Salon Salon

Discourse in Identity, Relationships, & Hair

Salon: an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician, or couturier conducts business

Salon: social events that played an integral role in the cultural & intellectual development of France, often hosted by women

Salon Salon” is a gathering for *women to discuss identity and relationships through the vehicle of hair. Whether coiled and coiffed, cleanly shaven, or capped beneath a headcovering, women and their hair (or lack thereof) has long-been a cultural conversation.

At the Salon, the “Salonniere” (i.e. moderator) will begin the event with opening remarks on the event’s hair-themed medium and propose questions for thoughtful consideration in subsequent small group discussions. Before the end of the event, the Salonniere will reconvene the entire group for final reflections.

July – "Dopamine Styling"

Salonniere: Stephanie Tillman
Day: July 28th, 2022
Time: 4pm EST – 5pm EST
Location: Zoom

Pre-Event Discussion Item: Should We All Be Dopamine Dressing?

Discussion Questions:

  • Do you think the concept of "dopamine dressing" could also apply to hair/hairstyles/headcoverings?
  • Do you consider your mood when styling your hair or selecting a headcovering?
  • Have you ever considered what your hair/hairstyle/headcovering says about you or what "messages" it may send to others? In the workplace?