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Bonnie Taylor-Williams' book details grandmother's life, successful hair salon chain

Bonnie Taylor-Williams' book details grandmother's life, successful hair salon chain

When Bonnie Taylor-Williams was a child, she sat in the orange-and-cream leather barber chairs of Selena's House of Beauty on the South Side and listened, absorbing, like a sponge takes in water, her grandmother's beauty salon. Call it osmosis — or simply just a good memory — but keeping her ears open paid off for Taylor-Williams. She recently self-published "With These Hands: A Country Girl Came to Town," a biography of hair stylist Selena Williams, born Selena Green, who rose from being a teenage mother living in the Robert Brooks housing projects to owning and operating a chain of beauty salons with locations on the South Side, the Loop and Detroit. ...

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