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[1] Visit to Little Willies

Visit to Little Willies

I’m feeling like a kid again.

As a kid, Shannon Cason would drive around to hair salons with his dad, Billy “Badass” Cason. Together they would visit shops like Little Willies off of Grand River and McNichols to sell ads in their family’s Hair Designer Magazine.


Hair Capital of the World

An audio-visual storytelling experience of Detroit’s hair legacy and culture featuring stories by Shannon Cason and photography by Justin Milhouse.

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