Sunday, November 25, 2007

beauty shop

Genevieve Hammill, newly licensed cosmetologist, has joined More Than Just Hair, owned by Marie Bedard in Sutter Creek for 27 years. Hammill, who recently completed 1,600 hours at Elite Academy in Sacramento, said, "This is something I've always wanted to do since I was a little girl. And now I've finished school, I'm so happy to be here. Marie is wonderful and I enjoy working with her and Denise Fonceca, the other stylist."

Hammill, who handles hairstyling, coloring, cuts, perms and highlights, is offering $7 off haircuts through the end of November. She is available at the salon daily except for Thursday and Sunday. Call 267-5941 for more information.

"I'm so glad to have Genevieve here," Bedard said. "She's young, ambitious and has had really excellent training. She has great skills and I'm excited because she has a lot of new, creative ideas that come with youth. She's a great addition with Denise, who's been here six years." Bedard also announced that Stephanie Armstrong of Soothing Soles, is moving from her former Sutter Creek site into More Than Just Hair effective January. Armstrong handles facials, waxing, spa pedicures and natural manicures.

"With the three of us, plus Stephanie in front, and Kathy Ghormley's Sutter Creek Therapeutic Massage and Body Work in the building behind us, customers can have their beauty and spa services taken care of at one location," Bedard added. Ghormley's business, open Tuesday through Saturday, is at 267-0887.
the Root salon, you might ask for some blond highlights and walk out with a tangle of green and yellow squiggles. But it'll cost you extra.

Calling itself "a place for beauty," the central Phoenix shop doubles as an art gallery, selling work by such local painters as Kyle Jordre, who specializes in Jackson Pollock-style paint spatters.

Owner Lauren Hart says the concept was a natural. advertisement

"We do wearable art all day long," she said. "And if I'm on my feet 12 hours a day, I'd rather be in a beautiful environment."

The Root, which draws on the artists in the downtown scene, is just one of many places in the community that integrate art into everyday life.

"Multi-use spaces are kind of the wave of the future," said Beatrice Moore, a longtime leader in the Phoenix art community. "A lot of (businesses) have a hard time making it as a cafe or a little retail space, but if it's multi-use, where they're also selling artwork or clothing, it's easier."

Mary Nesset of Paradise Valley, a longtime client of Hart, says she loves the added dimension of art at the Root.

"It's very Lauren," she said. "She's created a space that's constantly different."

Nesset bought not one piece but five, a series of abstract prints by Jan Fogel.

"They were just perfect for my house," she said. "Very interesting - and well priced."

The Root has gotten a lot of attention since opening two years ago, but although it's far more common to see art on the walls of coffeehouses or boutiques, this is hardly the first business to pair cuts and canvases.

Just down Seventh Street is Bangz Art and Hair Salon, and on Tempe's Mill Avenue, the Mood Swings Salon and Gallery has been supporting local artists for a decade.

"We like to keep our image current," said Alexis Bourdamis, Mood Swings manager. "It allows us to change our look."

Over the past two decades, this seemingly novel idea has popped up in such cities as San Francisco, Chicago and Miami, as well as such somewhat less cosmopolitan burgs as Kent, Ohio, and Prairie Village, Kan.

For all we know, the first place to pair hair care and art appreciation might be the caves of Lascaux, but the earliest example we could find was the Jon Oulman Gallery and Salon in Minneapolis.

"Thank you for not saying 'oldest,' " Oulman said when we tracked him down by phone.

Oulman, a real man-about-town in the Twin Cities, said the idea was a bit exotic when he first combined his two passions in 1982.

"The New York art dealers were a little leery of a hairdresser who claimed to have a gallery in a salon," he said.

Since then, mixing paintbrushes and hairbrushes has become commonplace.

"Now you see a lot of art on the walls in between the beauty stations and the hair dryers," he said. "Half the beauty salons in Minneapolis call themselves galleries now."

Truth to tell, none of the Valley's salon-cum-galleries is in the same high-end league as the posh Scottsdale dealers. But they do have at least one experience in common with Oulman.

"I ended up developing patrons for the arts out of my beauty-shop clientele," he said. "And because I showed serious work in the gallery, the local cognoscenti would come around, and a lot of them I ended up doing their hair."

The Root owner Hart also serves as a bridge between two different communities - her well-heeled Central Corridor clientele and downtown's new-bohemian scene - when she hosts art events at the salon.

"You're really bringing people from all walks of life who might not have gone to the same party or get their hair done at the same place," she said.

"It's fun to see these scruffy 17-year-old artists with my clients, who are a little more stuffy. . . . That's really exciting for me." Beauty Shop

Preceded by BarberShop 2: Back in Business
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This article is about Beauty Shop, the movie. For the rock band, see The Beauty Shop.
Beauty Shop is a 2005 comedy film, directed by Bille Woodruff. It is a spin-off of the Barbershop franchise; the lead character Gina was also featured in Barbershop 2: Back in Business. It is based on a story by Elizabeth Hunter.

[edit] Plot
Gina Norris (played by Queen Latifah) is a hairstylist that has moved from Chicago to Atlanta so her daughter can attend a decent music school. She's made a name for herself as a stylist, but after her boss (Kevin Bacon) berates her work, she leaves and sets up her own shop, purchasing a rundown salon.

She hires a range of stylists, including her rebellious sister-in-law, Darnelle (Keshia Knight-Pulliam). The shop gets a wide range of clientele, including wives of professional athletes, and several wealthy white women. She also hires Joe (Djimon Hounsou), an electrician who's also skilled on the piano. Because her ex-boss's (Kevin Bacon) business is going down, he hires a paid Health Inspector to shut down Gina's (Queen Latifah) business. But tragedy strikes when the shop gets vandalized. With the help of Willie (Lil JJ) he caught the Health Inspector and Gina's old boss on camera "talking" business. Willie shows Gina the tape of the two talking. Later on that night Gina goes to her old salon and tells him that she knows about his "little secret" and has a couple of guys to rough him up.


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