Tickets available for Fashion SOULstice

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Justice and Soul Foundation will host the second-annual Fashion SOULstice on March 28, 2015 at Emerald City Trapeze in Seattle. This event is designed to raise money to benefit young survivors of sex trafficking in the Foundation’s vocational training program in Cambodia.

The Fashion SOULstice fundraiser will feature the creative work of stylists and makeup artists from 15 local salons and cosmetology schools, as well as a silent auction. Runway models will showcase upcoming hair, makeup, and fashion trends, while integrating major themes of the Foundation: hope, restoration, empowerment, and soul.

The evening will also include a brief update on the work in both Cambodia (Kate Korpi Salon and Academy) and the United States, presented by Justice and Soul Foundation Co-Founder Matthew Fairfax. The Kate Korpi Salon and Academy has been developed and is managed by the non-profit Justice and Soul Foundation.

The teaching salon was established to provide its students with the fundamentals of Western-style cosmetology (hair, skin, nails, and makeup). Students attending the Academy include survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk for sexual exploitation. They do not pay tuition, but are instead awarded scholarships. The program also includes a compensation plan for the students so that they can begin experiencing sustainable financial independence while learning this valuable trade. 

The first-annual Fashion SOULstice, held in April 2014, drew 275 participants and raised just over $47,000.
Hosted by Jamei June
Photo by Brad Cole

This year’s March event will be hosted by Jamei June. Her greatest passion is using her talents for causes. Off stage she is a Beauty and Lifestyle writer for various publications including Komo News' Seattle Refined. She has been inspired by the beauty industry since her teens when she achieved her Cosmetology License to help pay her way through college. While studying she was discovered as a model and has since become iStock Image's top Commercial Print Model worldwide. Her image has appeared all over the world, used by UHaul, CNN, ELLE Magazine and more. 

“We've accomplished so much since the first Fashion SOULstice last April,” explained Justice and Soul Co-Founder Matthew Fairfax. “We've opened the Kate Korpi Salon and Academy, graduated the first class of students from Phase 1 of training, and are now expanding. This second-annual event will be an opportunity for us to raise money to further the mission of the Academy, enroll additional students, and encourage salon and spa professionals to consider joining us in Cambodia to help educate our students. We can’t wait to share the news of our accomplishments and plans for the next 12 months.”

Tickets to the event are $35.00 and can be purchased online.

The Justice and 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 shared connections to the salon and fashion industry, and after several years of research, planning and interviews, the Founders are enlisting the support of the beauty industry to create a sustainable, systemic solution that addresses the ongoing effects of sex trafficking.


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