California’s beauty salon industry has become an icon for LGBT people in a state that has not fully decriminalized gay marriage, but it’s still a relatively small business with a small clientele.
And while the industry’s reputation has been tarnished by an anti-gay campaign in California and other states, a growing number of LGBT people have taken advantage of its business model and have found success through online forums and other online communities, including one that has grown into the largest LGBT-friendly salon in the state, The Hill has learned.
The owners of the salon, The Art of Beauty, say their salon is about helping people, but not about just doing business.
They said they have a strong Christian philosophy that includes love and compassion and have a “biblical” vision that they believe is a part of their mission.
“We are about God and God’s kingdom and I’m not here to be a king, or a queen,” said the owners, who are part-time and do not have a full-time staff.
“I’m here to serve God.”
The Art of Jewelry’s website includes a disclaimer that the salon’s owners do not practice any religious tenets.
The company’s Facebook page says that it offers “authentic beauty, unique and affordable beauty products to women and men, as well as a full line of hair and makeup products and an award-winning salon experience.”
It also describes the salon as “committed to serving God and the Kingdom,” and says it has a “very small client base.”
But The Art Of Beauty’s popularity has exploded in recent months as a result of a campaign that critics say has been aimed at silencing criticism of the state’s gay marriage bill.
“When you have an organization like this, they are doing their best to spread the word that the state is not going to pass the marriage equality bill,” said Matt Vann, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in Los Angeles.
“They are really trying to use the law to silence anyone who wants to speak out against the bill.”
The owners have responded by releasing an ad that encourages gay men to come and visit the salon.
The owners have also begun an online forum that allows users to share their experiences with the salon and ask questions.
“The owners are doing what they believe in,” said Vann.
“There’s nothing wrong with that, but they are taking that message to the masses.
We’re not trying to silence them, we’re just trying to help them understand what the difference is between us and them.”
A spokesperson for The Art on Beauty declined to comment for this story.
But in a statement to The Hill, the owners said, “We believe in serving God.
We believe in treating people as God wants them to be treated.”
The art of beauty is owned by the owner of the Beauty Shop, a business owned by The Art On Beauty, according to The Art, and is located at 717 W. 5th Street in the city of Sacramento.
The Beauty Shop’s owners declined to be interviewed.
The Art has also released a statement, saying, “The Art is a family owned business with 100% loyalty to our community.
We strive to serve our community with quality products and service.
We are proud of our work and our customers.”
The Beauty Shop does not advertise on Facebook, the website or any of the other social media platforms that the owners have used to spread their message.
But the owners say they also use Facebook to talk about their business and promote their products.
They have also shared a link to a news article about the anti-marriage equality campaign.
The Art on Jewelry did not respond to requests for comment.
But the owners’ website boasts that its “customers are the first to know about our salon’s latest trends, latest arrivals, upcoming events and new products, and the most popular reviews of our products.”
The company does not disclose how many customers it has, but a recent profile on The Art’s website lists a few women who use the salon to have their hair done.
In the profile, which was published Monday, the owner said she works for a salon company, so the women have to be vetted.
The owner said the salon also has a hair appointment.
“This is the most comfortable salon we have ever been in,” the profile said.
“We can bring you your hair cut as well.”
The profile also said that the Beauty on Jewelers salon is open seven days a week, seven days per week.
The salon has a small fee for the client, which ranges from $30 to $35, the profile says.
The owner’s business has become one of the few remaining places for gay people to go to for haircuts, nail salons and other treatments.
“It is amazing,” said one woman who works in the salon in Santa Monica.
“For me, it’s just so much better than going to a salon.
I feel more comfortable here.”
The owner of The Art in Jewel