Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Black hair styling, How the autumn statement will affect women

November 26th, 2015

Episode 425 of 721 episodes

Weave, cornrows, dreads, braids, natural. As part of our series looking at appearance, we talk to a group of black women about their hair. If money were no object, how far would you go in the quest for beauty? Barrister Charlotte Proudman and agony aunt Virginia Ironside discuss their 'personal beauty bar', and why they think women should or shouldn't have cosmetic treatments. The Chancellor's autumn statement: what impact will it have on the lives of women and low income families? We speak to Polly Trenow of The Women's Budget Group, and to Laura Gardiner, Senior Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation. And as the Royal Shakespeare Company stages a new play about Queen Anne, we talk to the play's writer, Helen Edmundson. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Emma Wallace Interviewed guest: Charlotte Proudman Interviewed guest: Virginia Ironside Interviewed guest: Polly Trenow Interviewed guest: Laura Gardiner Interviewed guest: Helen Edmundson Reporter: Ena Miller.