Owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone's business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. Her advice often comes in the form of country sayings.
Newly-hired beautician assistant. Very shy. Moves from unsure, soft-spoken to wild Bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.
Widow of the former mayor. She is wealthy and knows everyone's business. She is sarcastic, loves to laugh and poke fun at little things that others cry over. She is very close to Ouiser.
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
Prettiest girl in town, loves pink and is loved by all. She is diabetic but strong-willed, passionate. She has a weird relationship with her mother and often rebels just for the sake it
Mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.
She is a wealthy old bitty, but a loveably miserable lady. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.