Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pink hair and free manicures

As October progresses, the focus on Breast Cancer Awareness hasn't waned in the Charlotte area. Here's a small sample of some of the BCA-goodness out there:

Evolution Salon and Day Spa will host its first "Cut for the Cause" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at 452 Williamson Road, Suite C, Mooresville.

Event services include $30 women's cuts, $15 men's cuts and $5 pink peek-a-boo extensions. All proceeds will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The event will also include refreshments and a raffle for gift cards and prizes. Event appointments are encouraged: 704-662-0805

Speaking of pink hair...

Pink Hair For Hope is a national campaign that all-natural hair extension company SHE by SO.CAP.USA started eight years ago. More than $2.3 million has been raised for a number of breast cancer charities thanks to salon participation nationwide.

Clients who donate $10 or more to Pink Hair For Hope can get a 100-percent natural pink extension (in a variety of hues and lengths) professionally bonded to their own hair, or a clip-in version they can take out and re-wear.

Available September through the end of October, Pink Hair For Hope donates 100-percent of the net proceeds.

A campaign spokesperson said Charlotte has two salons participating:

T. Reid & Company
429 East Blvd

Carmen! Carmen! at Belk SouthPark
4400 Sharon Road

Both salons said they're happy to take walk-ins interested in Pink Hair For Hope.

(P.S.- Yes, I plan to do my part and get at least one.)

In other Breast Cancer Awareness news...

During the month of October, Aveda experience locations, participating salons and will donate $4 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every purchase of the limited-edition Rosemary Mint aroma Hand Relief lotion.

In addition to the $4 donation to BCRF, Aveda Institute Charlotte's "Kiss Cancer Goodbye" campaign offers a free manicure with each purchase of the limited-edition Hand Relief through Oct. 31. Appointments: 704-333-9940.