We’ll go inside a beauty parlor that operates at a non-profit mental health program in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, where staff and clients are both in the process of recovery. A new documentary, Hollywood Beauty Salon, was work-shopped at the beauty parlor over the course of four yearsWe’ll talk with director GLENN HOLSTEN and two women profiled in the film: salon operator RACHEL “Hollywood” CARR TIMMS, a psychiatric rehab practitioner, and DARLENE HOLMES MALONE, who’s dealt with abuse, depression and other mental health challenges.  

– Marty Moss-Coan of Radio Times on WHYY




Hollywood Beauty Salon is a colorful and inspiring documentary about surviving mental illness and violence, struggling with loss, finding courage for recovery, and discovering the beauty inside each one of us.