Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26
The interview took place at Jeff Hafler's dining room table. Hafler discusses his hair styling career, starting in Ohio, learning on Black hair and then building his own business in Los Angeles, where he developed a friendship with Michael Jackson. He also talks about his incredible collection of hair and beauty antiques. He has over 2,000 artifacts, some from the early 1900s.
Recorded at the home of Interviewee, Wonder Valley, California, July 26, 2012.
Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 (AFC 2012/035: 00339) 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.