Bruce Pearl's ex opens new business: 'Alimony's'

Kim Shrigley opened Alimony’s Hair & Nail Salon on Tuesday. Her goal is for clients to have a good experience and know they can come out ahead after tough times.

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Kim Shrigley opened Alimony’s Hair & Nail Salon on Tuesday. Her goal is for clients to have a good experience and know they can come out ahead after tough times.

Kim Shrigley opened Alimony’s Hair & Nail Salon on Tuesday. Her goal is for clients to have a good experience and know they can come out ahead after tough times.

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Kim Shrigley opened Alimony’s Hair & Nail Salon on Tuesday. Her goal is for clients to have a good experience and know they can come out ahead after tough times.

Inside Kim Shrigley's salon Alimony's

Kim Shrigley started a new chapter in her life Tuesday with the opening of Alimony's Hair & Nail Salon.

She funded the new business with money from her divorce from Bruce Pearl, the University of Tennessee men's basketball coach.

The name is aggressive, Shrigley said. But, "It's mine."

The unisex salon, at 7115 Kingston Pike in the West Hills area, offers clients hair and nail service, and Shrigley, who now goes by her maiden name, hopes to expand someday and include Botox treatments, facials and waxing.

Her ultimate goal for clients: "I want them to have had a nice experience and see that you can go through some horrible stuff and come out on top," she said. "It's not the end of the world. It feels like it at first, but it's not."

A nurse by profession, Shrigley in June dreamed up the idea of a salon because it would allow her flexibility to care for her two younger children, ages 13 and 14. She and Pearl also have two older children who attend UT.

She also thought "it would be fun," she said. "I've had friends who've run their own place. I thought, 'Why not?' "

Shrigley obtained a business license Nov. 1. She hired her hair stylist, Bubby Browning, who helped recruit three other workers. She is proprietor and manages the books and money.

She and Browning readied the store themselves. She selected the salon's bright green colors with black decor. She also textured and painted the walls herself.

The business's name, Alimony's, is written on the store front with green cursive and a red heart on top of the "i."

"The heart up there is to be that extra pain in the ass," she said with a laugh.

She acknowledged that people will likely associate her with her marriage to and divorce from Pearl. Her former husband, who will earn $1.6 million this season as coach of the men's basketball team, filed for divorce in September 2007.

But "If I can turn that negative into a positive, I can use that for a little while," she said.

A 15 percent discount is offered to clients who receive alimony. No divorce papers are needed for proof, she said.

The business is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

"I think it's great," said customer Leslie Fischer of the salon, as Browning blow-dried her hair Tuesday. As for the name, she said, "It's cute."

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DennisVols writes:

Why is this on the sports news?

shipperman#280095 writes:

Why is it news????? Looks like free advertising

Stinger3 writes:

Unbelievable. Attention????
The new chic looks good BP. Shrigley, take your money and run. You earned it.... LOL

orangeinbama writes:

YAWN....Musta been afraid ESPN woud scoop them again......

JMP_Vols writes:

Ridiculous.
Is this GVX or TMZ?
Guess all the sports guys are taking an early break for Thanksgiving.

RoyaltyVol writes:

This is classic! Very funny article!

auttat writes:

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GreerVol22 writes:

So does this mean that Bruce's new babe will get a discount or a freebie? Just need to clear up the financials cause Pearl will need a raise if he has to pay twice....

Stinger3 writes:

Shipperman was right. News conference Monday afternoon to announce Lane Kiffen as UT Head Coach.
Congrats Ship.

CoverOrange writes:

She acknowledges that people will likely know her mostly because of her marriage to and divorce from Pearl.

I had no idea what her name was or what she looked like until now. How would anyone have known her at all?

Great advertising KNS. Trying to get yourself thrown off the Pearl's practice court like Fulmer closed football practices to you?

JMP_Vols writes:

Seriously, what is the motive behind posting a story like this?

RoyaltyVol writes:

in response to Stinger3:

Shipperman was right. News conference Monday afternoon to announce Lane Kiffen as UT Head Coach.
Congrats Ship.

don't believe everything you read

hotrodvol writes:

Good luck. But dang KNS we are wanting to find out who our new coaches will be, not about all of this social phooey. Go out and get a scoop!!!

JMP_Vols writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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It's great to be a Tennessee Vol!!

bugman (Inactive) writes:

i spy a curse word. oops

longtimefan writes:

Alright sports lovers. If you wont read the other sections of the newspaper, we will just put them in the sport section. Please read all articles. We want you to be more informed. Coming tomorrow> Who will be the first Woman President after Obamas term? Take the poll.

cjraney writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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DC-
You might be overstating things just a bit. But that's ok, life in the trailer park has cultivated your appreciation of life's simpler pleasures right?

