Jennifer Dietrich’s business, Dr. Jen’s House of Beauty, is the last place you would expect a martial-arts-trained street patrol to be forming.
Gina Kurtz, an instructor at Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu, is helping train Outwatch volunteers.
Jennifer Dietrich decided to start Outwatch after reading about a previous citizen patrol group, Q Patrol.
Dietrich, a pinup-styled cosmetician, has decorated her dreamlike salon with generous swashes of pink, a whimsical LED lace-doily tree full of fuchsia flowers, and a chandelier. Cheery dance music wafts from the speakers as she talks with her co-workers about their love interests and mixes pigments for her handmade makeup, wearing a lab coat with pink leopard-print trim.