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Always a woman, Hairdressers almost always had additional duties, such as being a Seamstress. Hairdressers assisted the master`s wife and daughters in both washing and coiffing their hair. Some hairdressers earned some money by freelancing their skills to other Creole woman, but this was rare since it required permission from their own mistress.