Here are some special September reads for you… all books have links for you to purchase.


Hair by Guido: 

Influential and inspirational to professional hairstylists and kids on the streets alike, this is Guido’s visionary view of hair in the new millennium.”


Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells Us about Women’s Lives by Rose Weitz:

The first book to explore the role of hair in women’s lives and what it reveals about their identities, intimate relationships, and work livesHair is one of the first things other people notice about us–and is one of the primary ways we declare our identity to others”


Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Lori Tharps and Ayana Byrd:

Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans’ tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular”


Permanent Waves by Julie Ann Willet:

Throughout the twentieth century, beauty shops have been places where women could enjoy the company of other women, exchange information, and share secrets. The female equivalent of barbershops, they have been institutions vital to community formation and social change.”


Doing Business With Beauty by Adia Harvey Wingfield:

Black women comprise one of the fastest-growing groups of business owners in the United States. In Doing Business with Beauty, sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield examines this often-overlooked group and one of the most popular businesses run by these entrepreneurs: hair salons”


Styling Masculinity by Kristen Barber:

The twenty-first century has seen the emergence of a new style of man: the metrosexual.”


Fashion and Fantasy by Laurent Philippon:

“Throughout history, hairstyles have conferred status. Cleopatra wore elaborate braids; Marie-Antoinette’s contemporaries competed to pile their hair outrageously high; punk fashion made a fetish of spiked and dyed hair”


Hair by Sam Mcknight:

“A bounty of hairstyles, from nostalgic to androgynous, that have transformed women throughout the past forty years, from the legendary Sam McKnight, one of fashion’s leading hairstylists.”


It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty by Tabatha Coffey

“Tabatha Coffey’s unflinching honesty and never-say-die attitude, some do not and have even taken to name-calling. Refusing to let others define her, she has reclaimed the word “bitch,” transforming it to fit the person she is: Brave, Intelligent, Tenacious, Creative, and Honest.”


Beauty Shop Politics by Tiffany M Gill:

Looking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism”

Freelancer by April C:

Freelancer will take you through everything you need to know, all the ins and outs of freelancing, told from first-hand experience.

Happy reading…