Women in Cambodia The Million Dollar Business of Human Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are popular and expensive. But it's often poor women who cut off and sell their hair - for little money. For some it offers more independence, for others, suffering and stigmatization.
Two women in Phnom Penh check out extensions made of real human hair: The hair often comes from poor women in rural areas.

Two women in Phnom Penh check out extensions made of real human hair: The hair often comes from poor women in rural areas.

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Benjamin Filarski

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An advertisement in a shop selling real hair in Phnom Penh

Hair Is Money
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Benjamin Filarski

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Hair Is Money

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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