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Spas and Suppliers Give Back in July

mySpa at the InterContinental Miami worked to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate during May.

Posted: July 27, 2011

Bellus Academy presented the Beauty Changes Lives gala celebration of fashion, beauty and wellness during San Diego Women’s Week in March. Attendees enjoyed inspirational stories from beauty industry icons, such as Jan Arnold, founder of CND, and Tracey Sameyah, president of Murad Inclusive Health Spas. Created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), Beauty Changes Lives is an initiative that seeks to build awareness of careers in beauty and wellness, raise funds for scholarships and contribute to philanthropic causes supporting the beauty and wellness industry. 800-831-1086

The Beauty Boutique in Burbank, CA, started offering a Charity Candy Bar, allowing the business to advocate a different charity every other month, the first of which was Autism Speaks. Along with these proceeds and a portion of services and tips, the facility’s team also raised donations for a local walk benefiting Autism Speaks. The facility is also a certified Locks of Love Salon and it participates in Look Good ... Feel Better once a month at local hospitals. 818-599-8015

In April, Repêchage CEO and founder Lydia Sarfati teamed up with Lois Christie, owner of Christie & Co. Salon in Bayside, NY, to honor Go Red for Women from The American Heart Association (AHA). Sarfati gave healthy skin care tips and performed a skin care makeover for a lucky client. Christie offered hair color makeovers and Diana Sixsmith, MD, chairman of the department of emergency medicine of New York Hospital Queens and former president of the AHA New York City affiliate provided healthy heart tips. 800-248-7546

mySpa at the InterContinental Miami worked to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate during May. The spa donated a portion of its proceeds—20% from its MySpa for the Cure menu and 10% from participating retailers, including Clarisonic, Coola and Bissinger’s gourmet handcrafted chocolates. 305-577-1000

Body Bliss created a healing aromatic blend called I ♥ Japan to show kinship with and provide financial support for the Japanese people in the wake of the recent catastrophic natural disaster. Each oil in the blend was selected for the vibrational messages and healing properties it carries, and was combined to create a collage of scents expressing solidarity, caring and comfort. Four dollars from each sale will be split between Save the Children Japan and the Japan Red Cross. 800-909-3629