Haltom City, TX – July 14, 2022 – Did you know that the first modern beauty salon on record was established in 1888? Up to that point, haircare was generally performed in the home, often by a family member, a trusted friend, or by a servant.
Although the beauty salon business grew at a steady pace after that first shop was opened, it wasn’t until the Roaring Twenties that the industry began to experience truly exponential growth. The influence of Hollywood actresses along with the introduction of new products and services and effective advertising campaigns helped turn the industry into something that is considered an essential part of modern life.
The Salon and Spa Museum, founded in 2020 by businessman Ron Sturgeon, exists to acknowledge and commemorate the history of the beauty salon and barbershop industry over the past one hundred years. The museum has a fascinating collection of memorabilia including hair dryers and other appliances that look like something out of a sci-fi movie, barbershop tools and supplies from the days of 50 cent haircuts and straight-razor shaves, antique salon chairs fit for a queen, vintage signs, marketing materials, photos, and so much more.
The Salon and Spa Museum is located at the Salon and Spa Galleria at 5208 Airport Freeway in Haltom City, just outside downtown Fort Worth. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and admission is free. Be sure to check out this Blast from the Past when you get the time.
Ron Sturgeon is also the founder of the DFW Elite Toy Museum, an attraction listed in the DFW guidebook 100 Things to Do in DFW Before You Die, 2nd Edition and dubbed the “Fort Knox of Toys” when featured on the History Channel’s American Pickers. Filled with automobile memorabilia and rare toys and art from the Victorian period to the turn of the century, the museum is located at 5940 Eden Drive in Haltom City, TX and is open to the public (free of charge) Monday through Friday and most Saturdays as well.
About Salon and Spa Museum
Salon and Spa Museum is a free museum open to the public located at Salon and Spa Galleria Fort Worth (5208 Airport Freeway, Haltom City 76117) just outside downtown Fort Worth, TX. The museum features barbershop and salon memorabilia that celebrate the history of the industry. The museum welcomes donations and is always looking for unique pieces to add to the collection. For more information, contact Curator Rodney Ross at (817) 320-7628 or follow the museum on Facebook.
About Salon and Spa Galleria
Salon & Spa Galleria offers luxurious salon suites for rent with leasing benefits by independent beauty and wellness professionals who wish to serve clients in a professional yet affordable manner. With 17 locations throughout Tarrant County and Parker County, Salon and Spa Galleria is one of the fastest growing salon studio rental venues in the greater Fort Worth area. To lease a Fort Worth beauty salon suite at any of their salon locations, visit the Salon & Spa Galleria website.