The Kabul Beauty School

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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 10, 2011 - Social Science - 288 pages
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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True story middle 2010's — approx afghanistan — teaching women way to earn $ — horrific stories of no woman's rights, etc. changing their life + hers? Arranged marriage to Son — not well written ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book and found the author to be incredible brave, resilient, resourceful and incredible, but she was naive at times, which is pretty natural I guess coming from the West and into ... 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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