An event design to raise money and awareness for The Parkinson Alliance will be held on Palmer Square Sunday, October 6. On the green from noon to 4 p.m., the focus of “Stylin’ on the Square” will be the Salon Pure Cut-a-thon, during which guests can choose from a menu of services including haircuts for women, men, and children, braids, curling, straight ironing, color hair spray, and mini-manicures (haircuts will not include wash and blow dry).
Those who pay for a service will receive a free mini-facial from Origins.
Adult services are $30; children are $15. All of the proceeds will be donated to The Parkinson Alliance, a Princeton-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help finance the most promising research to find the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease.
For those who choose to donate more than the requested amount, Salon Pure will be supplying gift cards. Those giving $50 receive a $10 card; $100 gets a $15 card, and $150 receives a $20 card (Gift cards may be redeemed for salon services; excludes products).
All of the professional stylists involved in the event will be donating their time and expertise.
“With this event, the stars just aligned. We were looking to host something different and we were interested in working with a charity,” said Anita Fresolone, Marketing Director of Palmer Square Management. “Heather Rizzo and Amy Kaczowski, owners of Salon Pure, were brainstorming some event ideas with us and we landed on the cut-a-thon.”
In addition to affordable haircuts, there will be a fashion showcase on the green at 1 and 3 p.m. featuring fall/winter styles from Ann Taylor, Bucks County Dry Goods, Urban Grace, Jack Wills, Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, Botari, Dandelion, Brooks Brothers, and Palm Place, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store. Lululemon athletica will also be hosting yoga demonstrations.
Winberie’s Restaurant and Bar will be selling pulled pork sandwiches, vegetarian chili, hot dogs, beer, and wine, while Chez Alice Gourmet Café and Bakery will be selling homemade cookies, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider.
The jaZams kids’ tent will be providing glitter tattoos and an arts and craft station. Tattoos will be offered for a $3 donation, to be donated to The Parkinson Alliance.
“We were so grateful to learn that Salon Pure and Palmer Square had chosen to design an event to benefit Parkinson’s research,” said Marty Tuchman, chairman of The Parkinson Alliance. “With a grassroots event like this, there is not only a chance to raise much needed funds for research, but it also raises awareness of the disease and that is key.”