October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Portland Hair Ball to Raise Money and Awareness at its October 23, 2004 Event

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Hairstylists, salon product manufacturers, and the public get together for the Fourth Annual Portland Hair Ball, to raise funds for The Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund.

The Fourth Annual Hair Ball, presented by Sexy Hair Concepts and Salon Services, is set for Saturday, October 23, 2004 at downtown nightclub Barracuda. This year’s “A Soul Vaccination” theme gala will benefit the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization behind the national “Cut It Out” initiative.

“Cut It Out” programs have been rolled out nationwide to train salon professionals to recognize the warning signs or domestic abuse and safely refer clients to local resources. Funds donated to SADAF can also be earmarked towards local domestic violence shelters.

The Fourth Annual Portland Hair Ball invites area salon professionals to step back in time to 1973, when bands like Tower of Power inspired soulful style and a funky beat. The costume party will again feature a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres buffet, bar, club DJs and dancing. Tickets will be $28 before October 20 and are on sale now. The event is open to all salon professionals, their guests, and others interested in raising awareness of domestic violence.

New for 2004 is the addition of the Headliner’s “Havana Room” and five VIP cabanas overlooking the dance floor. Sexy Hair Concepts and Salon Services will co-sponsor the Havana Room, and the VIP cabanas will feature Platinum-level sponsors, including Joico/ISO; Maly’s/Redken; and Phagan’s School of Hair Design. For information on sponsorships, please contact EJP Events at (503) 284-6756.

“It’s so easy as a salon professional to just get caught up in what’s going on at your own shop,” says Johnna Chesley, Executive Director of Hair Ball 2004 and manager at Dosha Salon Spa. “Our goal is to bring stylists from all over the area together for a fun evening of networking, fashion, food, and drink — all for a good cause. It’s an inclusive event meant to bring together the entire industry.”

Inaugurated in 2001 by Mosaic Salon owner Jeanna Shovoly, the Hair Ball also includes board members serving from Dosha Salon Spa, Trés Bon Salon, Scarlett Salon, and Edward Wadsworth for Hair. “I’m really impressed by the professionalism of this group and the process they use to put together a fantastic event,” says freshman board member and VP of Finance, Don Dutro; also owner of Edward Wadsworth for Hair.

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