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Body Reflections featured in Hollywood documentary
When Tony Kendall, owner of the Body reflections salon in French
Lick, started buying antique hair dressing equipment and items made
of hair, he had no idea his collection would become so popular.
Displayed in the local salon, the collection was recently filmed
for the movie, "History of Hair," a documentary about
what hair means to us throughout time, cultures and folklore.
Not only will the World of Wonders film highlight Kendall's unique
exhibit, it will feature interviews with such celebrities as Dolly
Parton, Jane Seymore, Crystal Gail, Pattie LaBelle, Vanna White
Robin Laven of the St. Louis Museum was the film's host, with stylist
Jill Tooley serving as his makeup artist.
Director Max Thompson first heard about Kendall's collection from
the National Cosmetology Association. He was amazed to see the 1920
perm machine, 1865 human hair wreath, celebrity photos, curling
irons, blow dryers and other products.
"It's my personal tribute to the hair industry," said
Kendall, "and something our customers can look at while getting
their hair done." He also exhibits the items at the Annual
Hair & Trade Show at the French Lick Springs Resort, where
thousands of stylists have attended the education event.
Kendall was delighted to make his collection available for the
film, since he loves to share his passion for hair by working in
the salon and promoting tourism.
"Everyone has or had, hair," explained Kendall. "It
connects us to the angels, yet like fur, relates us to the animals.
Hair has been on our minds as long as it's been on our bodies. People
get a kick out of seeing the hair collection and the professional
hair care services - a team of stylists working together to make
people look better and feel better."
Not only has Kendall's unusual collection received a good deal
of media attention, Pivot Point of Chicago, a leader in textbook
publication, has commissioned photographs from the historic exhibit.
"History of Hair" will be aired on the Arts
& Entertainment network at a later date.