The Lansdowne Village
A Lansdowne Village
First, a quick look at the die-hards getting cornrows put in their hair. Here, stylists from Salon Marc Harris transform Leominster resident Michael Paul's 'do from caveman to cornrows. Erin Connors (also from Leominster) gets into the spirit as well.

Ten feet to the right of this makeshift hair studio, however, we see something looming through the mist and haze.
(Photos and text by Chris Rattey / Boston.com Staff)