Brush it and curl it, wig it, pluck it, highlight it, bob it, coif it, dye it. What don't we do to our hair?
Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal is a candid, humorous, and revealing look at America's hair obsession. Journalist Diane Simon, the curly-haired daughter of straight-haired parents who has suffered much for her locks, uses her own personal traumas as a point of entry into this fascinating subject. Simon visits Harlem braiding salons and Hassidic wig shops, tries every type of hair removal, and even spends an afternoon at the Hair Club for Men headquarters. Through her research, Simon explores the different choices people make to transform themselves through their hair.