The Beauty Parlor in the Old South

  Remember the beauty parlor in Steel Magnolias? It was set in Dolly Parton’s den or front room, if memory serves, with chair-mounted dome dryers, piles of spiky curlers, fuzzy edged gossip magazines, the ammonia gas seeping into her curtains and linoleum. I’ve never been to a home salon for my own hair. I was raised…

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