Welcome to the May installment of our Sponsor Highlight; this week we’re focusing on a sponsor who reminds us that just because we spend many hours a week shoving our heads into sweaty helmets, doesn’t mean we can’t have fabulous hair for the remaining time! Meet Laura Stalemark, ARG Sponsor and owner of TRYST Salon, better known to us as Minnie VanDryver of the Toxic Shocks!
“My name is Laura Stalemark and I am the owner of TRYST Hair Salon & Boutique where I am also a stylist. I found out about ARG about 6 years ago when I was looking for something new and exciting to do with friends in Atlanta. I am now a Rollergirl with ARG (Minnie VanDryver #74 with the Toxic Shocks) .
I originally thought I wanted to be “Ivana Cutcha” since I cut hair. When I thought more about it, “cutting” (especially the track in derby) is NOT a good thing. Minnie VanDryver works great for me because no one EVER suspects the Minnie Van!
My signature move that I am currently perfecting is called the ‘carpool lane’. It is very top secret right now…..I can however say it involves hitting someone’s blind spot…… Fans should know that supporting local businesses and sports teams is very important to me. It allows individuals to continue to do what they love!”
Minnie and fellow Toxic Shocks skater Axtual Malice holding back Demons’ jammer Chokecherry. Photo by Tom Spalding.
Hopefully you can catch Minnie flaunting her fabulous hair (and her wonderful Super Fun Prize promotion!) at this month’s home bout, but if not, be sure to watch as the Toxic Shocks take on the Sake Tuyas on June 18th and see not only Minnie, but the rest of the amazing sponsor advertisements as well!