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The things we do for perfect hair, and what our quest for beauty does to us.

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My Not-So-Rosy View of the World’s Largest Redhead Festival

I was looking for a place to belong. Instead I found a weird, fetishistic group of strangers.

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Welcome to the ‘American Idol’ of Hair Styling

In this choose-your-own-adventure documentary film series, help hair stylist Sina Washington transform her North Philly salon into a runway as she and her friends prepare for...

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They Couldn’t Afford a Haircut. This Former Inmate Changed That.

Adrian Swearengen almost gave up on life after years behind bars. Now he’s found new purpose offering free snips and shaves to former inmates and others in need.

The Hair Down There

A feminist writer wonders why she’s so quick to pull off her pants and expose herself to a stranger in the hedonistic and masochistic ritual that is the bikini wax.

The Burn of the Beautiful Blowout

The hair care and cosmetics market is flush with products that cause rashes, burning, bleeding—and perhaps far more serious health effects. So why won’t women stop using them?

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Senior Barber

From Portland, Maine, a look at a half-century veteran of the hair-cutting trade.