SYLACAUGA, Ala. – After soft opening last December, Twisted Beauty hair salon held its official grand opening Wednesday afternoon, June 15, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony put on by the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce.
Located off of Hwy 280 beside Pickle Patch Market and Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant, Twisted Beauty welcomed friends, family, and members of the community into their establishment for a celebratory occasion.
“We appreciate you trusting us to be our partner,” said Laura Strickland, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, to Twisted Beauty owner Kim Bagwell, “and [we want] to help you be the best you can be in your business. In any way that we can assist you with that, we’re honored.”
Strickland also pointed out that the salon received a little boost of recognition due to its close proximity to Giovanni’s which was recently featured on the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible.
It has been Bagwell’s dream to open her own salon, and after finishing cosmetology school, with the help of her family and close friends, she was able to accomplish her goal.
“You all have helped make this dream a reality,” Bagwell said. “I never would’ve thought six months ago that this place would be full of love and laughter and the most fun that we could ever have.”
The first appointment that Twisted Beauty ever took was Bagwell’s father who recently passed away. He received the first Twisted Beauty hair cut on Dec. 13, 2021.
“When Dad took sick, he had mentioned something about me opening a salon,” noted Bagwell. “We almost lost him in October. If it hadn’t been for Daddy pushing, I don’t know if I would’ve gotten this place opened. He’s always pushed us to be better than we thought we were.”
Bagwell’s first hire for Twisted Beauty was Shannon Jackson, and she has since compiled a great staff that includes hair stylists and beautification specialists Carrie Wesson, Emily Smith, Jade Douglas, and Heather Turgeon.
“These are my girls,” said Bagwell. “They keep me going.”
Near the close of the day, Strickland asked Bagwell the meaning behind the name of Twisted Beauty.
“I figured, you know, you twist hair,” Bagwell explained, “and you’ve got to be a little twisted to work here and deal with us on a daily basis. We want you to walk out of here with your twisted hair beautiful.”