A little story about a hair salon, a non-profit, and a solar powered ventilation system …

– by Jennifer Elkhouri

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How does a hair salon, a non-profit that serves the adult autistic community and a solar powered ventilation system even go in the same sentence? It almost sounds like one of those, “a duck enters a bar jokes,” right?

We were introduced to Legacy Farms in 2015 after hearing about their agrarian-based job skills training program they were offering for our local adult autistic community. We really liked what Legacy LegacyFarmsLogoFarms was doing and selected them as our July 2015 Community Outreach Partner. This year, Legacy Farms has a special project they’ve asked us to help with, and we are super excited to help!

Legacy Farms is a nonprofit, green care venture providing employment support services and agrarian based vocational training to adults with autism and other developmental and social challenges. In short, Legacy Farms teaches people with disabilities the skills they need for entry level positions in Northern Virginia’s agribusiness and agritourism industries, then connects them with local employers in need of help.

Over the last two years, the Legacy Farms Summer Garden Project has been responsible for placing over a half a dozen individuals with autism at Sunset Hills Vineyard, Tarara Winery, and A Farm Less Ordinary. This year, Legacy Farms is expanding their services to provide year-round programs, beginning with their new greenhouse. Legacy Farms donates 60% of their food to Loudoun Hunger Relief and other local organizations in need; providing year-round growing opportunities is vital to keeping food flowing to those in need and will provide year-round training to our local adult autistic community.

Monticello-Solar-Powered-Ventilation-SystemMany of the participants in the Summer Garden Project have sensory sensitivities — extreme heat and cold can deter them from learning and cause anxiety. And, a greenhouse can get REALLY hot in the Summer. Another challenge Legacy Farms was trying to solve is to ensure their fruits and vegetables flower so that they will produce. Many plants will not flower at temperatures over 85 degrees. Legacy Farms was looking for a way to keep their participants cool and anxiety-free and at the same time, keep the program as green as possible. After extensive research, Legacy Farms decided on a Monticello Solar Powered Ventilation System for the greenhouse. The commercial fan, exhaust louvers and thermostat are all made in the USA. The unit’s capability can produce more than 2 times the needed power to operate the fan at 100%, which allows for future expansion of needed greenhouse options such as lighting and heating.

And here’s where a hair salon, a non-profit and a solar powered ventilation system meet. We are looking to raise $1400 so Legacy Farms can purchase this essential system for their program. We will be donating $1 from every haircut in April to meet the goal which will get us about half way there, but we need YOUR help to reach $1400! You have the opportunity to add a donation at checkout on your visit in April, or you may donate now via the button below:

 

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Ingredient Spotlight: Angelica Root Extract

ANGEL.RINSE_ We were reading a recent Kevin Murphy blog post about one Angelica Root Extract, which is used in the aptly named Angel Rinse. We #lovekm and wanted to share some of the fun facts about this ancient and beneficial ingredient with our SK Enthusiasts!

Angelica-botanical-2Angelica, also known as Garden Angelica, Archangel, Root of the Holy Ghost and The Angel’s Herb, contains a plethora of rich vitamins and minerals such as B12, Iron, and Thiamin, among others. It’s believed that Angelica is a native plant of Syria and several cooler European and Asian climates, but it is also occasionally found in cold, moist climates such as Scotland, Lapland and Iceland. Angelica Root has many medicinal qualities and has been a respected herb for thousands of years. Angelica Root received it’s name as it blooms around the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel, and as such, is often planted in monasteries.

The blend of Angelica Root Extract along with Mango Seed Butter, Cocoa Butter and Tangerine Peel Oil create a weightless conditioner that not only nourishes your scalp, but feeds your hair with amazing, non GMO goodness.

 

Helping our neighbors who have suffered brain injuries.

BIS_Woodbridge-6Every day the unthinkable happens … a car accident, a fall, a stroke. For thousands of children and adults in our community who have sustained a brain injury, stroke, or concussion, navigating a way forward after these kinds of traumatic events can be challenging. Brain Injury Services is there to help and has taken a leadership role in developing community based services specifically for residents across Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, and the surrounding counties who have sustained brain injuries. Each year, Brain Injury Services assists over 600 individuals and families to help build the skills and confidence they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

We encourage you to take five minutes to watch this video where you can meet and hear from our local neighbors who have been blessed by service from Brain Injury Services.

Our philosophy is simple: No two people are alike. And, since the brain defines each of us, controls how we think, move, act, and feel, no two brain injuries are alike. Brain Injury Services designs a plan based on the needs and goals of each individual. Whether it is finding Sherida a secure place to live or helping Katy’s family find their new normal, Brain Injury Services strives to help all of our clients achieve their best life and dream the impossible.

This March, Salon Khouri is donating $1 from every haircut from our Fairfax and Dulles locations to Brain Injury Services to help support our local brothers and sisters who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Please take a moment to visit their website to learn more.

