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Why do my beauticians like everything but hair?

My bad luck with finding the perfect beautician

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Scowling from the hydraulic chair, I was too young to say, “This is some bulls — t.” But my 5-year-old mind knew beauticians weren’t supposed to eat chocolate chip cookies and smoke cigarettes while they did your hair. And my grandmother, the same woman who corrected everyone’s grammar at all times…




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