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Enter a pastel dreamland of 3,000 vintage beauty artifacts in the desert community of Joshua Tree, California and meet "America's hairstorian" Jeff Hafler as he struggles to keep his roadside attraction afloat during a remarkable year that changes his life and the lives of his husband and son.


Inside the Beauty Bubble is a short documentary film about a renowned collector of hair artifacts fighting to keep his desert dreams alive. The Beauty Bubble Salon & Museum in Joshua Tree is the magical and kitsch-filled brainchild of Jeff Hafler.

Our film covers a year in the life of Jeff and his roadside attraction as they face lockdowns, protests and massive societal change. It is a film about family, fabulousness and folk art, a film that reminds us it’s sometimes the strong people on the margins that hold a community together.

  • Year
    11/16/2021 00:00
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Cheryl Bookout, Cheri Gaulke
  • Screenwriter
    Cheryl Bookout, Cheri Gaulke
  • Producer
    Cheryl Bookout, Cheri Gaulke, America Young, Stacy Sweeting
  • Filmmaker
    Cheryl Bookout, Cheri Gaulke
  • Cast
    Jeff G. Hafler