Florida Academy Hosts Black and White Party, an Evening of Beauty & Fashion to Benefit the Women of Dress for Success SW Florida

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The Florida Academy Hosts Black and White Party, an Evening of Beauty & Fashion on April 28, 2014 to celebrate the opening of their new Redken Premiere School of Cosmetology.

The Florida Academy and Dress for Success SW Florida are happy to announce an exciting new partnership. They will host a collaborative event to celebrate the new Redken Premiere School of Cosmetology and opportunities for women in business in Southwest Florida.

The Florida Academy and Dress for Success SW Florida invite the community to join them for an Evening of Beauty and Fashion. The event will be held on April 28, 2014 at the new Charisma Salon & Spa at the Florida Academy at 4387 Colonial Blvd. in the Colonial Center in Fort Myers from 6pm to 8pm.

The event held in partnership with the Scanlon Auto Group and fashions by White House Black Market will feature hair by Redken 5th Ave stylists, a catwalk fashion show provided by White House Black Market and Fantasy Makeup by Cara and the FL Academy.

There is no charge to attend the event. Entertainment and Hors d’Oerves will be provided and there will be prizes throughout the night and a raffle for a 2014 Lexus RX SUV. Raffle tickets for the Lexus are $75 and can be purchased online for a limited time at dressforsuccess.org/swflorida. For more information on the event or the raffle call Dress For Success SW Florida at (239) 689-4992 or the Florida Academy at (239) 489-2282. All donations are tax deductible with 100% of proceeds, less the cost of the car, going to Dress for Success SW Florida.

FL Academy President, Dr. L.J. Zielke said, “We are proud of our students and want to give them an opportunity to give back. Our team is excited to partner with Dress for Success SW FL and believes in their mission to help women gain economic independence. We hope the community will join us for this exciting event to support these amazing women in our community and our students."

Barbara Dell said, "Our concern is not where our clients have been, but where they are going. We are excited to have this opportunity to showcase our mission and the wonderful women that we serve.” 

About Dress for Success SW Florida:
The mission of Dress for Success SW Florida is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

In addition to interview apparel, Dress for Success SW Florida offers women a number of programs to help them find and retain employment such as our Going Places Network, Professional Women’s Group and Entrepreneurial Spirit Program. Dress for Success SW Florida serves job-ready women by referral, in Lee and Collier counties.

About the Florida Academy:
The Florida Academy offers professional education programs in Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Skin Care and Nails. Instructors use their real-world experience and passion for teaching students to communicate concepts and theories in an understandable and practical manner.

The curriculum at Florida Academy prepares students to be successful in their fields by blending textbook material and hands-on instruction with student clinic practicums where students put their skills to work on real clients, giving students the confidence and experience necessary to start working in their respective fields. To learn more about the FL academy visit http://www.Florida-Academy.edu.

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