The miraculous thing about The Salon - a distaff Barber Shop adapted from the Shelley Garrett play, Beauty Shop - is that customers actually emerge with new dos.
That's because the amount of talking, fighting and fretting going on in this storefront shop is endless: debates about child rearing and corporal punishment, about homophobia and gay rights, about African American achievements in science and history, about marriage, adultery, spousal abuse, bling.
The Salon is written and directed by Mark Brown, who wrote Barbershop, Barbershop 2 and now seems intent on cornering the African American hair and beauty market. Set in a Baltimore hood populated by whores and pimps, by teen thugs and a homeless drunk who provides (arguably) comic relief, The Salon stars the elegant Vivica A. Fox as Jenny, a single mom and salon proprietress.