The Kabul Beauty School

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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 10, 2011 - Social Science - 288 pages
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The Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women, all of whom have stories to tell, who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Arriving in Afghanistan in 2002 with nothing more than a beauty degree and a desire to help, Deborah Rodriguez set out on a course of action that would change her life and those of many Afghan women. The once proud tradition of beauty schools had been all but destroyed and with it Afghani womens ability to support themselves. As one of the founders of the Kabul Beauty School she set about training women and helping them rebuild their lives.

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"Whereas they were once household slaves, they are now respected decision makers", February 17, 2015 This review is from: Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (Paperback ... Read full review

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Found this in the laundry room tonight--it was an extremely fast (and not all that great) read. Mostly I came away judging this woman's choices: she meets an Afghani man with a wife and seven ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Deborah Rodriguez from Holland, Michigan, has been working as a hairdresser since 1979. In 2002, Rodriguez helped found the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty school and training salon in Afghanistan.

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