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AurA Salon’s annual “Cut-A-Thon” benefits local cancer patient


578244_355109821217775_81384365_n-300x226-7519192-7460761 AurA Salon & Spa invites the community to indulge in some organic Aveda primping and pampering – all for a good cause – Sunday, April 27. The high-end salon shuts down for the day and slashes its prices to benefit local cancer patient Emily Reese, who recently relapsed with colon cancer and is undergoing a second round of chemotherapy. Haircuts are offered from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a minimum donation of $15 for men’s dry cuts, $25 for men’s full service cuts, $25 for women’s dry cuts and $40 for full service women’s cuts. All proceeds benefit Reese.

No appointment is necessary during the Cut-A-Thon, which is an annual occurrence at AurA. The salon has previously donated funds to pediatric cancer patients and other people struggling with the disease. The salon is located at 2323 Kietzke Lane in Reno, inside Franktown Corners. Additional donations are also being accepted during the event and raffle prizes are awarded including an iPad, Aveda gift baskets, dining gift cards and more.

Reese is a mother of three and former English teacher at Rainshadow Charter High School. She is also a client of the salon, which is how owner Janelle Norris learned of her circumstances.

“Everyone in the community has been touched at one time or another by cancer and I believe that it’s our responsibility to do what we can to help others,” said Norris. “This event is one of my favorite of the year and I commend all of our stylists and staff for donating their time and talents to help Emily. I hope to see a great turnout again this year.”

For more information on AurA Salon & Spa, call 775-826-3117 or visit www.AuraSalonNV.com.

AurA Salon & Spa is an Aveda salon located in Reno, Nevada. It offers a full range of products and services including hair styling, hair color/corrective color and skin care. Its staff consists of experts who are professionally trained in the latest techniques and product offerings. AurA offers certified organic Aveda products derived from plants and flowers.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.