The Hair ... and the Glory



"But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering."

That's 1 Corinthians 11:15, but at the Touch-Up, where Memphis' finest get their hair "whipped," it can spell trouble — and does when Touch-Up's owner (accidently?) cuts more off the head of her client Jennifer than Jennifer had in mind. So Jennifer, to keep from "going postal," takes the owner to court, because, according to Jennifer, the owner intentionally allowed the scissors to slip, because she — Jennifer — is "j". All this, according to

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Sandra Hamer — novelist, poet, playwright, teacher, and former broadcaster on Memphis television — signs her novel Glory ... The Hair on Saturday, February 6th, from 5 to 7 p.m. The place? Not a beauty shop but The Beauty Shop, the restaurant at 966 S. Cooper. It's your chance to get one thing straight, and it's got nothing to do with relaxer: What is "j"?

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