The World's First Plus-Size Beauty Salon Is Here, And We're Lovin' It

"I decided it was time to make some changes for the plus-size women of the world."

Like most salons, Babydoll Beauty Couture aims to make its patrons feel good from the inside out. But this particular place has a little twist — it's the world's first beauty salon for plus-size women. 

The salon is the brainchild of makeup artist Jamie Lopez, who was inspired to create a space for herself after facing mistreatment in the beauty industry for being plus-size. She started it five years ago in Los Angeles, but has since moved the location to Las Vegas, where it will officially open next month. 

"I was inspired by there being no place I could get my nails or hair done in Vegas that would accommodate my needs as a plus-size woman," The Babydoll Beauty Couture founder and CEO told Yahoo Beauty. "And I decided it was time to make some changes for the plus-size women of the world." 

Having an inclusive space that accommodates all shapes and sizes is extremely important, but it's something that the majority of the beauty industry has yet to do. As Refinery29 points out, plus-size women account for 67 percent of the U.S. population, but are only represented in 2 percent of media.

Babydoll Beauty Couture is ensuring all women will be comfortable in its new salon space while they get a range of treatments thanks to size-inclusive features. For example, the salon's pedicure benches have been designed to cater to customers with 85-inch hips and the waxing benches are able to support up to 600 pounds.

And the salon is all about promoting a body positive message. The Babydoll Beauty Couture Salon website states, "Let's talk about you. Every woman wants to feel beautiful and confident; let us help you! We cater to your every need and we aim to make you smile each and every time you do business with us."  

The brand concludes, "Be the best YOU, that you can be, take time to pamper yourself with Babydoll Beauty Couture!"

(H/T: Cosmopolitan)

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