Haiti's earthquake tests resilience of capital's hair stylists, now working

Agent-x - July 23 2012, 9:28 AM

According to startribune-com on 09 July 2012, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Before Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake, dozens of independent hair stylists braided and colored hair in the capital's Iron Market, a soaring steel-framed structure that was the commercial hub of downtown Port-au-Prince.

But the earthquake damaged the landmark Iron Market and the hairstylists moved their activities to the streets, where they resumed their businesses not long after the disaster struck.

The Iron Market has now reopened, but apparently there's no room for the stylists, who remain on the capital's dusty streets.

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