Good Reads. Natural Hair in the Dominican Republic.

This New York Times piece by Sandra E. Garcia highlights the growing demand for salons that style natural hair in the Dominican Republic.

The phrase “Dominican salon” is now synonymous with immaculately straightened hair, but Miss Rizos is expanding that definition by catering to a clientele that until fairly recently did not exist: Dominican women, many of them expatriates returning home for a visit, who want to retain their hair’s natural texture. For some Dominican women it has become as much a ritual as habichuelas con dulce on Holy Week or Johnny Ventura records on Christmas.

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