HAUS SALON + THE AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE IN THAILAND
Empowering Hairstylists Across the World in the Fight Against Domestic Violence

HAUS Salon has partnered once again with The American Refugee Committee (ARC) in Thailand. Gender-based domestic violence is a worldwide issue and as hairdressers we create a safe place for people to open up about their experiences with it. The ARC serves to train hairdressers living and working in a Thailand refugee camp to spot signs of domestic violence and to offer victims the resources they need to get help. In early 2016, HAUS Salon, clients, family and friends raised a $27,000 cash contribution for the program, while HAUS co-founder Charlie Brackney Love led a team of 5 HAUS stylists who volunteered to travel to Thailand to help give these hairstylists new business skills and haircutting techniques to set this program up for success. We are raising funds to return in Spring 2017 with another team from HAUS Salon: Charlie Brackney Love and Stylist Director Natalie Hansen are returning along with General Manager Mary Lucic, Colorist Lindsey Barr, Spa Director Catherine Lleras, and Stylist Sarah Navratil. Watch for ways you can help us with this life-changing partnership with the American Refugee Committee.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 for this worthwhile program with ARC by March 2017.  We will be hosting a series of parties and events to help raise funds, and if you're inspired like we are, you can also donate directly to the cause at the link below. We appreciate any and all help you can give. No donation is too small!

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HAUS SALON HOSTED A SALON-A-THON FUNDRAISER FOR THAILAND

Clients enjoyed haircuts, hair color, blowouts, facials, massage and waxing services from a team of HAUS Salon and Blowdry! Blowdry Bar artists at our Salon-a-Thon fundraiser at HAUS Salon North Loop on February 12th. The entire dollar amount (plus tips!) for all Salon-a-Thon services were donated to the American Refugee Committee for our Thailand fundraiser. It was the perfect Sunday Funday for a worthy cause.

Our special guest at the Salon-a-Thon was Kay Thi (far right) who was our translator at Nu Po refugee camp in Thailand last Spring for our trip with the ARC. Kay Thi has since settled in St. Paul, joining her husband and daughter who had been here for 5years.

Our special guest at the Salon-a-Thon was Kay Thi (far right) who was our translator at Nu Po refugee camp in Thailand last Spring for our trip with the ARC. Kay Thi has since settled in St. Paul, joining her husband and daughter who had been here for 5years.


HAUS and Blowdry hosted a BLOWOUT CLASS FUNDRAISER AT BLOWDRY! BLOWDRY BAR FOR the American Refugee Committee

On a Sunday in January, a team from HAUS Salon and Blowdry! Blowdry Bar taught some lucky ladies the art of the at-home blowout ft Blowdry! Blowdry Bar in Uptown Minneapolis. Armed with their own hair dryers, brushes, and favorite products, we taught them the products to use, drying techniques, round-brushing and creating perfect curls, all in exchange for a donation to our project with the American Refugee Committee. It was a fun way to raise some funds for a worthy cause AND to help some willing students learn ways to create beautiful hair at home.

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HAUS SALON AND THE ARC WERE FEATURED ON KARE 11'S BREAKING THE NEWS

Want to learn more about how salons can help fight domestic violence and HAUS Salon's partnership with the ARC? Watch the news segment below.

 

KARE 11's Breaking the News Segment: HAUS Salon fighting domestic violence

 

The HAUS Salon team representing HAUS and ARC in 2017

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HAUS SALON WAS HOST TO A DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY TO KICK OFF FUNDRAISING FOR THAILAND

The team traveling to Thailand this year: from HAUS Salon Mary Lucic, Catherine Lleras, Charlie Brackney, Lindsey Barr, and Natalie Hansen. (not pictured Sarah Navratil)

The team traveling to Thailand this year: from HAUS Salon Mary Lucic, Catherine Lleras, Charlie Brackney, Lindsey Barr, and Natalie Hansen. (not pictured Sarah Navratil)

On December 10th, HAUS Salon in the North Loop hosted a holiday party and fundraiser for the ARC and HAUS Salon's mission to Thailand in Spring 2017. We would like to thank all of our generous guests who attended the event. The evening was filled with fun raffle prizes and a silent auction, as well as music, games, psychic readings, appetizers and of course cocktails! Together we raised nearly $4,000 at this event!

Thank you to the businesses who helped support our event:

Totally Baked Donuts, Lowbrow, 460's Journal, DJ Digie, Leviticus Tattoo, Delpha Dvorak Jewelry, Wellness Minneapolis, Everthine Jewelry, The Den Yoga, déchaîné Nature Unbridled, Alchemy, Downtown Dogs, Lindsey Larson Jewelry, EC Design Jewelry, Seawolf Tattoo, Northeast Tattoo, Denise Houser Jewelry, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Blue Plate Restaurants, Pizza Lucé, Reverie, Taco Cat, Kérastase, Oribe, Shu Uemura, Number 4 Hair Care and many more.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit HAUS Salon's partnership with American Refugee Committee.


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