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Maria, age 17, as the process begins
Maria, age 17, as the process begins

Before The Prom, The Coiffure

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This is high school prom season in the North Country. "Prom" is an important ritual for many girls and their moms - an opportunity to indulge in fashion and glamour. Despite counter-trends toward grunge, Goth or gowns made of duct tape -- the night demands a lovely dress, fresh flowers, and great hair. Prom hair can be a sort of folk art when practiced by the best and most experienced stylists. Brian Mann went behind the chair at a Saranac Lake salon for our story.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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