Salon Vivace, 642 Washington Road, is in the business of making people feel good about themselves, but this month it’ll take that mission one step further. On October 30, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., they will present a benefit to raise awareness about domestic violence. The evening will incorporate fashion, style and skincare tips with snippets of information on domestic violence throughout the evening at the salon. A representative of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania, or DVSSP, will speak alongside several stylists and professionals from the salon, while attendees can enjoy a glass of wine, light appetizers and a DJ.
Christopher Langlois, a stylist at Salon Vivace, says that domestic violence’s stigma is that of a lower-class problem, but that it affects everyone. “We should take care of all of us,” he says.
A suggested donation at the door of any amount will go to DVSSP and small purse charms will be sold as raffle “tickets,” giving attendees a chance to win a purple Coach purse. While the event is meant to address domestic violence in a general sense, a counselor will be on hand for those who’d like to speak to someone in-depth about the issue.
An RSVP is preferred. Call Salon Vivace at 412-344-9707 to RSVP and find out more information.