In late March, Kerry Webber, owner of Forever French Nail Systems and the Forever French salons in Norwood and Franklin, Mass., received an unexpected phone call. It was from the art department coordinator for an ABC Family original movie titled “Teen Spirit.” During the conversation, the coordinator explained she was interested in acquiring Webber’s products and posters for a nail salon scene in the movie. “They saw my website and loved the advertisement posters,” Webber says. “They wondered if they could borrow them along with my products to use as props in the nail salon scene.”
Webber was initially cautious. “I thought it was a hoax,” Webber says. “I researched to see if it was real.” The request was genuine and Webber’s products were featured in the movie that premiered in August.
While Webber was more than willing to personally demonstrate her expertise on camera, an actress played the part of the nail technician in the movie. “They said if their nail actress didn’t work out they would let me know,” says Webber. “I would have been there in a heartbeat to do the movie scene.”