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The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, and Sexual Power of Red Hair
Marion Roach
1582343446
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A redhead herself, NPR commentator Roach has an odd chip on her shoulder about it, relating all sorts of travails and opinions connected to red hair that the average non-redhead may never have guessed existed. To get to the bottom of our perceptions and experience of red hair, she explores the ancient legends of Lilith and Set, the traditions that depict both Judas and Mary Magdalene as redheads, and an Eve in London's St. Paul's Cathedral that has blond hair before the Fall and red hair after it. She visits "witch camp" in Vermont, a high-end hair salon in Manhattan, and Emily Dickinson's house, where a carefully preserved lock of the poet's red hair transforms Roach's image of her. Along the way, Roach (Another Name for Madness) makes some poignant points about what it means to belong to the redheaded minority...


Grow Hair Fast
Riquette Hofstein
1402202571
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
For more than three decades, Riquette Hofstein has been helping men and women reverse hair loss and grow healthy new heads of hair. Based on her extensive research of what works and what doesn't, Riquette really can help create permanent restoration of hair growth. Find out: -- What you're doing wrong that's making your hair fall out -- The secrets of using herbs and vodka to grow your peach fuzz back into a fine head of hair -- What the makers of Rogaine don't want you to know -- Riquette's famous haircut that makes hair grow faster -- The only right way to shampoo -- How to stimulate healthy hair growth from the inside out Riquette reveals her exclusive, simple, seven-step program that has helped thousands of people re-grow their hair. Grow Hair Fast also includes Riquette's recipes for the best homemade hair-care...


Hair Styling Tips and Tricks for Girls (AmericanGirl Library Series)
Jim Jordan (Photographer)
1584850388
September 2000
Paperback
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Curly Girl
Lorraine Massey
0761123008
February 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Ironing your hair. Wrapping it. Setting it on juice cans (or, worse, soup cans). Plastering it with Dippity-Do. Since the Sixties, women with curly or wavy hair have been denying the obvious and trying to get that stick-straight look. Curls are finally in again, but a lot of curly types have no idea how to drop the blow dryer and let nature take its course. Along comes Massey, founder and co-owner of Devachan, a New York salon catering to these women. Part inspiration (you, too, can shed your inhibitions and discover your inner curl) and part instruction, this book gives excellent advice for cutting, styling, and caring for curly hair. Massey begins by explaining how curly hair differs from straight hair. She then distinguishes among three types of curly hair (corkscrew, Botticelli, and wavy), explains...


Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me
Paula Begoun
1877988316
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Are $20 shampoos and conditioners worth it? Can good hair-care products be found at the drugstore, or are the expensive salon products really superior? In this comprehensive guide to all things hair care, consumer advocate Paula Begoun answers those questions and more in her reviews of more than 130 drugstore, salon, and department store hair product lines, from Aveda to Matrix and Pantene to Zirh. Thousands of products are described and evaluated according to their performance, reliability, price, and claims. Begoun compares good and bad ingredients, dispels hair-care industry myths, evaluates what helps and what hurts hair, and explains how to tell the difference between reality and hype with respect to a product's performance. Hair sprays, shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousses, pomades, silicone serums, and other...


Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Junie B. Jones Series #11)
Barbara Park
0679889310
June 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-This exuberant kindergartner's newest adventure begins with a visit to the local beauty shop. Fascinated with sitting in the "spinny" chair and helping the beautician give her dad a haircut, Junie decides that her hopes and dreams are wrapped up in scissors, smelly hair gel, and fluffy towels. When her father warns her that it takes years of hard work to learn how to cut hair, the girl takes his advice and starts practicing...on her bunny slippers, on the dog, and eventually on herself. When she goes to school wearing three hats to cover her unfortunate "sprigs," only her teacher and a session with the real beautician can save her. Parks does an excellent job of keeping her adult characters real, in charge, yet not overbearing. Junie's teacher's sympathy and understanding are...


Doll Hair: Styling Tips and Tricks for Your Dolls
Pleasant Company (Editor)
1584855770
September 2002
Book and Toy
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Card catalog description
Provides instructions for styling the hair on American Girl dolls into a variety of tails, braids, twists, and decorated hairdos.


African-Caribbean Hairdressing
Sandra Gittens
1861528043
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
African-Caribbean Hairdressing, Second Edition is an updated essential guide covering all aspects of hairdressing techniques in this area. It is the only book written in the UK for students and professionals studying and working with this client group.African-Caribbean hair is more delicate than other types of hair and the techniques and proceedures require a specialist knowledge and expertise. This book takes the reader step-by-step through each skill area with the aid of illustrations and photographs.


Beauty Basics & Beyond
Patricia Mignon Hinds
1932994076
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the beauty experts at Essence Magazine comes a must-have book forthe African-American woman. Every woman wants to be told, -You lookabsolutely fabulous!+ and this guide to looking your best easily showsyou how. The Essence Beauty Book celebrates beauty both on the inside andthe outside, and provides step-by-step advice to the best hair, skin andmake-up for the African-American woman. Discover the how-to on flawlesscomplexions, makeup shades that are right for your skin tone, naturaland relaxed hair, the best hair color for you, and other techniquesthat maximize your strengths and minimize your flaws, the classic looksthat will never go out of style...and more!¥ Includes beauty advice from the editors of Essence-beauty isone of the most popular sections of this monthly magazine.¥ Essence+s Total Makeover...


