Monday, May 17, 2010

Much Ado About Straightening: Old Black Salons Face New Rivals - By Corey Dade (The Wall Street Journal)

Armed with a blow dryer and brush, deft wrist action and shrewd promotional tactics, immigrants from the Dominican Republic are snipping away market share from African-American stylists whose mastery of black women's hair ensured for generations that their customers wouldn't, or couldn't, leave them. Promises of seemingly healthier hair, swifter service and far lower prices are wooing away a growing number of black women ... read more

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