The teaser video features a group of women working in a hair salon named “Headliners Hair Salon.” Interestingly, the salon’s name pays homage to Beyoncé‘s mother, Tina Lawson, who founded the salon in 1990 in Houston. The footage is projected on a draped screen in a dark room, adding a sense of mystery and excitement to the trailer.
Beyoncé is heard saying at the beginning of the clip, “Obviously, I grew up in my mother’s hair salon. Welcome along my hair journey,” she says.
Tina Lawson pursued her education in cosmetology and became a certified beautician. In 1990, she established a hair salon named Headliners in Houston, Texas. Lawson’s entrepreneurial spirit was not limited to this; she also published Hair International Magazine.
Lawson, who was Tina Knowles back then, managed her staff, styled hair, and provided a platform for her daughter, Beyoncé. According to Essence, Headliners served as a makeshift stage for young Beyoncé, who would practice her artistry while customers sat under hair dryers.
Tina’s expertise in textured hair made Headliners a popular hair business in Houston.