$40 Instant SK Cash toward Coppola Keratin Treatment or Airwave Curling Treatment

We have an amazing, limited time promotion! Now through March 11, 2017, you receive $40 instant SK Cash toward a Coppola Keratin Treatment* or an Airwave Curling Treatment.

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Airwave Before and After – beautiful, subtle, soft curl.

 

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Coppola Keratin Treatments smooth the hair cuticle – removing frizz and therefore reducing blow dry time.

 

* Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions except our new client referral gift card. Cannot be redeemed for cash or other services. Promotion applied toward full Coppola Keratin Treatment or Airwave Perm Curling Treatment only. The Airwave is available only at our Fairfax location. Valid from February 17, 2017 through March 11, 2017. Limited appointments available.

Ellie’s Hats: Our February Community Outreach Partner

Ellie's HatsEllie’s Hats is a Northern Virginia Non-Profit who seeks to bring joy and help to local families whose children are battling cancer. Ellie’s Hats was inspired by a sweet NoVa girl, Ellie Whitfield, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the Spring of 2013. After losing her hair from chemotherapy, Ellie began to wear different fun hats to school to help express her personality. Her P.E. teacher, Jay Coakley, noticed her affinity for “fun and cheery hats” and organized a hat drive to provide Ellie with a broader selection of hats to wear – and thus was born Ellie’s Hats! Thousands of children across the country now receive new hats through Ellie’s Hats.

In addition to providing joy to kids battling cancer by providing unique, fun hats, Ellie’s Hats collects gift cards and other items to give to local families whose children are battling cancer. Also, in 2014, Ellie’s Hats worked closely with Team Mathias to introduce a Cure Childhood Cancer License Plate in honor of Mathias Giordano to help spread awareness about childhood cancers. Mathias, diagnosed in 2012 with Osteosarcoma, inspired thousands through his determined cheer, his powerful courage and his extreme kindness. Mathias passed after a 28 month battle in December 2014.

We are so honored to partner with Ellie’s Hats by selecting them again as our February Community Outreach Partner. We will be donating $1 from every haircut this February to this amazing, local non-profit. Also, you too can help Ellie’s Hats directly by going to their upcoming fundraiser on March 10th at Blackfinn Ameripub in Ashburn.

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Midwinter Anti Aging Facial Promotion!

Hurry! These appointments will go quickly! Book a luxurious 55 minute Anti Aging Facial for just $59 now through January 28th, 2017! And, add a brow wax, lip wax or anti aging eye treatment for just $10 each! Call us at 703.273.7878 to schedule your appointment for this facial at our Dulles Landing location located in the suburbs of Northern Virginia.

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Freezin’ for a Reason in 2017!

This is our third year jumping as a team into the ice cold water of Lake Anne. But, we sort of have a soft spot for kids, particularly kids fighting life-threatening diseases such as cancer. We encourage you to join our team and jump with us! Or, make a donation to support our jump. No amount is too small! We have learned that little makes big and appreciate every dollar you donate to support Camp Sunshine.

2016 SK Team Polar Dip Jumpers

2016 SK Team Polar Dip Jumpers

This year, we are again jumping in memory of precious Kate Rhoades. Kate was just four years old when she lost her battle to leukemia on Jan 12, 2016 after a sudden and unexpected relapse. To know Kate was to love her. Her sweet little smile and curiosity about life was contagious. We will never forget her and are honored to jump in her memory so that we can share her story with others.

Adorable Kate.

Adorable Kate.

2016 was a relentless year for cancer. Our local community lost several amazing kids to this disease – Kate, Alex, and Daniel. SK Stylist, Jelena Williams, also learned that her friend’s daughter, Savvie, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We are also jumping to honor these sweet and amazing kids. Our heart is broken into a million pieces each time another child is taken by cancer. We hope Kate, Mathias, Gavin, Gabby, Erin, Delaney, Alex, Chris, Isabella, Casey, Kylie, Erin, Declan, Shannon and others who lost their battles too soon are watching us jump like maniacs into the ice cold waters of Lake Anne with tremendous grins on their sweet faces!

100% of money raised goes to send local families who have children battling a critical illness for a week of respite to Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine provides encouragement, relaxation, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have lost a child to supported illnesses.

We will be donating $1 from every haircut from both our Fairfax an Dulles locations this January to Camp Sunshine. Additionally, we will be drawing one lucky winner for a $100 Gift Certificate to Salon Khouri from everyone who donates toward our jump!

 

A $10 gift card for a friend and $10 in Salon Khouri Rewards Points for YOU!

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Are you a Salon Khouri Enthusiast who would love to share Salon Khouri with friends and family … and even complete strangers? We absolutely LOVE our Salon Khouri Enthusiasts! Since 2005, you have helped us create amazing local jobsgive back to our community and have helped to create one of the top salons in Northern Virginia! We are so humbled by your continued support! Don’t forget that for every client you refer to Salon Khouri, they receive a $10 gift card toward their first visit. And you earn 10,000 Salon Khouri Loyalty Rewards points, equivalent to $10,  that you can use as cash to pay for Salon Khouri services or products!

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