South Sound’s Summit Salon Academy employees recently participated in a fundraising event, “Fashion SOULstice,” earning money to continue and expand operations at a Cambodian cosmetology school.
The event was organized by the Justice & Soul Foundation and held at Emerald City Trapeze in Seattle. The second-annual event drew an audience of over 550 and raised just over $75,000.
According to a release from Summit, one of the highlights of the gathering was a fashion show with models styled by local salons. Fourteen salons joined Summit “to create the vision and style of each signature look.”
Along with Summit, other salons and schools at the event were James Alan Salon & Spa, Robert Leonard Salon, Rosaline Hampton, William James Salon, MODE Organic Salon, Lisa Power Salon, Hair Lounge and Spa, Collage Salon, Salon Circa, 7 Salon, Brassfields, Charbon, Vasuda, and Vann•Edge.
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The money raised will be used, according to the release, “to continue to teach cosmetology skills to young survivors of sex trafficking in the foundation’s new vocation training program at the Kate Korpi Salon in Cambodia, which opened in November 2014.”