Ihloff Salon & Day Spa Employee Organizes School Fundraiser

By Tracey E. Norvell
Contributing Writer

SCHOOL Supporter: Ihloff Salon & Day Spa makeup artist Taylor Fugate is organizing the “10 for 10??? fundraiser for area school districts. The salon’s south Tulsa location at 83rd Street and Memorial Drive will donate 10 percent of each retail purchase made between September 1–10 to the Jenks, Broken Arrow, Union, or Bixby school chosen by the customer.


It wasn’t too long ago that Taylor Fugate herself was heading back to school. The Marilyn Ihloff & Day Spa makeup artist remembers getting ready was about more than buying spiral notebooks and new pens.

“It’s like the new start of everything,” says Fugate, describing the frame of mind for teenagers this time of year. Teens especially want to buff up—and today that means more than a hair trim and new school shoes. “Some want a new hair style or hair color. We also see a lot of interest in brow shaping and tinting. A facial, manicure, and pedicure are also great to polish one’s appearance and Aveda has self-tanning products for those wanting the look of a summer sent vacationing in the sun.”

Students aren’t the only ones sprucing up this time of year. For everyone, fall is a time of renewal and rejuvenating—words synonymous with salon and day spa.

This trend prompted Fugate to suggest and organize “10 for 10,” a back-to-school fundraiser for the school districts near Ihloff’s 83rd Street and Memorial Drive location. During September 1–10, the south Tulsa Ihloff Salon & Day Spa will donate 10 percent of each retail purchase to the Jenks, Broken Arrow, Union, or Bixby school chosen by each customer. Customers purchasing $50 or more will also be entered in a drawing for a free makeover. The makeover includes a facial, hair cut and style, and makeup application.

Marilyn Ihloff opened Ihloff Salons & Day Spas in 1980. Using a home equity loan, talent and, sound business acumen, Ihloff established a business recognized for four years by Salon Today as one of the 200 fastest growing salons in the nation. Since 1980, the operation has grown steadily. In 1997, in a space adjourning her main, midtown salon on Cherry Street, Ihloff opened Next Wave Salon, a new-talent salon for budget-conscious consumers. During the expansion, day spa facilities in the original salon were also doubled. Six years later, within two miles of an Aveda Lifestyle store, Ihloff opened the south Tulsa salon and day spa. In July 2004 the midtown salon relocated to Utica Square, again to accommodate increasing demand for spa services. Together the salons employ over 100 professionals. For more information call 587-2566 or visit ihloffspa.com.

Updated 08-26-2004

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