The Devil Wears Prada meets Steel Magnolias in this fictionalized account of the real-life rise of Kathleen Flynn-Hui, star of the hot Manhattan Salon AKS. Welcome to Jean-Luc, New Yorks hottest salon of the minute, where high above Madison Avenue, Georgia Watkinsstar coloristtends to the hair of socialites, actresses, models and moguls.Georgia wasnt born to the Manhattan elite, but she was born to color hair; back in rural New Hampshire, her single mother struggled to pay rent on her own small-town beauty parlor and keep her family afloat. But Georgia wanted more. And so, after a stint at Wilfred Academy, Georgia landed a job at Jean-Luc and moved to New York City. Thrust into a glitzy, glittering over-the-top world, Georgia finds herself highlighting dogs hair to match that of their owners, making house calls to the Hamptons, and barely batting a well-groomed eyelash at a thousand dollar tip. A rising star in the salon, Georgia is far too busy for romance or even a day offuntil she finds that her quiet, handsome colleague Massimo has more to offer than styling pointers.But when Jean-Luc betrays them, Georgia finds her loyalty and her love are put to the test, and she must depend on the most unlikely sources to help her navigate the ugly side of the world of beauty.
On Sale: July 10th 2006