Parents' Guide to

The Salon

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Like a third-rate Beauty Shop. Skip it.

Movie PG-13 2007 92 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

dont waste your time

it sucked and is very racist

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In addition to all the candid (read: raunchy) conversations about sex, ass-whuppin' mamas, and guys who live on the down low, the flimsy plot has the salon getting bought out due to eminent domain. Will the kooky crew of stylists and their clients have nowhere to hang and holler? Heaven forbid! If it weren't for Jenny's single earnest lecture to her son about all the highlights of African-American history, The Salon would seem like a start-to-finish affront to black culture.

And by now, the comic setting of an urban hair shop has been duly covered by Barbershop, its sequel, and Beauty Shop. But apparently nobody told writer-director Mark Brown that, because he went ahead and made yet another comedy about THE SALON.

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