Dear Ella Joyce,
I had to write and give you props because your book, Kink Phobia, saved my hair! It's said that "timing is everything" and I'm so grateful I read your book before I lost all my hair. After years of perms and touchups, I noticed that my dark brown hair was thinning and turning red!! When I mentioned this to my hairdresser at the time, her only comfort was to say that red hair would look good on me!! (I should have jumped up and ran out right then and there!) Well, blessings to you Ella Joyce for helping a Sista reclaim her hair. I have been perm free for 2 years and your California Twist style is working well for me. Who would have thought that I could get my "virgin" hair back! Ms. Joyce, you have an excellent down to earth writing style and your words seem to flow from your heart! You exhibited grace under fire as you dealt with your own hair adversities! By the way, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and now three members of my household are wearing your California Twists! Thank you again for your book. I look forward to Kink Phobia 2.
Sincerely, Mrs. L.M. Brown
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Entertainment News, Urban Inspired
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Cheryl Valentine, Educator
Detroit High School for the Fine & Performing Arts, Detroit, MI
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Peggy Berlin, Ph.D., California
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Kelli Hancock, Actress, California
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Society of the Culturally Concerned, Detroit, MI
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