Midalis Vega has always loved playing with hair. Even before she left her native Cuba for the United States, her dream has never changed — to become a hairdresser someday.
“I like it, but I like doing my own hair and doing my friends’ hair,” the 45-year-old said in Spanish as she stood inside Orlando Latin Market. “I love doing blowouts, doing tintes (dye jobs)…. you say tintes, no?”
On this Friday afternoon, Vega’s fair locks were pulled up onto the top of her head by a clip, its golden hues shining under the store’s fluorescent lights.
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