Over our first sushi lunch together, the planning of Glam Up & Give Back began. 10 years as a salon was a huge milestone, and it needed to be celebrated. The passion for hair and fashion was definitely a huge part of what we wanted to show at the event. Samantha's big heart for children, family and community was the reason we wanted it to be a fundraiser. We contacted Penguin Plunge, and they were immediately on board. We were going to raise money for three seriously ill children and their families. Gabriella Carney, Noah Diaz and Molly McGovern were the three wonderful children we were more then excited to help!
Over the next few months, we made phone calls, wrote emails, posted on social media and did walk-ins to get donations in the form of money, raffle prizes, clothing for our fashion show, stages, lights, decor, photographer, you name it. We reached out to absolutely everyone we could think of, and was sleeping, eating and breathing the fundraiser!
The day of Glam Up & Give Back, June 9th 2017 - we wouldn't be able to do it without family and friends! Thanks to Shine Events, Heather & Birch Floral Design, Elegant Balloons and A Creative Touch - Knight's Of Columbus never looked better!
Also the outdoor tent from the Quaranti Family that hosted live band S.R.O, our huge blow up tavern from Tavern On The Lawn that functioned as our scotch and cigar lounge, was making the event extra special!
Looking back, our fashion show dedicated to the decades from 1920's - present day was definitely the highlight of the night. The local models were shining on the runway, and dancers from Nymcheck Dance Studio were dancing to the beats of DJ Steve.
Over 100 prizes were raffled off that night, and we are so proud to say that we raised $10,000 for the three families! Thank you to everyone that came out, donated and made the extra special!
Below you'll find some of the moments captured by photographer Jennifer Hogdahl-Baisley at
Studio Three Photography.