The Faces of Hairstyling

Posted in Barbershop at 3:42 pm by Benjamin Ross

Last week, Li Wen Zhong, the headmaster of the Red Sun Hairstyling Academy (and key informant of my dissertation research), asked me to take the job of school photographer for his end of-the-term headshots. Halfway through, I realized that this collection of images was a valuable cross-sectional database of the fashions and styles of hairstylists in rural Fujian (most of these stylists work in small towns in Northern Fujian, and travel to Fuzhou intermittently to study at the Red Sun Academy).  With his permission, I’ve reproduced the collection here, unedited.


For another look at the styles of migrant hairstylists, be sure to check out .

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