Salwa at home with her pets
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When Beirut was "paradise"

Salwa has a stylist come to her home in Beirut's fashionable Verdun district. She has rebuilt a life in Lebanon since returning after fleeing the civil war in the 1970s with her children and a suitcase of clothes.

The Salon is a series of conversations about identity and appearance with women around the world, in the intimate space of the hairdresser's chair.

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Video journalist: Neil Meads. Producers: Marwa Al-Nagar, Christine Jeavans Fixer: Jocelyne Abi Gebrayel

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