The Redhead Handbook: A Fun and Comprehensive Guide to Red Hair and More
Cort Cass (Editor)
1587860112
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Redheads are a truly fascinating breed. Being a redhead is more than just a hair color -- it's a way of life. It's a calling card. It's... well, you'll have to buy this book if you want to find out more. THE REDHEAD HANDBOOK will help you navigate through all areas of redhead life, including: Where redheads originally came from Famous redheads in history Which celebrity redheads are real... ...and which are faking it The genetics of red hair Fashion and makeup tips The biggest myths about redheads And lots of interesting redhead facts Ever wondered what makes redheads so special? THE REDHEAD HANDBOOK answers this question and many more. For redheads and fans of redheads alike, this book will satisfy your endless curiosity about red hair. Put simply, "The Redhead Handbook" is the definitive guide to everything...


No Lye
Tulani Kinard
0312151802
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Review
"No Lye is a degree granting, home study course in the mystique, magic and proper care of black women's hair. What a blessing!"
--Iyanla Vanzant, author of In the Meantime

"No Lye is not an ordinary how-to book. Tulani Kinard's study on African American Natural hair care is based on her philasophical belief that beauty and self-love is also healthy and biologically sound. A must-read for every African-American women, man, girl, and boy--at least!" --Bernice John Reagon


Nice Dreads: Hair Care Basics and Inspiration for Colored Girls Who've Considered Locking Their Hair
Lonnice Brittenum Bonner
140005169X
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Have you always admired women with flowing hair? Do you long for a wash-and-go style? In Nice Dreads, Lonnice Brittenum Bonner, the author of the classic Good Hair, shares her secrets and personal stories about dreadlocks—from cultivating buds to keeping those locks looking their best!

Perfect for women who want dreadlocks but aren’t sure how to start, or for those who’ve already started and want to know the best ways to keep hair healthy, Nice Dreads can help you grow your own lovely locks. From preparing for the haircut to everyday maintenance, Lonnice Brittenum Bonner tells you exactly what to expect, while photographs illustrate each stage of growth and showcase mature dreads in all their glory.

The author (who sports locks herself) knows firsthand the...


Face Mask, Hair Rinses, and Body Lotions: Recipes for Natural Beauty (How to Make Your Own Organic Cosmetics)
Gill Farrer-Halls
1592531083
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Natural and organic is the buzz in cosmetics. Even for over-the-counter products, everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jack Nicholson is going organic when is comes to beauty. This beautiful book shows you how to make your own handcrafted, organic makeup using essential oils and other natural ingredients. Lush Origins, the Body Shop, Kiehl?s, and Neal?s Yard are all packed with customers eager to find the next organic facial mask, rejuvenating skin cream, deodorant, or body lotion. With this book you can personalize your beauty regimen without standing in line. The Organic Face Book feature a range of recipes for quick and easy daily products: face cleansers, eye cleansers, toners, moisturizing creams and gels, cold cream cleanser, hand cream, body lotion, lip balm, face masks, rejuvenating treatments, liquid shampoos,...


Haircutting for Dummies
J. Elaine Spear
076455428X
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Want to cut hair but think you don’t have the talent? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a painter, a sculptor, or a home decorator, you can cut hair. If you love sewing, drawing, or craft projects, you can cut hair. This book is designed to help you discover your inner artist, easily enhancing your loved one’s hairstyles while trimming big bucks off your family budget.

Haircutting For Dummies is for people who want to cut their family and friends' hair, as well as those who are entering the field of cosmetology. Cutting hair at home will allow you to save money, be creative, and do something nice for your loved ones. If you’re looking to become a licensed stylist, this book will show you how to do simple trims and styles while giving your own creativity room to roam....



Textured Tresses
Diane Da Costa
0743235509
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Twist it! Braid it! Loc it! Enjoy the freedom and beauty of naturally textured hair. Textured hair styles like Locs, Braids, Twists, Cornrows, and Knots are all the rage, adorning the heads of celebrities, athletes, and everyday folk now more than ever before. Yet, the actual caring, styling, and maintenance of textured hair still remains a mystery to many. Now, Diane Da Costa, celebrity stylist and master designer of natural hair, unravels the tresses of textured hair, providing readers with information on the proper care of natural hair as well as a step-by-step guide on achieving various exciting styles. Textured Tresses will help you: Identify and celebrate the texture you were born with (whether it's wavy, curly, very curly, or tightly coiled) Keep your hair healthy and strong by using hair products and...


Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair
Michael Cunningham
038551462X
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Crowns photographer Michael Cunningham and author and journalist George Alexander have captured the marvelous trinity of black women, hair, and beauty salons in the glorious Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair.

Angela Garner says that “The beauty salon is the one great thing we get to share as African American women. It’s therapeutic.” Tisch Sims says that wearing fantasy hair makes her feel “like a goddess, a queen.”

From the afro to the ponytail to dreadlocks to braids to relaxed hair to fantasy hair; from “good hair” to bad hair days, in this stunningly designed book black women from the United States, Africa, and London explore the fascination with hair and beauty that has long been a cherished part of African American...


Natural Beauty at Home, Revised Edition
Janice Cox
0805070222
Aug 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
"Get her book and you'll never look at fruit the same way again. You'll also never pay high department store prices for creams and lotions that can be made simply and cheaply at home."-Times-Picayune


Let's Talk Hair: Every Black Woman's Personal Consultation for Healthy Growing Hair, Vol. 1
Pamela Ferrell
0939183021
December 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
pamela ferrells natural hair care system has helped thousands of women grow healthy hair. you will feel like you have her one-on-one personal consultation to talk about your hair...it's unique qualities and how you can care ofr it without chemicals. learn beauty industry secrets and answers to all the questions you wanted to ask but didn't know who to ask.

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