1960s, south korea, wig industry

How Women’s Hair Became a Valuable Commodity in South Korea

South Korea is a country known mostly for its flourishing technology sector and amazing beauty products. However, most people don’t know about the women’s hair trade that thrived in the country and helped the nation grow financially in the 1960s. The South Korean wig industry As in many places influenced by Confucian thought, Koreans traditionally ...

Emma Lu

South Korean women working in a wig factory.