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Kim Boykin 

When: Thu., Feb. 28, 6-8:30 p.m. 2013
Price: Free admission
Charlotte author Kim Boykin learned a thing or two from sitting around her mother's hair salon as a child. The knowledge she gained was less about cutting hair and more about understanding human nature. She watched as women flocked to the beauty parlor not just for a new 'do, but for gossip and guidance. These experiences inspired her to pen The Wisdom of Hair, a fictional novel that weaves details from Boykin's time in her mothers salon into the story of a S.C. woman who is pursuing her calling in beauty school and a community of quirky women who love talking as much as they do tending to their locks. A deeper message also fills the pages. As Boykin writes, she does so with authority, and her own words of wisdom sound loud and clear. She reflects on the power to change not just one's self, but one's life. An excerpt reads, "The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed." Think about that the next time you reach for a pair of scissors! Boykin celebrates the release of her book with a launch party where she will discuss and sign copies. Champagne and barbecue will also be served. To RSVP, call 910-200-0806 or email danielknaub@gmail.com.
— Anita Overcash

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