Yappy Hour Raises Money for Fauquier SPCA

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To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Salon Emage Pooch Shampoo, we are hosting a YAPPY HOUR to benefit the Fauquier SPCA. It will be held in the salon parking lot during 1st Fr!day on September 4th from 6-8PM. For a $5 CASH cover charge (per adult – children are free) you may bring your dog into the Yappy Hour and enjoy these activities:

Acoustical Performance by Elizabeth Lawrence of the Elizabeth Lawrence Band

Sangria & Chardonnay by Philip Carter Winery (free tasting then $5 per glass)

Old Bust Head Brewery give aways

Old Bust Head beer $5 per bottle (CASH ONLY)

Hidden Julles Cafe Food Truck (priced per item)


Salon Emage Mascot Tully can't wait to see you at the Yappy Hour!

Salon Emage Mascot Tully can’t wait to see you at the Yappy Hour!

Melanee Montalvo, Owner of Salon Emage Day Spa

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By Contributing Blogger Brittany Cooper

You know Salon Emage but do you know Melanee Montalvo, owner of Salon Emage Day Spa. Melanee has been

Salon Emage Day Spa Owner, Melanee Montalvo

working her magic on hair for over 25 years and has owned Salon Emage Day Spa since 2000.

Melanee has not only worked with celebrity hairstylist Alexandre de Paris but she also has quite the background of celebrity clients including the actress Salma Hayek, Cal Thomas syndicated columnist and author, Courtney Robinson Reporter WJLA/News Channel 8, and beloved Fauquier author Susan McCorkindale. Melanee’s achievements do not stop at celebrity clients as she has also done quite a bit of work for television and fashion shows; one of her latest achievements includes styling hair for the Union of Angels commercial. She has also styled hair for an editorial photo shoot for Glamour magazine, Susan McCorkindale’s book promotional video, and numerous runway including: Trouvials Vintage Fashion Show at Twilight Polo, Twilight Polo’s Opening Night “Must Haves” Fashion Shows, and the American Cancer Society’s Silhouettes of Spring Fashion Shows.

When Melanne is not hard at work making sure everyone has fabulous hair, she and her salon are busy giving back to the community. Two organizations they make sure to give to each year are the Fauquier SPCA and the American Cancer Society. There is a lot that can be said about the way the salon gives back. Melanee does not just write a check to a charitable group, she has the salon create events which get the whole community involved. Melanee decided to start a Pooch Shampoo at Salon Emage Day Spa which is held each August. Community members bring their dogs to be washed by salon stylists; the money raised benefits the Fauquier SPCA. In October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, the salon has Pink Power Parties to give client’s pink extensions with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The salon also hosts Bras for a Cause asking community members to create bras which are then voted on by the public. This year alone over $2000 was raised in the month of October by Salon Emage Day Spa through Pink Hair for Hope, Shop for a Cure and Bras for a Cause. Through the year, Melanee shows her care and

Melanee Montalvo, Kylie Crane & Sharon Crane

concern for the community she grew up in by supporting a variety of causes.

Melanne’s achievements stop here, but this blog does! Call the salon to make an appointment with Melanee and let her make your hair look like a celebrity’s. Salon Emage Day Spa is located at 51 East Lee Street, Warrenton, Virginia by phone at 540.341.4052 and on the web at www.salonemage.com.

Vote, Vote by October 31


By Guest Blogger: Brittany Cooper

Fairy Bra

Have you checked out the bras local Fauquier residents created for Bra’s for a Cause? The styles are outstanding and range from baseballs to pumpkins to birthday celebrations.

Have you voted yet?

What are you waiting for? Time is winding down to vote for your favorite bra and help raise funds for the Fauqier American Cancer Society. This is an especially important fundraiser as 90% of the funds raised stay here locally in Fauquier County!!

Remember voting is “American Idol Style” you can vote as many times as you like for your favorite bra. Votes are 6 for $5. You can vote for your favorite bra anytime on our website. But vote soon as voting ends October 31.

Your vote counts! Remember not only are these bras competing for bragging rights but to be photographed by Srinivasa Regeti of Regeti’s Photography and appear on notecards which will be for sale the remainder of the year at Salon Emage.

We are excited to announce the winner at the Relay for Life meeting held at Fauquier Hospital in November.

Pooch Shampoo

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By Guest Blogger Brittany Cooper

It’s that time a year again; time to turn the salon over to the dogs!

