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The Hairdresser is….

Posted on Feb 19th, 2016

It is my considered opinion that the hairdresser is the most influential person in any community. When the public goes to a Hairdresser , something happens to them. They feel safe, they relax. The hairdresser knows what there skin is like under the make up; they know their age ; they don’t have to keep up any kind of pretense. People tell a hairdresser things they wouldn’t dare confess to a priest and they are open about matters they try to conceal from a doctor. When people place their secret lives in the hairdresser’s hands, the hair dresser gains an authority few other people attain. I have heard hairdressers quoted with complete conviction on art, literature, politics, economics, childcare and morals. I tell you that a clever, thoughtful, ambitious hairdresser wields a power beyond the comprehension of most people…

John Steinbeck

(From the Novel “Holiday”)