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100 Women: Hairdresser left fiancé to become a barber

A hairdresser says she is proving people in Egypt who think a woman who works as a hairdresser is not decent wrong.

There is a stigma in the country around women who are hairdressers as they can be seen as prostitutes.

Sukkar Saeed says she was forced to "choose the lesser of two evils" by choosing to pursue her career over marrying her fiancé, as he did not approve of her work.

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