Makeovers Aim to Give Boost to Women in Need of Support


(Sunday, November 11, 2007 4:04 PM EST)

Underprivileged women who want to re-enter the workforce don't always have an easy road ahead of them, so Middleburg's Salon Alure is doing its part to help them.

Tara Semak and Taffy Gano, who recently joined the salon's styling team, are trying to get a program off the ground that is designed to offer free makeovers for underprivileged women.

“We're used to getting involved in the community,” Semak said. “We want to get involved on the same level here in Middleburg.”

Before working at Salon Alure, the two stylists worked at a salon in Bristow that was dedicated to helping wayward youth and raising breast-cancer awareness.

Salon Alure hopes to partner with the Windy Hill Foundation and other organizations to help women who need assistance to get back on their feet.

The salon will rely on the organizations to choose women who will truly benefit from the services they receive.

“I think it's important to get women who will appreciate it,” and for whom the makeover will really make a difference, Gano said.

The salon will provide the women with hair color and highlights and a hair cut. The stylists also will apply makeup and give the women tips on how to look their best.

Semak hopes all aspects of the makeover will help “boost their confidence and self esteem.”

“When your hair looks good, you feel good,” Gano said.

The duo wants to start the initiative as soon as possible and looks forward to engaging in even more charitable activities and events with the community in the future.

Salon Alure stylists Tara Semak and Taffy Gano are embarking on an initiative that will provide makeovers to underprivileged women.
(Photo by Kristen Armstrong)

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