Back to School at Brillare Hairdressing Academy: Donate a New or Used Book and Receive $6 Kid’s Haircut in August

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Brillare Hairdressing Academy in Phoenix and Scottsdale to hold Children's Book Donation Drive for Assistance League of Phoenix's Operation School Bell Program

“Operation School Bell focuses on donating uniforms, books and hygiene products to children in nearly 60 Title I elementary schools in Phoenix starting in August each year,” said Aimee Runyon, Executive Director of Assistance League of Phoenix.

Brillare Hairdressing Academy is offering special back to school discounts on select services and products when clients bring in a children’s book for “Operation School Bell®”, a program of the Assistance League® of Phoenix.

The Academies will be accepting donations of new and gently used children’s books in their retail areas throughout the month of August. In exchange for clients’ generosity, children haircuts (ages 5-18) will be half off. Regularly $12, kid’s haircuts are even more fun now at Brillare Academy with brightly colored smocks, new booster seats, a TV and a surprise at the end of the service.

“We know that back to school is an expensive time for families, that’s why we want to help by offering discounted children’s haircuts,” said Christa Jones, CEO of Brillare Hairdressing Academy. “Through this back to school drive, we are encouraging our clients and the community to bring in books for underprivileged children in the Valley. To further support the Assistance League, Brillare will match every book donated at our academies with a new children’s book for Operation School Bell®.”

For teens and grown ups, Brillare Academy is also offering half head highlights for $20, regularly $35-$55, with a book donation and big savings to stock up for back to school on liters of shampoos and conditioners from Wella and Sebastian, as well as Paul Mitchell’s tear-free shampoo for children.

“Operation School Bell focuses on donating uniforms, books and hygiene products to children in nearly 60 Title I elementary schools in Phoenix starting in August each year,” said Aimee Runyon, Executive Director of Assistance League of Phoenix. “We have more than 250 volunteer members, many of whom help dress children with new school uniforms and help them select a book to keep. School leaders tell us that the new clothes, as well as the books, are treasured by these extremely needy students and really help to build their self esteem.”

Offers good through August 31, 2012, at both Brillare Hairdressing Academies: in Scottsdale, 480.994.4222; and in Phoenix, 480.940.5300.

About Assistance League of Phoenix:
Assistance League of Phoenix is a not-for-profit philanthropic volunteer organization founded in 1961. For more than 50 years, Assistance League of Phoenix has been making a difference in the Phoenix community. Last year, Assistance League of Phoenix members volunteered over 25,000 hours, and spent over $500,000 serving nearly 43,000 children and families in the greater Phoenix community. Assistance League’s largest program, Operation School Bell®, provides basic clothing needs for children in 60 elementary schools in the Phoenix area. The organization also operates an Assistance League Thrift Shop located at 7044 North 7th Street in central Phoenix. For more information visit http://www.alphx.org or call (602) 944-7636.

About Brillare Hairdressing Academy:
Brillare Hairdressing Academy is the only cosmetology academy in Arizona to be recognized as a Sassoon Academy | School Connection, Wella Signature School and Nuts and Bolts business training member school. Brillare (pronounced Bree-lahr’-ey) means “to shine” in Italian. Brillare is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). All client services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors. Brillare Hairdressing Academy is located in Scottsdale at 15147 N Scottsdale Road, Suite H-300, phone: 480.994.4222, and in Phoenix at 15210 S. 50th Street, Suite 150, phone: 480.940.5300. For more information about programs, services offered and disclosures, visit http://www.brillareacademy.com.

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