Third Annual Fashion Show and Benefit to Feature Local Clothing Designers;
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities to be Recipient of Event Proceeds
taj salon & spa is pleased to host taj modé for the third year in a row. This year’s fashion show will feature the work of local clothing designers Mary Pass, Phaviny Salem, Judy Cooper Lyle, Linda Danielle Jones, Khampasith Davison, Marlena Thao, and Alison Johnson as well as the artistry of beauty experts from taj salon & spa. In addition to professional models, a set of Bigs and Littles from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities will be on hand to walk the runway.
The event will also include featured guest speaker Laura Smidzik, who has a front row seat to the benefits of the local Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) program. Not only are her two teenage boys matched with big brothers (Bigs)—and have been for the past four years—Smidzik is a former BBBS volunteer and current employee who hears amazing stories of families and mentors involved in this unique service. “I love working for an organization that changes lives for the better, forever,” says Smidzik.
“We believe in supporting the community in which we live,” says Jeanne Strandin, owner of taj salon & spa. “And, we are very happy to donate all proceeds from taj modé 2011 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.”
taj modé will be held on June 4, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the historic Grain Belt Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, 79 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Black Church Service will provide live entertainment and a live raffle will be held throughout the evening.
taj salon & spa thanks this year’s sponsors: Messerli & Kramer, vita.mn, Buerkle Acura, Lavish, Tiger Beer, Monroe Designs, MTL Productions, and EMI Audio.
The Grain Belt Brewery building is located at 79 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit www.tajsalonspa.com to purchase tickets.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a nationwide organization that provides children with positive role models so they can realize their true potential and achieve positive goals to enhance their future. With a network of about 370 agencies across the country, BBBS serves nearly 250,000 children. As the metro area’s oldest mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities has made a difference in the lives of local children since 1920. By partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, BBBS matches children with screened volunteer mentors and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring. BBBS holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by BBBS are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.
About taj salon & spa
taj salon & spa is an environmentally responsible, leading-edge salon and spa with locations in Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis. Committed to staying current on all spa techniques and salon styles, taj salon & spa strives to set the standard, not only for outer beauty, but for inner as well. To learn more about their services please visit their website at www.tajsalonspa.com.