From Salem to the Salon is the story of how one Oregon woman changed state law. Providing natural hair styling without a license used to be illegal in Oregon. Amber Starks changed that and proved that the law isn’t always right. Starks owns and operates – Conscious Coils – a natural hair salon in Downtown Portland. What starts as a desire to donate her hair-braiding skills to foster care children, quickly becomes a fight in Salem to fix a flawed system. Starks fought the law and won.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Christian Henry is a Portland-based Filmmaker, Writer and TV News Producer. She currently works for KGW. She has a BA from Pacific University in both Film Production and Journalism. Christian serves on the WIF Portland board. She’s eager to delve deeper into the world of filmmaking.