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By Emma Forrest

Generally, girls proportion their secrets and techniques with their hairdressers. yet what approximately their manicurists, masseurs, chi gong lecturers, and tattoo artists? In harm keep an eye on, girls wax poetic in regards to the specialists and specialists who support them love themselves, sharing tales of every little thing from friendships born within the makeup chair to the utter dismay of a really terrible haircut. Minnie driving force eventually meets a Frenchman who is familiar with her hair . . . and attempts to educate her to not hate it. Marian Keyes recollects the blow-dry that driven her over the sting. Francesca Lia Block tells the grotesque tale of the plastic health practitioner who promised to make her attractive. Rose McGowan explains why it truly is more durable to be depressed if you end up glamorous . . . and exhibits the way it takes a village to rework from mere mortal to celebrity. Witty and clever, harm keep an eye on is an intimate, occasionally darkish, examine our stories with the pros who pluck, prod, and pamper each inch of our bodies—and a reminder why we quit ourselves to their (hopefully) very able arms.

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I can’t remember much about the salon that came after Richard and Rose. I’m not sure where it was, and its per- 44 Judy Forrest sonnel remain blurred. Sometimes the place comes into focus—then it’s gone, like Brigadoon. What I do know is that I was there on the afternoon of November 22, 1963, having my hair straightened in preparation for my wedding the following week. I also remember the protective gown, a pale green nylon. They had a radio going in the background, and the news broke just as the lotion went on—first that he was shot and then that he was dead.

But the guy could see, and I could see in the mirror, that she was trying to say something. ”) I was watching Britain’s Next Top Model the other day. That’s right! Britain’s Next Top Model—God made that show. Those girls are Nietzschean scapegoats; they suffer so we don’t have to. The girls have reached the stage where hairdressers and makeup artists take them in hand and demolish the things that make their faces real—split ends, short eyelashes, tufty brow lines—in order to drag the diamond out of the rough.

But there’s something about my family’s hair that pushes chemicals right out (there are rumors of “a wavy-haired Arab” far back in my mum’s side of the family. In two years, without knowing it, I’d grown out the lye from root to tip. Edwidge cooed over my hair and set about putting it to rights, washing, combing, and oiling so that within the hour I was looking at myself as I’d never dared to properly do before. And, oh God, genuine African princess, beyond stereotype, yes! But no one else in the salon even looked twice at me—everyone in that place had amazing hair—frizzy and loose, or glossy, bulky plaits, or soft china bumps.

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