Posts tagged #Oakland events

Giving Beauty Service to People Living in Poverty

As many of you know, I’ve been sharing my beauty services with our underserved communities, including unhoused and people living in poverty. My non profit, Haircuts with Heart is growing and expanding day by day. We have provided over 1200 services and served over 800 people.

ROOTS Community Health Center

ROOTS Community Health Center

Our last event took place at ROOTS Community Health Center in East Oakland. Haircuts with Heart offers haircuts, beard trims and manicures every month, as part of ROOTS Wednesday Wellness program. The case managers and guests here are always so grateful for our services.

One of the homeless women, a woman in her 60’s was at first, skeptical to step into the room and receive services, but finally she sat in the chair. When our volunteer Natasha was finished braiding her hair, the stylist on the other side of the room said to the guest, “You look like the queen you are!” The guest burst into tears.

Our success is possible because of, and depends on your individual individual donations and volunteer hours! We welcome you to come out and be a part of one of our events anytime. Your time is much appreciated.

One of our goals this year is to serve 750 people, with a focus of serving kids, and young adults.

Come check out our recent blog post and discover ways that make your giving can become even more impactful!

*If there is anyone you know that might support our work as a volunteer or donor, please let me know.

Posted on March 3, 2019 and filed under haircuts, Good Causes, community.

One Winner!

Although you are all winners in my opinion, I drew one name out of three that "Liked" us on Facebook last month. Jill Lesperance won a gift certificate to Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Ave. Enjoy Jill, and thank you for the "Like". 47E77904CBI will be choosing a winner every month to enjoy local restaraunts, so if you are a Facebook user, please "like" or "share" today and maybe you will be our next winner!  another benefit to our social media friends, you will receive specials that are ONLY for our Facebook and Instagram users.

ShineForth Salon just celebrated it's 1st Anniversary!  We celebrated with Prosecco, Macaroons by Batch Pastries and Giveaways!  My husband and I, Greg, set up a table out front near the street, with our neighbors Reflexology Wellness.  I met Johanna Thaxter, a certified Reflexologist, and owner, she was offering free half hour sessions!  She is a lovely person and I can't wait to enjoy my session.D737F106EDWe said hello to people as they were heading back from hearing music, having dinner, and or walking with ice cream cones in hand.

It was a beautiful night and great to meet more of our community. Third Thursday every month, Piedmont Avenue has an event called the Piedmont Stroll. They hold it only during the summer months, I plan to participate in August as well.  Maybe we will see you there.

Currently, I am having 30% sale on selected items in the salon.  They are on the counter for you to select from.  These are discontinued items, as I am making room for new products. There are also Dry Hair, Color Treated Hair, and Damaged Hair Sets available now.

May you all enjoy this beautiful summer.