By Mary N. DiZazzo

Black Hair

Ciao bella,

It all started during a trip to Miami. The friend we were visiting brought us to a "flea market." It was all outdoors even the beauty salon and I could smell the odors so clearly.

Ahhhh, to smell all those wonderful familiar scents. It was a Black Salon only catering to black hair. There were braids and hot irons galore! The intricate scalp cuts were amazing. The whole experience was quite amazing. I could have stayed and stared all day!

Living in Boston my attention was brought to the girls and their styles. I've admired silver braids worn up and down. I've seen gorgeous braids twisted into glorious shapes.

Some gals do their own, however, many go to the Beauty Salon. It takes anywhere from two to ten hours to create these masterpieces. Hours at the Salon! Can you imagine?

So my Glamazons look around and admire Black Hair

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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