A Fort Hood soldier recently home from Afghanistan is celebrating her new salon in a big way.

AllureXperience Hair & Barber Studio will host a grand opening featuring an appearance by former “Basketball Wife LA” star Gloria Govan Barnes, spouse of L.A. Clippers player Matt Barnes.

Govan Barnes will sign copies of her new book, “A Mixed Girl’s Favorite Recipes,” featuring an array of recipes incorporating the tastes of a number of the authors’ cultures.

Govan Barnes is Mexican and African-American. Her co-author and sister-in-law, Marlena Attinasi, is Italian and African-American.

Attendees can watch Govan Barnes having her hair styled and makeup applied by two military spouses who work in the salon.

The event features door prizes, book giveaways, photos with Govan Barnes from noon to 4 p.m. March 2 at the 1600 W. Stan Schlueter Loop location. The salon specializes in natural hair, chemically-treated hair and extensions, and the barber shop offers personalized cuts. AllureXperience features Allure Strands, celebrity-quality hair line, and fashion and jewelry in the AllureX Boutique.

Contact Madison Lozano​ at mlozano@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7552.

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