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Chandler salon marking first anniversary with open house

September 5th, 2018 SanTan Sun News
Chandler salon marking first anniversary with open house

Fortees Salon & Spa in Chandler will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house event beginning with a ribbon-cutting event 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and continuing through Sept. 8.

Chandler Chamber of Commerce president Terri Kimble will be on hand for the kickoff event, which will take place at 5865 W. Ray Rd., Suite 1 in Chandler, on the southeast corner of Kyrene and Ray Roads.

The celebration will feature tours of the ultra-modern facility, the chance to meet and ask questions of the owner and staff, free food and beverages, a Chamber of Commerce presentation, raffles and other product and service giveaways, product samplings and free consultations with the salon’s aestheticians.

The event is also a fund-raiser for the charitable group Wigs for Kids, which provides free wigs to those suffering the hair-loss effects of cancer treatment.

The salon is looking for volunteers to donate hair to the organization during the event. Hair donations must be 12” long or more, not color-treated and chemical free.

Owner Eddie Osunlalu is proud of reaching his first major milestone with the salon.

“It will be a great celebration,” he said. “I came into this with almost overwhelming expectations and we’ve come pretty darn close to meeting them. This salon is an investment for me, and this first year has really opened my eyes to the beauty industry, learning all the products, services and the local market.

“The ability to be an employer and contributor to the local community is huge for me,” he continued. “It’s a great responsibility and honor. That’s one reason why we’ve become an affiliate with Wigs for Kids; it’s a great way to give back to the community where we live and a great cause that benefits people who really are in need,” he added.

For more information or to make an appointment with Fortees Salon & Spa, call 480-753-4765 or visit Information about making either monetary or hair donations to Wigs for Kids:

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