Bigwigs: How Cambodia Became the 'Hair Apparent' for Observant Jewish Women

The Southeast Asian country is becoming an increasingly major player in the human-hair market, with Jewish women an important clientele. Haaretz has it covered.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Mashie Butman usually causes a stir when she walks into the salon carrying her hair in her hands. Butman, who runs the local Chabad Center here along with her husband, sits next to the hairdressers and watches attentively as they style the light-brown head covering that she paid more than $1,000 for in New York.