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Picture of Bubbles Salon founder Ann Ratner and ex-husband Dennis Ratner next to a motorcycle

With a Name Like Bubbles Salons, You Gotta Be Tough | Part 2

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First Comes Love, then Comes Hair Cuttery… Ten months after Ann Ratner landed in Washington DC, she fell in love with a very cute boy (and hair dresser) named Dennis Ratner, who she eventually married. When their individual salon gigs proved unfulfilling, Ann and Dennis put their heads together and came up with a disruptive concept that […]

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Picture of Ann Ratner's passport and picture

Ann Ratner: With a Name Like Bubbles, You Gotta Be Tough | Part 1

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One Way from Manchester to Washington As the only child of working class parents, Ann Ratner came from humble beginnings. Her parents taught her independence – and the value of hard work. After visiting a hair salon with her mom, Ann recognized her calling and entered beauty school at 16. By 22, she was ready to take a bigger leap. With […]

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Ann Ratner Featured in “Many Voices, One Nation” Smithsonian Exhibit

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“Many Voices, One Nation” Bubbles’ founder Ann Ratner’s original British passport is one of the 200 museum artifacts on display in “Many Voices, One Nation,” a new permanent exhibition opening June 28, 2017 at the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of American history. “Many Voices, One Nation” is one of the exhibitions in a newly renovated wing on the museum’s […]

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