Local salon Twisted Scissors (@TwistedScissor5, 2001 N. Point St.) threw their third annual Twisted Bazaar Saturday. The “bizarre bandstand and sideshow” benefited Children With Hair Loss and has raised $550 for charity to date.
The bash also serves as an event for members of the Twisted Scissors community to come together and enjoy a day of music, art, food and drink.
“We had a great turnout and it was great to see everyone. And meet new people!” says Twisted Scissors co-owner Angela Bolos-Hartman.
Outside, performances from psychedelic rock band Smoker, Triton Troupers Circus School, burlesque performer Sanjula Vamana and Red Rum entertained guests while food trucks including Glutton Force 5, Chicago Cupcake and Pleasant House Bakery served up deconstructed tacos, cupcakes and savory pies.
The indoor market featured artwork and handmade goods from local vendors including Lovesick Vintage, Bitter Betty Bath & Body, Tarnish, Sprouting Out, Curiodities Cabin, Aza, Art By Robin, Wired, Sink Or Swim, KandyVan, Harvest Juicery, Neonbomb and Jesy Grose.
Twisted Bazaar Celebrates Clients, Family
According to co-owner Amber Murphy-Huels, the event is also a great way to grow the Twisted Scissors family. All salon clients are invited and encouraged to bring a friend to introduce to the salon and share in the festivities.
“We want everyone to be a part of the family,” she says.
The strength of the Twisted Scissors community is apparent in the number of vendors and artists contributing their wares and talents.
Michelle Loven and Britteny Riordan of Lovesick Vintage are regular customers at Twisted Scissors and have lived in Logan Square for five years.
“They’re awesome,” Loven says. “They’re letting us have the [vending] space for free.”
Twisted Scissors stylist Bethany Smoker performed in the Smoker set on Saturday; her husband, Stephen Paul Smoker, is the band’s vocalist and guitarist. He is also the driver for Pleasant House Bakery’s new food truck, which was parked at the event selling chicken balti, steak and ale and kale and mushroom pies as the band played.
Rob Snihur, a Twisted Scissors client and resident of Logan Square for four years, has attended the last two bazaars, and says the salon has attracted even more vendors this year. He returns to Twisted Scissors for the “good hair cuts, good price, great people.”