Parkland College Hairstylist students are a great example of people who responded to Salvation Army’s request for support in the Kettle Campaign. The First Step to Style Salon at Parkland College held complimentary spa nights in December to bring Christmas Cheer to the community and raise donations for the Salvation Army. “Every Friday in December the salon offered luxurious pedicures, manicures and facials as a gift to their clients. As an added bonus, the salon delighted visitors” taste buds with delicious dainties and apple cider”, said Hairstylist Instructor Carmella Kirschman-Lutz.
“The fundraiser generated great interest from the public with each Friday booking up well in advance”, said Kirschman-Lutz. After the Christmas promotion is over the Hairstylist students will be delivering the non-perishable items and silver collection donations to the Salvation Army.
Salon client Katherine Sharp described the fundraiser as innovative. “The girls were excited to bring Christmas cheer to the community and to Parkland while providing excellent service in a relaxing atmosphere. It is admirable to see them take pride in their work and help the community.” “The students and instructors can be commended for their hard work and enthusiasm towards this project”, said program coordinator Connie Brown.
On top of the Christmas promotion, First Step to Style operates as a full-service salon. The salon is open from 4:00pm to 7:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday. To make appointments with the hairstylist students, people can call 728.6598.