Tracy and Hope
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My expensive Brazilian hair

In Johannesburg, South Africa, Tracy is finally getting the high-end "Brazilian" weave of human hair which her mother Hope has been able to afford by making monthly payments. The total cost of the hairstyle is "like an instalment on a car but she's wearing it on her head," says Hope.

The Salon is a series of conversations about identity and appearance with women around the world, in the intimate space of the hairdresser's chair.

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Video journalist: Neil Meads. Producers: Gertrude Kitongo, Kent de Pinto

  • 14 Apr 2016
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