Emily’s Salon in Beverly Hills, California, has long been a place where women of all shapes, sizes, and creeds can come and enjoy a spa treatment, where you can try on the latest skincare products.
The spa, which closed in December 2017, was also a place for the women who had fallen in love with beauty and fashion, or who had gone through years of therapy.
Now, the place is open to the public, and its new owners, Amy’s Salon, are aiming to be more inclusive.
“We wanted to make sure that the experience for our customers was the same as what we’ve always had, which is to be as inclusive as possible,” co-owner and stylist Ashley Fosburgh tells The American Woman.
“For example, we will not only let you try on some products that are made by the owners, we also will let you choose from our curated selection of makeup, as well as a large selection of hair and body care products, and we will give you a little bit of extra help with choosing your hair style.”
Amy’s is now open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the salon opening at 6 p..m..
Fosburg says that the spa’s new owners are excited to open up its doors to the general public, but also want to ensure that their customers feel welcomed and included.
“The main goal is to create a space where people can feel comfortable coming in and being comfortable with who they are and the way they dress, which I think is important in a society that has a lot of issues with race, class, age, gender, and other things,” Fosberg says.
“It’s so important to me that people feel comfortable in their own skin and in their body.
It’s a really beautiful experience.”
For a peek at the spa, check out this video, which features a young girl who has just started her transformation from a black woman to a white woman.