Have fun while it lasts....which will be until Jan 31 at Thompson-Boling on ESPN.

NO_DIGGITY writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Where are Galen Hall and Chuck Pell when we need them. When Pat got her divorce she kept her married name, otherwise our basketball court would be named The Head. Amy Winehouse plays too much man to man to fit in the SEC. I say No No No.

cjraney writes:

"Alimony's".....nothing but class all the way.

Somehow I don't think Pearl is sweating the little heart dotting the "i"....

vol88 writes:

First Petersen's wife, now this in one day!

Note to Vicky Fulmer: If you get in a fight at Wal Mart Friday morning over a Tickle Me Elmo and it makes the paper, we are all going to be very upset.

jasonn1970 writes:

Today must be a REALLY slow day for sports news.......

RoyaltyVol writes:

Maybe Bruce should open a pest control business and call it "Rid Of Pest" He could dot the I in Rid with a heart!

tnbigg writes:

"On a Hallowed hill in tennessee...like beacon shining bright..."

Man...am I glad that I knew The University of Tennessee when the football program was respected Nationally...our University was respected Nationally...you could buy a phreakin' hot dog for less that $5...we had a wrestling team...and other mens program caualties...and students tickets were included in their tuition and students lined up the night before big games to T R Y to get tickets...now we have become a real life Peyton Place (no disrespect Peyton...not you...the book and movie)...with bunch of Harper Valley hypocrits...G O O D G R I E F...

I even find myself agreeing with auttat...W H E R E A M I?????

vols45 writes:

News must be scarce and wouldn't you know that some ambulance chasing female would drum up this piece of phooey and the KNS publish it. The toilet is flushing up in the athletic department at UT and some idiot on the KNS editorial staff signs off on phooey like this being published. Pearl's ex is obviously a scorned woman and the writer who wrote this meaningless, newsless phooey should to go back and take Journalism 111. What a waste and another example of the pervasive negativism the KNS is projecting in its UT athletic news. If some other woman had opened an "alimony" business it would have never made the paper, but notoriety has prevailed and the KNS has dipped lower into its "toilet" of journalism to smack the athletic department. Shame on you.

jfg1980 writes:

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khelton657 writes:

Small minded crazy ex-girlfriend type...Pearl should have ditched her years ago...

tnbigg writes:

in response to vol88:

First Petersen's wife, now this in one day!

Note to Vicky Fulmer: If you get in a fight at Wal Mart Friday morning over a Tickle Me Elmo and it makes the paper, we are all going to be very upset.

I agree with richrollin...that second part is phreakin phunny!

mdvol writes:

I ain't sayin' she's a gold digger......

vol88 writes:

in response to khelton657:

Small minded crazy ex-girlfriend type...Pearl should have ditched her years ago...

Wouldn't it be cool if the song "Crazy Ex Girlfriend" could play when the page loads?

Think about it. The possibilities are endless.

mdvol writes:

in response to vol88:

First Petersen's wife, now this in one day!

Note to Vicky Fulmer: If you get in a fight at Wal Mart Friday morning over a Tickle Me Elmo and it makes the paper, we are all going to be very upset.

best line of the year 88.

WeLoveTennesseeVols writes:

in response to auttat:

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The curse of the Phil is happening, opening doors forever closed! Pandora's box ! It's not funny. This is only a beginning. Where will it stop?

tnbigg writes:

in response to WeLoveTennesseeVols:

The curse of the Phil is happening, opening doors forever closed! Pandora's box ! It's not funny. This is only a beginning. Where will it stop?

...

SemperVol writes:

I wish we could "Suggest Removal" of some of these articles.

auttat writes:

in response to tnbigg:

"On a Hallowed hill in tennessee...like beacon shining bright..."

Man...am I glad that I knew The University of Tennessee when the football program was respected Nationally...our University was respected Nationally...you could buy a phreakin' hot dog for less that $5...we had a wrestling team...and other mens program caualties...and students tickets were included in their tuition and students lined up the night before big games to T R Y to get tickets...now we have become a real life Peyton Place (no disrespect Peyton...not you...the book and movie)...with bunch of Harper Valley hypocrits...G O O D G R I E F...

I even find myself agreeing with auttat...W H E R E A M I?????

Right on, brother!! Bring back Majors! He will get it straightened out.

longtimefan writes:

No seriously, why is this article on Go Vols Xtra? Is she going to sponsor a little league team or something?

