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London hairstylists snip and style for a cause

London hairstylists snip and style for a cause

Patricia Cifani | Interrobang | News | April 11th, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30 the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario held a mesmerizing hair fashion show at The London Tap House. Tulipa: A Hair Couture Event was an unforgettable night that amazed everyone in attendance. The event was a great way to kick off April Awareness month for Parkinson's.

The theme of the night was tulips, the floral symbol of hope for Parkinson's. Each salon was responsible for incorporating this theme into their design.

The creations were unique and stunning. Each inspiration was unlike any other, from N U Hair & Make Up Studio's dark romance of the black swan to one of Side Street Salon's designs that represented a lion walking though a field of tulips.

Each stylist and salon was able to display their individuality. Nicole Juen, a Master's student from the University of Western Ontario, said, "I had never been to a hair show before, so I was amazed at how elaborate the hairstyles were. I loved all the outfits and makeup; everything was very original and fun. They put on a great show, well organized, I was impressed."

Not only was it an amazing sight to see, the show was also hosted by two Fanshawe College students, Andrew Deboer and Adam Roberts from the corporate communication and public relations program. Their wit and humour brought added entertainment to the already spectacular show. They were a dynamic duo and proved that you don't have to be female to appreciate hair.

"Obviously it's always an honour when you get the opportunity to lend a hand to such a great cause," said Deboer. "Hosting a fun, well organized event like Tulipa was truly a 'hair-raising' experience." It's great to see some of our students out there giving up their time for such a great cause."

"It was great to see all the hard work of the Parkinson Society come together into a wonderful evening. I am thankful I was able to be a part of such a noble cause," added Roberts.

The salons that participated in the show include: Spencer & Company Inc. Hair Studio, N U Hair & Make Up Studio, Innovations In Hair, Jaz Hair Studio, Identities Hair Studio and Spa, Side Street Salon, Studio-H and Wabi Sabi Hair Artistry. The event also showcased some of London's newcomers from Marvel Beauty Schools.

The salons that participated in Tulipa will also be donating their time to the annual Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson's on April 17. If you would like to see what else these salons can do, book your appointment now because many of the participating salons are already running out of appointments. Cut- A-Thon participants will receive a wash, cut and style for only $35 as well as a gift package of professional hair products from JOICO Professional, with all proceeds going to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. If you missed Tulipa and would still like to show your support, book your appointment now at

It is great to watch a community come together and support such a worthy cause. All funds raised from that evening will be going to help assist local programs and services for people living with Parkinson's.
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