March 30, 2005 |
Sisterhood, not hair care, is at the heart of Beauty Shop - a distaff spin-off of the two Barbershop hits that deploys similarly saucy discourse about sex, race, politics and women's backsides. Queen Latifah, who strutted through Barbershop 2, stars as Gina, a single mom and stellar stylist freshly transplanted to Atlanta (from the Chicago of Barbershop) for the sake of her piano prodigy daughter, the recipient of a prestigious scholarship. Working for the flamboyant, Austrian-accented Jorge (played by - who else?
March 11, 1988 |
Alice A. Sheppard, former owner and operator of Sheppard's Beauty Salon and an active church member, died Wednesday. She was 76 and lived in South Philadelphia. For more than 20 years Sheppard operated her beauty salon in her home on Dickinson Street neat 21st. After a heart attack in 1970, she retired and closed her business. The former Alice Jones, she waited until most of her children were grown before going into business. She attended the Donaldson Beauty School in Philadelphia and, through word of mouth, quickly had a thriving business that drew customers from all over the city.
September 1, 1991 |
Picture this: A woman walks into a beauty salon on the second floor of the Liberty Place shopping complex and asks the receptionist the price of a haircut. "Oh, we can't cut your hair," comes the reply. The woman, sensing snobbery, retorts, "What do you mean, isn't this a beauty shop?" "Yes," answers the receptionist. "But, this is a beauty shop for men only. " This exchange happened a few weeks ago at Style of Man, which bills itself as the area's only beauty shop for men. Founded by longtime beauticians Kathy Thomas and Laura Gioffre, the all- female staffed shop is out to give men the kind of pampering that women are used to. Offered are scalp massages, therapeutic shampoos, manicures, beard and mustache trims, haircuts and shoe shines.
January 5, 1990 |
Beauty Shop, the touring production at the Shubert Theater, is a situation comedy aimed at blacks that goes for laughs in the most obvious, not to say cheapest, ways. The play is written, directed and produced by one Shelly Garrett, an actor who never - but never - overestimates the taste and/or sophistication of his audience whether writing, directing or producing. The setting is a beauty shop in Los Angeles, a place of swirling hostilities where fat is funny and gay is hysterical.
January 11, 1990 |
The young lady strutted into Renee's Hair Design in Wilmington recently for her usual hair appointment. Suddenly, she stopped in midstride and gasped to shop owner Renee Richards: "Oh, my God. Get me out of here. " "What's wrong?" a startled Richards asked. The young lady pointed at a customer who was getting her hair coiffed by one of the beauticians. "I'm going with her husband," she whispered. "Oh, yeah!" Richards said yesterday, bursting into laughter at the thought of the near-disastrous encounter between the mistress and the wife.
February 1, 2008 |
Caramel is Beauty Shop- in-Beirut, a fem-centric tale of bonding and blow-drying about five Lebanese women and their respective struggles with family, friends, romance and coifs. Written and directed by Nadine Labaki, who cast herself as the owner of the busy salon, Caramel takes its title from the sugary concoction used to remove unwanted body hair from patrons - but aptly applies to the sweet, sensual tone of the film itself. Set in a culture caught between East and West, between male chauvinism and female empowerment, Labaki's movie isn't about to revolutionize a genre - its charms are modest, but many.
November 3, 1999 |
Carol Stewart hopped like Mary Poppins on her way to the corner beauty shop to vote last night. Fierce winds almost swept her off her feet, golf-sized umbrella and all. But Stewart, 49, was all smiles as she made the half-block trip down Brill Street to vote for mayor. It was her first city election in 18 years, and she couldn't have wished for a better horse race than the contest between Democrat John F. Street and Republican Sam Katz. She wanted a piece of the action. "I'm so excited," she said, virtually singing.
October 16, 1990 |
Her elbows resting on the appointment book at Flanary's beauty shop, hairdresser Martene Harper watched with despair yesterday as the mayor of Nashville smugly defended himself on national television. Mayor Bill Boner, 45, was talking about his sex life - which television host Phil Donahue pointed out had already earned the mayor a new nickname. Seven-hour Boner. This was the mayor whose fiancee boasted to a local reporter that their passion endures seven hours - the mayor of a Bible Belt city who became engaged to nightclub singer Traci Peel, 34, while he was still married to wife No. 3. "No kidding," Donahue told viewers in an estimated 6.2 million households across the country, "this is the mayor of Nashville, has been since 1987, (and)
April 11, 2005 |
1. "Sahara" $18.5 million 2. "Sin City" $14.1 million 3. "Fever Pitch" $13 million 4 . A tie between "Beauty Shop" and "Guess Who": $7.1 million 6. "Robots" $4.65 million 7. "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" $4.1 million 8. "The Pacifier" $3 million 9. "The Ring 2" $2.9 million 10. "The Upside of Anger" $2.6 million ---- Estimated ticket sales for Friday through yesterday at North American...
June 19, 1990 |
An elegantly dressed black crowd streamed out of the Shubert Theater on a recent evening, talking excitedly and laughing uproariously. Among them were Valeri Henderson, 31, and her daughter Tanisha, 11, who have become regular theatergoers this year. In January, Henderson, of Mount Airy, took her daughter to see Beauty Shop, Shelly Garrett's comedy with an all-black cast about the outrageous doings in a black hair salon. In March they saw Momma Don't, a black gospel musical about a churchwoman who falls into a life of crack and prostitution.