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Style and StatusSelling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975$
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Susannah Walker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124339

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124339.001.0001

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“Beauty Services Offered from Head to Toe”

“Beauty Services Offered from Head to Toe”

Promoting Beauty to African American Women in the 1940s and 1950s

(p.115) Chapter 4 “Beauty Services Offered from Head to Toe”
Style and Status

Susannah Walker

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the rise of the full-service luxury beauty salon that, in many respects, represented the pinnacle of African American beauty culture in the years following the Second World War. The rise of these megasalons was not an isolated development. Rather, it was accompanied both by a significant rise in the number of companies that were producing beauty products for African Americans and by a surge in African American media interest in beauty.

Keywords:   beauty salon, African American, beauty culture, Second World War, beauty products, beauty, media interest

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