Enter Carol Thomas and Just Because Hair Therapy Salon.
For the third year in a row, Carol Thomas, the owner of Just Because Hair Therapy Salon has adopted 6 girls from Dr. Susan McKinney High School in Fort Greene to give them a prom experience they will never ever forget.
After a rigorous selection process, which includes essay writing, the six girls participate in three Just Because Salon seminars on poise, proper communication, social and dining etiquette. All of this, in addition to the prized custom-fitted prom dresses, complete with new hairdos, nails, makeup and accessories.
When asked about the origins of the Project, Carol says, "I see these girls day in and day out, and wanted to do something about how they carried themselves. I am excited to be able to contribute in some way."
This year, the Prom Queen Project has gathered the support of leading female professionals in fashion, beauty, media and entrepreneurship, including fashion designer/stylist and author, Carmen Webber (Project Runway, Look for Less, Sistahs of Harlem); celebrity makeup artist, Kim White (Rachael Ray Show); attorney and editor-in-chief of Uptown Magazine, Keija Minor as well as several others.
A Prom Queen Project fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 19th from 6p-9p at Just Because Salon (141 Carlton Avenue, just north of Myrtle Avenue). Please stop in to support. Donations: $5-$25 Facebook acknowledgement, $26-$50 personalized Just Because thank you card, $51-$100 official 'Prom Queen Project' prom day photo of the girls and $20 Beauty Bucks discount; more than $100 free salon treatment and shampoo.
Just Because Hair Therapy Salon is a premiere full-service salon located at 141 Carlton Avenue, just north of Myrtle. Please call the salon at 718.722.7810 for appointments or consultations or to donate to the Prom Queen Project or receive additional information.
pic, Prom Queen Project, 2010: courtesy Just Because Hair Therapy Salon