Two JP Salons Join Forces! Miss Laura’s and Hidden Hair Salon + More Cool Stuff

Laura Dembski has been the owner of Miss Laura's Beauty Culture on South Street for more than 20 years. This year she used her creativity to expand her shop in different ways, including teaming up with another local salon, selling plants, and more. Dembski is also a great supporter of her neighbors, as several years ago she helped Ivy Insurance adopt her late father's cat, Sikuwar. Q: How long has Miss Laura's Beauty Culture existed at 46 South Street? Dembski: Double Deuce.


Meet Sikuwar, Ivy Insurance’s New Shop Cat

There's a new shop cat at Ivy Insurance, and he's already delighting both the business' owner and the Jamaica Plain neighborhood at large, following beloved shop cat Ivy II's passing in August. "He's a very, very sweet cat," said Ivy Insurance owner Tim Foley of the beautiful 16-year-old feline. "He's extremely friendly and a little shy." Like his predecessor, the cat in the insurance company's window on South Street was quickly spotted by passersby, and there's little doubt he will become popular and celebrated like Ivy II. The "new" cat was previously named Sugar.