UPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer Awareness
UPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer Awareness

Read about the initiatives beauty companies, salons and stylists are doing to raise breast cancer awareness, in response to October's Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you or your salon/company is doing anything (fundraisers, makeovers, walks...etc) towards the cause, please e-mail me, Associate Editor, Lauren Salapatek at lsalapatek@vancepublishing.com. I am trying to post as many stories as I can in this ongoing blog!

UPDATED (NEW 10-22-10)

Ultimate Beauty Companies Walks for a Cure
For the third year in a row, Ultimate Beauty Companies' CEO Morad Zahabian, UBC, Sr. Vice President Cynthia Heisser and team of employees and their families participated in the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure(5K) on September 26, 2010 in Newport Beach, CA.

UPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer Awareness"UBC is committed to walking every year to help raise funds to develop new cancer treatments and raise awareness about prevention and early detection and ultimately save lives," said Zahabian. "I am proud that my company and all employees are so dedicated to this important cause."

Participating in the race is part of UBC's ongoing promise to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer charities, an important cause that has personally affected the family of CEO Morad Zahabian. To date UBC has raised over $6,500 for cancer charities including Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Mystic Images Salon participated with Rockland County's Cancer Institute to present The Mystic Makeover Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Awareness. Here are some photos from the October 3rd Show! See blog below for more information on the event.

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 Gina Bertolino (Mystics Images owner,) Alice DiSanto (co-founder of Mystic Makeover Fashion Show), and Gia Farrell (singer notably from 'Happy Feet' the animated movie)

UPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer Awareness 
Lisa Jay, Kate Boyd, Maria Gorman (all survivors)

 UPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer AwarenessUPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer Awareness
  Lisa Faraone (survivor) receiving a service.
Salon/spa Partners with BRIGHT PINK

For the month of October in partnership with BRIGHT PINK (a national non-profit providing education, support and a sense of community to young women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer) Clydon Hair Salon and Day Spa in River Forest, IL is presenting "31 days of $31 Beauty Treats."

So far the salon has donated approximately $200 to BRIGHT PINK and for the entire month they are offering $31.00 for any of these services: hair cuts, single process color, express facial, aromatherapy back massage, regular pedicure and "no chip manicure."

The salon is promoting all of this on their website, in the salon and with the Oak Park/River Forest and Montclare/Elmwood Park Chambers of Commerce. For more information visit clydonsalon.com.


Pink Tattoos and Hair Show

Fashion meets body art as Platform Color Style Salon partners with Ink'd Chronicles to raise funds for the Breast Health Program of the Lewis Family Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital.

As Ink'd Chronicles tattoos pink ribbons, Platform Color Style Salon will dazzle and entertain tattoo participants with a hair show featuring original and funky hair designs created by owners, Lisa D. Crane and Elsa Rhodes, and their Platform team of stylists.

This will be a day filled with tattoo-inspired art, a DJ and live bands, raffles and other giveaways. The minimum donation for the pink ribbon tattoo is $80 and body piercing is $35. Those interested in the pink ribbon tattoo or body piercing can sign up by calling Ink'd Chronicles at 909-622-5351. Tattoos for the Cure will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to midnight at Ink'd Chronicles located at 264 W. 2nd Street, Pomona CA 91766. Contact Platform Color Style Salon at 909-971-0271, platformcolorsalon.com/default.asp.

Services for a Cure

FACES DaySpa in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is helping fund critical breast cancer research, as well as local education, screening and treatment programs that impact people in their community. Proceeds for their upcoming events will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.

PEDI-for-a-CURE (this is a month long promotion) includes a Champagne and Rose mineral soak that is followed by an exfoliating treatment and finished off with a relaxing reflexology massage ($60). 10 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Fund. You can also show your support by wearing their Pink Ribbon nail art on your fingers and toes, for a minimum donation of $5 each!

On Monday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. join FACES in a day of education, relaxation and fun as they raise money for their Passionately Pink team. When you make a donation you will be treated to a service of your choice including: Chair massage, express facial, reflexology or a makeover. There will be refreshments, door prizes, education handouts and a free gift bag for all participants. For more information visit facesdayspa.com.

Wear Your Denim!

On Friday October 8, 2010, Fate Image Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona will be participating in Lee's Denim Day for Breast Cancer Awareness. Lee Jeans Denim Day invites employees to wear their jeans to work at participating businesses in exchange for a $5 contribution to fight against breast cancer. We will be collecting $5 donations from employees and clients that where jeans to the salon on Friday. This is our first year in business but we hope to raise $5,000 for Breast Cancer.

When: Friday October 8, 2010
Where: 15551 N Greenway Hayden Loop #140, Scottsdale AZ 85260

For more information check out f8imagestudio.com or call 480-990-3283


Pamper for Pink!

UPDATED 10/22 Ongoing Blog: Salons, Companies and Stylists For Breast Cancer AwarenessFor the second consecutive year, C'est La Vie Spa & Salon will host a Pamper for Pink event on Sunday, Oct. 10 where employees will donate their time to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. What's more, proceeds from every appointment scheduled during the one-day-only event, will be donated directly to the non-profit organization.

Raising more than $7,000 in 2009, C'est La Vie Spa & Salon hopes to raise $10,000 for the American Cancer Society this year. For more information about services offered or to schedule an appointment, visit www.cestlaviespa.com or call 845-343-5000.

When: Sunday, Oct. 10 Noon-5 p.m.
Where: C'est La Vie Spa & Salon in Middletown, NY


Pink Fashion Show

Mystic Images Salon is partnering with Rockland County's Cancer Institute to present The Mystic Makeover Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Awareness. On October 3, all are welcome to join in an afternoon of style, wellness, food, fun and dancing. Ticket holders will also enjoy live music by Grammy award winner, Wayne Cobham and AndJam Band.

The fashion show serves to honor survivors and bring valuable health information to the community. What is more, the fashion show will be showcased by models who themselves have overcome breast cancer.

All proceeds go to support The Avon Foundation. Financially, organizers hope to raise $5,000.

What: The Mystic Makeover Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Awareness
When: October 3, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Suffern Community Center, 41 Washington Avenue; Suffern, NY
Cost: $15/Adult, $5/children under 12-years-old
Tickets: Mystic Images Salon (845-357-8890), Licata Insurance (845-368-7200)
Note: Event day tickets will be available at the door beginning at 1 p.m.
Check out last year's event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HX6Hhw5kAc

Aquage For the Cure

Aquage, known for its salon hair care with healing sea botanicals, has promised to raise a guaranteed minimum donation of $100,000 in 2010 towards breast cancer awarness through the sales of the special edition Aquage Finishing Hair Spray and Styling Sets. Since 2008, Aquage has raised over $389,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a significant amount that has contributed to great strides in research, treatment and medical discoveries in the effort to find the cures for breast cancer.

"For most of us, becoming a hairdresser was a matter of choice not chance," says Luis Alvarez, vice president and co-founder of Aquage. "We are driven by a genuine desire to help others knowing that in turn our contribution becomes a powerful force in our own lives. Let's join together and help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer."

Through the sales of Aquage's special edition breast cancer awareness products, a minimum of $.21 of each gift set or pink hairspray purchased will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a projected donation of over $200,000 in 2010.

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