with the mother who deserted her.

Ruby s Beauty Shop

Ruby s Beauty Shop
Author: Rosemary Wells
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2004-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1417736488

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For use in schools and libraries only. Louise and Ruby use Louise's "Deluxe Beauty Kit" to give Max a make-over, but when Grandma calls to schedule her own make-over, she makes an appointment with Max.

Beauty Shop Politics

Beauty Shop Politics
Author: Tiffany M. Gill
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-01-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780252095542

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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.

Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen

Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen
Author: Bill Crider
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250014979

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Dan Rhodes, sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, is called to the Beauty Shack, where the young and pretty Lynn Ashton has been found dead, bashed over the head with a hairdryer. The owner said Lynn had gone to the salon late to meet an unknown client. There was a lot of gossip going on about Lynn before her death, but no one seems to really know much about her, or they're not telling Rhodes. Lynn was known to flirt, and it's possible an angry wife or jilted lover had something to do with her death. The salon owner suspects two outsiders who have been staying in an abandoned building across the street. While he investigates the murder, Rhodes must also deal with the theft of copper and car batteries, not to mention a pregnant nanny goat that is terrorizing the town. Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen is a wonderful entry in this always delightful series by award-winning author Bill Crider.

American Beauty Shop

American Beauty Shop
Author: Dana Lynn Formby
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-07-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781474293594

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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

The Beauty Shop
Author: Suzy Henderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2017-01-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0995645604

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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 Salon

Beauty Salon
Author: Mario Bellatin
Publsiher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781646050758

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Mario Bellatin’s complex dreamscape, offered here in a brand-new translation, presents a timely allegorical portrait of the body and society in decay, victim to inscrutable pandemic. In a large, unnamed city, a strange, highly infectious disease begins to spread, afflicting its victims with an excruciating descent toward death, particularly unsparing in its assault of those on society's margins. Spurned by their loved ones and denied treatment by hospitals, the sick are left to die on the streets until a beauty salon owner, whose previous caretaking experience extended only to the exotic fish tanks scattered among his workstations, opens his doors as a refuge. In the ramshackle Morgue, victim to persecution and violence, he accompanies his male guests as they suffer through the lifeless anticipation of certain death, eventually leaving the wistful narrator in complete, ill-fated isolation.

Facing the Mirror

Facing the Mirror
Author: Frida Furman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-02
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781136785764

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The women at Julie's International Salon share their experiences of bodily self-presentation, femininity, aging, and caring. Their own words are at the center of the book; the stories of their lives, fresh and compelling, are told here with affection. But beyond the stories themselves, Frida Kerner Furman explores the socio-moral significance of these beauty shop experiences, showing how they reveal as much about society at large as about older women. For in telling us how they perceive reality, make choices, and live in their worlds, the women of Julie's expose structures of power, inequality, and resistance in the larger world that all of us, young or old, beautiful or not, face every day.