The film, shot over four years, presents several central characters whose captivating stories of healing become involved with the filmmaking process itself. A must-see.
“I walked away from ‘Hollywood Beauty Salon’ with a renewed belief that the broken values and perspectives in society can be healed and changed.”
Check out two new Hollywood Beauty Salon clips on shadowandact.com.
“This documentary about a beauty salon will make you rethink mental illness,” says Isha Aran for Fusion. “It’s rare to see a film about mental illness that isn’t exploitative.”
Hollywood Beauty Salon is featured on LA Weekly’s list of 19 Films You must see before Summer ’16 Ends.
Watch a short featured scene from Hollywood Beauty Salon on HULU.
Hollywood Beauty Salon has been awarded a 2016 SAMHSA Voice Award! The annual Voice Awards program honors consumer/peer leaders in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders.
It’s skin-deep but in the best way; the shop’s proprietress, Rachel “Hollywood” Carr Timms, makes no bones about the importance of feeling pretty when the heart and mind are in turmoil. These are stories crafted with care, with glimpses of the filmmaking process — a chance to see the camera operators and director themselves at times in awe of the fortitude they’re witnessing.
A colorful, energetic, inspiring, novel, wonderful documentary that spreads happiness, smiles and cheer, ‘Hollywood Beauty Salon’ is an amazing piece of art. Revolving around survivors of violence, mental illness, rejection, depression, addiction and trauma, this documentary strives to fill joy into the hearts of each one alike.
Janeane Bernstein’s radio show, Get the Funk Out! is filled with stories of inspiration and change, new creative directions, and surprising twists and turns in this crazy roller coaster ride called life. Check out Janeane’s interview with Hollywood Beauty Salon‘s director, Glenn Holsten.