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Over the next few days, I am going to post some of the responses to a question I recently posed to a few of my readers. While I typically blog about hair, the question gets at a higher order issue of beauty standards. Here is the question:
What is the distinction between grooming and identity alteration?
Meaning, where is the line when personal grooming / hygiene changes into something that potentially alters identity?
Here is a response from Stephanie, a doctoral student at Boston College who studies workplace identities. Her hair has been “in transition” from texturized to natural since December 2010:
What do you all think? Please comment. Thanks!