Shoreline salon participates in fundraising event, helps exceed goal

Friday, May 23, 2014

Photo by Mathew Baddley
James Alan Salon and Spa in Shoreline participated in a fundraising event, “Fashion SOULstice,” on April 26 to raise money to provide funding for a cosmetology school in Cambodia. The event was organized by the non-profit Justice & Soul Foundation and drew over 275 participants and raised just over $47,000.

One of the highlights of the evening was a fashion show with models styled by local salons. Six salons and one school joined the team at James Alan Salon and Spa to create the vision and style of each signature look. The partnering salons and school joining James Alan Salon and Spa included: Lisa Power Salon, Pepper’s Salon, Daniel Ross Salon and Skin Care, Paroba College, Robert Leonard Salon and Day Spa, Rosaline Hampton, and William James Hair and Skin Studio.

The sold-out evening featured a silent auction and runway show, raising a total of $47,000 which will be used to teach cosmetology skills to young survivors of sex trafficking in the Foundation’s new vocation training program in Cambodia.

Photo by Mathew Baddley
Stylists Sophia Scarpelli, Mandy Hampton, and Amber Lemaster created the vision for the two models styled by the salon. They took inspiration from the triumphant will to survive and commitment to a sustainable future displayed by the students associated with the Foundation’s school in Cambodia. Ed Leman created the make-up, and Kasey Brien styled the wardrobe.

“Our team wanted to focus on the values of strength, justice, and perseverance because we believe that those are what the Justice and Soul Foundation provides. Our models displayed strong, independent looks, much like the survivors transformed by the Justice and Soul Foundation,” explained Stylist Sophia Scarpelli.

The wardrobe and supplies associated with the two models were donated by James Alan Salon and Spa.

“The success of our first-annual ‘Fashion SOULstice’ has been incredible and we could not have done it without the support of the team at James Alan Salon. To have hit the fundraising goal necessary to launch our school in Cambodia in one night shows the incredible support we’ve received from countless friends and partners. I am in awe of the passion shown during the event here tonight and am excited to begin teaching sustainable skills to young survivors. I can’t wait to enroll our first class of students,” explained Justice & Soul Foundation Co-Founder Matthew Fairfax.

The Foundation is also wrapping up a six-week capital campaign, raising an additional $45,000 to build the school and salon in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The James Alan Salon and Spa offers a full range of services including waxing, make-up application, lash extensions, hair extensions, and hair and skin care to meet the needs of a wide and diverse community. Voted Washington CEO Magazine’s “Best Small Company to Work For” in both 2003 and 2005, the team at James Alan Salon and Spa focuses on customer satisfaction as the primary goal.

The Justice & Soul Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the sexual exploitation of young women and children globally as well as the restoration of the survivors. Through the Founders’ shared connections to the salon and fashion industry, and, after several years of research, planning and interviews, they are enlisting the support of the beauty industry to create a sustainable, systemic solution that addresses sex trafficking.


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