This 500lb Beautician Is Making Plus-Size Women Feel Beautiful

BarcroftTVPublished: September 12, 2017189 views
Published: September 12, 2017

Following a humiliating experience, Jamie Lopez was inspired to open Babydoll Beauty Couture in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old, who weighs 500lbs, said: “I set up this place because I was humiliated in a regular salon. I went there to get my hair done and I went to sit down and greet my stylist and the chair loudly broke.

“I knew I wasn’t the only one that ever had to suffer something like that, so I saved all my money. I had this dream and I was like, ‘I’m going to make a salon that caters to plus-size women because I know I’m not the only one who goes through this.’”

Her first salon in Los Angeles was up and running very successfully, so the businesswoman has now expanded to Nevada. Her salons are fit for every figure, kitted out with styling chairs that hold weights of up to 800 pounds, and heavy-duty beauty benches supporting up to 600 pounds, because even big girls need to get waxed, without feeling humiliated that they are seated in a ‘special chair’.

Jamie glammed out out her salon with black and gold fittings, complete with red roses and prints of Marilyn Monroe, who was recognized as a plus-size icon. “It’s really important to me to make them feel even more beautiful when they leave than they do when they come in. As women, we should be able to get beautiful anywhere.”

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Videographer / director: John Balson
Producer: Sophia Rahman, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper

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