I was thinking about my fiancé and lost the sense of time while perming the client’s hair. I tried to wet and dry the hair, but they still sticked out like a clown wig. I was scared I’d be fired and started to pray to the Virgin of Juquila. But it happened so that the lady liked a lot her new hairstyle. She even thanked me. I give thanks to the Virgin.

Josefa Benitez
Oaxaca, 1994

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