Hot Comb excerpted in the New Yorker

“Hot Comb: The Pinnacle of Hair Care” / The New Yorker / Ebony Flowers / June 9, 2019

At thirteen, I loved flipping through Ebony, Essence, and Jet while getting my hair done. Back then, I never thought much about hair-product ads. I never considered what else they aimed to sell me, besides a bottle of oil. I do now. Kali Serum, Hair Decoded, Wig Sale, and Kenya Kare—all from my fictitious Pinnacle line—reshape beauty standards and celebrate black imagination. These parodies, from my upcoming graphic novel “Hot Comb,” envision a future in which black women inquire and inspire while loving their hair.

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