Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13
Gail has a home salon in upstate New York. She has been doing hair for over fifty years. She has a bubbly personality and loves to talk. She is still working at almost seventy-years-old. Most of her clients are aged sixty and older. Walking into her salon is like stepping back in time. During this interview, she talks about losing many of her customers to cancer and Alzheimer's and recounts her memories of being involved in hair shows in the 1960s and 1970s.
Recorded at the interview's home salon on 16th Street, Troy, New York, August 13, 2012.
Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 (AFC 2012/035: 00348) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.