GhostofRobertNeyland writes:

Article just proves Bruce did the right thing. I was married to her "sister". GO Bruce and Go Vols!!!

dvols writes:

boys, if the recruits aren't lining up now for these treasures of available tennessee heat i don't know what will bring em!

xvolx writes:

just another day in paradise

UTBEATEMALL writes:

I've read in several places now that Lane Kiffen is going to be announced the new coach on Mon. I'm all for it, but they really should keep the WR's coach, Steve Caldwell, and Dan Brooks. Caldwell is a beast in recruiting Arkansas and Oklahoma. Brooks has roots all through North and South Carolina. The WR's coach has VA on lock down. I love coach Chavis and it makes sense for him to stay, but if Kiffen wants to bring in his own DC, you have to respect that. If Kiffen does bring in a new DC, it would be smart to contact Al Wilson to be the LB coach! If the Vols want to recruit LBs like USC then they need someone that can rival Ken Norton Jr.

SemperVol writes:

Her ultimate goal for clients: "I want them to have a nice experience and see that you can go through some horrible stuff and come out on top."

Why don't you go back to Wisconsin where people might actually think you earned this business?

SemperVol writes:

in response to UTBEATEMALL:

I've read in several places now that Lane Kiffen is going to be announced the new coach on Mon. I'm all for it, but they really should keep the WR's coach, Steve Caldwell, and Dan Brooks. Caldwell is a beast in recruiting Arkansas and Oklahoma. Brooks has roots all through North and South Carolina. The WR's coach has VA on lock down. I love coach Chavis and it makes sense for him to stay, but if Kiffen wants to bring in his own DC, you have to respect that. If Kiffen does bring in a new DC, it would be smart to contact Al Wilson to be the LB coach! If the Vols want to recruit LBs like USC then they need someone that can rival Ken Norton Jr.

UT MEATBALL:

Can't you see we're trying to belittle this woman?

No time for Kiffin talk...unless you (or anyone on here) can actually provide us a link to this hearsay.

NO_DIGGITY writes:

in response to UTBEATEMALL:

I've read in several places now that Lane Kiffen is going to be announced the new coach on Mon. I'm all for it, but they really should keep the WR's coach, Steve Caldwell, and Dan Brooks. Caldwell is a beast in recruiting Arkansas and Oklahoma. Brooks has roots all through North and South Carolina. The WR's coach has VA on lock down. I love coach Chavis and it makes sense for him to stay, but if Kiffen wants to bring in his own DC, you have to respect that. If Kiffen does bring in a new DC, it would be smart to contact Al Wilson to be the LB coach! If the Vols want to recruit LBs like USC then they need someone that can rival Ken Norton Jr.

Maybe one of the 8 George Foreman Jr's?

I do hear Al has a business venture starting in Atlanta. Not sure if he would need to be hands on, but he is getting closer to Knoxville.
We need some news on the new Coach soon so we GVX can find something else to print.

vol88 writes:

There has been a trailer park feel to these stories today hasn't there. No wonder the Bammers and Gators feel right at home here.

volnbig11land writes:

in response to NO_DIGGITY:

Maybe one of the 8 George Foreman Jr's?

I do hear Al has a business venture starting in Atlanta. Not sure if he would need to be hands on, but he is getting closer to Knoxville.
We need some news on the new Coach soon so we GVX can find something else to print.

and we can find something else to read!

these articles are really getting pathetic. then again, kns was never mistaken for The Wall Street Journal...

tnbigg writes:

in response to auttat:

Right on, brother!! Bring back Majors! He will get it straightened out.

Ummmm...alrighty then...I'm detectin' a wee bit of sarcasm...but...I mean...well...even still...I have to agree with your earlier post...and until you fall victim to the communicable and incurable condition that has befallen WLTV...I can find some common ground with you...sometimes...

uwdawg25#557404 writes:

This is sooooo incredibly lame... a great coach we finally got and you want to turn your back on him.. dear god people,,, look for something else besides lame stuff like this.. personally this is waaaaayyyy over the line in coach's personal life... who gives a blank anyway... I didnt even need to read this article and I didnt, because this is the lamest report I have ever witnessed in 35 years..

CoverOrange writes:

in response to vol88:

First Petersen's wife, now this in one day!

Note to Vicky Fulmer: If you get in a fight at Wal Mart Friday morning over a Tickle Me Elmo and it makes the paper, we are all going to be very upset.

Dupree is under orders to put her in a headlock should she enter the Halls Walmart.

pms151 writes:

This is so insane for this site it is by far unacceptable. She mothered and raised his children. Just shows you his morals.

bluetickhoundguy writes:

Woof!!! She needs to get Bubby working on her own mug STAT!! I can see why Bruce was going for the cheerleaders and other co-eds...

She and Carol Petersen are DBU... That's Dog Butt Ugly for you non-Southerners...

cjraney writes:

in response to country410:

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All are words you had to look up in the dictionary to spell.

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