Our May community outreach partner shares a few facts that can save your child’s life …

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Ashley Renee Thompson lost her life in a singular vehicular accident on June 10, 2003 — she was just sixteen years old. She was an advanced placement student, a competitive gymnast, and loved by her friends and peers. Her mother created The ART of Driving in memory of her daughter to increase awareness among teens and parents of the unique risks faced by young, novice drivers and to impress upon them the need for improved training, increased supervised time behind-the-wheel, and increased parental involvement. The ART of Driving is also advocating for improvements in driver education for our youth and seeks to change the mindset of teens and their parents that tragedies like this “won’t happen to me”.

Teen crash and fatality statistics are absolutely sobering:

  • 48% of all teen driving fatalities were single vehicle crashes.
  • Alcohol and drugs are NOT major causes for these fatalities – representing only 20%.
  • Inexperience and distractions are the leading cause of teen driving fatalities, particularly for 16 and 17-year-olds.
  • 54% of all teen passenger deaths occurred when another teen was driving.
  • The teen brain has not fully developed until the mid 20’s. They are susceptible to distractions, risk taking behaviors, and a limited capacity to multi-task.
  • 80% of crashes involve some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the crash.
  • The majority of teen auto fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Most of those deaths occurred between 9 p.m. and midnight.
  • 16 to 18-year-olds have the highest crash rate of any other age group.

So what can you do as a parent, grandparent, Godparent, Uncle, Aunt, friend to help save a child’s life? The Art of Driving has various resources to help. They can assist with starting a Teen Task Force at school or in a youth club or group. They will come speak at PTSA, Teen Night, Driver’s Education classes, SGA or any other interested group to help educate and enable our local youth to be more responsible and aware drivers.

We have once again partnered with The Art of Driving to raise money and awareness for this wonderful, local non-profit. We will be donating $1 from every haircut this May to The Art of Driving. There are a few ways you can help out as well:

  1. Register for the 3rd Annual Survive the 5 (with both 5k and 10k race options) to help raise awareness and support The Art of Driving educational programs and their scholarship fund.
  2. Have your child(ren) sign The Art of Driving Pledge.
  3. Purchase a copy of How the Firefly Got Its Name, written by Ashley when she was just twelve. (If your kids are too old for this book consider a purchase to donate to your local school library).

 

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Salon Khouri and Bee’s Wing Farm – Making Mother’s Day Extraordinarily Unique!

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We love supporting local! This year, we wanted to offer something really unique for Mother’s Day at the same time helping to promote another local, small business! After a little research, we found Bee’s Wing Farm and fell in love with their mission and business!

Bee’s Wing Farm is a small flower farm nestled at the foot of Buck Mountain in Bluemont, Virginia. They grow over 40 varieties of flowers, berries, and herbs and with those blossoms, berries, and foliage, create seasonally unique floral designs for weddings, special events, and even their own flower CSA!

Bee’s Wing flowers are gently grown and, in effort to care and respect the land, they do not use any synthetic pesticides or herbicides. They understand that the soil is the soul of their farm and care for it through cover cropping, compost and integrating their livestock and cropping systems.

We will be offering two different sized bouquets as add-ons to our Mother’s Day Packages, all which can be purchased online or by calling us at 703.273.7878:

Petit Farmer’s Choice | $45
Soft and sweet seasonal blooms gathered from Bee’s Wing Farm’s fields and forest that will fill a 4″ diameter, 5″ high hobnail milk jar. Feature blooms could include, peonies, tulips, bleeding heart, stock, nigella, lilac, dusty miller, curly willow, ferns, and more.

Bountiful Farmer’s Choice | $75
Soft and sweet seasonal blooms gathered from Bee’s Wing Farm’s fields forest that will fill a 4″ diameter, 8″ high hobnail milk jar. Feature blooms could include, peonies, tulips, bleeding heart, stock, nigella, lilac, dusty miller, curly willow, ferns and more.

The bouquet’s will be delivered to the salon on Saturday, May 13th by 10 AM for pick-up. Local delivery may be an option for an additional $5-$15 delivery fee (depending on area). Please email Jennifer with any questions you may have.

 

Our Pamper Her Packages are described below:

Bronze | $79
60 Minute Signature Facial
Paraffin Hand Treatment

Silver | $129
60 Minute Signature Facial
Kevin Murphy TREAT.ME Hair Treatment
Blowdry & Style

Platinum | $179
90 Minute Signature Facial
Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
Kevin Murphy TREAT.ME Hair Treatment
Blowdry & Style

 

 

 

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FAQs

How do I purchase online?

To purchase online, visit our eGift site, then select a template from our Mother’s Day templates. Then, at the lower left-hand side of the screen, select the “Select a package” option and choose your package. Each package is listed without flowers, with a Petit Farmer’s Choice bouquet, or with a Bountiful Farmer’s Choice bouquet.

When will the flowers be delivered?

The flowers will be delivered to our Dulles Landing location on Saturday, May 13th by 9 AM and can be picked up anytime Saturday or Sunday.  We also have a local delivery option for $5-$15 (depending on distance) additional. Please call our front desk team at 703.273.7878 if you would like the flowers delivered locally.

Does she have to use the package all in one day?

No. She can use the items in the package on separate visits if she chooses.

If I purchase online, can I still have a paper certificate for the package mailed to me?

Yes, if you would rather a paper gift certificate be mailed to you, simply enter YOUR email address in the Recipient’s Email field, then let us know via phone, text or email that you would like us to mail a paper certificate to you (or another address).

How is the gift certificate for the Mother’s Day Package sent? 

If you purchase online, you have the option to have the gift certificate emailed immediately to the recipient. If you would rather a paper certificate mailed, please see FAQ question directly above.

Where are the flowers grown?

The flowers are grown locally in Bluemont, VA at Bee’s Wing Farm. You are supporting local in so many ways by purchasing your Mother’s Day Package @ Salon Khouri. You are supporting local jobs, a local flower farmer, AND local bee and honey production. Well done!

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.

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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