She started 'Super sized Salon after realizing there was no place that would accommodate her needs as a plus-size woman.
Jamie Lopez, the creator of Babydoll Beauty Couture and the star of WE tv's Super Sized Salon, has died. She was 37 years old. On Monday, the beauty shop announced the news with an Instagram post that included a carousel of photographs of Lopez and the show's cast members, reports PEOPLE. The Instagram post read, "On behalf of the Babydoll Beauty Couture team, we regretfully announce, with great pain, the passing of The Founder & Owner of Babydoll Beauty Couture, The Legendary Jamie Lopez," the company shared in the caption. "We ask, on behalf of the Babydoll family, that you allow us time to process this tremendous loss. Further details and arrangements will be announced soon."
The statement continued, "We have suffered an extraordinary loss and appreciate the time and space to grieve in peace. Please keep our Babydoll family & team lifted in your hearts and prayers. We'd like to thank the staff & crew of @matadorcontent & @wetv for all their continuous support in this difficult time. Sincerely, Team Jamie." The reality star had cardiac issues over the weekend. Lopez was also planning to shoot Season 2 when she died, revealed the outlet. Season 1 of the WE tv program premiered this summer and covered Lopez's effort to create and design her beauty salon in Las Vegas, Nevada, which caters to all bodies. The series also followed her weight reduction and her quest to relearn how to walk after dropping 400 pounds. Lopez said in the show's teaser that she formerly weighed 846 pounds.
Lopez revealed her motivation for starting her business with Yahoo Beauty in 2017."I was inspired by there being no place I could get my nails or hair done in Vegas that would accommodate my needs as a plus-size woman, and I decided it was time to make some changes for the plus-size women of the world," she told the outlet at the time. Although, she was scrutinized in the beauty industry for quite some time. “I started off as a makeup artist and was highly discriminated against for being a plus-size woman,” says Lopez. Rather than simply whining, Lopez decided to take action to combat the discrimination she suffered as a plus-size woman in the beauty industry by providing an environment where women like her could feel beautiful and at ease.
She continues, “I was inspired by there being no place I could get my nails or hair done in Vegas that would accommodate my needs as a plus-size woman, and I decided it was time to make some changes for the plus-size women of the world.” Lopez's Las Vegas fantasy salon provides nail, cosmetic, hair extension, waxing, and spray tan treatments. Most salons offer the same standard-size seating options, but the Babydoll Couture salon will have pedicure benches that can handle up to 800 pounds and are broad enough for ladies with up to 85-inch hips to sit comfortably. A waxing bench that can support up to 600 pounds is also available. Aside from her enthusiasm for the new salon, Lopez likes singing and making items for her fashion label, Babydoll Couture. She concluded saying, “When women walk away from getting services done at my salon, I want them to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy.”
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