This video is so rich with things to talk about! So worth watching! The narrator’s comments… wow!
In light of our readings on beauty shops and hair, the following are questions I have from watching this video (which I came across while looking for a clip from the movie).
First, let’s examine the naming. Are the spaces constructed differently based on the naming? In the video the narrator says that beauty “magic” happens in the salon. When one thinks of a shop, it implies serious work with the hands (like a mechanic’s shop or a sculptor’s shop). How is that juxtaposed to the image given of the salon in the video?
How do you think Calendario or Willett would see this video?
If there is a difference between the beauty shop and the beauty salon, then I can confidently say that I’ve been in both on more than one occasion. The video is very far removed from the experienced I’ve had. I’m wondering if this is because of time or if it’s merely what’s portrayed to accentuate this informational video. Also, how has the beauty shop/salon changed from a place of only beauty work to a place of community?
Also the big question: What do you notice about the beauty practices of the time? Do you see any other connections to what we’ve read thus far in the class?