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A Good Haircut is Hard to Find

Why is it so difficult for a woman of color to find a good haircut in New Hampshire?

Courtney Marshall returns to the show with a problem: where can she get her hair done? We investigate the hair scene for people of color in the Granite State. Plus, spoils from the annual Gilsum Rock Swap.

  • Roslyn K. Chavda's journey to embracing her natural hair
  • Lori Tharps, co-author of Hair Story, on the history of black hair from 15th century West Africa to today
  • Keene Beauty Academy owner Jeanne Chappell on what students learn in beauty school
  • New Hampshire schools that bring in barbers and stylists from other states for their students
  • For #OnlyinNH, Courtney Marshall goes salon shopping in Exeter
  • Stories and rocks from the annual Gilsum Rock Swap

[Correction: the original version of this story incorrectly stated that Jeanne Chappell was the owner of Keene Beauty School. She is the owner of Keene Beauty Academy.]

Justine Paradis is a producer and reporter for NHPR's Creative Production Unit, most oftenOutside/In. Before NHPR, she produced Millennial podcast from Radiotopia, contributed to podcasts including Love + Radio, and reported for WCAI & WGBH from her hometown of Nantucket island.
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