By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2013
The friendly staff of Merle Norman Cosmetics & Bella Capelli Salon (L to R): Katie Stone, stylist; Barbara Cutsinger, beauty consultant and makeup artist; Donielle Dingsor, stylist; Suzanne Arrington, beauty consultant and makeup artist; Sue Hicks, owner; Jennipher Easterby, beauty consultant, makeup artist and nail technician; and Jade Henigman, stylist.
Spring is in the air, and now is the perfect time to change up your appearance with a fresh new look. Merle Norman Cosmetics & Bella Capelli Salon in Claremore is hosting a Locks of Love and anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The salon will offer free haircuts to those with hair 10 inches or longer to donate to Locks of Love. Anyone who does not have 10 inches to cut will receive a haircut for only $10.
Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. Most recipients have lost their hair due to an auto-immune condition known as alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns, radiation treatment, or any number of dermatological conditions resulting in long-term or permanent hair loss.
In addition to supporting this wonderful organization, the event will celebrate 14 years of Sue Hicks owning the Claremore Merle Norman Cosmetics & Bella Capelli Salon. Sue was a teacher for 30 years before purchasing the business in April of 1999. “We are very excited to be celebrating our anniversary and supporting a worthy cause with this fun event for the whole family,” says Sue. “We will have refreshments, face painting for the kids, and several drawings for great door prizes such as Merle Norman products and certificates for salon services. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win.”
According to Sue, many people have the misconception that Merle Norman is a product line geared only to the older set – not true, she says. “Merle Norman offers cutting-edge colors and all the latest trends in makeup for all ages, as well as a full line of skin care. We offer free Express Makeovers every day and encourage you to touch, feel and try before you buy. Along with your fabulous new look, you’ll learn how to apply the makeup. Every makeover also receives a free hydrating facial.”
Merle Norman skin care lines are customizable and include options for rosacea, aging skin, acne and sensitive skin. An in-store boutique also offers jewelry, luxury handbags, scarves and OPI nail polish.
The Bella Capelli Salon inside Merle Norman provides cuts, color and highlights, perms, special event hairdos, Keratin smoothing treatments, waxing, and full-service nail treatments including manicures, pedicures, Shellac, acrylic and solar nails. They welcome women, men and children clients.
The salon is spacious and clean, with three talented stylists. Salon hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Late appointments are also available, and walk-ins are welcome.
Merle Norman Cosmetics & Bella Capelli Salon is a friendly, welcoming environment with beautiful, smiling ladies that will make you feel and look great from the top of your head down to your toes! They are located by the Turnpike gate, in the shopping center across from Kum & Go, at 900 E. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore. Find them on Facebook, and join their promotional texting program for special offers – simply text the word “cosmetics” to 25827 to join the list.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.