Inside the Beauty Bubble

In Development

Inside the Beauty Bubble is a short documentary film using art, animation and storytelling to share a high desert tale that brings together family, community and artists with a shout-out to historic beauty products and hair-raising artifacts.

Film Synopsis

Inside the Beauty Bubble is a short documentary film that follows beauty salon and museum founder, Jeff Hafler, through the seasons leading up to an exciting culminating event at the San Francisco International Airport’s new Harvey Milk Terminal – with an anticipated audience of over 50 million people from all over the world! Our story shares the life and times of Hafler and his Beauty Bubble salon and museum situated in Joshua Tree, California.

Hafler likes to share he was a history lover who became a hairdresser and turned his love of history into the history of his occupation! His museum contains thousands of pieces of “hair-paraphernalia.” Jeff is a much beloved member of the high desert community who seems to sprinkle pixie dust wherever he goes – whether he’s cutting a devoted client’s hair into a flattering bob or lighting the Christmas Tree to kickstart the holiday parade.

The history of the Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum is only one small part of Jeff’s story. We will give the viewer a glimpse into the life of a family with two dads, Jeff and Mikal and their son, Cash, adopted at birth and now 15 years-old and learning to drive. Their lives are filled with music, art, adventure and a sprinkling of mishaps here and there.


The Flip sculpture by Jeff Hafler.