Bring your pooch out Saturday, August 21 from 10 am to 2 pm and let us give them the royal treatment. Our stylists will be giving your best friend a bath, treats and special bandana to remember the day by.  Best of all this day supports one of our best friends the local Fauquier SPCA. That’s right the day of pampering is on us, just please don’t forget to make a donation to the SPCA. They are in extra need of our help this time of year as they have been running at almost capacity.

If you can’t make it by August 21 please stop by the salon a make a donation. We will be accepting donations from August 1-21. Let’s see if we can make it to our goal of $1,000 this year for the little pooches.

Salon Emage Family Lives with Cystic Fibrosis

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By Sharon Crane, Front Desk Coordinator, Salon Emage Day Spa and her daughter Kylie.

“Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that affects almost 100,000 people in the world. We are building more awareness to help researchers find a cure. This disease is very close to us here at Salon Emage as my beautiful youngest daughter is affected by it.” – Mom, Sharon Crane of Salon Emage Day Spa

Ashley Applies Cystic Fibrosis Blue hair extensions

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

Extensions are attached. Next a trim, then...

Day to Day Life of Kylie Crane (Cystic Fibrosis Patient)

“I was diagnosed when I was eight months old. I don’t know life any differently because I have had it for all that I can remember. I do not see myself as being any different than my friends. I just have to take a little more steps in getting ready for my day. I wake up in the morning and do my nebulizer and respiratory treatments. Before I eat each meal I take seven pills to help me digest my food. I have to drink lots of fluids and eat fatty foods through out my day. I go to school, go skating, hang out with my friends, play soccer, and I am a cheerleader. At night, I repeat my morning treatments before I go to bed. I am now fourteen years old and finishing up my eighth grade year at Cedar Lee Middle School. Although inside I may be different from everyone else, I see myself as being the same.”

Salon Emage Day Spa hair stylists, Ashley Gray, applies SoCAP hair extensions to Kylie’s Hair to celebrate Richmond’s Cystic Fibrosis Walk. Salon Emage Day Spa helps groups raise money for their cause by doing hair extensions in that groups color; a portion of the proceeds goes back to the group. Colored extensions are also a great way to raise awareness for a cause or event, because people will see the extensions and ask why you are wearing them.

Done! Kylie looks great and brings beautiful attention to her cause!

Cancer Survivors Inspire the Salon Emage Style Team

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Salon Emage Client, Trish

The Fauquier American Cancer Society held it’s annual Silhouettes of Spring Fashion Show this past Saturday. What makes this fashion so special to the Salon Emage Day Spa Style Team is that all of the models are either currently in treatment for, or are survivors of, cancer. Think of what that means…

It means darling 6 year old Ella. Six years old?!?! It also means 12 year old Patrick and teenagers Leah, Mallory, Taylor – and the list goes on. It means one of the salon’s clients, Trish sports a great looking crew-cut as her hair grows back. The Salon Emage Day Spa Style Teams loves to go there and help these models be as beautiful on the outside as they already are on the inside. We get lots of thanks for a job well done. But in reality, we receive more from them than we give.

Ella you inspire us!

Words can not describe the bravery of a bald 6 year old, Ella, who walks in to a whole room of people she does not know, has her makeup done, puts on her pink wig, goes up on stage and charms a room of 300+. One can not imagine what it took for her mother to stand there supportive, with smiles and tears, through the event. Or our 95 year old model, Phoebe, who had her makeup done for the first time – ever, and while her four daughters looked on, received a standing ovation when she walked the stage. So THANK-YOU models for inspiring the Salon Emage Style Team.

Charla w/Salon Emage, Phoebe and one of her daughters

The American Cancer Society’s Silhouettes of Spring Fashion Show!

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The salon just participated in my favorite event of the year – the American Cancer Society’s Silhouettes of Spring Fashion Show! Why is it my favorite event of the year?  Because not only does it involve my favorite thing – getting’ all gussied up- it also raises money to fight a disease that has effected the life of everyone on the planet (cancer), and I get to work with the most amazing women (both the fashion show volunteers and the models).

Each model in the fashion show is either currently going through treatment or is a cancer survivor. Regardless of the pale skin and little hair, these models have never looked more beautiful, because they are fighting for their lives with strength and grace. It’s also encouraging to see models who had no hair last year feeling well, laughing and having their hair styled! 
I’m so proud of our staff; they take off work and donate their entire day to making others look and feel great. This year Janet Hale, Melanee Montalvo, Michelle Viscal, Jamie Weiss and I (Charla Malone) did hair and makeup for the show.

It was a moving and unforgettable day. Although I must admit, I can’t wait for the year when there is no fashion show, because the cure for cancer is found!
And Susan McCorkindale was the Master of Ceremonies!