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Melanie Bishop

Melanie Bishop has published fiction and nonfiction in the New York Times, Huffington Post, New York Journal of Books, Glimmer Train, Vela, and others. She is Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College in Arizona, where she taught for 22 years. Currently, she’s an instructor for Stanford Continuing Studies. Her young adult novel, "My So-Called Ruined Life" (Torrey House Press, 2014), was a top-five finalist for the John Gardner Award in Fiction. Bishop offers instruction, editing, and coaching through Lexi Services. Learn more at her website.

A row of retro hair dryer chairs. Next Avenue

The Beauty Parlor as a Sacred Space

Her late mother, a former beauty queen, was devoted to her weekly hair appointments. The daughter who honored that still prefers to cut her own hair.
September 26, 2022
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