I have a lot of admiration for Vicky’s Beauty Salon, a small-town gem in upstate New York.
But what struck me the most about the video was that it doesn’t just showcase a woman in a skimpy outfit selling her body, it also showcases her selling her mind.
It’s not a video for women to buy, but rather a video to be bought.
The shop has a full-on “shoplifting” section.
There are women selling bras, dresses, panties, underwear, bras, and other products.
They’re selling their minds.
And, in a world where women are seen as objects and not individuals, they are selling their bodies, too.
It also gives the shop a sense of empowerment.
“It’s not about making money, but about empowering women to make a difference in the world,” said Vicky, who also goes by Victoria.
“This is a very real experience.
I feel like I’m a part of this story, and I think I can help others understand what it is like to be a little girl.”
This kind of business model has been a part and parcel of the industry for decades.
In fact, in the early days of the beauty industry, there was an entire section devoted to selling and selling out, with products that women could only buy at Victoria’s Secrets.
This was also in the mid-1980s, the same year Vicky first started her own salon.
“I started selling things at my salon,” Vicky said.
“People used to ask me about the prices.
I used to say, ‘Well, it’s about a hundred dollars, so if you don’t want it, it doesn’t count.'”
But the demand for products that could be sold at $200 or $300 had started to outstrip the supply.
“When we started, I sold only underwear, underwear for women who were too thin, and things that I thought would be good for women,” Vickers said.
That changed when Victoria’s was featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, and then it took off.
It was so big, Vickers told me, that she had to rent out her space to other salons in the area.
In addition to selling her products, Vicky also did interviews for Cosmo, including one where she spoke about the importance of empowering women in the beauty world.
The video features a lot more of Vicky selling herself, but her message is simple.
“We’re all women.
We’re all flawed, we’re all imperfect,” she said.
And the message of empowerment is something that resonates with women across the world, she said, including those in the United States.
“Our society doesn’t really understand that.
And we need to get it in the way of our thinking,” she added.
In the video, she’s speaking about how she feels about being judged as a woman, and what it means to be an imperfect person.
It takes her to the point where she says that she wants to help others see that women are capable of everything, regardless of their body type.
“You are not the worst person in the universe,” she says.
“And you have to take the criticism and accept it.”
A few months after I watched the video for the first time, Vicks Beauty Salon had already received more than a dozen complaints about it.
In response to one such complaint, VICKS posted a new video, this time featuring a woman named Rachel.
“The video is very upsetting to me,” Rachel told me in a phone interview.
“There’s a lot about it that I don’t agree with, but that’s not really what the video is about.”
“It was a little confusing because I felt like I was being used for a lot by the shop,” Rachel continued.
“Because they were showing me and others that were less successful than me, and that made me feel like they were exploiting me.
I felt really like I wasn’t being valued.”
In a statement sent to me, Victoria’s told me that the video had been posted by someone who had been using the salon and was not a part-time employee.
“Victoria’s is a company that celebrates women,” Victoria’s said in a statement.
“As a company, we value diversity in our workforce, and we want all of our employees to feel valued and included in the culture of the store.
The person who posted the video and did not belong to the store was not the owner or operator of the business.
Victoria’s did not make any representations to the person that posted the photo.”
The video was pulled from YouTube shortly after the controversy erupted.
“Unfortunately, it was found that the person who uploaded the video did not have a Victoria’s license and therefore, was not authorized to post the video,” Victoria said in the statement.
The owner of the Victoria’s Salon has since apologized