When Thairapy co-owners Suzanne Shirley and Ginger Crisp started pondering what their next endeavor would be, it didn’t take long for the duo to decide to take on a philanthropic fete benefiting the local women and children’s shelter.
Shirley and Crisp have been in business in Beaumont for about eight years now, operating a salon in Beaumont’s West End.
“We knew that we wanted to be present in the community, to give back to the place that has given so much to us,” Crisp said. “Beaumont has been really good to us.”
That spawned Thairapy’s first (but definitely not last, Crisp noted) fundraiser. On Saturday, March 31, every cent earned from haircuts will be forwarded to Women’s and Children’s Services for use in their everyday expenses. Women’s cuts will be $50, men’s $30, and children’s $20. The prices are a little higher than normal, Crisp said, to try to meet a goal of $3,000 to give to the shelter.
“This is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this, so we’re kind of getting our feet wet right now,” Crisp said. “We’ve given to plenty of organizations over the years, but this planning of an event is totally new to us. In the future, we hope to do even more.”
Shirley said the salon will have six hair stylists and three assistants on duty March 31, all ready to give a quality cut to those coming in to support the cause.
“We’re all mothers here. We wanted something to benefit children, as well as women, and we can’t think of a more worthy cause. These women are basically in hiding, and we just want them to know that their community cares about them.”
Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the event, or call ahead for scheduled appointments with no waiting at (409) 860-4930.
Jennifer Johnson can be reached at (409) 832-1400, ext. 231, or by e-mail at jennifer [at] theexaminer [dot] com.