Beauty Shop (2005)



Critic Consensus: Despite a strong performance by Queen Latifah, Beauty Shop is in need of some style pointers.

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While the men of Barbershop and Barbershop 2 have plenty to mouth off about, they may have met their match in the female staff and clientele of a nearby beauty shop. Directed by Bille Woodruff, Beauty Shop revolves around these women led by Gina (Queen Latifah), who opened Beauty Shop to give all the females in the community, from a conservative Southern socialite (Andie MacDowell) to a poetry-reciting stylist, a place to talk about life, love, and the issues of the day, all while getting their hair done. Bryce Wilson puts in a supporting performance, as does Kevin Bacon, who plays the snooty owner of a rival salon. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
PG-13 (for sexual material, language and brief drug references)
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Queen Latifah
as Gina Norris
Alfre Woodard
as Ms. Josephine
Mena Suvari
as Joanne
Della Reese
as Mrs. Towner
Golden Brooks
as Chanel
Miss Laura Hayes
as Paulette
Paige Hurd
as Vanessa
Lil' JJ
as Willie
LisaRaye McCoy
as Rochelle
Sheryl Underwood
as Catfish Rita
Laura Hayes
as Paulette
Kevin Bacon
as Jorge
Adele Givens
as DJ Helen
Jim Holmes
as Inspector Crawford
Larissa Bordere
as Client of Chanel
Nancy Lenehan
as Mrs. Struggs
Suzanne Covington
as Mrs. Dexter
Joyful M. Drake
as Mercedes
LisaRay McCoy
as Rochelle
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Critic Reviews for Beauty Shop

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (31)

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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
AV Club
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Full Review… | July 5, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Full Review… | May 19, 2005
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Beauty Shop


This movie was funny and really entertaining. I'm really liking Queen Latifah. Her attitude is just awesome.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


OK, so what's the plot? A hair stylist (Queen Latifah) walks out on her boss (Kevin Bacon). Boss doesn't think she'll make it. She makes it while stealing all of his customers in a comedic process. Meets hot guy (Dimon Hounsou). Boss tries to get revenge. Yes, you have seen this movie before. It has a few funny moments, some of them not intentional, but Beauty Shop really is your standard, predictable, recycled film. File this one under "Been there, done that".

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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Richard C

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