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by Charles Womack

Crop Hair Salon opened its doors at 358 S. Elm Street in Greensboro in the historic Blummenthal’s building with a huge grand opening event that took place on February 7, 2014

"It was our first First Friday event. We had a great turnout and were gratefully well received. We love being a part of Greensboro’s downtown culture," said Pucilowski.

This week’s First Friday event Crop Salon is sponsoring the Female Artist Collective. During the Female Artist Takeover they will be featuring Amelia’s Mechanics who will reunite for a show at the salon.

“It was Molly McGinn’s idea to reunite the band for this event,” said McClure. “We were of course ecstatic to have them. We enjoyed their music as fans and now we get to work with them for an event that is geared specifically for female artists."

Molly McGinn, Kasey Horton, and Molly Catherine Miller, who comprise the band Amelia’s Mechanics, will fill the artistic space of Crop Salon with their harmonious indie folk sound.

“We take our craft and artistic abilities seriously in our daily performance,” said Angela McClure, who co-owns the salon with Ali Pucilowski. “That mantra is also what pushed us to not only take part in First Friday, but specifically to take part in the Female Artist Collective event.”

A salon is an artistic environment. The canvas of a person’s hair is a temporary medium, and the effect of our stylists art is a visceral expression of the personality of the customer.

“We have taken time to create a beautiful space for our artists to have a work place which inspires them to perform their craft,” said McClure "and we look forward to sharing our space with many other local artists in future First Friday events."

This will be Crop’s second participation in First Friday.

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