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Hairdressers' clientele
Contributor Names
Garcia, Luz (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
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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
-  Interview with Luz Garcia, owner of Mari's Hair People.
-  Summary of audio segment: Developed own clientele at Esmeralda's? LG says yes, every hairdresser does. And over the years LG has helped hairdressers who worked for her open their own businesses. She hasn't been selfish about it, always said, "The sun shines for everybody." So helped three girls who worked for LG to open own shops. They had their own clientele. It's like a doctor, have your own, that's the one you want. So when they leave, and the customers come and ask for them, LG gives the customer the hairdresser's address and phone number. A lot of people say LG is foolish to do that, but LG says no, they're not going to stay with her anyway. People are very funny. You could do their hair good, and even though they know the shop, they'd rather go someplace else before staying with you. If they can't find that person they used to get their hair done with, they'd rather try someplace else before staying with you. So how can you be selfish if that person's not going to stay? And some come back, for example, if old hairdresser isn't at new place, they come back, so it pays in the long run. That's one thing that really works through life. Her grandmother told LG that since she was little, not to be selfish and to help out others. So, it pays in the long run.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A025
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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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. Hairdressers' Clientele. -09-14, 1994. Audio.

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