Raleigh Hair Salon To Sponsor Habitat/Wake’s 2009 Homes Tour

Jessica Williams, owner/senior stylist, Lather Hair Salon
Jessica Williams, owner/senior stylist, Lather Hair Salon

September 15, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Lather Hair Salon, a full-service salon in North Raleigh, has signed on to help sponsor the Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s 2009 Homes Tour.

For several years, Habitat Wake has begun the holiday season the Sunday before Thanksgiving with its Home Tour of a particular neighborhood in which several Habitat houses have been built. The event includes a holiday party at the ReStore on Raleigh Boulevard where Habitat Wake sells usable building materials at a deep discount to raise money for building Habitat homes.

To defray the costs of the tour and party, sponsors underwrite the event and local restaurants donate food and beverages. All funds raised through tickets sales to the event go directly into building homes and supporting families, according to Missy Hatley, assistant director of development at Habitat Wake.

“I can’t think of another community outreach that deserves our support more than Habitat for Humanity,” said Lather Hair Salon’s owner and senior stylist Jessica Williams. “Building healthy, affordable homes for families who so desperately need them is such a remarkable service to any community, including our own here in Wake County. We’re honored to help sponsor the Home Tour — to celebrate and show off what Habitat Wake volunteers have accomplished this year.” restore_2

Lather Hair Salon makes it a regular practice to get involved in charitable efforts. Most recently, the salon turned its back-to-school sale into a collection drive for Matter of Trust, the umbrella organization that sponsors the Oil Spill Hair Mats program. Throughout the special, Lather stylists collected hair clippings that will be turned into mats that help clean up oil spills.

Habitat Wake will announce more details of its 2009 Home Tour in the near future. To learn more about Habitat Wake and the ReStore, visit www.habitatwake.org.

For more information on Lather Hair Salon, visit www.latherhairsalonnc.com.

About Lather Hair Salon:

Lather Hair Salon is a full-service, upscale salon specializing in make-overs and wedding styling. Lather stylists also maintain “Hair Academy 101,” an on-going blog on hair care, styling, products, and techniques. Lather Hair Salon is located at 8521 Cantilever Way, Suite 109, just off North Glenwood Avenue/Highway 70 West near Carmax. For more information visit www.latherhairsalonnc.com or call 919-792-0715.

Lather Hair Salon is also available on Facebook, Twitter and through Citysearch.

Salon Moxie Hosts Habitat/Wake “CHAIRity” Chair

September 29, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – To continue its support of the Raleigh arts community, and to support a worthwhile fundraiser, "20 Ways To Paint The World Green" by Terrah Goforth in North Raleigh is hosting one of the chairs-turned-art that will be auctioned off next month to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

Salon Moxie’s chair is one of nearly 40 that area artists have “recycled” into original works of art for the 2008 CHAIRity Gala & Auction sponsored by Purple Armchair in downtown Raleigh (600 N. West Street). The event will take place Saturday, October 11, from 7-11 p.m. and will include live music, food donated by area restaurants, and wine.

The chairs were supplied by Habitat/Wake’s ReStore. The artists were free to do anything they wanted with them as long as they started with the same basic, wooden chair.

Salon Moxie is hosting “Twenty Ways To Paint The World Green,” by Raleigh artist Tarrah Goforth, who teaches art at Wakefield High School and at the Sertoma Art Center.

“In college, I was an active member of the Habitat for Humanity board,” Goforth said. “I am excited to be involved with this organization again.”

Goforth’s colorful chair features 20 suggestions of ways to live a “greener” lifestyle.

Salon Moxie and the other hosts around the city will keep their chairs until October 10, at which time they will return to Purple Armchair for the gala and auction. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.purplearmchair.com or call Kim Weiss of blueplate pr, 919-272-8615; kim@blueplatepr.com.

Salon Moxie is located at 6191-122 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit http://www.salon-moxie.com or call 919-850-0721.