Old-style hair salon

I admit to feeling tickled by that odd Americanism, "man up." It takes a lot of work to make a man look nice and neat. I've a lot of respect for the women who work in this unisex hair salon, one of many declining businesses showcased in the Living Museum heritage documentation, Penang, Malaysia.

** Postscript: Wan Jie, the hairdresser in these photos, died about two weeks after the shoot.

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