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Salon Daniel Raises $400 for Autism Speaks
Salon Daniel Raises $400 for Autism Speaks

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., invited its customers to wear BLUE in support of Autism Speaks and receive 10 percent off their total service for a one-day promotion in April.  Salon Daniel collected $400 in donations, including monies collected by selling ribbons for one dollar and selling handmade earrings and necklaces by Melissa Lynn Designs.  They also hosted a raffle, where five winners received a haircut, Shalac manicure, ear candling, air brush tanning session, and a make-up application. For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

 Melissa Silva, hairstylist at Salon Daniel, was inspired to host the autism awareness event because her nephew is severely autistic, and also has attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and attention-deficit disorder. She takes every opportunity to educate people and donate money to autism charities. She created Melissa Lynn jewelry designs as a way to raise money for autism research. She refers to her jewelry as “autism” jewelry, which is a symbol for autism because of its mystery. All sales of the “autism” jewelry go directly toward Autism Speaks. Melissa Lynn Design jewelry is sold at Salon Daniel in McLean, Va.

In 2005, Autism Speaks was founded by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. At Autism Speaks, the goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. It is their firm belief that by working together, they will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. For more information, visit www.autismspeaks.org.

Established in 1991, Salon Daniel is located at 6828A Old Dominion Drive in McLean, Va. Named by the owner and celebrity stylist, Daniel Bechara, renowned for styling hair for notable clients like Liv Tyler, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Arnold Schwarzenagger and Fran Drescher. Salon Daniel has been named “one of the 50 great salons” by Washingtonian magazine, “best beauty spots in town” by Vogue, “Northern Virginia’s top salons” by Northern Virginia magazine, “five-star beauty destination” by New Beauty magazine and “best color salon” by Elle magazine. Salon Daniel’s mission is to provide excellent hair care and superior customer service within a stylish, family-friendly atmosphere that offers a relaxed, yet luxurious experience. For more information on rates and services, contact www.salondaniel.com, call 703.893.5000 or visit us on Facebook.

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