Author(s): Deborah Rodriguez
Most Westerners now working in Afghanistan spend their time inside a military compound or embassy. Deborah Rodriguez lives in the middle of the urban insanity that is Kabul. In The Kabul Beauty School, Debbie tells the story of the beauty school she founded and the vibrant women who study and work there.
Debbie went to Afghanistan with nothing but a desire to help and her skills as a beautician. When she arrived, she learned that Afghan beauty salons had been nearly destroyed by the Taliban. With her knowledge of beauty and enterprise, she opened the first salon in Kabul that actually trained local women to become beauticians — one of the few ways a woman can support herself and her family. And it is there that she made some of the closest friends of her life. The Kabul Beauty School provides a joyful haven for women. All these women bring their stories to The Kabul Beauty School, where, along with Debbie, they learn the art of perms, friendship, and freedom.