1 9 9 0 (USA)
8 x 30 minute episodes
The African-American St. James sisters had sunk everything they could beg or borrow into their new business venture, the “New Attitude” beauty salon in Los Angeles, where the gossip alone was worth a visit.
Outrageous, try-anything Yvonne (Phyllis Yvonne Stickney) constantly got them into trouble, and conservative, sensible Vicki (Sheryl Lee Ralph) got them out.
Lamarr (Morris Day, of the Prince creation The Time, as featured in Purple Rain) was their colourful top hairdresser – known as the “prince of perms.”
Taylor (Karen Bankhead) was their ambitious but inept receptionist (she had flunked the beautician’s exam eleven times), and Leon (Earl Billings) was their landlord.
The short-lived ABC series formed part of their Friday night TGIF lineup but died an early death after only six episodes had aired.
Vicki St. James
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Yvonne St. James
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney