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1940s
Charm School
Helen 'Curl' Harris
Entreprenuer
Philadelphia
Hairdresser
African American
Salon
Pennsylvania
Woman
Skidmore Vocational School


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Helen 'Curl' Harris

Helen 'Curl' Harris
Helen 'Curl' Harris (1912 - 2005), was an entrepreneur at a time when women (let alone African-American women) were a rarity in business. A self-made graduate of the Skidmore Vocational School and the Philadelphia Charm and Model School, she ran and operated numerous beauty businesses in Philadelphia (Curl's Beautyrama, Curl's Beauty Salon and Charm Service, and Curl's Moderne Beautyrama) as well as created her own line of make-up and hair products. Ella Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker were among her clients. [Bio and Photo: Emory University Library]

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