Admission to the Burning Ruins — 10¢ (laughingacademy) wrote,
Admission to the Burning Ruins — 10¢

Phew! My boss, Melka, unexpectedly left early today, so I am shamelessly abusing my freedom by posting from the education department of Mizani, an ethnically (i.e. black)-oriented professional products line from L’Oréal.

It’s a weird gig. I spend a lot of time making travel arrangements for stylists visiting salons around the country to demonstrate new products. A recent addition to the line is Thermasmooth, “the hottest new way to smooth-pressed hair,” to quote the ad pinned to Melka’s corkboard. The target audience is women with—and here’s another direct quote, this time from my initial interviews with Melka and Rich the HR Guy—“excessively curly hair.”

I managed to refrain from blurting, “Excessive according to who?”, but just barely. They couldn’t have come up with a less disparaging term, like extremely curly or highly textured?

Apparently, Angela Davis has lived in vain.

  • "Win a White Collar Style Dinner" via Grubwithus

    Thirty lucky Grubbers are getting a sneak peek of the mid-season premiere of USA Network’s “White Collar” – the show for your average, everyday,…

  • The song remains the same

    Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, United Nations Offices in New York will remain closed on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. All meetings at…

  • Here I am! Rock me like a --

    Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, United Nations offices in New York will remain closed on Tuesday, 30 October 2012. All meetings at Headquarters…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.