Audio Recording "Any Hispanic hairdresser would learn how to do both types of hair, black people's hair and white people's hair."

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Title
"Any Hispanic hairdresser would learn how to do both types of hair, black people's hair and white people's hair."
Contributor Names
Garcia, Luz (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-14
Subject Headings
-  Beauty Shops
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Mari's Hair People (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Luz Garcia, owner of Mari's Hair People.
-  Summary of audio segment: Did Esmeralda have to learn how to do Black styles? LG says no, learned it in school. Years ago, had Black shops to do Black hair. But today, mostly Hispanic [hairdressers], because in our race there's black, white, and Indian. So any Hispanic hairdresser would learn how to do both types of hair, black people's hair and white people's hair. So when go to hairdresser's school, give you the training for both. In our people, there's both, so have interest of learning. And go to shows, workshops, etc. But today, LG not into Black styles because clients mostly Hispanic, though she knows how to do the black styles. So today Esmeralda's clients are mostly black. In the 1960s and 1970s, they only had black shops for black people, but then in the 1980s, they started coming out with new perms, relaxers, the current look for Black people, so everybody was into it, and so the Black people started coming to Hispanic shops because Hispanic hairdressers knew how to do the styles.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A025
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02504
Language
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Garcia, Luz, and Thomas D Carroll. "Any Hispanic hairdresser would learn how to do both types of hair, black people's hair and white people's hair.". -09-14, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip004005/.

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Garcia, L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Any Hispanic hairdresser would learn how to do both types of hair, black people's hair and white people's hair.". -09-14. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip004005/.

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Garcia, Luz, and Thomas D Carroll. "Any Hispanic hairdresser would learn how to do both types of hair, black people's hair and white people's hair.". -09-14, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004005/>.