Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10
Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; the controversy of straightening hair with the Keratin Hair Treatment; turnover in the industry; the tipping system; and the different chemical and natural processing techniques used to straighten African American hair.
Recorded at the Wellington Hair Spa, New York, New York, August 10, 2012.
Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 (AFC 2012/035: 00345) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.