“Betty Squared”…A Retirment Party for Two!!

I hope that many of our friends, clients, family members and past co-workers can join us on Saturday January 29th for the retirement of our two Bettys.  Thats right.  The DolMor is loosing two fabulous team members on that day.  My mom, Betty Engelhardt, will retire after 60 years as a hairstylist.  Un-be-lievable!!  She and my dad Flory were the proud co-owners of the DolMor Salon for 40 years.  And Betty Potz-Kelly has been our director of customer relations for over 20 years.  Wow…who could have known that our client, turned employee would be with us for so long.  Thank you both. Our  Bettys have evolved within the industry…from the advent of the ‘cold wave’ and finger waves and skip waves…to blowdryers and precision cutting.  From pencil and paper and one in-coming line….to computer booking, call-backs and debit transactions.  These two girls have been a part of it all.  Please join us for an ‘open house’ celebration in their honour, from 2-4pm’ish’ on Saturday Jan. 29th.  We will have a very brief formal presentation at 3pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  Best Wishes on please.

Jingle Bells…..

Christmas appointments are at a premium.  To avoid disappointment…Please make your appointments soon.  And while you are here, you’ll be really peased to see our great selection of gift ideas from Moroccain Oil, Goldwell, & Eufora .  These items are perfect for the person on your gift list who adores personal items of great quality!!  And…these shampoos and conditioners take up a good amount of room in a Christmas Stocking!!!

No More Frizzy Hair!!!!

Cadivue Keratin Treatments have arrived at the Salon.  Eight of our stylist are now certified to perform these incredible restructuring treatments.  This is a Health Canada approved product….no formaldahyde in this Brazilian treatment!!  Seeing is believing.  Have the smooth, soft hair that you’ve always wanted…without all of the flat-ironing!!  This is a perfect Christmas gift for that curly-haired person on your shopping list!!

Summer Accessory Sale

All of our accessories are now on sale. It is almost time for us to go to the ‘market’ go do our purchasing for fall and winter. Can you believe it?! Please help us to make room for our new purchases….and we will help you by offering a 25% discount on hats, handbags, scarves, bangles, earring, necklaces….I think you get the picture. Come in and shop for yourself….or for a gift for your girlfriend. And remember, Sidewalk Sales are coming soon. Look for even more great deals here at the DolMor including sale pricing on CHI flat irons, Litre sales on shampoo and conditioners for the students in your life. Happy Shopping!

“Tumaini House” update.

Our “I Give a Goat” fundraiser for Tumaini House in USA River, Tanzania was a huge success.  Wow….what a night!  Approximately 100 guests enjoyed Tia McGraff and Tommy’s music.  We were the first people to hear the cuts from their new CD “Diversity”.  It is absolutely fabulous…please check it out.  Cherie Szucs and Steve spoke to us about the orphanage and the plans for a future school and a sustainable home for the children.  We were treated to cheese from Simcoe’s Jensen’s Cheese, and dilectable treats from the Bellworth House.  Oh…and the wine (how could I forget)…thank you DolMor!  Thank you to the guests who donated $3000 that evening to Tumaini House.  Please look up the website tuchifo.com for more information about this organization and what you can do to help.  Finally, thank you to our DolMor staff who were such wonderful hosts and hostesses and made everyone so welcome.

“I Give A Goat”!!!!

Can you join us at the salon on Monday June 28th for a really cool event? “I Give a Goat” is a CD Release Party for Tia McGraff and her newest CD “Diversity”. Tia and husband Tommy Parham will perform two sets here at the salon. During the break, Cherie Szucs will talk with us about “Tumaini House”…the orphanage in Tanzania Africa which she spearheaded last year. Learn about the successes, and the goals for this venture…and see what YOU can do to help make a difference in their lives. $25 per person at the door (all proceeds to Tumaini House…and you’ll get a tax receipt too)!! Music, Food, Fellowship….on a Monday Night!!! Hey, ya can’t go wrong with that! Hope to see you here. L

Supporting “Child Help”

I am so proud of our staff and clients.   During the month of April, we were challenged to raise funds for the North American organization ‘Child Help’.  After some brainstorming, we decided to offer our clients conditioning treatmens with a wonderful scalp massage (all $$ directly to Child Help), we baked…and had a daily bake sale, and we participated in weekly dress-down days.  By the end of the month, we had collected over $1400.00 to donate.  Well worth the effort.  Thank you to everyone who participated and donated.

“New Day, New Me” program.

Last Tuesday evening, in the SCS Cosmetology room, we participated in the first ‘New Day, New Me’ event.  Spearheaded by our local cancer support associaton, this evening was geared to women who are living with cancer.  These women have been relatively recently diagnosed…and are seeking answers to issues that surround them…with respect to the skin care, make-up needs, hair replacement needs and breast prosthesis issues.  Local experts (which included myself…Lisa…and my sister Brendalee and my mom Betty), together with an energetic bunch from Clark’s PharmaSave, treated the women to make-overs. We also answered questions regarding wigs, false eyebrowns and eyelashes, moisturizers—to name a few.  We had a great evening with our guests, who were then treated to dinner at  ‘The Blue Elephant’ compliments of  the generous  Baldock family who direct the “George’s Night Out” program.  For more information on “New Day, New Me” or “George’s Night Out”…please contact the Cancer Support & Resource Centre at 426-0219.

Does Anybody Know What Time it is?

That’s one of my favourite songs by ‘Chicago’  

Just a friendly reminder….Daylight Savings Time will begin at two a.m. on Sunday March 14th.  We will remember to set our clocks ahead an hour this Saturday night…before we go to bed.  Or maybe we’ll stay up until 2….and do it then!!  Happy Spring Everyone!!!

Canada’s Largest Hair Fashion Show

Several of the DolMor staff attended Canada’s largest and most exciting hair show at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto.  As always, it was a day packed full of excellent education, stunning stage shows, and deomonstrations of the latest and greatest new hair and salon products.  This year, we had to leave a few hours early so that we could get to a TV set to watch the Gold Medal Hockey Game!  We don’t often leave a hair show early…but it sure was worth it to see our Canadian Boys win the Gold!!!