The ladies of Bailey’s and Bailey himself

by Brian Clarey

‘“We want something cool where we look fly!’” So says Belinda Hudson (far right), one of the crew at the newly-opened salon named Bailey’s near the juncture of Elm and McGee streets. The women are, from left to right, Amanda Julian, a stylist and mother of three; Ragan Hall, an esthetician and single mom who wants us to put emphasis on the word ‘single’; Kim Valla, a stylist who moonlights as a promotional model for a beer company; and Belinda Hudson, the one with the mouth. The guy in the shot is salon owner John Bailey, who assures us that the place was a complete mess before he renovated it. The third day of business is going as well as expected at Bailey’s, a day which included a visit by YES! Weekly publisher Charles Womack, who says he’s finally found a regular stylist.