Audio Recording "There's more money in doing nails than doing hair."

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"There's more money in doing nails than doing hair."
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: People come to shop for haircuts, coloring, perms, and nails. That's one of the best things now, the nails. People come in for that. Rosa does nails, has samples there so people can pick nail designs. Rosa created the designs, but also does custom work for customers. Nail emphasis started in the late '80s, but in the '90s has become the biggest thing. LG goes to the International Beauty Show at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York every year, and when you go there, there are so many booths of nails, it's unbelievable. There's so much money in it, more than doing hair. A haircut may be $10, but nails cost $30-35, and the better the neighborhood, the more they charge. If you go to Paramus, for example, they charge $70-80, sometimes $100, and people pay that, it's unbelievable. LG knows a place in Fair Lawn that charges $100.
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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Chicago citation style:

Garcia, Luz, and Thomas D Carroll. "There's more money in doing nails than doing hair.". -09-14, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Garcia, L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "There's more money in doing nails than doing hair.". -09-14. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Garcia, Luz, and Thomas D Carroll. "There's more money in doing nails than doing hair.". -09-14, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.