ROSWELL, Ga. — Déa Salon and Boutique has been building a partnership with the Drake House, a shelter for women and children, since they came to Roswell last year. The salon held a cut-a-thon benefiting the Drake House July 27 and now, Déa Salon will be one of the Drake House’s Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ sponsors Aug. 24.
Déa Salon, founded by Carrie Bowden and Helen Loiacono of Roswell, opened in June of last year at 900 Mansell Road, Suite 14. Bowden and Loiacono, then L’Oreal Professionnel educators and stylists, use L’Oreal resources to teach the staff and for many of their hair products.
“Since we’re both so grounded and involved in education in the hair industry, that was something we would be able to bring to our staff,” Bowden said. “Our clients reap the benefits of having stylists that are the first ones to learn about the newest trends in the hair and fashion industry.”
The salon also provides makeup application and facial waxes, as well as a store that buys exclusively from local small businesses.
Déa Salon’s relationship with Drake House began long before it opened.
“Helen’s done charity work with them in the past and several of her clients are connected to the Drake House,” Bowden said. “It’s just a great relationship.”
Loiacono chose the nonprofit when she was searching for a local charity at her previous job. The Drake House fit that description, and it supported a cause close to Loiacono’s experience.
“I personally had a time where I didn’t live in a house. I lived in my car,” Loiacono said. “I did rely on friends to help me through, so it meant something to me to help women and children get back on their feet.”
Although they will not attend Miss Mary’s in August – many of the staff will be training in New York – Bowden and Loiacono are proud sponsors.
“It’s a great opportunity for our staff to get together, have fun, as well as help raise awareness of an important charity,” Bowden said.
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