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Salons and Spas Unite for the Cause
Check out what spas and salons around the country are doing to raise awareness—and funds—for breast cancer, with our snapshot of events and happenings in October.
Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, Boston (855.2DELETE, deleteitnow.com), is launching a program on October 1 offering free breast cancer radiation tattoo removal to Greater Boston residents. In addition, throughout October, 10% of proceeds from all tattoo removal services will go to Susan G. Komen Massachusetts.
Provence Wellness Center, New York City (212.832.6800, provencewellness.com), is donating half the $100 fee from one-hour reiki sessions with reiki master Lisa Dee to CancerCare, which offers professional support for those affected by cancer.
Shear Attitude Salon & Spa, Spokane, WA (509.487.4937, shearattitudesalon.com) is hosting a three-day Pamper Yourself Pink event (October 17-19), during which breast cancer patients will receive a free facial, pedicure or other spa service, plus a goodie bag filled with beauty products.
The Spa at Pinehurst, North Carolina (888.384.2917, pinehurst.com), is offering a free 50-minute spa service to breast cancer survivors on October 7. Other events on the day include discounts for survivors' "Breast Friends" when visiting the spa together, complimentary haircuts and free mineral makeup dustings by La Bella Donna.
Pure Spa & Chiropractic, San Diego (858.573.1505, purespasd.com), is donating 10% of proceeds from facial and nail services during its Pamper for Pink event, (October 7-13) to Team Breasties—led by spa concierge Elisabeth Hope Adkins—which is taking part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on November 3. Adkins runs Breasties, an organization that helps empower women through art.
Spa Pechanga at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA (877.711.2946, pechanga.com), is hosting a month-long hair drive in October, offering a free haircut and style to anyone wishing to donate eight inches or more of their hair. Collected ponytails will be given to HairUWear, which turns the donations into real-hair wigs and distributes them free to female cancer patients.
V Spa at Hilton Anatole, Dallas (214.761.7800, vspadallas.com) is donating $10 from each 50-minute Pinkle Toes Pedicure ($50) booked in October to breast cancer research and local education, screening and treatment programs.
SimplYou Day Spa, Shawnee, OK (405.275.2110, simplyoudayspa.com), is giving 10% of revenue in the week leading up to October 5 to the Think Pink Fund, which helps local women receive free mammograms; an extra $5 is donated to those who wear pink to the salon!
Spa Moana at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, HI (808.667.4725, maui.hyatt.com), is donating 10% of sales of "pink" treatments, including the Pink Pohaku hot stone massage, to Susan G. Komen Hawaii throughout October.
As part of an international drive by its parent company, Regis Salon at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, HI (808.871.5977, queenkaahumanucenter.com), is participating in Clip for the Cure on October 19. On the day, 10% of proceeds from every haircut go to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.