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Smith: Dicker, then Biquor and now this

The Montgomery Village hair salon, Biquor - Biquor of Beverly Hills, wins the prize for Most Fashionable Name.

You read that name on the window and you don't want to be seen even walking past without a poodle and pearls.

Original owner Shawn Finch, today a TV stylist with three Emmy nominations, tucked tongue into cheek when he gave the upscale Santa Rosa salon that name -#8212; a play on the celebrity fur store, Dicker - Dicker of Beverly Hills.

Finch opened on Fourth Street in 1987 and in -#8216;95 moved to Montgomery Village. He later sold Biquor - Biquor to partner Stacy McLaughlin and settled in L.A., where he's in his fourth season heading up hairstyling for NBC's "The Voice".

On Jan. 31, McLaughlin and partner Adelina Felciano will turn over the business to new owners. Felciano said it's been a great run and that the B-B of Beverly Hills brand "certainly has elevated the prestige of our salon."

What buyers Joleane Griffen and Melissa Jean Wilborn will rename it will become clear soon enough.

MARISA MAKES TV: Even before she graduated from Piner in -#8216;91, Marisa Taylor contracted a serious case of grape infatuation from her godfather and her dad.

After SRJC and Davis, she became a "lab rat" at Piper Sonoma and J Winery. Now she's winemaker at Napa Valley's Rutherford Hill.

On Saturday morning, KQED kicks off "Vintage," a six-part PBS series that delves into the work of three women winemakers through the abundant harvest of 2012.


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