"Brooklynite" Beyonce Opens Salon at Rehab Center

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    The superstar visited Brooklyn Friday for the opening of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at a residential substance abuse treatment center. (Published Friday, Mar 5, 2010)

    Beyonce has been declared an official Brooklynite.

    Borough President Marty Markowitz said Beyonce is a Brooklynite by marriage and by moxie. Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, is from Brooklyn.

    The "Put a Ring On It" singer and Texas native visited the Borough of Churches Friday for the opening of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at a residential substance abuse treatment center.

    The Phoenix House offers programs for residents in carpentry, building maintenance, computer technology and culinary arts.

    Beyonce said she thought it also should have more programs geared toward women. She said her mother's Houston salon helped so many people feel good about themselves and better their lives.

    Beyonce first spent time at Phoenix House when preparing for the role of Etta James in the 2008 film, "Cadillac Records."