Sarah Palin's Hometown Salon Gets a Reality Show

08/03/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Sarah Palin Hair Salon Reality Show
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Her hair was the topic of much debate during the 2008 presidential campaign, and now, the salon responsible for Sarah Palin’s signature styles is the subject of a new TLC reality show, Big Hair Alaska. Premiering this fall, the two-part special on the Beehive Beauty Shop “goes inside a busy hair salon in Wasilla, AK, where the personalities of the owner and her staff are as big as the hairstyles they create,” according to TLC.

The 1,400-sq.-ft., bright pink salon was featured in a 2008 profile in the New York Times, which delved into Palin’s hairstyle evolution. “She’s very involved in her look and how she’s perceived,” Beehive owner Jessica J. Steele told the paper. “We would talk a lot about how if she looked too pretty or too sexy, people wouldn’t listen to her. How important it was for people to see her as an intelligent, smart woman. It was comical when her hair was down, how big a difference that would make, especially when she was running for governor.”

In fact, when Palin did announce her bid for governor, Steele called her into the salon, where the pals tried side-swept bangs, curls and even blonde streaks. “We just kept polishing her look,” Steele said. “We would try more warm, red and coppery highlights or more of a contrast with pale highlights, not to be severe but just more striking.”

But as Palin’s star began to rise, so did her hair. Updos helped give the petite politico some extra height, and according to Steele, “Sarah wanted to look more professional and ready to work and not come across as high maintenance and fussy.” Tell us: Will you tune into Big Hair Alaska?

–Kate Hogan

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Elena on

Wow….can reality shows sink any lower? I will definitely NOT be watching. When are her 15 minutes of “fame” over?

Kim on

TLC must be getting really hard up for shows. Every season they sink lower.

Samantha on

Does this country look like it needs another reality show??

Jester on

If I should happen to come across this show while flicking through the channels, I am sure that I will stay tuned just to see what’s it’s all about. I am not going to go out of my to see it and if Ms. Palin is on, then I will have to keep flicking on.

susiemac on

Sick sick sick. That goes for Sarah Palin and her hair salon. Ick

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Leota on

I’ll be watching it. I adore Sarah Palin and her family. She’s so down to earth. She would make an excellent president. She has experience and was the most popular governor of all the fifty states. Not only was she popular but she hit the ground running and accomplished so much. I’ll watch anything connected to her.

Siera on

I have a hard time believing that a woman who can’t even name one U.S. newspaper would make an excellent president. Starring in your own reality show on TLC that doesn’t last more than 1 season does not equal down to earth.

big daddy on

sarah palin as president would be the worst mistake america has ever made. i would laugh. really, she doesn’t even know where america is!

Christena Powell on

Dont we have better things to think about than where Sarah Palin got her hair done. Like homeless people in America for one?!?

Chris Ruffolo on

She is da Bomb!!

Cinder's mom on

These people (the folks in Wasilla) are certainly trying their best to drag their 15 minutes of fame into oblivion. I wish they’d get there already. I won’t be watching Hairstyles from Wasilla. Can’t imagine anything more boring than watching paint dry, but this may be it.

ann p on

i wonder where they will put the camera?
im guessing they will put it near the trough they use to occupy the pigs, while they put lipstick on them.

Joel on

This makes me very sad for the Human Race.

Steve D. on

I will definitely be watching it, and hope its a huge success, if for no other reason than to pi$$ off you liberals. It has to be better than the silly shows liberals love so much.

AB on

I was shocked when I was told TLC was back in town to film another reality show at The Beehive this time. What could be so interesting there? I have never gone there because I’ve have not heard the best of reviews, but I’m sure they can’t be that interesting to where they need a show. I know the ONLY reason they have it is because Sarah Palin goes there when in town and she happened to mention it once durning her campaign run. I know Levi Johnston had a reality TV camera crew here last summer, but that seems to have disappeared real quick(Thankfully!). Sarah had her show, now Bristol..Who’s next?? I hope Wasilla isn’t becoming the new Jersey with a reality TV show everywhere you look. I like it here because its quiet. Lets keep it that way and not make ourselves look like fools on TV. I don’t think I’ll be watching.

Pam on

Good grief, what next? Too many reality shows.

Jackie Lemmink on

No Way!

Lexie on

I have been a hairdresser forever and I absolutely love Sarah Palin! I still cannot imagine finding much enjoyment watching a show about a salon in AK. I can only hope for their sake, the salon has some extremely entertaining individuals working there. I’ll usually do anything once so I’ll watch. Just can’t promise I’ll be a regular viewer. Good luck to you though.

Tim C on

Let’s just put Wasilla back to sleep and walk away.

Lola on

I would watch the show. It beats Jersey Shore. Sad to say but it seems that SP threatens woman. Call her dumb all you want – shes still smarter than you and idiot Obama

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ricola on

Please some one save us from more of this cow.My god we just want her to go away and take all the boble head dolls with her

PaulaNC on

Actually, she’s as experienced as your president. She just isn’t covered by a bubble of “transparency”. $14.2 trillion anyone? And this discussion is about hair?

Joyce on

The media is pretty desperate to print something about Sarah Palin, if her hair salon is now being given a reality show. Her hair has always looked like a “HOT MESS” and I don’t understand why anybody would want to watch the folks who are responsible for doing her hair! Give me a break! She’s old news and I wish the media would stop reporting everything she does. This just feeds her ENORMOUS EGO and keeps her in the spotlight. Stop writing about her and maybe, she’ll go away FOR GOOD!

OhioMan on

Sarah’s hair up or down, she is still a pathetic bumbling moron…Enough of Sarah already.

Lindi Wagner on

How desperate is TLC getting? First they keep torturing us with It’s All About ME (Kate Gosselin) and now Sarah’s beauty shop? Why not a show about the driver of her bus? Iused to skip network tv for cable, now I guess I’ll have to get a Netflix membership.

Cindy on

You have got to be kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy on

I will not be watching I am surprise that People wasted their space to put this online.

Kentuckian on

Wow! Even Sarah Palins hair is more famous than (got our credit rating lowered) Obama. Despite these liberal loons posting here,Sarah will “scalp” Obama, Nov. 2012 !

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Apparently Sarah Palin is more interested in getting money for her reality show about Big Hair than noticing that she now has a baby grand daughter. Congratulations to Britta and Track and Britta’s parents.

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