Beauty Shop

March 30, 2005 0 By Fans
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Still of Queen Latifah and Djimon Hounsou in Beauty ShopALFRE WOODARD stars as Ms. Josephine in MGM Pictures' comedy BEAUTY SHOP.ANDIE MacDOWELL stars as Terri in MGM Pictures' comedy BEAUTY SHOP.Director BILLE WOODRUFF on the set of MGM Pictures' comedy BEAUTY SHOP.KESHIA KNIGHT-PULLIAM stars as Darnelle in MGM Pictures' comedy BEAUTY SHOP.SHERRI SHEPHERD stars as Ida in MGM Pictures' comedy BEAUTY SHOP.


Gina is a hairstylist who opens up a beauty shop full of employees and customers more interested in speaking their minds than getting a cut.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.2/10 (7,043 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Bille Woodruff

Stars: Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Djimon Hounsou

You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet – the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop.

Writers: Elizabeth Hunter, Kate Lanier


Queen Latifah

Gina Norris

Alicia Silverstone


Andie MacDowell


Alfre Woodard

Ms. Josephine

Mena Suvari


Della Reese

Mrs. Towner

Golden Brooks


Laura Hayes


(as Miss Laura Hayes)

Paige Hurd


Little JJ


(as L'il JJ)



(as Lisaraye McCoy)

Keshia Knight Pulliam


Sherri Shepherd


Kimora Lee


(as Kimora Lee Simmons)

Sheryl Underwood

Catfish Rita


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Release Date: 30 March 2005

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Opening Weekend: $12,801,465
(3 April 2005)
(2659 Screens)

Gross: $36,310,118
(15 May 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Brief appearance during the club scene


When Vanessa is talking to L'il JJ outside of the shop, Vanessa takes off her headphones and puts them around her neck. And while she's talking they move from her neck to her lap without her touching them.


I know Botox Barbie didn't just call me ignorant!

User Review

different from the barbershops, but still holds its own

Rating: 6/10

More of a spin-off movie than it is a sequel to 2002 and 2004's
Barbershop movies; Beauty Shop comes to us as the female rendition of
the popular franchise. Beauty Shop gives us the return of Gina, played
by Queen Latifah, from the second Barbershop movie. Gina has moved away
from Chicago to Atlanta so her daughter can attend a prestigious music
school. She has made a name for herself at a posh European-style salon
owned by the famous hairstylist Jorge. After a scuffle with her boss,
Gina decides to quit her job and achieve her dream of owning her own
beauty shop. She brings with her, a few loyal customers along with
another worker at the salon. With the help of her family and the
electrician slash romantic interest who lives above the shop, Gina
finds success with her beauty salon.

The cast of Beauty shop follows the same formula as the barbershop
movies. There's the obvious ice cube parallel with Queen Latifah's
Gina. The older and wiser stylist, the male form of Cedric the
Entertainer's character, played by Alfre Woodard who quotes the wisdom
of Maya Angelou to her customers. The token white worker is present
with Alicia Silverstone, and the one opposite sex worker played by Eve
in the barbershop has her counter part with Bryce Wilson's James. Also
included in the film is everyone's favorite Huxtable, Keisha Knight
Pullian, famous as Rudy Huxtable. And lastly, quite possibly my
favorite part of the movie and funniest character in the movie, Kevin
Bacon is hilarious as the egocentric Jorge. The cast works very well
together and the fun they had while making the film shows in each

While the cast is fun to watch, I still felt as though something in the
film was missing. When watching Barbershop, that classic old town feel
emits throughout the show. The characters are so fun to watch as we see
their relationships with each other and their own personalities work
and clash with each other. While watching Beauty shop, while the
characters were fun to watch interact with each other, that feeling
just isn't the same when you walk out. I left feeling somewhat

However, after more reflection on the matter, I realized, that the mood
of a beauty shop is no the same as the mood of a barbershop. Maybe I
didn't feel the same, because, well, I'm not a woman. As with any
television spin off, a movie spin off should be able to hold its own
ground. It doesn't need to be a complete reference to its predecessor.
Think of Frasier. One of the things that made the show so great was the
fact that it held its on ground separate from Cheers. The same goes
with Beauty Shop. Yes, it relies on a few references and relations to
the barbershop movies, but other than that, it completely holds its
own. Which, as I thought about it, made it more enjoyable to know that
I wasn't watching the same movie in female form.

Beauty Shop is a fun movie to watch with a very solid cast. Queen
Latifah does a fine job as Gina and makes and, more or less, makes up
for her involvement with last year's Taxi. If for anything else, see
the movie for Kevin Bacon, you wont be disappointed. Beauty shop is
pretty enjoyable and is the closest to a hair cut ill come to. I give
it 3 stars.(out of 5)